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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Search Month: April 2008 Search News, In Review
    Search Month is a monthly newsletter that recaps stories covered on Search Engine Land over the past month. It’s also available by feed here. Below, news about Search Engine Land itself, then our 10 most popular stories from April 2008, then a major story for various search topics along with…
  • April 2008: Search Engine Land’s Most Popular Stories
    Below are Search Engine Land’s 10 most popular stories from April 2008:…
  • Live Search’s New Design Goes Live
    After weeks of Microsoft testing a new home page design for Live.com, the new design seems to be live now. When I visit Live.com, I see:…
  • It’s Hip To Be Link Square
    We recently had a great turn out at our quarterly lunch meeting of the Virginia SEO MeetUp. The afternoon flew by as the group talked and shared ideas on everything connected to SEO. There were lots of questions on things like which conference should they budget to attend and…
  • Related Searches Comes To Google News
    The Google News Blog announced the addition of “related searches” at the bottom of Google News search results. Related searches are “automatically generated based on an algorithm to determine terms related to your search,” said Google. It might be a good way to learn what is related in the news…
  • Google Testing Showing Google Product Images In Search Results?
    The image above shows how Google seems to be testing placing product images in place of the Google Product shopping bag on the web search results. It seems like Google is showing the first product result’s image in that location. For example, the jordan almonds search returns the image…
  • Myanmar Cyclone Maps, Paid Search Ads & Other Disaster Resources
    This past weekend a cyclone hit Myanmar (formerly Burma), killing at least 15,000 with many more missing. It’s a massive tragedy. Now data on the cyclone and its path, from the UN Institute for Training and Research Operational Satellite Applications Programme, are available as a layer in Google Earth. But…
  • SMX Advanced: Speakers Announced, Early Bird Expires Friday
    If you’re planning to attend Search Marketing Expo – SMX Advanced in Seattle next month, now is the time to register. Here’s why:…
  • Search Illustrated: 301 And 302 Redirects Explained
    Moving a website from one domain to another? The safest way to make the move is to use “redirects” which alert the search engines, so that you don’t damage or lose your current rankings after the move. But redirects always inspire questions. Which type should I use? What will…
  • Google Loses PR Chief Elliot Schrage To Facebook
    It’s going to be harder for Google to spin they haven’t lost the mojo to Facebook with news of the latest exec to depart the Big G — that being chief spinmaster Ellliot Schrage bailing from being vice president of global communications at Google to become VP of communications and…
  • Aftermath: Yahoo Still Open To Deals; Stock Largely Survives
    With the first day over since Microsoft bailed on Yahoo, I find myself chuckling with agreement over Valleywag’s "Post-Microsoft, Yahoo shares ‘plunge’ from $19 to $24.60" headline. Yahoo fared far better than many had predicted. Part of that may be due to thoughts that it is not all over yet…
  • Yahoo Adds SearchScan Alerts to “Risky” Search Results
    Yahoo Search has begun a partnership with McAfee, Inc. to provide SearchScan, which uses McAfee’s SiteAdvisor technology to flag URLs it deems "risky" in the search results. Results are flagged with the type of danger below the title. This new feature is primarily aimed at preventing spyware and other…

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