SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 27, 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:

  • Yahoo Launches Mobile Ad Network & Mobile Publisher Services
    Yahoo has launched a new Yahoo Mobile Publisher Services site designed to offer one-stop shopping for publishers that want to get mobile content into Yahoo in various ways. In particular, the services offered will be:…
  • Google Upgrades Mobile Search With More Content
    Yahoo has been getting good press (often at Google’s expense) for its wide release of oneSearch, a mix of structured and unstructured data in search results intended to deliver "answers" rather than links. Last night Yahoo made several more mobile announcements. Danny covered them here earlier today. Google, appearing to…
  • Mobile News From CTIA And Beyond: InfoSpace, V-Enable, ZenZui
    Beyond the news of Yahoo’s new mobile content and ad networks and Google’s new mobile search upgrades, there’s a good deal of mobile search-related news coming out of CTIA today. Among the announcements, InfoSpace has launched a direct-to-consumer version of its mobile local-search application Find It! for Blackberry devices. Previously…
  • Get Listed At Local Search Engines, Yellow Pages and Local Social Sites
    Guide On HowTo Get Your Business Listed On Major Local Search Engines, Yellow Pages Sites and Social Local Networks from is a very comprehensive rundown to almost 50 places where you can submit your business for local inclusion. It is broken into three categories: local search engines such as…
  • Google’s Orkut Gets Polls; Answers Next?
    The wisdom of orkut from the Official Google Blog covers how Google’s social networking site Orkut now allows people to post polls. No big deal? Perhaps not. But it also makes me wonder if it’s a first step toward trying to give Orkut an answer search roll for Google….
  • Shopping Search Engine Management Changes
    Since I’ve been absent a while (sorry Danny, Chris, and Barry), thought I should first catch everyone up on management changes at the shopping comparison engines….
  • Yahoo Click Fraud Settlement Approved
    Search Engine Watch has news that a settlement in the Checkmate click fraud action against Yahoo has received final approval by the judge overseeing the case. Those with claims were required to file by November 20 of last year, following instructions at the Checkmate Settlement site. Here’s the Yahoo statement…
  • PPC And Your Good Name: Sales From Brand Searches Aren’t Incremental
    Hello! My name is Alan Rimm-Kaufman. I’m honored to be contributing a monthly column on paid search for Search Engine Land. The column will appear the third Tuesday of each month. My focus will be strategy, economics, and multi-channel. About me: I run a paid search agency based in…
  • Don’t Expect A Magic Flash Solution For Search Engines
    Call me Mr. Rain On The Parade, but after reading an interview in The Guardian with Google product manager of crawl services Dan Crow, I can’t help but feel people are going to come away with the mistaken idea that Google will magically make their Flash content suddenly more accessible…
  • How Not To Be Buried On Digg
    Six or so months ago, it used be easier to get on the homepage of Digg. Lately, sites have been having problems. Most of these troubled sites are usually about online marketing or other business-related topics. It seems that users are burying these stories for no apparent reason. A…
  • Play The Search Engine Smackdown Flash Game
    Neil Patel created a new flash game named the Search Engine Smackdown. The players consist of Larry & Sergey of Google, Jerry & David of Yahoo and Bill & Paul of Microsoft. You pick one player you would like to represent and then you can compete against the other players….

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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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