SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 14, 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:

  • An Apology To Wired & The Search Marketing Community
    On Friday, Search Engine Land published a piece about the Wired How To wiki, and how easy it was to gain a link from it. Our piece — which I gave the go ahead to — generated some serious spam issues for Wired, generated discord within the search marketing community…
  • There’s No Such Thing As A Worthless Link
    With certain linking strategies under fire and others frowned on by the search engines, I thought I’d focus on what links do count and share how and where I find them. The short answer to the question “what works” is: they all do. All the link building tactics we’re…
  • 20 Awesome Images Found In Google Maps
    The introduction of satellite images into map search interfaces has excited both virtual sightseers and local app developers. Further innovations like Google’s Street View have caused consternation from privacy advocates while further pumping up the buzz about online mapping. In 2008, we can expect further innovations that stretch the…
  • Google Loves The iPhone, But Google’s Eric Schmidt Won’t “Talk” About It
    MacWorld starts today in San Francisco, and there probably won’t be any announcement to equal the iPhone, which continues to reverberate across the mobile landscape. Google, in particular, continues to reap dividends from its suite of iPhone apps, a new version of which is launching today according to both the…
  • Liberty Media Corporation Bought 14 Million Shares In IAC
    Stake Is Bought in IAC/InterActiveCorp from the New York Times reports Liberty Media Corporation purchased an additional 14 million shares in IAC/Interactive Corp, the parent company of The 14 million shares came out to about $339.5 million, but have given Liberty Media Corporation about a 30 percent stake in…
  • IncrediMail Gets Crushed Financially By Google AdSense Ban
    Google AdSense Has The Power To Lower Your Stock Price from paidContent reports IncrediMail, an email marketer based in Israel, has been banned by AdSense. The ban seemed to have caused their stock price to drop 45% in one day. IncrediMail did not say why they were banned. Was the…
  • Professor Bans Google & Wikipedia In Class Room
    Lecturer bans students from using Google and Wikipedia from The Argus reports that Professor Tara Brabazon from the University of Brighton has banned the use of Google and Wikipedia in her classroom. She said using Google and Wikipedia doesn’t encourage students to use their “own brains” enough. She added: I…
  • Isabel Aguilera, CEO of Google Spain & Portugal, Leaving
    Isabel Aguilera abandona la dirección de Google España y Portugal from reports Google Spain and Portugal’s CEO, Isabel Aguilera, is leaving her position at Google as of January 15th. She became Google Spain’s CEO on March 1, 2006. A translated version of the article has Google’s regional director Southern…

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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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