SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 21, 2009

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Yahoo Q2 Earnings: $1.57B, Down 13 Percent Vs. 2008

    Yahoo announced second quarter earnings of $1.57 billion this afternoon. Compared with the same period a year ago, earnings were down 13 percent. The company is predicting an even more modest third quarter: “in the range of $1,450 million to $1,550 million.” Search revenues were $359 million, off 15 [...]

  • How To Research, Create And Distribute Highly-Linkable Content

    Without an ordered approach, careful research and custom tools it can be difficult for link builders, writers and content strategists to know what content will attract links in a target market. This article provides a process and tools for developing and distributing linkable content based on the content that’s proven to attract links in your target keyword space.

  • Report: ChaCha Voice Search Beats Google, Yahoo/Vlingo In Accuracy, Reliability

    A new report finds that mobile search and answers service ChaCha beat Google and Yahoo’s voice search tools in terms of overall accuracy and reliability across a range of query types in a controlled study. The study was conducted by Albright Communications/MSearchGroove in January of this year. The report, which can be downloaded from the ChaCha [...]

  • Bing Wants Your Jingle On Google’s YouTube

    Bing is hosting one of those viral video contests, asking people to submit a jingle about Bing via YouTube. The contest is named the “Bing Jingle Contest” and the winner can earn a $500 American Express gift card. Here is a video by the Bing interns explaining how to participate:

    If you don’t want [...]

  • Yahoo’s New Homepage Gets Personal, Tests Search Filters

    When I heard about the call with Yahoo yesterday, which was to feature “a significant announcement,” I thought: “Bing, here it is.” When it turned out the call was about a formal announcement of the new Yahoo homepage I was disappointed; it seemed anti-climactic. The existence of a forthcoming Yahoo homepage redesign has been known for [...]

  • Five More Search Tools You May Not Know … But Should

    Have you ever needed to see the search results for another city — maybe because you want to see what PPC ads are shown somewhere else? Have you ever needed to see search results from a different country, or in a different language? Maybe you’re into real time search, and you’d love a place to [...]

  • 3 Aggregation Tools For Tracking Tweets

    Looking to find out how popular your blog post was on Twitter? Want to know what tweets people really enjoy? Well, these Twitter-based applications can help you see the most popular trends on Twitter by aggregating tweets. 1. Tweetmeme By far the most popular tweet aggregator, Tweetmeme lists the most popular links on Twitter. Much like Digg, [...]

  • Google Announces Minor Updates To Webmaster Tools

    The next time you login to Google’s Webmaster Tools, you may notice a few minor changes to the interface and functionality. Google announced four changes today — two of which seem worth highlighting here:

    Blocking non-home page sitelinks: The ability to block certain sitelinks from showing in Google results now applies to all pages on your [...]

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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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