SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 2, 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 Supports New Robots-Nocontent Tag To Block Indexing Within A Page
    For over a decade, search engines have supported standards allowing you to prevent pages from being spidered or included within a search index. Today, Yahoo now supports a new twist — a way to flag that part of your page shouldn’t be included in an index. It’s called the robots-nocontent…
  • Digg Gives In To User Revolt; Are Those DMCA Takedown Notices Even Valid?
    After a grassroots revolt by Digg users, Digg has decided to stop censoring posts about an HD-DVD decryption number used by the industry-backed Advanced Access Content System to protect HD-DVDs. The AACS claims that anyone publishing the number may be violating US laws against circumvention of copy protection. How the…
  • Citysearch Gets New Look And Video
    Citysearch, one of the more venerable names in local search, has relaunched its site with an updated look and other "new and improved" features, including video. Video is currently available for New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles and has prominent placement at the top of the home page. It’s…
  • Globe Glider Enables "Next Generation" Maps Mashups
    Super Mapping Mashup -> Globe Glider Next Generation from the Google Earth Blog reports that Globe Glider has enabled more features to wow those who want to do map mashups. Now you can integrate Virtual Earth to Google Maps and Virtual Earth to Google Earth, when before you were only…
  • Google Goes To School
    As earlier reported this year, Google launched a premier edition of Google Apps which included email service, calendars, SSO services, instant messaging, spreadsheets, and more. One interesting detail of their recent promotions of Apps is how they’re pushing this out to schools, in both free and paid "premier" service options….
  • Navigating Keyword Strategy In B2B SEO
    Perhaps nowhere is keyword strategy more complex than in B2B SEO. The lack of shared lexicons, the obscurity of most B2B brand names, the multiple parties involved in the purchase decision, and the extended nature of the buying cycle present unique challenges for B2B marketers. Here are some tips…
  • Yang & Filo Sumo Each Other To Save The World
    Will wrestle for climate change from Yahoo’s Yodel Anecdotal blog covers that the co-founders of Yahoo put on sumo suits to wrestle each other. Jerry Yang and David Filo agreed to this match after Yahoos did their part to their impact on the environment. Why sumo wrestle? Reportedly, Yang…
  • Google Might Buy NBC, Dow Jones (Walmart, Amazon, Pepsi….)
    How about this? Any time some major media company may be on the block, let’s make it a requirement that all media stories automatically insert a comment from some made up financial analyst suggesting that Google is thinking of buying the company too. Maybe I’ve just had it. I mean,…

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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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