SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 3, 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:

  • Google Squared Is Now Live

    Google has pulled the covers off of Squared, the search tool that was first demoed during the Searchology event last month. Google Squared takes a search query and tried to present the results in tabular form — like an online spreadsheet of sorts. Sometimes it works very well and provides interesting results, and other times not [...]

  • SMX Advanced Day 2: Live Blogging & Coverage

    The second day of SMX Advanced 2009 is underway and here is what is turning up in the form of live blogging and coverage from the show. I will continue to update this post with more coverage throughout the day. If you want to notify me of any additional coverage either comment below, [...]

  • Live Blogging SMX Keynote With Microsoft’s Qi Liu

    I’m live blogging Danny’s interview with Qi Liu, head of search for Microsoft. Before the interview begins we first see one of the new Bing TV commercials, which is funny. Under the heat of the lights Danny and Qi Liu take off their outer shirts: Liu wears a Bing shirt, Danny has one one that [...]

  • Yahoo Hires Software Exec For Top Communications Job

    Yahoo has reportedly hired Eric Brown as head of communications for the company according to the Wall Street Journal. Brown is now VP of corporate relations for NetApp. New Yahoo CMO Elisa Steele also previously worked at NetApp. Brown will directly report to Steele. AllThingsD has Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz’s memo announcing Brown’s hiring: Eric is a [...]

  • Capturing the Value of Content Marketing

    Click on one of your shortened URLs in Twitter, and your analytics may show a referral from Twitter. But if you click on that same shortened URL in a Twitter client like TweetDeck, the click-through will probably show up as a direct visit, because TweetDeck doesn’t pass along the referrer string in the URL. How [...]

  • PPC Recession Strategy: 7 Reasons To Keep Bidding On Your Brand Terms

    When faced with budget cuts, many marketers stop bidding on their brand and trademark terms. But doing so is a mistake. While it may be a quick and easy way to limit spend, it can negatively impact overall campaign performance. To achieve the greatest return from a search engine marketing campaign, most brand owners should [...]

  • Google Loses “Backwards Compatibility” On Paid Link Blocking & PageRank Sculpting

    Imagine that you fired up your computer and found that a bunch of your programs no longer worked, because behind the scenes, the operating system had been upgraded without any backwards compatibility. That’s what happened this week with Google. Some things that were working just fine now are broken, because Google [...]

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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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