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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Google StreetView Coverage Grows: Australia, Japan, More US Cities
    The Google LatLong Blog announced the expansion of imagery for Google StreetView to include Japan and Australia. The post also said that images have been released for 30 new US cities, including New Orleans. Europe is on the way but privacy hurdles need to be cleared first. Google recently introduced…
  • Live Search Webmaster Center Gains Crawl Error and Backlinks Reports
    Today, the Microsoft Live Search Webmaster Center is launching its first major update since its initial debut last fall. The Live Search Webmaster Center is Microsoft’s hub for their communication with site owners and the tools portion of that center now has new crawl issues reports, backlinks data, and download…
  • Looking For The Paris Hilton Campaign Video — How’d The Search Engines Do?
    As much as I’ve enjoyed comedians poking fun at John McCain’s ad that uses Paris Hilton to mock Barack Obama, even better is a new fake ad where Paris Hilton herself takes on McCain. People are clearly turning to the web to find it — Google Trends shows plenty…
  • Google Sells Off Performics To Publicis Groupe
    SmartMoney reports that Google has sold off the search marketing division of DoubleClick, Performics, to a French company named Publicis Groupe. When Google purchased DoubleClick, they acquired Performics with it. Google promised to sell off the Performics division, due to the conflict of interest in owning such a company. Today,…
  • Pew: Daily Search Usage Approaching Email Levels
    According to a new report from The Pew Internet & American Life Project, daily use of search engines is growing and starting to approach email usage levels. New research conducted by telephone among 2,251 US adults, age 18 and older, found that 49 percent of internet users use a search…
  • Switching Gears With Paid Search: 6 Steps To Redefining Success For A Branding Campaign
    Sweat glistened down his chiseled, tan face. Clad in his trademark gold jersey and black sunglasses, the icon finally put the finish line where it belongs… behind him. Yet despite the obvious missing hardware—his bike—and his dismal 488th place finish, the seven-time winner of the Tour de France considered…
  • After Re-Tally, “No” Votes Against Yahoo Board Higher Than First Reported
    I must have done something in a past life that now requires me, as punishment, to write about the obscure politics of Yahoo’s corporate governance on an almost daily basis. Accordingly, a recount of board votes from last Friday’s Yahoo annual shareholder meeting found that the “no” votes against most…
  • Google China Launches Music Search
    Music 2.0 has shared detailed screen captures and commentary on the launch of Google China Music Search. I personally cannot get to this site (“Sorry, Google is not your region provide you with the services they need” message appears”), but Music 2.0 does have screen captures and calls this Google…
  • Local Shopping Coming To A Mobile Phone Near You
    For some time I’ve tried to argue that product search is part of “local search,” because 90 percent or more of all products searched for online are purchased in physical stores. This is a neglected part of the local search story, which has heretofore largely been about “plumbers and pizza.”…
  • Q&A With Rob Crigler, Director Of Interactive Marketing For Orkin
    Rob Crigler is the Director of Interactive Marketing for Orkin (NYSE: ROL), overseeing online media, DRTV, web dev, Internet yellow pages, SEO, and SEM. Rob has over 20 years of marketing experience, and he has been working in the interactive space for so long that he can actually remember…
  • Using Search Engines To Reach Business Executives
    Many B2B marketers are frustrated by their inability to reach executive-level decision makers. Recent research indicates they needn’t look further than the internet. Let’s explore how marketers can utilize search engines to easily and cost-effectively reach executives online….
  • Google Insights For Search Launches
    Google has launched Google Insights for Search, a tool that helps advertisers and marketers understand searcher behavior. The tool offers a comprehensive set of statistics based on search volume and patters. You can compare seasonal trends, geographic distributions, and category-specific searches, and you can group all these variables together to…
  • Google Adds Olympics One Box Results
    I was chatting with Danny about the Yahoo Olympics Shortcut on the Daily SearchCast and Danny noticed that a search for beach volleyball olympics on Google returns a Google OneBox result….

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