SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 9, 2010

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Friday Maps Mania: Street View Back In Europe, “Wi-Spy” Accusations In US, Mapquest Opens Up & Put Your Check-ins On The Map

    With lots of mapping news today, we’re combining it all into a single round up, which focuses largely on Google. The company decided, after suspending, examining and “scrubbing” its Street View equipment in Europe and elsewhere, to resume collecting imagery and related data in several countries: Having spoken to the relevant regulators, we have decided to [...]

  • Webcast Wednesday: “Getting Search Ready For Holiday Retail – Now!”

    Search Marketing Now hosts a webcast next Wednesday featuring research from Hitwise about the online retail markets, as well as practical tips for success from a leading online retailer. On July 27, at 1 PM EDT, Heather Dougherty, Research Director at Hitwise, and Lynn Lanphier, Senior Manager, Customer Experience at will talk about how online [...]

  • China Renews Google License To Operate In China

    Google updated their blog post on China saying the Chinese government has renewed their licenses to operate in China. Google said they “are very pleased that the government has renewed our ICP license and we look forward to continuing to provide web search and local products to our users in China.” When Google stopped censoring [...]

  • Where Is Search Going: Google’s Johanna Wright

    With this post, I return to the topic I got sidetracked from a few months back: where is search going? I’ve had the chance to talk to Stefan Weitz from Microsoft, The Search author John Battelle and, this time around, I had the chance to pose a few questions to Johanna Wright, Google’s Product Management [...]

  • How To Hire A Good Web Analytics Person

    I’ve been asked several times lately how to attract good web analytics talent. It’s a bit of a tough question, but I do think there are some guidelines that can be followed to increase your chances at finding a really talented web analytics person. Here’s my best shot at that formula. Threaten yourself You need to be [...]

Search News From Around The Web:

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Local, Maps & Mobile

Paid Search & Contextual


SEM Industry


Social Media

Video, Music & Image Search

Recent Hot Items From Sphinn, Our Social News Sharing Site:

  • 18+ SEO Excel Functions – SEO and Excel are like chocolate and peanut butter – great together. Here are 18 Excel functions (and two formulas) that can make SEO just a little bit easier.
  • Mapping Anchor Text To Landing Pages – A simple, but effective overview of something that is overlooked far too often.
  • Becoming a More Dedicated Blogger – The best way to achieve a consistent audience for your blog is to practice consistency yourself. To become a more dedicated blogger, set a blogging schedule and do your best to stick to it. A consistent schedule "trains" your readers about when to expect new posts.
  • Google Testing New, More Integrated Local Search SERPs – A VERY in-depth post about some experiments Google is running with local search results.

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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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