SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 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:

  • Search Volume Comes To Google Keyword Tool & Live Search Updates
    I reported at the Search Engine Roundtable that Google has added search volume numbers to the external keyword tool. The volume numbers are approximations, and I would guess are from the same sources Google obtains data for Google Ad Planner and Google Trends for Websites. Here is a screen capture…
  • Search Illustrated: The Impact Of Social Media On Search Results
    A search engine marketing campaign isn’t complete without including some elements of social media. While engaging in social media alone can provide impressive results, this week’s infographic illustrates how properly planned tactics can have a positive impact on your search results:…
  • Google Maps To Add Walking Directions?
    Google Operating System reports that Google Maps is testing out walking directions in some locations. I was personally not able to replicate the walking directions, but Ionut has a screen capture as proof. We all know Ask.com had walking directions, but when Ask.com killed off their maps product, they also…
  • Privacy Concerns Raised (Again) About Google StreetView As It Formally Launches In Europe
    Privacy issues are back with a vengeance. Everywhere you look now NGOs, legal experts, and government officials are raising questions about this or that online or ad initiative and privacy. The most recent privacy debacle was the Viacom-YouTube ruling, which is being circumvented by cooperation between the parties. Now, as…
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    Marin Search MarketerTM is the industry’s first enterprise-class search marketing platform. Designed for the search professional, Marin delivers improved financial performance and significant operating efficiencies to large advertisers and agencies. If you’re spending $50k or more per month on paid search, you owe it to yourself and/or your clients to…
  • Paid Search Testing & Experimentation: SMN Webcast With Chris Sherman
    Are you, like the majority of search marketers, not doing any testing of your paid search campaign? Or, are you testing but not really sure what or why? This Thursday, at 1 PM Eastern, join Chris Sherman for another Search Marketing Now webcast, “Paid Search Testing & Experimentation: Optimizing for…
  • Search Month: June 2008 Search News, In Review
    Search Month is a monthly newsletter that recaps stories covered on Search Engine Land over the past month. It’s also available by feed here. Below, news about Search Engine Land itself, then our 10 most popular stories from June 2008, then a major story for various search topics along with…
  • June 2008: Search Engine Land’s Most Popular Stories
    Below are Search Engine Land’s 10 most popular stories from June 2008:…

Search News From Around The Web:

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Local, Maps & Mobile

Link Building

Paid Search & Contextual

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Social Media

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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