SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 12, 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:

  • Google Warning Against Letting Your Search Results Get Indexed
    The days of doing a Google search that brings up results leading to search results from other sites are heading for a close. Matt Cutts, in his Search Results In Search Results post today, points out a change to Google’s guidelines that shows a crackdown on this type of material…
  • WSJ: Google Testing TV Ads
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting (paid sub. required) that Google is now testing TV commercials that it sells, showing them to cable customers in Concord, California (a city best known to me as home for my mother and sister – guess I have an excuse to visit them more)….
  • Google Rumored To Have Dish Networks TV Ads Deal
    Rumor: Google about to sign ad deal with Dish Networks from VentureBeat suggests that Google and Dish Networks are going to sign a TV ad deal. This news comes the day after we learned that Google Testing TV Ads. Right now this Dish Networks and Google deal is unconfirmed. We…
  • Locals Only: New Column From Search Engine Land
    Our newest Search Engine Land column, Locals Only, launches today. Locals Only will appear on Mondays, covering local search, mapping, online yellow pages and other sites that help searchers pinpoint real-world merchants, service providers and other location-based entities. Columnists will look at both using local search services and how search…
  • How Much Is ‘Local Search’ Really Worth?
    Journalists and financial analysts keep asking the question, "When will local search finally take off?" By that they mean ad spending. After all, locally targeted advertising in traditional media such as newspapers, yellow pages, radio, outdoor, direct mail, spot cable/TV and coupons easily exceeds $100 billion annually in the U.S….
  • Linking Odds & Ends
    Today I have what I hope will be a helpful mashup of link building related notes, news, and tips. This is my attempt to hide that I couldn’t bear to write about link bait again, at least for another week. So onto my prediction of reciprocal Google Bookmark requests, linking…
  • Webcast: Balancing Paid & Free Search Listings
    A quick alert for our SearchCap newsletter readers and anyone who visits Search Engine Land. Next week, the Paid vs. Free Listings: Optimizing the Mix webcast from our sister site Search Marketing Now will be taking place with Search Engine Land executive editor Chris Sherman. The webcast happens Thursday, March..

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About The Author: is a Founding Editor of Search Engine Land. He’s a widely cited authority on search engines and search marketing issues who has covered the space since 1996. Danny also serves as Chief Content Officer for Third Door Media, which publishes Search Engine Land and produces the SMX: Search Marketing Expo conference series. He has a personal blog called Daggle (and keeps his disclosures page there). He can be found on Facebook, Google + and microblogs on Twitter as @dannysullivan.

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