SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 6, 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: Super Tuesday, Internet Style: How We’re Using the Web In the 2008 Elections Today is Super Tuesday, which means that voters in 24 states are carefully reviewing their candidate research and […]

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Super Tuesday,
    Internet Style: How We’re Using the Web In the 2008 Elections

    Today is Super Tuesday, which means that voters in 24 states are carefully
    reviewing their candidate research and doing last minute thoughtful analysis
    in preparation for voting in the primaries. Well, maybe that’s hopeful
    optimism, but in any case, the place these voters are turning to for
    information is…
  • Ask Offers
    Smart (Election) Answers

    Thanks to Gary Price for pointing out that Ask.com is offering its own round
    up of content and information related to the primaries via its core "Smart
    Answers" functionality in search results. Search for "Super Tuesday" and you
    get a host of links and a pull-down menu that sends users…
  • Two Practical
    Landing Page Tricks That Will Save You Money

    Do you want to know how to reduce your cost per conversion by up to $10.67 and
    improve your quality score at the same time? Let me tell you a story about how
    I used two easy landing page optimization tricks to do just this….
  • The Latest From
    Jerry: Stay Focused, Yahoos!

    Yet another employee letter to Yahoos from CEO Jerry Yang has now become
    public, thanks to Yahoo being required to file these things with the US
    Securities & Exchange Commission. It makes you wonder why Yahoo (and
    Microsoft) don’t just publicly blog these letters to their workers, since
    they…
  • Google Hiring
    In Africa

    Google is reportedly starting to bulk up a bit in Africa. The company is doing
    some new hiring in its Nairobi, Kenya African headquarters and opening new
    offices in several countries. International revenues represented 48 percent of
    Google’s earnings in Q4 2007….
  • Berkowitz Had
    Hoped To Turn Around Microsoft, But May Find Himself In "Turnaound"

    According to CNET, Microsoft isn’t waiting for the Yahoo acquistion to happen
    before it reorganizes. Several internal groups are slated for leadership
    change, and Steve Berkowitz, former Ask.com CEO and current SVP of Online
    Services for Microsoft, is apparently part of the changes….
  • New—And
    Unfortunate—Changes To Google Local Search

    Google recently made some quite significant changes to the "OneBox" result
    that appears at the top of the result page when you do a query that Google
    determines has local intent. Previously, Google would display three local
    search results in the OneBox area, with at star rating and a review…
  • Google To Fight
    Baidu In China With Legal Music Downloads?

    One of the key weaknesses Google has seemed to face in growing market share in
    China has been the fact that many people turn to Baidu to download music. Now
    the company may be fixing this, reports the Wall Street Journal:…
  • SphinnCon
    Israel 2008 Recap

    Photo from Yos SphinnCon Israel 2008 is now complete, and I wanted to share
    the coverage I found for the conference. SphinnCon is a networking event
    series from Search Engine Land’s parent company, Third Door Media. I hosted
    the first ever event in the series in Jerusalem, Israel….

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Danny Sullivan was a journalist and analyst who covered the digital and search marketing space from 1996 through 2017. He was also a cofounder of Third Door Media, which publishes Search Engine Land and MarTech, and produces the SMX: Search Marketing Expo and MarTech events. He retired from journalism and Third Door Media in June 2017. You can learn more about him on his personal site & blog He can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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