SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 9, 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 in Pictures: Ron Paul, Googleville, & Bonfire Night
    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….
  • Power Searchers Driving Most Of The Query Volume At Google, Yahoo, MSN
    This Compete blog post argues that most of the search query volume at the major search engines is driven by a relatively small number of search engine users: power searchers. According to Compete, “[T]he top 1% of searchers performs a full 13% of all searches in a given month.” Breaking…
  • Google Earth Adds Millennium Development Goals Layer
    The Google LatLong Blog announced Google Earth has added the “Millennium Development Goals” layer within the “Global Awareness” folder. To access it, open Google Earth, open the “Global Awareness” folder and click the checkbox next to “UNDP: Millennium Development Goals Monitor.” Then you should see blue “MDG” icons throughout the…
  • How Feedburner Adds Up Subscriber Numbers
    Last Saturday, there was a gasp of collective horror in the blogosphere as FeedBurner subscriber stats plunged for many sites. Today, it’s happened again. Don’t panic! Your subscribers are probably all still there, with Google Reader to blame for the missing numbers. Below, our comprehensive guide to how FeedBurner compiles…
  • Schmidt: Google Will Definitely Participate In The Wireless Spectrum Auction
    This article from Forbes sort of quotes Google CEO Eric Schmidt saying, for the first time, that the company would “definitely” participate in the forthcoming 700 MHZ wireless spectrum auction to be held in January. It also says that Google would open that spectrum up to anyone willing to pay…
  • Microsoft Tries Search & Win Again?
    Is Live Search bringing back the search and win “Live Search Trial Program?” A Marketwatch article suggests so, even though the page is invalid. Microsoft did run this program back in August. In addition, it has also run the Live Search Club program….
  • YouTube Releases Desktop Multi-Video Upload PC Client
    YouTube announced the release of a desktop PC client that allows you to upload multiple videos at one time. The client is available over here and is currently only supported in Windows, but YouTube says a Mac client is coming soon. You can upload 10 minutes in length videos and…
  • Coming Soon: Block Domaining Ads From Google?
    In response to popular request, block domain ads looks to be coming, along with other blocking features. I have reported at the Search Engine Roundtable that some AdWords advertisers are now able to block categories of sites, plus they are able to block domain ads and error page ads. Back…
  • Chewing Gum, Google Universal Search & Is That A Nude Woman?
    Here’s latest Google Universal Search funny, this time for chewing gum. Three images at the top. You’ve got your gumballs, your Juicy Fruit and your — um — naked woman? Yep:…
  • Facebook’s Hot, At Least As A Top Search Term
    Facebook might not be more popular than sex, but it’s getting there — at least as a rival to sex as something people search on. Below, a look at Facebook’s new entry into a top search terms list and related stats, along the way — including which country searches for…
  • LookSmart Reports Poor Earnings & Sells FindArticles To CNET
    Gary Price reports that LookSmart has sold off FindArticles to CNET Networks for $20.5 million. LookSmart published a press release that details the sale is in cash, not in stock. Neil Ashe, CEO of CNET Networks, said:…

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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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