SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 11, 2008

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • New AOL Finance Gains Market Share To Become Top Site
    TechCrunch is reporting comScore data that shows AOL’s new finance site (which we wrote about here) passing Yahoo Finance and MSN Money to become the internet’s top finance destination. If these traffic numbers are accurate it would be a very striking development — especially beating out Yahoo, which has held…
  • Search in Pictures: Jeremy Zawodny Weds, Google’s Mascot, Yahoo’s Clothing Line
    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more….
  • Microsoft Business Division Head Raikes Retiring
    President of the Microsoft Business Division, Jeff Raikes is retiring and will be succeeded in that same role at the end of the month by Juniper Networks’ COO Stephen Elop. The Business Division controls Microsoft Office, Unified Communications and Microsoft Business Solutions. The announcement comes a day after news of…
  • Yahoo Moves Metasearch Engine FareChase To Travel Homepage
    TechCrunch noticed that Yahoo has moved the FareChase metasearch engine to the homepage of Yahoo Travel. TechCrunch attributes this move to the recent nearly $200 million acquistion of SideStep by competitor Kayak. I’ve always thought that FareChase was a very strong property that wasn’t being fully leveraged by Yahoo. Yahoo…
  • Facebook’s Zuckerberg In the Hot Seat In Upcoming “60 Minutes” Interview
    This Sunday night one of the “60 Minutes” segments on CBS will feature an interview with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. There’s a snippet of the interview on the CBS website together with an article that previews the segment. In the video excerpt of the interview Zuckerberg looks uncomfortable…
  • The New Yorker On Google: Avoiding Regulation, Arrogance
    Just before New Year’s, I published a fictional look at what might happen to Google if it was force to break-up due to government regulation. In The Search Party this week from The New Yorker, there’s a nice long look by author Ken Auletta on how such efforts to regulate…
  • Get A Free Link From Wired
    Some SEOs were saddened when Wikipedia added nofollows to external links. Perhaps they’ll perk up to discover that Wired’s semi-Wikipedia challenger has no such blocking….
  • Yahoo Directory Places Images On Sponsored Ads
    Yahoo Serving Images in Sponsored Search Listings from Search Engine Journal reports the Yahoo Directory is displaying image ads near the sponsored results. The images appear on the left hand side of each sponsored result within the directory pages. The images appear to be hosted by ImageAdvantage and draw your…
  • Google Launches Google Checkout Trends
    The Google Checkout blog announced that they have launched Google Checkout Trends. Google Checkout Trends is a flavor of Google Trends, but limits the data to that collected from Google Checkout merchants. It basically shows you what people are buying and selling online via Google Checkout. You can plug in…

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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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