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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Yahoo Maps Now With Better Search Integration & New Features
    Yahoo announced that they have added some features to Yahoo Maps. The main improvements include better local search integration, usability enhancements, and printable view changes. Here is the full list of features:…
  • Search In Pictures: Yahoo Basketball, Google Cube & Yahoo’s Variety Show
    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more….
  • The Mother Of All SMX Local/Mobile Recaps
    Did you miss our SMX Local & Mobile show in San Francisco last week? If so, no worries, as David Mihm has an excellent roundup of the highlights of the conference. Even though I’m obviously biased, I have to say the event was one of the best I’ve had the…
  • SEM News, The Ultimate Guide To Search Marketing Optimization Part 3 & The Top Marketing Words Of All Time
    In The Trenches is a weekly spotlight of tips, tricks, and news about the tools search engine marketing professionals use to give them a leg up on the competition. Today: News from the search engines, today’s in-depth look, The Ultimate Guide to Search Marketing Optimization Part 3 – Self-Service…
  • Google AdWords Dropping Average Position From Content Network?
    PPC Hero noticed that Google has applied “N/A” (not available) to all the columns within the content network that are for the “average position” of your ad. Here is a screen capture:…
  • Google Brings Public Transit Directions To Symbian, Windows Mobile Phones
    Google has added access to public transit directions for Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile phones through its Google Maps for Mobile client application. Recently the company made them available for BlackBerry and Java-based mobile phones. (Here’s a video that shows how it works on mobile handsets.) Google Transit has public…
  • Yahoo! SearchMonkey Becomes More Mainstream
    Earlier this year, when I wrote about Yahoo! SearchMonkey, which enables developers to build search result enhancements based on semantic web data, I was skeptical that it would fulfill Yahoo!’s stated aims of encouraging wider use of semantic web standards. While I agreed with Yahoo! that site owners need a…

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