SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 12, 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:

  • Yahoo SearchMonkey Accepts Videos, Games & Documents – No Application Required

    It just got a lot easier for non-developers to take advantage of the enhanced listings that Yahoo SearchMonkey offers. Yahoo has announced that flash video, games, and documents can now be embedded into Yahoo search results with only a few lines of code — you don’t have to create a special SearchMonkey app. Video is likely [...]

  • Google Voice: Next Generation Telco?

    Maybe that headline overreaches a little but not entirely. For those that have been wondering whether Google’s GrandCentral acquisition, which the company made in mid 2007 and thereafter seemed to neglect, would suffer the same fate as Dodgeball or Jaiku . . . wonder no more. Using the GrandCentral infrastructure, and currently only available to existing [...]

  • URL Rewrites and Redirects: The Gory Details (Part 2 of 2)

    Welcome back from Part 1, where I discussed in detail how to implement URL rewriting with Apache’s mod_rewrite module — complete with example rewrite rules, the more common regular expressions and how to use them. If you recall, I was just starting to get into rewrite rules for 301 redirects using the [R=301] flag. (Incidentally, [...]

  • Act Like A Cybersquatter To Capture Your Long-Tail Brand Traffic!

    If your company has a major brand, domainers who exploit cybersquatting have likely already targeted your business. Their practices are often looked down upon, but if their dark powers weren’t effective, they wouldn’t make money. Still, you can learn the same black magic and turn it into good and profit for your company. In this down [...]

  • Google Improves Image Search For iPhone & Android

    The Google Mobile blog announced they have made improvements to Google Image Search’s user interface and features for the iPhone and Android mobile devices. You can now see up to 20 images on a single page and when you click on the details of that image you can view a larger thumbnail, visit the [...]

  • Google Explains How Search Ads Rank & Cost

    The Inside AdWords Blog posted a video from Google’s Chef Economist, Hal Varian. The video shows how Google prices and ranks search ads in the AdWords system based on quality and bid. This is a really basic overview of the AdWords model, but I personally find the video to be incredibly easy to [...]

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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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