SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 29, 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:

  • Shashi Seth, Another Ex-Googler, Lands At AOL

    AOL announced today that it’s hired former Google employee Shashi Seth as its Senior VP of Global Advertising Products. While with Google, Seth was head of monetization for YouTube. Most recently he was the Chief Revenue Officer for Cooliris. AOL’s addition of Seth is the latest in a series of hirings from the search industry — [...]

  • Google Broadening Wave Access With GMail-Like Rollout

    As we previously reported, starting tomorrow Google will widen access to its innovative communications platform Wave, offering 100,000 new invitations to use the service. Many of these people in turn will be allowed to invite others to join as well, reminiscent of how GMail propagated. (It’s wise for Google to allow these new users to [...]

  • Google Launches Merchant Center For Google Base Users

    The Google Base blog announced the launch of the new Google Merchant Center. This is the location for you to “upload your feeds, check on the status of your items, and get information on the performance of your listings.” The Merchant Center is replacing Google Base for those who submit products to Google. [...]

  • Shopping Engine Wize Relaunches To Align Product Research With Word Of Mouth

    What amazes me is that in more than a decade no “brand” has really emerged in shopping search. What do I mean by “brand”? I mean a site that’s top-of-mind for consumers, trusted and that they navigate to directly for products and product information. One could say that the exceptions to this are Amazon, eBay [...]

  • 6 Discovery Methods For Finding Ideal Linking Partners

    One of my link builders recently had the brilliant idea of putting together and sending out a questionnaire designed to gather information how the other link builders in our agency perform their daily link building tasks. We’ve always worked on the assumption that each link builder will naturally be drawn to using certain specific tools [...]

  • Cadbury Campaign Blends Earned And Paid Media

    One of the greatest marketing success stories of the last couple of years has been Cadbury, the British chocolate maker – which, at nearly 200 years old, could be forgiven for failing to grasp modern technologies to promote its brands. However, helped by some great creative work by London shop Fallon, they’ve had huge success by [...]

  • How To Get Into Baidu, The World’s 2nd Largest Search Engine

    ComScore’s announcement in early July that Baidu had become the second largest global search engine caused a fair bit of chatter in the industry as well as getting the attention of global marketers. ComScore further reported that Baidu had more than 8 billion searches and 145 million unique visitors in June meaning Baidu’s market [...]

  • Take That, Twitter: Google Hot Trends Integrated Into Google Search

    Twitter and real time search continues to attract buzz, and Google’s reacting by positioning its “Hot Trends” information in a place where more people will see it, within Google’s regular search results. Starting around 3:45 Pacific Time today, those searching on topics that are spiking or “hot” in popularity should see a new [...]

  • Meet The Google OneBox, Plus Box, Direct Answers & The 10-Pack

    Google’s “normal” listings show the title of a web page, a description of it (also called a “snippet”) and the web page’s URL. However, Google also has other listings that appear within search results that are designed to give access to some of its specialized search tools (such as news search), to [...]

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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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