SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 25, 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:

  • 26 People Who Mislead You On Twitter

    Earlier this month, I covered various ways people are spamming Twitter in my Twitter’s Real Time Spam Problem article. Since then, I’ve been diligently reporting some of the more annoying spam I see. Despite this, none of the reported accounts have been closed. So, it’s time for a public spam report [...]

  • Kayak Says Bing Isn’t Playing Air Fair, Hakia Sees Near Mirror Image

    Kayak travel search launched a formal attack on Microsoft’s Bing Travel yesterday in an article that appeared on Wired, Kayak to Bing: Stop Copying Us!. Apparently, Kayak’s executives are more than a little steamed by the eerily similar look and feel, and even went so far as to put Microsoft on legal notice (presumably a [...]

  • AOL’s Truveo Relaunches As Improved Video Search Destination

    According to comScore the average watcher of online video in the US took in 385 minutes-worth in April. And according to Nielsen, in May, “year-over-year, unique viewers, total streams, streams per viewer and time per viewer were up, led by a 49 percent growth in time per viewer.” The leading video site is Google/YouTube by [...]

  • Google Export Adviser Beta

    Google has released a new tool for AdWords advertisers, focused on international (not US based) advertising. The tool is named Google Export Advisor and aims at helping businesses “reach new markets and grow internationally.” The tool combines the Google Keyword Tool, Google Translator and Google Traffic Estimator to come up with a neat [...]

  • Google Gives Presentation On Search Engine Optimization

    The Google Grants Blog posted that they have given a presentation in their D.C. office on search engine optimization. The presentation was to help educate a group of “issue campaign managers” on the principles of SEO. Galen Panger from the Google for Non-Profits team posted the 31 slides they presented to this group. [...]

  • Google Wants Your Feedback On Webmaster Central

    The Google Webmaster Central blog is asking SEOs and Webmasters to submit and vote on feedback at the Product Ideas for Webmaster Central. When you go to the products idea page, you will be asked to sign in to submit or vote on submissions. The more votes a submission receives, the more likely Google will [...]

  • Shopping Search 2.0: Finding Deals & Coupons On Twitter

    It didn’t take long for commerce to move online when the WWW was invented in the early ’90s, and it hasn’t taken long for the same migration to happen as new social networks become important parts of our everyday lives. Don’t be surprised if, in the not too distant future, you find yourself using social [...]

  • Google Takes On Tourism With City Tours Experiment

    City Tours is a new addition to Google Labs that puts Google squarely in the tourism business: Give it a city name, and Google not only suggests sites to see, but it also maps out a multi-day itinerary and proposes a minute-by-minute travel schedule for you to follow. And what’s really impressive is that City Tours [...]

  • Cuil Maplines: A Good Idea That Needs Work

    Cuil has announced an interesting new map-based tool called Maplines. On some queries, the Mapline shows in the right column of Cuil’s search results above the Timeline feature. What’s a Mapline. Here’s Cuil’s explanation: “Just as our Timelines show a concept across time, our Maplines show a concept across a map.” It’s an interesting idea, but seems [...]

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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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