SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 5, 2008

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Yahoo Search Launches Olympics Shortcuts
    The Yahoo Search Blog announced that they have launched their 2008 Summer Olympics Yahoo Search Shortcuts. Yahoo Search Shortcuts allow you to search for specific phrases and Yahoo will return an enhanced search listing with premium information. For example, a search for Olympics medal count returns the current standings, by…
  • Vote Count Controversy: Yahoo Shareholder Wants Recount
    At last Friday’s annual Yahoo shareholder meeting, the Yahoo slate of directors was re-elected, with CEO Jerry Yang and Chariman Roy Bostock receiving 15 percent and 20 percent “no” votes. AllThingsD points out these numbers are actually better than last year, in the absence of the MicroHoo controversy and proxy…
  • Bruce Clay, Inc. and Search Marketing Expo – SMX Team Up For Inaugural Search Engine Marketing Event
    Bruce Clay, Inc. will be presenting its SEOToolSet Training from October 9-10 as an expansion of Search Marketing Expo – SMX East. “SMX is one of the strongest opportunities for networking and education available in the search marketing industry,” said Bruce Clay, president and founder of Bruce Clay, Inc. “That…
  • Yahoo Introduces Contextual Display Ad Targeting To RightMedia Exchange
    Yahoo has partnered with LucidMedia to bring contextual display ad targeting capabilities to the company’s RightMedia ad exchange. Advertisers will be able to contextually target display ads according to 63 vertical ad categories that RightMedia has established for the program. They include things like automotive, careers & jobs, clothing &…
  • Google Loses Richard Kimber To Friendster & Yahoo Loses Adam Hyder To Jobvite
    TechCrunch is reporting that Google and Yahoo both lost two important employees. Google lost Richard Kimber, Google’s Managing Director of Sales and Operations for South East Asia, to Friendster. Yahoo lost Adam Hyder, Yahoo’s Senior Director of Engineering for its Advertising Management Platform, to Jobvite….
  • Googler Asks, “Marry Me” Via Google Maps
    The Google Earth Blog reports that Googler Michael Weiss-Malik has proposed to his girlfriend, Leslie, via Google Maps. They documented everything on their new web site,, but here is a picture of the proposal using an embeddable Google Map: View Larger Map…
  • Google Sued For Patent Infringement Over AdSense
    Google Sued For Infringing Patent With AdSense from InformationWeek reports Google has been sued for the fourth time this year over patent infringement, this time by Daniel D. Wexler, who has a patent named Third-party on-line accounting system and method therefor. The patent was filed on October 11, 1996 and…
  • The Halo Effect
    Perhaps the greatest benefits of organic SEO are the unexpected rankings a site can get by earning a top spot in the engines. This week’s infographic demonstrates how, through solid search marketing, related phrases can get ranked without additional or intentional efforts:…
  • SMX East – 3 Days, 50+ Sessions
    Check out the just-posted agenda for Search Marketing Expo – SMX East and see why this event is the "must-attend" search marketing event of 2008. SMX East will be held October 6-8, 2008 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. SMX East has sessions designed…

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