SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 3, 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:

  • Yahoo Search March ’08 Weather Report
    Yahoo Search sent me a note that tomorrow they will be rolling out a new update. Yahoo made “some changes to their crawling, indexing and ranking algorithms,” Yahoo told me. The update is expected to be a quick one but you may notice “ranking changes and page shuffling in the…
  • Calls Teoma Rumors False
    Friday I reported that IAC Ready To Drop Search Technology & Partner With Google? based on an Silicon Valley Insider tip. Just an hour ago, I recevied an official statement from saying the rumors are false. Nicholas Graham a spokesperson from, told me: I wanted to get…
  • Danny Sullivan Tackles Search 3.0 and 4.0 in SMX West Keynote
    I thought I’d gracefully retired from the Danny Sullivan Keynote Review business. Comparing Danny to Edward R. Murrow, assessing how the attendance stretched the room capacity… ahh, they were good times. Then I awoke to find myself in a large hall at the Santa Clara Conference Center. It wasn’t…
  • Compete Sold For $75 Million To Taylor Nelson Sofres
    Andrew Girdwood found that was purchased by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) for $75 million. TNS’s release explained’s 2007 revenue was “$14.9 million, over 50 per cent higher than in the previous year.” TNS will pay in deferred cash payments throughout now and 2010, up to a maximum of…
  • InsideTrip Seeks To Add More Depth And Dimension To Travel Search
    Entering the already competitive and crowded market for travel search, InsideTrip is betting it’s bringing enough value to the market to gain consumer awareness and usage. The site offers a metasearch engine (like Kayak or Farechase) for airfares. But it also has compiled public data on a range of other…
  • comScore Paid Search Data & How The Sky Might Not Be Falling
    Last week comScore came out with a report that showed a 7% sequential decline vs. December 2007 in paid search ad clicks. Plus they showed an 8% drop in the number of clicks per Google searcher from December 2007. The report set shock-waves through Wall Street and caused the stock…
  • Mobile 411: A Leading Indicator For Mobile Search
    There are roughly 250 million cell phone users in the United States and more than ten times that figure around the globe. Approximately 42 million (or so) people use the “mobile Internet,” in the US, with varying degrees of frequency. The number of people texting constitutes at least 100…

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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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