SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 22, 2009

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 Helping Newspapers Sell More Ads Online

    Here’s a change of pace: Some newspapers are making money online and crediting a search engine with making it happen. AdAge writes about the Yahoo-Newspaper consortium, and cites multiple cases where individual papers or newspaper groups are using Yahoo’s ad targeting technology to increase online-only ad sales. The consortium has sold an estimated $50 million in [...]

  • Is Your Web Site Credible?

    In Lance Loveday’s Just Behave column the other week on Designing For The Subconscious Mind, he described his experiences when showing two different web site pages to an audience a half second apart. He then asked the participants which web site they’d prefer to do business with. The “professional” and “credible” page won [...]

  • Yahoo Trying To Make Display More Like Search

    We’ve known for some time, based on a number of studies from Microsoft, Yahoo, SEM firms and ad networks, that an online ad campaign that includes both display and search performs better than one that features only display or search. In another version of that same theme, Yahoo recently said that it was using search [...]

  • Google Enables Simpler SearchWiki Notes Sharing

    Brian Ussery noticed Google has changed the way you can share your SearchWiki notes in the search results. If you are logged in to Google and you have notes on search results, you can share those notes with friends. Here is how: (1) Search on the query at Google and the results should show [...]

  • Twitter’s Biz Stone: In Case Of Earthquake, Seek Cover First, Twitter Later

    I had a nice interview with Twitter cofounder Biz Stone today on a wide-range of issues. Some I did on video, and I’ll post everything tomorrow when I finish some trimming and editing. But I couldn’t resist putting out this clip now where he advises everyone that in case of an earthquake, seek cover first, [...]

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  • chris horrie

    I am trying to optimize a university department website at a small university in the UK. I have had some success and some setbacks. I have started a blog-like page on the site itself recording what I have tried to do – what worked and what did not. It might be of some interest because it is a specific case study. I would also appreciate any comments and advise on my efforts. The site is here – Winchester Journalism MA – and the SEO blog is here – Winchester (UK) SEO Blog.

  • chris horrie

    These links don’t seem to be working, so I will try again



    Another problem is that the flash landing page which is embedded from a remote server is not working today… problems, problems… I will fix.

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