SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 26, 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:

  • Search In Pictures: Yahoo Grenoble, Google Lego Drive & Google Chess
    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….
  • Online and In Person Networking At SMX East
    We’ve been writing about the SMX East content and keynotes lately. There’s another aspect of the show that is just as important and valuable – networking. And with more than 600 companies sending delegates, there are lots of people to network with! Keep reading to learn more about the networking…
  • Watching The Presidential Debate? Use New Twitter Election Site To Share What You Think
    Twitter announced the launch of Election 2008 on Twitter. The mashup brings together all US political discussions around the 2008 elections from Twitter. For example, I twittered, “Will McCain do the debate? Honestly just testing” and it showed up seconds later on….
  • Search Stats You Need to Know & The Bible of the Search Industry
    In The Trenches is a weekly spotlight of tips, tricks, and news about the tools search engine marketing professionals use to give them a leg up on the competition. Today: news from the search engines, today’s in-depth look: search stats you need to know (August 2008), not-so-light reading: the…
  • Google Adds Traffic Data To Google Maps UK
    Google Blogoscoped reports Google has added traffic data to Google Maps UK. The traffic results can be seen if you search for london and click on the “Traffic” button at the top right….
  • Cool (or Cuil) Still Has To Play By The Rules
    I recently did an opening keynote down in Silicon Valley and before my audience got well into their first cup of coffee, I started ranting at them. Now, being Canadian, my rants are rather mild and non- threatening (although I apparently scared a lot of Aussies at SMX in…
  • Welcome New Search Engine Land Editors!
    The Search Engine Land team is growing. We’ve gained two new editors this month, Matt McGee and Elisabeth Osmeloski, plus Melissa Cormier came on as our editorial assistant in August. Below, an update on the entire team, and what we each do….
  • Solid SEO Starts With A Solid Business Model
    Bob Massa, one of the original SEOs (though I don’t think he likes to be referred to with that label), always talks about SEO from a conversion standpoint, offering quotes like “traffic without conversions is the epitome of futility.” The SEO space is a bit crowded right now. So…

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Video, Music & Image Search

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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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