SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 29, 2008

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 “Bible” Of Search Engine Marketing
    It’s common for comprehensive books written by respected authorities to be tagged as the “bible” of a particular topic or industry. My vote for that distinctive title in our industry goes to Search Engine Marketing, Inc. by Mike Moran and Bill Hunt. Both Mike and Bill are longtime search marketing veterans who were [...]
  • Bookshelf: New Column From Search Engine Land
    Our newest Search Engine Land column, Bookshelf, launches today. Bookshelf features reviews of books, white papers and other publications that help search marketers do their jobs or gain a better understanding of general digital marketing issues. The Bookshelf column appears periodically at Search Engine Land. In today’s debut post, I review the newly [...]
  • Yahoo Search Assist At 1; Google Toolbar At 8 Break out the birthday candles for Yahoo’s Search Assist and Google’s Toolbar. Yahoo reminds us today that its Search Assist feature was launched a year ago this month. Search Assist is the feature that suggests words and phrases while you type in the Yahoo search box; it also suggests related concepts — something, Yahoo tells us, [...]
  • Is Yahoo’s Buzz A Buzz-Kill? When Yahoo Buzz launched back in February of 2008, it was thought by many to be the next big player in the social news community space. This was largely due to the fact that if your content got the most “buzz” it had a chance to be featured on, which can send millions of [...]
  • Q&A With Kieran Hawe, Director, SEO/Search: MTV Networks
    This month in our continuing series of interviews of inhouse SEMs, we speak with Kieran Hawe.  Kieran practices our art as the Director, SEO / Search – Global Digital Media for MTV Networks, based in New York.  He’s taken the time to offer up advice for readers not just on SEO and career aspirations, but [...]
  • Republican Congressman Calls For More “In-Depth” Review Of Proposed Google-Yahoo Search Deal & Another Microsoft-Yahoo Deal On Deck?
    Texas Republican Congressman and Google critic Joe Barton wants more information about the proposed paid-search deal between Google and Yahoo. Dissatisfied with Yahoo’s responses to his questions to date, Barton has asked the US Department of Justice to “thoroughly investigate issues of competition and privacy that Yahoo failed to address fully.”  He is concerned about [...]
  • Google Rolling Out “SearchWiki”? Move Results Up, Hide Them Or Suggest Your Own
    A year ago today, I wrote about an experimental feature Google was showing off. I titled that article Google Like/Don’t Like: Move Results Up, Hide Them Or Suggest Your Own. Now it appears Google might be rolling the feature out, at least to a subset of Google searchers. We have several blog posts across [...]
  • Google Adds RSS Feeds For Web Search Results
    As expected, Google has added an RSS feed for web search results to the Google Alerts service. As seen in the screenshot above, when creating a new alert, you can now choose to get the alert via email or RSS feed. RSS feed alerts are only available to logged-in Google account holders. As we reported earlier [...]

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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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