SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 28, 2010

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Google Starting To Manage Its Cash Mountain More Aggressively

    Google now has roughly $26 billion in cash on hand. That mountain of money has apparently been getting very conservative returns according to an article appearing in Businessweek. The article also discusses how Google has now turned its formidable technology and software prowess on its short term investments to more aggressively manage its portfolio. Accordingly Google [...]

  • Yahoo Redesigns Image & Video Search Pages To Show Trending Results

    Yahoo announced they have redesigned the home page for Yahoo Image Search and Yahoo Video Search to include trending search results. The new pages are no longer dull looking, they show up to “five pages of topics that are trending in search,” in a sleek black background. You can scroll through the pages [...]

  • Recent Webmaster Related Changes At Google

    There have been several changes this week at Google that I found particularly interesting and wanted to summarize for you. Of course, yesterday’s May Day confirmation story from Vanessa Fox has details on the ranking algorithm change Google put into place earlier this month. That may be the biggest Google related webmaster story [...]

  • Secret Sauce: Leverage Outside Listings To Help Local Rankings

    Google Maps (or Local, or Places, or whatever it is calling itself this month) is the bane of my existence. Well, maybe 3rd place behind Bing and Yahoo PPC platforms…but you catch my meaning. Inevitably, I can expect at least one phone call or email a week from a client asking why they’re not showing up [...]

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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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