SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 8, 2007

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Search Illustrated: Google PageRank Explained
    One of the most commonly discussed concepts among search marketers is Google’s PageRank algorithm. Google explains PageRank in the following way: “PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page’s value. In essence, Google interprets…
  • Search Illustrated: New Column From Search Engine Land
    Our newest Search Engine Land column, Search Illustrated, launches today. Search Illustrated differs from our other columns in that it uses graphics to illustrate complex topics in search marketing by breaking them down into easily understood pictures and diagrams. Today’s debut features a graphic with a visual depiction of…
  • Google Analytics Launches New Version With New UI & Features
    Google Analytics today has released a new version of their web analytics tool. I spoke with Brett Crosby, Senior Manager of Google Analytics about the release, which he explained was a completely “new platform” to enable “non-experts” to use sophisticated web analytics without expert intervention….
  • Exalead Adds Image Search, Facial Recognition Capabilities
    Exalead, a search engine that’s popular among librarians and information professionals thanks to its array of advanced search capabilities, has added an image search function for more than 1 billion images on the web. Included in the image search tool is the ability to drill down on human faces, thanks…
  • MySpace To Buy Photobucket For $300 Million
    Techcrunch broke the news that MySpace would be acquiring Photobucket for about $300 million….
  • Live On Twitter: Having A Baby!
    Many search marketers know Nick Wilson, especially for his role in having founded Threadwatch. In case you haven’t been keeping up, Nick and his wife Ivana are having baby. Like now, right now. Nick’s twittering it live here. Barry and I are pretty sure this will be the first birth…
  • Looking For iGoogle? It’s Been Removed, Says Google
    If you are looking for iGoogle, you may use Google to search for igoogle only to find out that Google has told us “iGoogle has been removed.”…
  • Podcast: Preview Of SMX Advanced Show In Seattle Next Month
    Thinking about attending Search Engine Land’s first conference, Search Marketing Expo Advanced, in Seattle this June 4th and 5th? There’s now a special SMX Advanced Preview Podcast where I talk about what to expect at our upcoming show. You’ll find the MP3 file here. A few changes since the podcast…
  • Google Finance Integrates Google Calendar, News & Reader While Adding New Features
    The Google Blog announced new features for Google Finance. The features include: Events section now lists earnings calls, analyst meetings and other scheduled events relating to a company Add those events to your Google Calendar right from that page View and download historical prices (example for AAPL) You can download…
  • Are You Bidding Correctly On AdWords? A Close Look At The Four Bid Options
    AdWords offers four different types of bidding options. Each bidding option has different characteristics, uses, advantages, and disadvantages. It is important to understand which option you should be using so you are maximizing your time and getting the best ROI from your AdWords campaign. These options are set at…
  • Yahoo Search Integrates Lyrics Shortcut
    The Yahoo Search blog has reported that Yahoo has now integrated their new music lyrics database into the Yahoo search results. If you perform a search on neil young lyrics at Yahoo, you will see a Yahoo Shortcut for “Neil Young Lyrics – Music Results.”…
  • A Survival Guide to SEO & Wikipedia
    “Who knows about Wikipedia?” asked Neil Patel. “Everyone,” he answered. And this is exactly why the session “Wikipedia and SEO” was completely packed at the 2007 SES New York show. Moderated by Danny Sullivan, the panel featured Neil Patel, Co-Founder of ACS, Stephan Spencer, Founder and President of Netconcepts, Don…

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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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