SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 25, 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 Illustrated: Geo Targeting Search Strategies
    Are you reaching the right people with your search optimization and marketing campaigns? Even though we’re living in an increasingly globalized world, it often pays to tailor content and optimization efforts to specific regions. Today’s Search Illustrated shows a number of ways that your web sites can be geo…
  • AdWords Quality Score: Can Your Business Model Be Banned?
    Let’s get this uncomfortable truth out of the way up front: Google’s actions, manifested through a variety of methodologies to rank (and sometimes ban) listings and content, have regularly irritated, angered, and alienated some webmasters, website owners, and advertisers. The outcry is more vociferous if you can give an…
  • Open Directory Launches The Official DMOZ Blog
    The Open Directory just launched the official DMOZ blog. The first blog post explains that DMOZ wants to use this blog to: Provide authentic messages about DMOZ and the efforts of our volunteer community.Highlight enhancements, both current and future.Allow editors to showcase their categories and describe, in their own words,…
  • Microsoft Dilemma: Facebook Or Yahoo (Or AOL)?
    The NY Post is reporting that Microsoft is weighing two big investment options: buying a 5 percent stake in Facebook (at rougly $500 million), which was widely reported yesterday, or buying some or all of Yahoo. But the options are probably mutually exclusive, given the earlier $6 billion acquisition of…
  • New York Times’ Marshall Simmonds: Poster Child Of SEO Success
    Marshall Simmonds of the New York Times is, to me, the SEO of the hour right now. For an industry often mischaracterized as doing nothing but blog spamming, Marshall’s work as chief search strategist to institutionalize SEO as part of the regular editorial production at the New York Times lead…
  • Is Wikipedia’s Community Editing Model About To Die?
    Gary Price picked up on a major change coming to the German Wikipedia, where only “trusted editors” will be able to make instant changes to the online community-driven encyclopedia. This change is coming to the German Wikipedia later this year, and it may follow suit on the English version of…
  • Privacy Tuesday: New Google Privacy Video & Privacy Articles
    Following on last month’s search privacy video from Google, the Google Blog announced that a new installment dealing with personalized results is now available. Meanwhile, two new articles about privacy issues and naming Google in particular have also come out today….
  • Google News May Index Yahoo Ads
    BlogStorm has found that Google News might actually index Yahoo contextual ads….
  • The New Digg & What It Means For SEO
    Last week Chris Winfield did a great job reviewing the new Digg. Today, I want to discuss how the changes affect SEOs. We all want to get on the homepage of Digg because it can bring in thousands of links, but the recent changes made it both easier and…
  • New Comment System For Search Engine Land
    Back when Search Engine Land launched, we used TypeKey to manage our comments system. Some people hated the system, but I promised from the start that it would eventually be replaced by something better. Today, that finally happens. Comments at Search Engine Land are now being handled through our own…
  • Facebook Notification Feeds: Not So Private From Blog Search, After All
    Lisa Barone posted today about being surprised to discover that some of her Facebook activities were showing up in Bloglines. How? She’s friends with John Harmon, and his Facebook notifications feed was apparently submitted over there. The odd thing is, Facebook says these feeds shouldn’t show up in Bloglines at…

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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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