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SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 24, 2010

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Official: Yahoo’s Results Now Come From Bing

    Yahoo just announced the transition from Yahoo Search powered results to Bing powered organic Yahoo search results is now complete. The search ads are still from Yahoo but the free, organic results are now powered by Bing in the U.S. and Canada.
    Shashi Seth, Senior Vice President of Yahoo! Search Products, said ” I […]

  • Clicker Launches iPhone App, Against Backdrop Of TV Changes, Disruption

    Social TV guide Clicker, also sometimes called “TV Guide for the internet,” launched its iPhone app this morning. An iPad app is on the way.
    It’s cool and useful and it contains some, but not all content, available on the Clicker.com site. Here’s the list of the app’s content and features per the Clicker Blog:

    Search Clicker’s […]

  • Why I Didn’t Hire Conductor, But Seriously Considered It

    About 3 years ago while I was an SEO infant, an especially slick, Canadian-born, industry veteran introduced me to the people at LinkExperts. “You’ve got to use these guys. They are the only way to get some killer links, it’s expensive but it’s totally worth it.” I eagerly called LinkExperts, went through a Powerpoint dog […]

  • How Core Components Of Social Media Have Made Us A Connected World

    While ‘social media’ may not be a completely new term (see the recent Forbes Magazine article for examples of great social media campaigns that began in the 1990s), the fast development of what social media has now become in the past years is staggering.
    The Influence of Twitter and Facebook

    There are more people on Facebook worldwide […]

  • Topsy: Now Searching Tweets Back To May 2008

    Looking for old tweets? Look to Topsy. The service has just expanded to have what it claims to be the largest searchable collection of past tweets, over 5 billion of them, stretching back to at least May 2008. That makes it more comprehensive than Google’s Twitter search or even Twitter’s own Twitter Search.
    Topsy will be […]

  • Google, Bing & The Dance Of The iPhone

    The iPhone may have been outsold last quarter by Android, but Apple’s phone remains at least for the time being the “it device” in the smartphone market. Google and Microsoft are both, let’s say, “ambivalent” about the iPhone. And, in some ways, Google and Microsoft/Bing have changed places vis-a-vis the handset.
    Of the three major search […]

  • Microsoft adCenter Temporarily Increases Bing Crawl Rates

    The adCenter blog announced they will be temporarily increasing the standard crawl rate they use for detecting ad relevance on adCenter ads.
    The increase will show a crawl rate of up to 20 to 30qps, which they say is “accepted standards for crawl rates.” Here is the full message from adCenter:
    Along with our consistent […]

  • Robots.txt Recruiter: Daily Mail Uses Robots.txt File To Find SEO

    Malcolm Coles spotted that the Daily Mail, one of the UK’s largest papers, changed their robots.txt file to include a line which reads:
    # August 12th, MailOnline are looking for a talented SEO Manager so if you found this then you’re the kind of techie we need!# Send your CV to holly dot ward at mailonline […]

  • Local SEO & International SEO Have Lots In Common

    International SEO and local SEO are very different right? Wrong — well sort of wrong. Actually they have a lot in common — but they also have some key differences. But they could certainly do with working together in the interest of their clients.

  • Hunch’s Recommendation Engine Goes Local

    Hunch has launched what its co-founder, Chris Dixon, calls an alpha version of a new local recommendation engine. You can access it at hunch.com/local.
    It’s not to be confused with Hunch’s existing Local category on the main Hunch.com site, and no one would confuse the two, anyway. The new Hunch Local is map-based (using Google Maps) […]

Search News From Around The Web:

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Local, Maps & Mobile

Link Building

Paid Search & Contextual



Social Media

Recent Hot Items From Sphinn, Our Social News Sharing Site:

  • Canadian SEO IYP Rankings Report 2010 – An awesome report worth going thoroughly into. Huge work done as well.
  • Pakistan Floodbait: The End of The Info-Graphic – There are so many people jumping on the wagon of Info-graphics as a form of link building, that it almost becomes irrelevant. The cool kids are already moving on, and finding new ways of building links.
  • Why 'Spam' is Everywhere & Why That Means Nothing! – Aaron's reply to Rand's Webspam post:The big issue with search today is not the existence of spam, but how it is dealt with. For a long period of time Google spent much of their resources fighting spam manually. That worked when spammers were sorta poor and one hit wonders fighting on the edge of the web & few people knew how search worked. But as technology advances & "spammers" keep building a bigger stock of capital eventually Google loses the manual game.
  • 7 Social Bookmarking Tools You Should Know About – 7 must have social bookmarking tools that are not very well known, for people who spend a lot of time on places like Digg and StumbleUpon.

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