A selection of stories posted to the Search Engine Watch Blog, along with search-related headlines from around the Web:
From the SEW Blog:
- Microsoft Still Hopeful, But Not Happy With Search Share
"Advertising revenue grew 20 percent over the quarter and we're happy with that," said Chris Liddell, Microsoft's CFO. "On the search side, we lost market share, and we're clearly not happy with that."
- Googlebombs Defused
It seems that Google's Web spam team is sick and tired of the practice of linking an unflattering phrase to a person's name to make a (usually political) statement.
- Google, YouTube and Wikipedia among top global brands
According to an annual survey by Brandchannel.com, Google, Apple, YouTube, Wikipedia, Starbucks and Nokia are the top six global brands.
Headlines & News from Elsewhere:
- SEM Shops, Market Valuation, and "Strategy", Traffick
- The Search Tax: Are Search Engines Leeches?, ClickZ
- A Link Is Not A Vote, It's A Pointer, Search Engine Journal
- Q&A With Marissa Mayer, Google VP, Search Products & User Experience, Search Engine Land
- Ex-Yahoo Exec now Pageflakes CEO, GigaOM
- Search engines require text, SEO Buzz Box
- Cherry-picking search engines, SEO Theory
- SEM Seven Year Itch - Part Three, Net Profit
- A Few Questions For Joe Kraus, Searchblog
- Google, Brands and the Bottom, Screenwerk
- Amazon Quietly Launches Amapedia, a Wikipedia For Products, Read/Write Web
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