SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 7, 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:

  • The Big List Of Major B2B Search Engines
    Most search marketers focus on Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft. But B2B search marketers also have a growing number of vertical search options. Clicks and leads from these vertical search sites may not yield the same traffic as general search engines, but the percentage of qualified traffic and conversions can…
  • From My Inbox: Some Search Tools To Checkout
    After Yahoo-Microsoft madness, a bit of a lull. So I’m cleaning out my inbox and wanted to mention a few items that might be of interest. Below, a way to quickly search blogs & social media sites all at once, a new video search tool, a study into automatic search…
  • Developing In-House SEO Functionality
    My last Search Engine Land post, In-house SEO functionality resonated with many in-house SEOs. “Eletitor” commented on the necessity of getting the entire management team on board for in-house SEO success. Kevin Cheng mentioned the need for preparations prior to hiring any in-house SEO, as well as the bureaucratic…
  • Google, Sprint, Cable Companies Join Forces On Wireless Internet Initiative
    Sprint, the troubled, third largest US wireless carrier has been mulling a spin off or sale of Nextel and has been the subject of takeover rumors itself. It had ambitious plans to roll out a national WiMax network that had seemingly been placed on the back burner. However, today, the…
  • Essential SEO Spring Cleaning For Your Website
    It’s Red Sox season again in Boston. That means we’re at that meteorological intersection of winter and summer: it could very well be 80 degrees or it could snow. While most other parts of the country experience a season called spring, we get a small window of opportunity to…
  • The Elevator Pitch Is Dead. Introducing The Twitpitch
    The landscape of corporate public relations is changing fast. First the press release died and we told you how to write a press release for the social media audience. Now the elevator pitch is dead and here’s how to adapt….

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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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