SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 13, 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:

  • Yahoo Settles Lawsuit With Chinese Dissidents
    Yahoo Settles With Chinese Dissidents from the Wall Street Journal reports Yahoo has settled the lawsuit brought to them over the two Chinese dissidents who were jailed illegally due to Yahoo handing over evidence to the Chinese government. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but we do know…
  • Search Illustrated: Podcast Optimization
    Optimizing your audio files takes more than just recording your message. Today’s infographic details the steps needed to ensure your podcasts have the best potential of being found by the listeners and search engines alike:…
  • Go Daddy Customers Now Get Bonus Google Webmaster Tools
    A new partnership between Go Daddy web hosting and Google Webmaster Tools gives Go Daddy customers easy access to the features available within Google Webmaster Tools. According to the release, Go Daddy customers can opt-in to the integration for their hosted sites directly from their control centers. This jump starts…
  • Andy Baio To Leave Yahoo/Upcoming
    Andy Baio has posted on his blog that he is leaving Yahoo and Upcoming, the social events site he started in roughly 2003. The co-founder of Upcoming says many friendly and favorable things about Yahoo and says that he’s taking some time off and next year will be “focusing exclusively…
  • Google AdSense: When A Click No Longer Counts As A Click
    This morning I reported that Google is changing what constitutes a click on an AdSense ad. In the past, a click on the URL, title or background of the ad would trigger a click and earn an AdSense publisher money. In the future, a click on the background of the…
  • Online Advertising Continues To Grow: Q3 Worth $5.2 Billion
    Online ad revenues recorded 25 percent year-over-year growth for a $5.2 billion dollar performance in the third quarter, according to the IAB. Growth from last quarter was a less impressive 3 percent however. The Internet is on pace to break $20 billion in ad revenues this year, compared with $16.9…
  • Google’s Larry Page To Marry Lucy Southworth On December 8th
    Now the other Google founder is planning a secret wedding from SFGate.com reports Google’s co-founder, Larry Page is going to marry his long time girlfriend, Lucy Southworth. The wedding is scheduled for the weekend of December 8th. The location is unknown at this moment, since Page is keeping the wedding…
  • Yahoo’s Big Asian Mobile Push
    Yahoo put out a dizzying slew of press releases today aimed at highlighting its carrier partnerships and what it claims is its mobile leadership position. The core of these releases is the announcement of nine new Asian mobile operators, adding to the company’s other Asian carrier relationships. Yahoo’s oneSearch will…
  • Live Search’s Link Command Now Working
    Karen Blakeman reported that you can now search use link command searches at Live Search again. Microsoft first pulled back the link command in March of this year, due to trouble with automated queries. But as Karen reported, it seems to be back with a new prefix. Just add a…
  • Is Your Domain Name Triggering A Red Flag?
    The audience that makes up the majority of Digg users tends to be very fickle. The slightest whiff of linkbait and they will bury your story into the depths of hell where it will never see the light of day again. They hate SEO and it’s no secret. This…
  • Paid Search Trends: 2006 vs. 2007
    We’re entering the home stretch: Christmas is about six weeks out. For many of our online retail clients, the next month and half of revenue will make or break their year. PPC impressions will soar. CPCs will rise. And SPCs (sales-per-click) will skyrocket. Most clients will see big profits…
  • Search Engine Land’s Blogroll, Sliced, Diced & Categorized
    We’ve had a huge blogroll on Search Engine Land since we started last year. Inspired by some recent posts, I’ve now organized that massive list into categories, to make it easier for those looking to find some good blog reading. Below, a guide to our blogroll, designed to help those…
  • Why After 14 Years I Still Love Link Building
    In looking over my past few columns, I worried my commentary had drifted perhaps a bit too much to the negative side of the link building milieu (always wanted to write a sentence with the word milieu in it). So, as a Yin to that Yang, here are several…

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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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