SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 27, 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:

  • Live Search Adds Sports Stats & Scores

    I’m a little surprised that Microsoft is rolling out newish functionality on Live Search given that the Kumo launch is immanent. But the Live Search blog announced that sports stats and scores will appear in a “one box” like presentation when events, teams or player names are queried:

    What this means, I assume, is that we’ll [...]

  • Live Blogging The Google I/O Keynote

    I’m at the Google I/O conference, where it is being opened by Google CEO Eric Schmidt. He’s welcoming the audience and saying it’s great to be in front of programmers and saying, “it’s time. it’s time for us to take advantage of the amazing opportunity before us … it has been 20 years trying to build [...]

  • Google Holodeck: StreetView In 360 Degrees

    Google StreetView images are pretty cool, in how you can virtually spin around and see what’s on a street in all directions. But far cooler is a Google StreetView “Holodeck” simulator that Google has at its Mountain View campus. Climb into this, and you get StreetView scenes animated, projected on screens [...]

  • Yahoo Image Search Adds Creative Commons Filter

    The Yahoo Search Blog announced they have added a very useful search filter to Yahoo Image Search. The filter is known as the creative commons filter and it allows searchers to find images that can be reused for commercial reasons or that can be modified (remixed, tweaked, or built upon) with restrictions set by [...]

  • Image Ads Come To Google AdSense Link Units

    Google announced they will now be displaying image banner ads on the bottom of the link unit ad pages. A link unit is an AdSense ad that takes the user to a page of ads. Those ads have always been text based ads, now Google will be showing an image ad that [...]

  • 10 Goals For Link Building Campaigns: Moving Beyond “Get More Links”

    “Get More Links” is not an effective goal, even if it’s the directive you’ve received from clients or management. This article proposes ten different goals for your link building efforts, along with suggestions on tactics and ways to find and qualify link prospects for each.

  • How To Protect Your Brand Under Google’s New Trademark Policies

    If you are a Google Adwords customer you may have read that the Adwords’ trademark enforcement policies are going through a big change which will impact the control that you have over use of your brands on paid search. The new policies will impact you starting on June 4th and June 15th, 2009. Earlier this week, [...]

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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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