SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 26, 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: Matchbox 20, Dr. Muhammad Yunus & Yahoo Parachute
    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….

  • Facebook To IPO Next Year (It’ll Have To)
    I’m still on vacation, but catching up on my reading, I see that Facebook "years away" said founder Mark Zuckerberg last week. I also see Facebook will have more than 700 employees next year. So like Google and Microsoft, it’ll be forced to IPO against its will sometime next year,…
  • Preview YouTube’s New Video Browsing Page
    The YouTube Blog announced that new features are going to be launched in the upcoming months. One new feature is a new user interface for the video browsing page. You can preview the new page at this location. You will notice that if you mouse-over the video tab, up come…
  • Got “Google” In Your URL? Sorry, No AdSense For You
    AdSense Disallowed On URLs Containing “Google”, Google Says from Google Blogoscoped shows an almost comical AdSense ban of a portion of his site. Reportedly, Google has disallowed him from displaying Google AdSense ads on the Chinese version of his site, because it is located at http://google.blogoscoped.cn/. Google sent him the…
  • Judge Rejects Google’s Motion To Dismiss American Airlines Suit
    Eric Goldman reports Judge John McBride has denied Google’s motion to dismiss of the American Airlines search ad trademark suit. The court document does not explain why the judge denied Google’s motion. All it says is that he dismissed the motion. Eric Goldman feels that taking this case to court…
  • Microsoft Has Huge Quarter, Online Not As Good
    Because Google has been so successful financially, one tends to think of Microsoft as the underdog these days. It’s not. Microsoft had a huge overall quarter, with revenue of $13.76 billion and profit of $4.29 billion. Vista appears to be selling well, despite mixed to negative reviews. So are Office…
  • Consolidating Sitemap Files With Google
    Mickey Kataria has posted on the Google Webmaster Central blog that if you can verify ownership of multiple sites, you can consolidate the Sitemap files for those sites and either combine the URLs from those sites into one Sitemap or create separate files for each site, but store the files…

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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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