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Search Headlines & Links: September 13, 2006

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Below, a recap of stories posted today to the Search Engine Watch Blog, along with other items we've spotted but not blogged separately:

From The SEW Blog...

  • The Vice Presidents of Search
    A sure sign that search marketing is maturing is the emergence of high-level executives responsible for the search marketing function in larger organizations. Who are these people? What do they do, and how do they jostle successfully in their jobs? A recent panel at SES San Jose explored these and other issues with several vice presidents of search, and guest writer Sara Holoubek covered the session for today's SearchDay article, Your Search, Your Way....
  • Google Earth Adds Featured Content Partners
    Google just announced that they launched new featured content on Google Earth from the United Nations Environmental Program, Discovery Networks World Tour, US National Park Service, Jane Goodall Institute and Turn Here. To access this information, open Google Earth, click on the "Featured Content" checkbox in the sidebar. By doing that, "icons for each Featured Content provider will span the globe, enabling users to click on individual locations and learn about the area's significance."...
  • Site Search Volume More Than Web Search Volume
    There were two interesting articles on site search, searches done directly on a web site versus a web search engine, recently. The first was from Shaun Ryan where he estimated the search volume of site search compared to web search. He shows that web searches are performed about 200 million times per day. But based on his best guesstimation, there are more than 2 billion site search done per day. If that is the case, a new study from Lou Rosenfeld on how site owners view site search might be interesting to read. The study asked four questions and received...
  • Yahoo Displaying Checkout Icons In Search Ads
    Andrew Goodman spotted Yahoo placing little shopping cart icons in some of the sponsored listings for eBay ads. Just like how Google has implemented it for those AdWords advertisers who have signed up with Google Checkout, Yahoo seems to be displaying those icons near the ads. I don't have any more details at the time, but you can see a screen capture at Traffick.com....
  • Google: Banning Books In The US Is Bad; Censorship In China, Not So Much
    Google's blogging (and here) about how it is supporting the 25th anniversary of the American Library Association's Banned Book Week by posting information about novels that have been challenged or banned from being in libraries within the United States. That's great, but it also rings hollow given Google's support of wide-spread censorship in China....

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