SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 6, 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:

  • Dissecting Microsoft Slams At Google As Copyright Infringer
    Last October, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer gave us a taste of how Microsoft was going to position Google as a copyright leech. Today, Microsoft launched a full-out assault on the company. Google deserves some of this, no doubt. But the idea as Microsoft as some altruistic copyright savior deserves some critical…
  • Google’s Schmidt At Tech Conference Talks On Mergers, Ads, Apple & Arrogance
    Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, spoke at the Morgan Stanley technology conference in San Francisco yesterday. Blogging Stocks has live coverage from Eric Schmidt’s speech and question and answer session. The four main points taken from his presentation were: Google Says Using Cash for Merger Spree Unlikely at PC Magazine explains…
  • More Google Phone Rumors
    Simeon Simeonov has an excellent write up on the recent Google Phone rumors that have been buzzing around the blogosphere over the past day or so. In short, the recent Google acquisitions and partnerships, coupled with the Google & Orange talks and Google & Samsung partnership, with some insider information…
  • Report: Google Gaining, But Baidu Still Dominates In China
    Reporting from the Fourth Annual Piper China Growth Conference, analyst Safa Rashtchy says that China-based search engine Baudi continues to dominate in market share for both organic and paid listings, but apparently Google’s increased investments in China are paying off. Baidu also believes the opportunity in Japan will be significant…
  • Google & Yahoo Execs Stay On $1 Salary
    There is this theme in the technology world where high-profile executives get an annual salary of $1. Apple’s Steve Jobs has been earning one dollar for years. Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt and co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin earn $1 each, as well. Even, Yahoo’s CEO Terry Semel makes a…
  • Pandia Offers Custom Search For Search Information
    Pandia is offering a free custom search called the Search Engine Detective, a meta search engine which lets you do specialized searches for anything search engine related. Search Engine Detective give you two options: “All the best sites about search engines” searches a wide variety of sites and blogs on…
  • Buttons, Buttons, Everywhere – Site Owner, Beware!
    Placing social media buttons all over blogs and web sites has been a hot trend. Webmasters feel that adding these small buttons to their website will increase their social traffic. In some cases this is true, but in most it is not….
  • Meta Robots Tag 101: Blocking Spiders, Cached Pages & More
    Last week, I covered a new command for the meta robots tag — one to prevent search engines from using Yahoo titles and descriptions. In doing that, a number of questions came up about the meta robots tag syntax itself. Google Webmaster Central has now posted "Using the robots meta…

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