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SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 7, 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:

  • Facebook’s “Posts By Everyone” Feature: Do People Realize They’re Sharing To The World?

    It’s kind of crazy. I’ve been playing with Facebook’s “Posts By Everyone” search feature recently, and many people who hide their profile information have no problem sharing sometimes really personal updates with the world. Are there people on Facebook who don’t understand how to keep their updates out of the public eye?
    Searching Everyone’s Updates
    You might […]

  • Google Webmaster Central Adds Even More Query Data

    I love data. Part of what’s so great about the web is that the data available brings amazing insights about our audience and how they are engaging with our organizations to enable us to improve that experience. In mid-April, Google Webmaster Tools significantly expanded the information they provide about the search queries that lead to […]

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Google Doodle

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, a famous Russian composer of symphony, opera, ballet, instrumental, chamber and song is celebrating his 170th birthday today and Google has a special logo up for it. The Google Doodle is representing the Swan Lake ballet, which he composed between 1875–1876. It was co-designed by the San Francisco Ballet according […]

  • Teoma Returns As Ask.com’s “Simple Interface”

    Sean Carlos wrote that Teoma.com is now back in action. Teoma was acquired by Ask Jeeves back in 2001 and ultimately became the search technology behind Ask’s search results. Teoma was founded by Professor Apostolos Gerasoulis from Rutgers and Professor Tao Yang from UCSB helped with the technology, known as Subject-Specific Popularity. […]

  • UK Site Yell.com Gives Google Maps A Run For Its Money

    Bing Maps recently introduced “Street Side” photography in the US, to match Google’s Street View. But Bing Street Side doesn’t yet exist in Europe. However, Amsterdam-based directory publisher De Telefoongids offers street-level photography (with store interiors) and in France Pages Jaunes has had store-front photography for many years.
    Now in the UK directory publisher Yell has […]

  • Defining Download Time: Web Searchers Vs. Search Engines

    “Download time” and “speed” are terms that often confuse SEO professionals, web designers/developers, information architects and usability professionals alike because of various interpretations. A number of items influence download time, including but not limited to:

    Server response time
    File size(s)

    So when Google (or any search engine) makes an announcement about speed counting as a ranking factor, […]

Search News From Around The Web:

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Local, Maps & Mobile

Link Building

Paid Search & Contextual



Social Media

Video, Music & Image Search

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