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SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 17, 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:

  • Google Maps Adds Photo Albums

    The experience of viewing place photos in Google Maps got a little easier this week. Google has announced that it’s now showing certain place images in a photo album. The album pops above the place as an overlay — similar to what you’ve probably experienced before via the Lightbox javascript application.

    The photo albums only appear […]

  • Schmidt: Listing Google’s 200 Ranking Factors Would Reveal Business Secrets

    Google’s been under fire in various quarters, including the New York Times, that it should open up about how its ranking algorithm works. I think offering the exact formula would be difficult plus potentially give away trade secrets. But how about just listing some of the basic “ingredients?” Nope, said Google CEO Eric Schmidt, this […]

  • Bing Maps Adds Transit Directions

    Bing has announced they have added transit directions in 11 cities. Transit directions can be used to determine the best way to get from point A to point B via bus, subway, or local rail.
    Bing released this feature for Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington […]

  • Where’s Yahoo’s “Big Vision”? Maybe It Doesn’t Need One

    There are a number of critical articles, even complaints, coming out of yesterday’s Yahoo press event featuring new Chief Product Officer Blake Irving. The main portion of the event had Irving and CTO Raymie Strata discussing Yahoo strategy and reiterating that Yahoo wasn’t simply a media company but a company with deep technology as well.
    Some […]

  • You Say Law Firm, I Say Lawyer

    You have a dilemma: you are considering a couple of keyword phrases that are similar. How do you choose, and does it matter? It often does. In this analysis, I show that consumer search behavior can be different depending upon how they start their search. Here I contrast the phrase law firms with lawyer […]

Search News From Around The Web:

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Local, Maps & Mobile

Link Building


SEM Industry


Social Media

Video, Music & Image Search

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

  • Why We React Strongly When Web Sites Change – "When Sphinn Editor-At-Large Danny Sullivan announcedSphinn Says Goodbye To Voting, reaction wasn’t long in coming—much of it negative. Was Danny prepared for the backlash? Yes. But what about the hostility? What could have possibly warranted that?"

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