SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 26, 2008

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Report: Microsoft To Up Bid For Yahoo To $34 Per Share
    Silicon Alley Insider reacts to Wall Street Analyst Mark Mahaney’s note that he anticipates Microsoft will raise its bid for Yahoo from $31 to $34 dollars per share. Barring an 11th hour alternative for Yahoo, this should move toward Yahoo’s public position that the original Microsoft bid undervalued the company….
  • Google Founders Take $1 Salaries Again; Tell Investors To Say No On Anti-Censorship Proposal
    Google founders: $1 salaries, $13B in stock from CNN Money reports Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, along with CEO Eric Schmidt, renewed their contracts again at a $1 per year salary, in 2007. You would think that with the falling stock price, the founders might want some extra…
  • Google AdWords Video Ads Now Live & In the Wild
    A few minutes ago, I posted screen captures of Google’s new video ads in the real, live, and wild search results. These were announced back in February but only now appear to have really gone live. Searches that triggered this result for me included cell phone or smart phones or…
  • Is Hiding Content With “Display: None” Legitimate SEO?
    If you’re doing SEO on a site with thousands or tens-of-thousands of pages, it’s likely you’re working with some sort of content management system (CMS). However, CMS systems frequently cause problems with search engines. The great majority of the time these problems arise through ignorance on part of the CMS…
  • B2B Marketing Priorities 2008
    Let’s face it, life is about priorities. There’s never enough time, money, or resources for everything. Consequently, we must prioritize. Doing so forces us to choose between what we want and what we actually need. And marketers are anything but exempt from such choices. When times are good—and we…
  • SMX Advanced Agenda Up! 2 Days, 3 Tracks Of High-Level SEM In Seattle
    The agenda for Search Marketing Expo – SMX Advanced is now available here. Advanced takes place June 3-4 in Seattle. If you’re an experienced search marketer, SMX Advanced is the event for you. This intimate, cutting edge two-day event features sessions addressing issues that you won’t find discussed anywhere else….
  • Public Relations: The Other Important PR In Link Development
    Link development, before search engines polluted the process into a currency for search engine rankings, was all about promotion. Links were simply a natural side effect of promoting your website. And one of the most tried and true methods of promotion is PR (as in Public Relations, not Pagerank)….

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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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