SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 15, 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 Anonymizing Search Records To Protect Privacy
    Google has announced that it will now anonymize the server log data that it collects after 18 to 24 months, as a way to better protect the privacy of its users. Until now, Google has retained server log data in its original form indefinitely, which made it possible for anyone…
  • When AdWords Gets Sex Wrong
    Via Marketing Shift, Don’t Be Evil (Or A Dyke, Or Trans) at from Violet Blue shows how AdSense ads can totally go against the message of the sex content you may have published and covers concerns that Google may be banning some sexual orientation terms as offensive, even though…
  • The Duplicate Content Penalty Myth
    One thing that has plagued the SEO industry for years has been a lack of consistency when it comes to SEO terms and definitions. One of the most prevalent misnomers being bandied about is the phrase "duplicate content penalty." I’m here to tell you that there is no such…
  • Safa Rashtchy Leaving Piper Jaffray
    Piper Jaffray financial analyst Safa Rashtchy has been covering the search space seriously for years. He was one of the first analysts I recall looking hard at the industry before it became clear to the world how much money it was generated. He’s now leaving Piper Jaffray and has sent…
  • Q&A With Link Building Experts
    Rae Hoffman posted a group interview with not just one link building expert but five. Rae asks Eric Ward (a columnist here), Rand Fishkin, Roger Montti, Todd Malicoat and herself ten questions where each expert gives their opinion. Here are the ten questions. For the answers, you’ll have to check…
  • Choosing a Web Friendly Name for Your Business
    Groucho is not my real name. I’m breaking it in for a friend. – Groucho Marx One of the most important and one of the most difficult decisions that a business can make is what to call themselves. A friend managed to put together a business model in few…
  • Google Webmaster Central Blog Jetzt Auf Deutsch
    Like the advice you get from the Google Webmaster Central blog? Heute kommt es auf Deutsch. Think I got that right. Two years of college German, and that’s the best I can do. German speakers can now keep up on the happenings with Google’s support for site owners in their…
  • Blinkx Offers Video SEO Wiki & Whitepaper
    Spotted via ReadWriteWeb, multimedia search engine Blinkx has launched a video SEO wiki with lots of useful information for effectively optimizing video and other multimedia for search engines. Main sections cover preparing video for search engines using meta-data and other information, what to avoid, and a good list of video…
  • Ask On Ad Campaign: Fun Way To Wake The "Sleep Searchers"
    I wrote earlier about Ask’s guerrilla marketing campaign now underway to raise awareness of the search engine in the UK. I’ve now talked with Ask CEO Jim Lanzone, who explained more about how the campaign is designed to unfold. He said it’s all meant in good fun, not to be…

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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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