SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 16, 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:

  • SMX London Recap
    SMX London is now over. Chris Sherman and Danny Sullivan hosted the event. Don’t you worry, we have lots of live coverage, just in case you could not attend. Here is the run down of what I was able to find, in no specific order:…
  • Search in Pictures: Barack Obama, Google Schwag & Life Size Google Toolbar
    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more….
  • AdSense “Godfather” Leaves Google For Own Projects
    Gokul Rajaram, apparently known internally at Google as one of the “godfathers of AdSense,” is leaving the company to pursue his own entrepreneurial projects and writing. Fortune paraphrases Rajaram’s motives for departing: “he said he misses working on a small team and he hopes to recreate the startup environment when…
  • Google Checkout For Non-Profits Customers Get AdWords Checkout Badges
    The Google Checkout Blog announced that Google Checkout for Non-Profits users will now get the Google Checkout icon on their Google AdWords campaign. The Google checkout icon adds more visibility to your AdWords ads. In this case, it should help non-profits earn more money and also save with zero transaction…
  • Microsoft Seeks 30 Percent Of Search Market And Much Bigger Chunk Of Online Ad Revenues
    Reuters reports on a speech given at an investor conference by Microsoft’s Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft’s platforms and services division. In the speech Johnson reportedly said that Microsoft wants to capture 30 percent of the consumer search market as well as a much larger slice of the online ad…
  • Google To Defend Against “Selling Top Spot” In June 2008
    Australian court sets June date for Google case from Reuters updates us on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) suit against Google. The Australian watchdog sued Google over deceptive search ads back in July of this year. They then went to court to have their case adjourned to October…
  • Yahoo China Appeals Ruling To Remove Links To Unlicensed Music
    Yahoo China Appeals ‘Deep Link’ Ruling from Billboards reports Yahoo China is appealing the ruling for Yahoo China to remove links to the unlicensed music and pay record companies $27,000 in damages. Yahoo released a statement:…
  • Live Search Webmaster Center Blog Now Open For Business
    Microsoft announced the launch of the new Live Search Webmaster Center Blog. The Live Search Webmaster Team promises to use the blog to communicate: New tools and features available to webmasters Search engine optimization tips A method of open communication with SEOs and Webmasters…
  • Google Gears Up For Spectrum Auction And More (Perhaps)
    We’ve written here several times about Google’s probable bid on 700mhz wireless spectrum licenses that will be auctioned by the FCC in January, 2008. This morning the Wall Street Journal has a kind of free-ranging article that explores a variety of possibilities and scenarios that could come out of Google…

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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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