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SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 3, 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:

  • Yahoo Answers Hits One Billion Answers

    Yahoo Answers — by far the largest answer search engine on the web — says it passed the one billion answer mark within the past week.
    In today’s announcement, Yahoo has also shared several other interesting stats about the Q&A service:
    Yahoo! Answers currently receives:
    823,966 questions and answers per day…
    that works out to 34,331 per hour or […]

  • Managing Customer Relationships, After The Click

    Never before has it been easier for local business to generate leads for their businesses. There are many, many resources available to help businesses get customers in the door and on the phone. Many advertising options—online and offline—are performance-priced including pay-per-click, pay-per-lead, and pay-per-call. From search engines, traditional yellow pages publishers, newspapers, local ad […]

  • Search & Affiliate Marketing: Making Them Work For You

    Search marketers will often say that you shouldn’t run affiliate programs because your brand will be damaged by affiliates. That’s a cop-out. To suggest that you will lose control of your brand by having other marketers drive sales for you is insulting to those of us who understand the business.

  • Google Buys 3-D UI Maker BumpTop

    Google has bought BumpTop, a company that makes 3-D desktop UIs for the PC (Windows and Mac). The purchase amount was not disclosed of course, although the company had only raised a small amount of investor cash, less than $2 million. So figure the acquisition was less than $20 million — probably more like $10 […]

  • The Twitter Search Revolution: Popular & Promoted Tweets Mature The Service

    Within the past month, Twitter Search has radically matured. It has gained “relevant” tweets in addition to search ads. The changes are as much a revolution as when web search engines increased their relevancy and integrated search ads a decade ago. Searchers, search marketers — take notice! Below, a guide to what’s happened and what […]

  • The Twitter Search Landscape

    Twitter reports serving 19 billion searches per month, and that doesn’t even count Twitter-powered searches at the major search engines of Google, Yahoo and Bing. Where are all those searches happening? Who are the big players in Twitter search?
    No one really knows so far, which makes life tough for search marketers trying to decide where […]

  • Mobile AdWords Management Now Available To Everyone

    In March Google began testing a mobile AdWords interface so advertisers can manage their search ad campaigns on Android, iPhone, and Palm Pre devices. Google announced that this feature is now available to all advertisers who have one of the three type of devices listed above.
    Google also posted a video demo of the features […]

  • SMX Advanced London: Exceptional Sessions, Great Networking & Barak Keynote

    Our fourth Search Marketing Expo event in the UK is just two weeks away, and it’s shaping up to be an exceptional show. You can expect the great content, keynote, networking activities and meals for which SMX events are famous.
    But this year we’ve added a new – and we think very compelling – focus to […]

  • With Lala Closing, Google Music Search May Use Alternatives

    With Apple-owned Lala closing in a month, what happens to Google Music Search, which has used Lala clips as part of its service? We’ll see, says Google — noting there are variety of alternatives out there?
    When you do a music-related search on Google, you often get special Music OneBox that appears at the top of […]

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