SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 9, 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:

  • Google Updates Sky Images & Features In Google Earth
    The Google LatLong Blog announced they have updated Sky in Google Earth with new content, features and API integrations. To see Google Sky, click “Switch to Sky” from the “view” drop-down menu in Google Earth, or click the Sky button on the Google Earth toolbar. Here is a list of…
  • Paid Search For Big Sites, Big Brands: Webcast
    Our sister site, Search Marketing Now, is hosting its first webcast for 2008: “Paid Search for Big Sites, Big Brands,” tomorrow, Thursday, January 10 at 1 PM Eastern Standard Time, sponsored by iProspect. In this webcast, I’ll take a look at how large organizations with complex websites and important brands…
  • Where SEO Belongs In The Web Site Development Cycle
    Many in-house SEOs are actually marketers with minimal technical background or insight into the web site development process. Often, these people either have an interest in SEO or were already managaging other marketing functions. Because they are new to SEO (and often times new to web site development) they…
  • Microsoft Provides Local Search Content To Garmin Personal Navigation Devices
    LiveSide reports on a deal that provides access to Live Search Maps/Local content via MSN Direct to the Garmin nüvi 780 personal navigation device (PND). Users can get maps, news, weather, local events and other content. One can also plan trips on Windows Live Local and then “send to…
  • Google Hiring Investigator / Threat Analyst For Safety & Security
    I was tipped off by a friend of a new job listing at Google for Investigator / Threat Analyst in Irvine, CA. The job calls for an individual to work with Google’s Director of Corporate Safety & Security. The responsibilities include “investigating deviations from company policies or acts against Google…
  • Microsoft Launches adCenter Add-in Beta for Excel 2007
    The adCenter Blog announced the launch of the adCenter Add-in for Excel 2007. To download the 64MB zipped version of the add-in, click here. There will be a webinar explaining how to use the add-in on January 23, 2008, which you can register for in advance. Features as summarized by…
  • Real Time US Presidential Primary Results In Google Maps
    Political and news junkies take note: Google mapped the results of yesterday’s New Hampshire U.S. presidential primary by candidate and county for both parties. There are also videos from YouTube of candidate victory or concession speeches. According to the Google LatLong blog, the results were presented last night in real…
  • Google Changes Referral Policy For AdSense Referrals
    The Google AdSense Blog announced they have made changes to one of the Google referral products policies. The two changes made to this referrals pricing structure only impacts referrals to the AdSense product. Those changes include:…
  • B2B Marketing: Blind Date To White Wedding
    No one enjoys blind dates. Whether introduced by friends, the Internet or your neighborhood matchmaker, it’s nerve-wracking to meet for the first time. Conversely, everyone loves weddings. The flowers, the tradition, the drunken dancing at the reception, you can find something you like. Everything that comes in between is…
  • 5 Ways To Make 2008 Pay Off Big
    If you’re anything like me, chances are that by the time you’re reading this, you’ve probably already broken one of your new year’s resolutions. But hey, that’s okay. Those personal resolutions aren’t all they’re cracked-up to be. All they really create is guilt and anxiety over the fit of…

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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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