SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 24, 2009

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Google Launches “Place Pages,” Gets Rid Of Tabbed Info Bubble

    Google is swapping its “info window” in Maps out in favor a much richer full-page experience that offers more information and a number of new capabilities and features. The pop-ups on Maps previously opened to an expanded info-bubble view, featuring a tabbed experience that buried much of the information available about a business. The new “Place [...]

  • Google Offers New Keyword Research Tool

    I reported at the Search Engine Roundtable this morning that Google has a beta version of a new keyword tool available in the AdWords console. To get to it, login to, go to a campaign, click on opportunities (if you have that tab), then on the left bar, click on keyword tool. [...]

  • Google Starts Shopping For Businesses Again

    Google CEO sees one small acquisition a month from Reuters reports Google’s CEO as saying they are back in the business of acquiring businesses. He told Reuters, “acquisitions are turned on again at Google and we are doing our normal maneuvers, which is small companies.” “My estimate would be one-a-month acquisitions and these are [...]

  • Eric Brill, That’s On eBay: Microsoft’s adCenter GM & Search Researcher Leaves

    eBay has announced they have hired Dr. Eric Brill as their vice president of research and applied science to lead up eBay’s research labs team. Prior, Dr. Brill was General Manager of adCenter Labs at Microsoft and before that, he Director and Principal Researcher and head of the Text Mining, Search and Navigation [...]

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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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