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

From Search Engine Land:

  • 6 Common Website Mistakes That Are Costing You Money
    As I’m reviewing company websites to prepare for our August SEO Training Class, I’m struck by how often I see the same website mistakes. Since we’ve been offering the SEO classes over the past 7 months, we’ve reviewed over 40 websites. In each class of 6 online marketers, there’s…
  • Google Reader Improves Friends Sharing Feature
    The Google Reader Blog announced they have added a few features to improve the flexibility of sharing your feeds with your friends. With the new feature, you can now manage your “Friends list” in Google Reader, separate from your Gmail chat contacts. Why is that important? Well, when Google Reader…
  • YouTube Changes Their Minds On Streaming Video: They Won’t Do It
    Earlier this year, we reported that YouTube said they will be providing live streaming features by the end of 2008. According to a new report at Silicon Alley Insider, YouTube now says they will not be releasing live streaming this year and likely not even next year. A source told…
  • India Sues Google, Yahoo & Microsoft For Allowing Sex Selection Search Ads
    India’s National Newspaper reports that India’s Supreme Court is suing Google, Yahoo and Microsoft for allowing “sex selection” ads. India has a law that does not allow the sale or advertisement of services that allow people to pick the sex of their unborn child. India has virtually stopped all advertisements…
  • Live Search Maps Offer Local Ads
    The Virtual Earth blog wrote about how Live Search Maps can have sponsored ads, as icons or logos, embedded directly in the local results. This is a feature Google had at least since August 2006 and Google Earth had since February 2007. I am not sure how long Live Search…
  • 3,000+ Hours Of Olympic Video: Can Search Engine Users Find It?
    During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is streaming 2,200 hours of exclusive live Olympic video, as well as over 3,000 hours of replays. This content is housed exclusively on the NBC site. Users can search to watch their favorite highlights or catch something they may have missed. But…

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