SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 8, 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:

  • Results Are In For The 2007 Search Blogs Awards
    The voting for the best search blogs of 2007 began December 28th. Loren Baker of Search Engine Journal held their annual search blog awards and after two days of posting the results, all the results are finally in. We are proud to have won in three categories, best search news…
  • 10 Simple Steps To Social Media Success In 2008
    It’s no secret that social media should be an integral part of your online marketing strategy. Creating viral content and promoting it is only a fraction of the equation. You must also strengthen your online footprint and become part of the network. Trying to figure out where to start…
  • New Year’s Resolutions For Your PPC Campaigns
    At the beginning of every year, many people take stock of the last year, their accomplishments, and plan for the upcoming year. PPC campaigns also have a life of their own. From creation to optimization to reaching your goals to more optimization; PPC campaigns have their own life which…
  • Sony In Video Deal With Google & Viacom Deals With Five Competing Online Video Providers
    Sony has announced a deal to provide Google’s YouTube five-minute clips of some of their most popular TV shows. Some of those shows include “Married With Children” and “Newsradio,” but they plan on adding more shows and even original content in the future. Viacom has agreed to provide videos for…
  • Yahoo’s Yang Outlines Vision For An Integrated, Open Yahoo 2.0
    Yahoo’s Jerry Yang took the stage at CES yesterday to offer a vision for the company’s future as a more integrated, open platform and “starting point” for consumers on the internet. Much of the news surrounding Yahoo yesterday was about the new mobile application Go 3.0 and related widget platform…
  • Google & YouTube TVs Powered By Panasonic
    Matsushita’s Panasonic, Google To Work On Internet-Ready TVs from SmartMoney reports Panasonic is working with Google to make TVs that display internet content. Matsushita Electric Industrial, the company behind Panasonic said the TVs will enable users to browse and watch YouTube videos from their TVs. The announcement was made at…
  • Microsoft To Buy Fast Search For $1.23 Billion
    Microsoft Agrees to Buy Fast Search for $1.23 Billion from Bloomberg reports that Microsoft is buying FAST Search. The Norwegian search company, Fast Search & Transfer ASA, will be bought by Microsoft for 6.6 billion kroner or $1.23 billion. Microsoft will buy the company via the Oslo Stock Exchange, share…
  • SMX West Early Bird Price Expires Friday
    Register today to get your ticket to the “must-attend” interactive and search marketing event of the year and save $400. Search Marketing Expo – SMX West will deliver… – Superior content – 3 days, 5 tracks and more than 50 sessions – Hands-on tactical solutions that will make you a…

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Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Local, Maps & Mobile

Link Building

Paid Search & Contextual


SEM Industry


Social Media

Video, Music & Image Search

Web Analytics

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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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