SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 28, 2007

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Is Google Losing Its Magic For Employees?
    Today’s Wall Street Journal featured an article entitled Start-Ups Make Inroads With Google’s Work Force, which focused on emerging potential retention problems at Google (in particular vs. Facebook). Yahoo has recently shed – both voluntarily and involuntarily – a number of high profile employees and suffered negative publicity from some…
  • Buttons, Buttons — Let’s Clean Up The Feed Buttons!
    As part of adding our new "Lands" tabs to Search Engine Land last month, I cleaned up our feed page that helps people understand how to add our feeds to various feed readers. The biggest challenge was dealing with the inconsistent sizes of feed buttons from the different providers. I…
  • Lawsuit: Google’s AdSense For Domains Program Contributes To Trademark Infringement
    Google Sued in Domainer Lawsuit–Vulcan Golf v. Google from Eric Goldman covers a new lawsuit in which Google is being sued for allegedly violating trademarks by helping domainers monetize “typosquatter” domains….
  • Study: Good Brand Can Make Search Seem More Relevant
    Penn State released a report — Branding matters — even when searching — that claims the brand value of a search engine can make searchers believe results are better or worse than they are….
  • Mossberg, Ask.com “Goes Much Further” Than Google
    Ask.com Takes Lead In Designing Display Of Search Results by Walter Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal reviews Ask.com’s new 3D look. Mossberg gave Ask.com great reviews, comparing Ask.com’s three-pane approach to Google’s Universal Search approach. Mossberg said Ask.com “took greater strides” than Google with their user interface. The new…
  • 21 Essential SEO Tips & Techniques
    Small businesses are growing more aware of the need to understand and implement at least the basics of search engine optimization. But if you read a variety of small businesses blogs and Web sites, you’ll quickly see that there’s a lot of uncertainty over what makes up “the basics.”…
  • Google Desktop Now Available For Linux
    Google Desktop is now available for those running Linux as their operating system. You’ll find Google Desktop for Linux for download here.. Google Desktop for Linux was developed by Google’s Beijing engineering team and runs on Debian 4.0, Fedora Core 6, Ubuntu 6.10, SUSE 10.1, and Red Flag 5. The…
  • Google Gadget Ventures: Get Paid To Develop Google Gadgets
    How do you help encourage the growth of a widgets or gadgets ecosystem? Being big is a good, natural start. It has helped people flock to develop Facebook applications or Yahoo Widgets or Google Gadgets, just for exposure to the traffic at these places. But Google wants to encourage with…
  • Google Now Reporting Number Of Users Per Gadget
    Got a Google Gadget? Google’s now reporting how many users make use of it, in addition to the pageviews figures it started posting earlier this year. The new user stats can be found via Google’s Homepage Content Directory. There you’ll see gadgets that can be added to your iGoogle…

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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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