SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 28, 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:

  • The Anatomy of a Google Search Result
    As Barry noted earlier, Matt Cutts, keeper of all things webspam and webmaster for Google, is reviving his video series. This new set is on the official Google Webmaster Central blog, rather than his personal site, and so far, don’t seem to feature either of his cats. But even cat-free,…
  • Speaking At SMX West
    Interested in speaking at our upcoming SMX West conference? We’re now taking submissions through the Speaker Pitch Form that was updated today, with all open sessions listed. Please use this form even if we know you and you have spoken before. We’re moving to a centralized conference management system and…
  • It’s The (Other) Algorithm, Stupid! Understanding DiggRank
    Have you ever wondered what it really takes for a story submitted to Digg to get to the home page? Or why a certain story—even a really good, social media friendly story—never got to the home page? I’m frequently asked the question “Hey, my story has [number] of Diggs but…
  • Google Gadgets Meets Apple’s Dashboard Widgets
    Google Gadgets can now run on Apple’s Dashboard, as a native Dashboard Widget. So now you can have the same Google Gadget on your iGoogle page and Google Desktop Sidebar as well as in your Apple Dashboard. From a developer’s standpoint, now if you make a Google Gadget, that gadget…
  • Google Introduces New “My Location” Feature for Mobile Devices
    Many mobile industry insiders and pundits have argued that when GPS becomes ubiquitous then “location based services” will really take off. The problem is: GPS doesn’t always work, it isn’t yet in every device, and isn’t always enabled even if it is present. But the premise that passive location awareness…
  • AOL Launches New Money & Finance Site, Powered By Relegence Search Engine
    Roughly a year ago, AOL acquired Relegence a search technology company that offers real-time information and data feeds on a subscription basis to Wall Street professionals. Now AOL is bringing the fruits of that acquisition to a newly redesigned Money & Finance site intended to go head to head with…
  • Google’s Malware Warnings Not Working?
    Subverted search sites lead to massive malware attack in progress from ComputerWorld reports that Google, along with Yahoo, Live Search and other search engines are being targeted more than ever with sites that contain malware. Alex Eckelberry, Sunbelt Software’s CEO said “So far we’ve found 27 different domains, each with…
  • Google AdWords Tests Campaign Template Feature For My Client Center Users
    Kevin Gibbons reports he has a new feature in his AdWords account. He is now able to use the “Google AdWords Template Center.” The Google AdWords Template Center enables him to create a template that can be used across all his campaigns for any of his clients. So if you…
  • Google’s Matt Cutts On Cloaking & Search Snippets
    Matt Cutts of Google has written two posts on the topic of SEO: Detecting more “undetectable” webspam The anatomy of a search result…
  • Google Maps Balloon Now Contains Street View Image
    The Google LatLong Blog announced that when you do a search in Google Maps and click on a listing, they will now show, when available, a “street view” image of the location within the pop-up bubble. For example, a search on abigaels, new york, ny will return three results on…
  • Google Allows Group Collaboration On My Maps
    The Google Lat Long Blog announced that My Maps now can be built by groups of people, not just individuals. Maps can be edited by only selected friends and family or by Google Maps users at large. The benefits of this are fairly straightforward: group travel planning, collective favorites, better…

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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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