SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 21, 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:

  • The Google Webmaster Tools Quick Start Guide
    Google has created the Google Webmaster Tools Quick Start Guide to help webmasters learn the features and reasons to use the tool. The ten step guide displays details on the dashboard, the overview section, the diagnostics section, the top search queries screen, crawl stats page, the “What the Googlebot Sees”…
  • Comparing Mobile Search Surveys: Early Adopters Vs. Mainstream Users
    I conducted a very informal, online Search Engine Land reader survey several weeks ago on a range of high-level topics pertaining to mobile search. The ultimate number of responses from SEL readers was a small sample of 77. Mike Blumethal, a contributor to SEL who writes the Understanding Google Maps…
  • Google-DoubleClick Drama Moves To European Stage
    Much of the discussion and debate in the U.S. over Google’s proposed acquisition of DoubleClick was about the impact of the deal on consumer privacy, even though that wasn’t technically part of the anti-trust analysis before the FTC. Accordingly, the FTC approved the acquisition with one commissioner dissenting largely on…
  • Yahoo Tests Delicious Integration In Search Results
    Yahoo has sent word that they are testing integration of data from their Delicious social bookmarking site within the Yahoo search results pages. For some users, a search will now show whether a page listed in Yahoo results is also on Delicious and how it has been tagged. It…
  • Search Engines Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, and many of the search engines have special logos up for the day. Google has has an artistic logo, with children drawing the face of Martin Luther King Jr. on a sidewalk. illustrates their background with Martin…
  • Yahoo Planning Big Job Cuts?
    Over the past several days, a number of blogs (PaidContent, Silicon Alley Insider, TechCrunch) have reported and speculated (based on tips) that Yahoo was contemplating significant job cuts, perhaps as many as 2,500….
  • Project Palimpsest: Google To Host Open-Source Science Data
    Google to Host Terabytes of Open-Source Science Data from Wired reports Google Research will be hosting terabytes of open-source scientific datasets under Project Palimpsest. The data that Google will be hosting will not only be available for scientists but also available for free for anyone. Google will also be providing…
  • Welcome To The Local Search Jungle
    Welcome to the jungle. As the first column from the Yellow Pages Association and the Local Search Guide, it is very exciting to join the Locals Only forum with some of the most notable local search contributors in the industry. Representing more than 150 Yellow Pages publishers, we are…

Search News From Around The Web:

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Business Issues


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Link Building

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SEM Industry


Social Media

Video, Music & Image Search

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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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