SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 7, 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:

  • Google Sublinks As Sub Listings Being Tested

    This morning, I reported at the Search Engine Roundtable that Google was testing some type of sublink to the search results, to show additional search results from the same site, but not as indented results. It is really hard to explain, so here is a picture provided by BlogsDNA:

    It seems to currently be forum [...]

  • “Help Engine” Aardvark Makes Twitter An Onramp For Q&A

    Danny has described Aardvark as a “help engine” and I’ve called it an “answer community.” Whatever term you want to use to characterize the service it’s very interesting and has enormous potential as a kind of search engine alternative or complement for recommendations, opinions or complex questions. There are other services that are similar though [...]

  • In Tweet We Trust?

    Until Andy Murray recently gave hope for a British man winning Wimbledon for the first time since his clothing’s namesake Fred Perry, the news here in the UK had been almost entirely full of stories about politicians, their inventive expenses and the political careers that had come to a premature end (or overdue end, depending [...]

  • SEMPO Institute Adds Summer Sessions

    SEMPO’s SEMPO Institute, which launched in January 2007, has announced two new courses for the summer. The new courses were added to the Effective Search Marketing online classes and are named “Linking and Brand Management” and “Social Media.” They cost $299 each and you can enroll for them over here. Here are [...]

  • Why You Should Care About Link Spikes

    If you use Majestic SEO’s Compare Domain Backlink History tool to view the link growth profiles of a few sites, you’ll most likely notice at least one link spike somewhere. A link spike is exactly what it sounds like it would be: a point in time when backlinks go up sharply, backlinks go back down [...]

  • Yahoo Search Pad To Launch Tomorrow

    In the works for nearly a year, Yahoo Search Pad is to formally launch tomorrow for all users. The feature is a nifty “notepad” service that allows users to collect information from search results into a single page for reference purposes. I first saw a demo last November and immediately wanted SearchPad to be live. After [...]

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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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