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

From Search Engine Land:

  • comScore: Google Gets High Again In US Search Share
    As with recent search stats from Hitwise and Nielsen, comScore’s latest stats for April 2008 search engine share in the United States shows Google hitting a new high, breaking through the 60% mark for the first time with comScore’s measurements….
  • Google News Now On Earth
    Earlier this week, Google added Google News to Earth. This follows the earlier addition of the NY Times to Earth. Other companies plotting news on a map include MetaCarta, Everyblock,, YourStreet and a couple of others….
  • Representing Your Business on the Social Web
    The Web is getting more social, and the internet allows conversations between consumers and those who sell goods and services online on a scale that can be global in reach. The nature of that conversation has changed from the days of mass media to now, and success in business…
  • Potential Google Paid Search Deal With Yahoo Faces Anti-Trust Scrutiny
    The NY Times covers the issue of whether Google’s potential paid search deal with Yahoo can survive anti-trust scrutiny. The bottom line involves analysis of how the deal might impact the marketplace and whether it would reduce competition and lead to higher prices for search marketers….
  • New Windows Live Mobile Search Ads Beta, Homepage That Emphasizes Social Networking
    Microsoft this week has done a number of things in the mobile space, in addition to its introduction of the Live Search Cashback program on the desktop (which presumably will extend to mobile search/shopping). Windows Live launched a new homepage for mobile and the company introduced graphical ads and paid…
  • Doing A Fake Story For Linkbait? Disclose — Or Face The Wrath Of Google
    Link baiting entered a new area last week when Lyndon Antcliff had success with a fake story being picked up by some mainstream media sites as well as social news sites. Controversy erupted over the tactic, and now it likely will go into a second cycle after Google’s Matt Cutts…
  • Driving Video Consumption: The Key To Capturing Advertising Dollars
    In a May 1st post to this column, my colleague Tom Wilde questioned whether direct response or brand marketing would lead the inflow of dollars to the online video advertising market. While both forms of advertising are potentially applicable to what is expected to be a $4B (eMarketer) to…
  • Google Announces Doodle 4 Google Winners
    And the winner of the “Doodle 4 Google” competition is… Grace (Suryung) Moon, a 6th grader from Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley, California. She designed the Google logo, “Up in the Clouds,” which she said, “expresses a world in the sky.” The logo is now featured on Google’s…
  • US Congressman Quizzes Google Again On Privacy
    Lawmaker questions Google over privacy practices from Reuters reports Texas Rep. Joe Barton from the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee quizzed Google on how they will integrate DoubleClick’s data with their own. Some questions posed include how user data from DoubleClick would be merged into Google’s data,…
  • What You Can Learn From Google’s “Site” Operator
    Google has a set of advanced search operators that can be accessed either through the advanced search page, or by using specialized commands in conjunction with your query from any Google web search box. One of the most useful for search engine optimization is the “site:” operator. Google’s “site:”…
  • Now Accepting Pitches For SMX Local & Mobile 2008
    We’re now accepting speaking proposals for SMX Local & Mobile, taking place in San Francisco on July 24-25, 2008. We’ve got an all new agenda for the show. Please note that the agenda is final for the show, and we will only consider pitches for specific panels. There are a…

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