SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 10, 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 Getting Academic On Social Networking
    Yahoo hires economics, sociology researchers from covers the news that Yahoo has hired two scientists to help in their social networking initiatives. Dr. R. Preston McAfee and Dr. Duncan Watts are the two scientists Yahoo has hired to work in the Yahoo Research department. Dr. McAfee will be the…
  • Yahoo’s CEO, Semel, Speaks At Microsoft’s Strategic Account Summit
    Yahoo CEO arrives on Microsoft’s turf from reports that Terry Semel, Yahoo’s CEO, took the podium at Microsoft’s Strategic Account Summit yesterday. Semel did not mention the recent merger rumors between Microsoft and Yahoo but did talk about working with Microsoft on creating standards for Internet advertising. Semel’s speech…
  • Google Map & Google Earth Get Official Blog: Google LatLong
    Finally, Google Maps and Google Earth get their own official blog: Google LatLong, which has just gone up. Given the amount of activity going on with both services, it’s long overdue. Welcome! I’ve added to my list of reading, along with the excellent unofficial blogs of Google Earth Blog, Google…
  • Don’t Sweat the Small SEO Stuff
    Among clients, forum members, newsletter subscribers, and seminar attendees, many hours of my day are spent answering questions about organic SEO. One thing I’ve noticed is that newbies and oldies alike are paralyzed when it comes to optimizing their websites because they have an irrational fear of doing something…
  • Small Business Advantages: Being Responsive
    Back in March, Christine Churchill wrote a Small is Beautiful column about the ability of small businesses to be flexible and creative, to think locally and explore niche markets that larger companies wouldn’t enter because they were too large or too slow to change in Survival of the Nimble….

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  • ciaran

    Hi Barry,

    The e-consultancy story appears to have been removed.



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