SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 3, 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: Kumo: Microsoft Tests Search Ideas With Its Own Employees Like many others, I saw the mention that came out on LiveSide earlier today about Microsoft’s new search interface and potential “Kumo” […]

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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:

  • Kumo: Microsoft Tests Search Ideas With Its Own Employees

    Like many others, I saw the mention that came out on LiveSide earlier today about Microsoft’s new search interface and potential “Kumo” brand change. Now we, along with others, have received an internal memo about the changes along with some further screenshots
    Before jumping in, let’s talk about the brand change. I’ve lost track of the […]

  • Boost SEM Campaign ROI with Search Analytics – Find Out How March 31-April1

    Need to measure the value of your SEO and PPC campaigns to get more budget – or hold on to what you have? Want to jumpstart a testing program and determine how best to convert your web site visitors? Attend Search Marketing Expo – SMX Search Analytics and learn tactics to maximize your search marketing […]

  • Cuil Announces New Layout, Other Updates

    Cuil, the search engine that launched to great hype last year and seems to have disappeared since then, announced changes to its design, content, and backend today.
    When Cuil launched last summer, the site’s design was one of its primary distinguishing features — it used a three-column layout that gave equal weight to a variety of […]

  • Why Link Building Must Go In-House

    Why in the world would someone who earns a living building links write that you need to stop hiring other people to build your links and start doing it yourself?
    Because that’s what’s in your best interest.
    If you hope to survive this down economy, and thrive long term once things improve, now is a great time […]

  • Report: Growth Of Paid Search Budgets Decline While SEO Budgets Increase

    eMarketer’s latest report named Search Marketing Trends: Back to Basics says that in the realm of search marketing budgets, SEO budgets will increase in the next five years, while paid search budgets will decline relative to the overall marketing budgets for companies.
    MediaPost reports the growth for SEO campaigns will increase from 17.7% in 2009 to […]

  • Jon Stewart Explains Twitter & Stephen Colbert On Wikipedia

    Like many people, I got a chuckle out of Jon Stewart’s recent send-up of Twitter on the Daily Show. If you haven’t seen it, the clip is below. I also thought it went nicely with the clip from Stephen Colbert on Wikipedia from back in 2006. So enjoy the double feature. Now if we can […]

  • MapQuest Launches Enhanced Biz Locator, Puts Brands On The Map

    MapQuest has beefed up its business locator tool. A scrolling vertical bar now appears on the upper right of every map allowing users to populate any map quickly and simply with different categories of businesses or, in the case of advertisers, with specific brand locations.

    Here’s what happens when you click the logo for Holiday Inn […]

  • Twitter & Google Maps Help Find Lost Skiers

    The Google Maps Mania Blog reports that Twitter in conjunction with Google Maps has helped locate a couple lost skiers.
    The blog post said, “group of technology entrepreneurs on a skiing vacation in Verbier in the Alps lost two of their party.” Alex Hoye used Twitter to send out the request, then found […]

  • How To Use Images Successfully On Social Media Sites

    Images are one of the most popular forms of social media news content for a variety of reasons. This form of media is easily consumed, transfers information quickly, usually requires less reading and can project a great deal of information (many times more so than text). People are busy and not willing to give away […]

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Barry Schwartz
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Barry Schwartz is a technologist and a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics.

In 2019, Barry was awarded the Outstanding Community Services Award from Search Engine Land, in 2018 he was awarded the US Search Awards the "US Search Personality Of The Year," you can learn more over here and in 2023 he was listed as a top 50 most influential PPCer by Marketing O'Clock.

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