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SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 30, 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:

  • Bing Mobile App Comes To Verizon Android Handsets

    Microsoft previously said there was going to be an Android version of Bing soon, following its successful iPhone app. Today there is — for Verizon Android handsets only however. It was announced on the Bing Community Blog.
    I’m sure a more general Bing-Android app will be out in the not to distant future.
    Although it’s overshadowed by […]

  • Google & AP Extend Long-Term Content Deal

    After months of being without a long-term content deal, Google and the Associated Press have finally renewed their vows. Google will continue to host AP stories on Google News and have access to AP’s news feeds without fear that the AP will make legal claims against the company. From the announcement:
    We’ve extended our existing licensing […]

  • Angstro Buy, Shopping, Gaming Investments Point To Multi-Pronged Google Social Strategy

    Last week Google acquired Angstro. The site has been described as a way to discover and organize information about individuals across various professional networks. Here’s how Angstro describes itself:
    Ångströ represents the ability to hone in on highly focused, relevant news across professional networks. Where search engines such as Google and other news aggregator […]

  • Report: Google’s YouTube To Offer Streaming Pay-Per-View Hollywood Rentals

    Google plans pay-per-view films from the Financial Times reports Google is in talks with several major Hollywood film companies to offer a pay-per-view service of their films.
    Reports say that the streaming movie service from YouTube will bring these movies to online consumers at about $5 per movie. The movies would not download to […]

  • Mary Shelley Google Doodle: Frankenstein

    Google has a special logo on many of the Google properties, not Google U.S., for Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley is well known for novel, Frankenstein. The Google Doodle is a gothic theme, which conveys Mary Shelley’s work as a writer.
    She started writing Frankenstein at the age of 18, completed it a […]

  • Paid Search Strategies For Boosting Holiday Season Profits

    Will this year be the year when online holiday sales return to double digit growth? Or will the holidays once again deliver lackluster growth in the low single digits for online advertisers? While predicting how much consumers will buy may be difficult, predicting how they will likely behave is not. We recently […]

  • Effectively Prioritizing Your Paid Search Tasks

    In my last Paid Search column I wrote about six common business fallacies that lead paid search managers to spend time unproductively. Unproductive work is costly in that someone internally or externally is paid to do work that adds no value, and that same person is prevented from doing work that is valuable.
    Prioritizing tasks […]

  • SMX East: Speakers Announced, Rates Increase Soon – Register Now!

    Early bird rates for Search Marketing Expo – SMX East end soon. Save up to $300 on your All Access ticket by registering now! Why should you join us October 4-6 in New York City?

    More than 100 of the world’s most knowledgeable speakers will present at SMX East. They’re selected based on ability AND willingness […]

  • Solving “Local” Challenges: Combating Bulk Calls

    If you a) believe in the power of search—as a technology, as a consumer experience and as a business model, and b) believe in the economic promise of the “local” opportunity, then you need to commit to a simple axiom: the ultimate destiny of a local search is a phone call.
    Two relatively new macro trends […]

  • Yelp COO Geoff Donaker To Keynote SMX East

    We’re delighted to announce that Yelp Chief Operating Officer Geoff Donaker will be in the spotlight for SMX East’s second day keynote on Tuesday, October 5th. Combining local search with customer reviews, special offers and a healthy dose of social interaction, Yelp is an indispensable resource for local businesses and those who enjoy “getting out […]

  • Google Adds A Filter For Finding Blogs

    Google has added a new filter to its blog search option that makes it easier to find blogs themselves, not just individual blog posts. The filter is part of Google.com search, not Google’s specific Blog Search service at blogsearch.google.com.
    The filter appears in the left-side menu. When you choose the Blogs option after your search, it […]

  • The Google Beat: Google Starts Vlogging About Hot Search Topics

    Google has launched a new videoblog series that will highlight “some of the hottest searches” on Google’s U.S. search engine. It’s called The Google Beat, and the first weekly video was published this morning. Here’s how Google explains it:
    Using data from Google Trends, Google Insights for Search and some additional tools, the Google Beat will […]

  • Paul Allen Sues Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Others Over Patents

    Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder and one of the richest men on earth, has filed a patent infringement suit today against several Internet titans, the Wall Street Journal reports.
    The lawsuit centers on technology developed a decade ago by Interval Research Corp., a technology lab that Allen owned between 1992 and 2000. Eleven companies are […]

Search News From Around The Web:

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Local, Maps & Mobile

Link Building

Paid Search & Contextual


SEM Industry


Social Media

Video, Music & Image Search

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

  • Time for another look at TrustRank concepts – This one has been on my mind for 6 months, finally got around to finishing it up. Exceptional content? Dunno, but damned important and over-looked. Is it from SEJ? Yea, sorry Michael… Am I also be a cheecky fella today? U bet, sleep deprivation does wonders! hee hee… But heed these words I tell ya!
  • Google Helping Slimeballs Profit from Golfer’s Death – Terrible story about people who are taking advantage of an expired domain and Google to profit from the name and death of a young female golfer.

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