SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 29, 2008

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Got A Great Organic SEO Tip? Pitch & Go To SMX Advanced!
    Last week, tickets sold out for our SMX Advanced show happening in Seattle on June 3 & 4. Nada tickets other than for our Developer Day and expo passes. But I have exactly one chance for someone seeking a full access pass to still go. You can take part in…
  • All Things D: The Search Edition
    There’s a ton of search-related news and intrigue coming out of the Dow Jones “All Things D” conference in Southern California. Let’s start with the ridiculous remark from IAC’s chief Barry Diller that “Google is irrelevant to us.” That’s only true if Diller doesn’t care about search revenue. Google is…
  • Mythbusting: Why Video Should Be A Core Search Marketing Tool
    During the past year-plus of working with scores of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) on testing and then launching online video advertising campaigns, we have compiled a short list of common myths associated with online video advertising, implications for search and what it means to the SMB sector….
  • Google Climbs To The Top Of Everest With Special Logo
    Today, if you visit Google, you may notice a special logo commemorating the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. As most of you know, Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth. Today, 55 years earlier, on May 29, 1953 at 11:30 a.m. local time Edmund Hillary…
  • Help Search Engine Land Improve — Take Our Fast Reader Survey
    Search Engine Land ran a reader survey recently to help our advertisers know who comes to the site. Now I have a different one that I’d really encourage everyone to take. This is designed so that we know what readers like in terms of content and how we can improve…
  • Meta-Tag Optimization Tips: A Search Usability Perspective
    I know. I know. Seasoned search engine optimization (SEO) professionals might yawn and roll their eyes when the subject of meta-tag optimization comes up, as they might think, "Meta-tag optimization is SO 1990s." Personally, I think meta-tag content gets a bad rap because, in the past, many SEO professionals…
  • Searching The Web For News Video
    Recent data from comScore Video Metrix shows that consumers viewed 11.5 billion online videos in March of 2008, a whopping 64% gain versus March of 2007. This means that 73.7% of the US Internet population is now watching video online. While videos of pandas sneezing on YouTube make up…
  • Is Your Site Social Media Friendly?
    You should consider many factors when getting involved in Social Media Marketing, such as the quality of your content, your domain name, and who is submitting your content. But there is almost always one thing I find myself looking at before any of the above conversations even begin: the…

Search News From Around The Web:

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Local, Maps & Mobile

Link Building

Paid Search & Contextual


SEM Industry


Social Media

Video, Music & Image Search

Web Analytics

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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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