SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 7, 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:

  • Windows Live Comes Out Of Beta, Adds Capabilities
    Microsoft took the beta label off Windows Live Services, a mix of desktop and Web apps that are part of the company’s “software + services” strategy to keep those promoting “cloud computing” at bay (e.g., Google). Reuters and eWeek have rundowns of the global launch, while Digital Inspiration complains about…
  • Training: The In-House SEO/SEM Marketer’s Trump Card
    A recent Forrester research report, US Interactive Marketing Forecast, 2007 to 2012, concludes that all marketing will become interactive over the next five years with no single channel dominating the scene. We’ve seen some evidence of erosion in the ad spend for traditional media this year, as the latest…
  • A Magic Carpet For B2B Marketers
    As any company trying to set up operations in China knows, getting things done is a little more difficult than in the western world. In the United States, finding a supplier is relatively easy. You can look for partners at trade shows, industry publications, ad in business directories, among…
  • Ask.com Introduces Bloglines Top 1000 List
    Bloglines Beta has launched the Bloglines Top 1000 list. Didn’t Bloglines have a top blog list already? Yes, they had a top 200 list, but users wanted to see a larger picture of what feeds people subscribe to, so Bloglines has released an expanded top 1000 list. A formal announcement…
  • Google Offers SEO Advice On Ajax Coding
    The Google Webmaster Central Blog posted advice on how to make your site crawlable if you make use of common Web 2.0 design features, such as AJAX….
  • Search Google Maps At The Gas Pump
    Google has struck a deal with a company called Gilbarco Veeder-Root, which makes what might be called “smart” gas pumps that include an Internet connection and a kiosk/screen. It would appear to be a deal with potential global reach. Users will be able to do certain types of searches…
  • YouTube Enhances Video Flagging System
    YouTube has announced they have improved their video flagging system. If you ever watch a video that might raise a concern, you can click on a “Flag” link below the video (when on a video page) that will enable you to report the video to a human editor at YouTube….
  • Newspaper Editor: Google Is ‘Hugely Dangerous’
    An editor at the UK’s Times Online repeated to a newspaper conference the oft-told theme: Google was ‘hugely dangerous’ to the newspaper industry. She was apparently using Google as a bit of a stand-in for the Internet as a whole and its impact on the industry. Newspapers in Europe have…
  • Clear Channel’s Radio Ad Inventory Now Available On Google Audio Ads
    The Inside AdWords blog announced Clear Channel’s inventory of about 1700 AM and FM stations are now available for purchase at Google Audio Ads. For more about the ads, see our Google Audio Ads archive….
  • Google Reader Improves iPhone Interface & Adds Blogroll Feature
    The Google Reader Blog announced they have added the ability to dynamically include a blogroll of your feeds on your site and that they have improved the Google Reader Mobile interface for iPhone users….
  • Search Month: October 2007 Search News, In Review
    Search Month is a monthly newsletter that recaps stories covered on Search Engine Land over the past month. It’s also available by feed here. Below, news about Search Engine Land itself, then our 10 most popular stories from October 2007, then a major story for various search topics along with…
  • AOL Confirms Quigo Acquisition, Integration Into ‘Platform A’
    Based on the circulating rumor and reports, we joined the speculation that AOL was acquiring Quigo and would integrate it into Platform A. Today AOL confirmed that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the company for an undisclosed amount, which various parties speculated was $300 million. Here’s the…
  • The Mysteries of Ad Quality Revealed (Yet Again)
    Perhaps it was lucky fate that Anders Hjorth (of Relevant Traffic, a European SEM agency) and I didn’t have too much time to compare notes going into the panel “Tuning Ads for Quality Score” at SMX Stockholm last week. Fortunately, the presentations didn’t overlap too much. The interesting thing…
  • Facebook Tripartite Ad System Launched: Facebook Pages, Social Ads & Beacon
    Facebook has launched a new Facebook Ads program offering three major products for advertisers: Facebook Pages, a way for businesses to build branded pages on Facebook to connect with their audiences; Facebook Social Ads, an ad system allowing Facebook users to be targeted by demographic, interest and "friend activities," and…

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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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