SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 26, 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:

  • Visual Search The Future? Spare Me The Eye Candy
    About two years ago, I wrote an article called Why Search Sucks & You Won’t Fix It The Way You Think. In it, I explained various ways people have tried to make search "visual" and why those have largely failed. That’s mainly because "list view" or "10 blue links"…
  • Online Video Ads: What Small Business Advertisers Need To Watch For
    According to comScore, U.S. Internet users watched 11.5 billion online videos in March, 2008. The average viewer watched nearly three hours of video online. These statistics make video an attractive means for advertisers to reach their audience, and in turn, a potential windfall for online video hosts such as YouTube…
  • Sorry, — I Still Don’t Think You’re Focused On Core Search
    Back in March, after seemed to be pulling away from search to some people, I wrote that Ask "killed the search engine," was no longer an innovator in search and couldn’t expect to compete against Google. Recently, I spoke with CEO Jim Safka, who hoped to change…
  • So, You Think You’re A Search Engine Optimization Expert?
    A few years ago, I wrote a three-part article series about the different levels of SEO skills: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. I placed copywriters at the beginner level, information architects and interface designers at the intermediate level, and web developers and programmers at the advanced level. At the time,…
  • Google Finds A CFO From “Old Media”
    Google has finally filled the CFO spot being vacated by George Reyes, the outgoing CFO who has been with the company since roughly 2002 (pre-IPO). The new CFO (and SVP) is Patrick Pichette, who was President of Operations at Bell Canada….
  • Search Marketing Meets Congress: Now In Video
    Rob Snell, likely the first search marketer to testify before the US Congress, has done his duty. He emailed me, “We ran over the alotted time by 15 minutes or so, but they let us keep talking.” So I guess Congress likes SEM, they really like it. Below, you can…

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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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