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Search Headlines & Links: May 17, 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:

Today From The SEW Blog...

  • YSM and Geotargeting
    Danny already posted in pretty extensive detail -- my laptop battery died or I would've put this up sooner -- regarding Tim Cadogan's presentation at Yahoo Analyst Day. Tim was very thorough and credible in discussing the upgrades and improvements to the platform. One area of interest to me, of course, was his discussion of local....
  • Google Blog Search Adds Time Based Filtering
    Spotted over at SEOMoz, Google Blog Search has added, what seems to be new, a way to filter results by date range. If you so a search on any keyword, for example google, you will notice on the left hand side, there are options labeled "Published." You can filter results by published within the last hour, last 12 hours, last day, past week, past month, anytime or you can choose your dates. You can also sort by relevance or by date, a feature added by Google Scholar recently....
  • Tim Cadogan Talking At Yahoo Analyst Day
    Tim Cadogan, vice president of search, up now at Yahoo Analyst Day, talking about search monetization. He starts by saying the consumer is always first in consideration, then explains the search food chain/cycle, how questions can be answered by advertisers. Think there are billions of offers that can be delivered with more relevancy to make both sides, advertisers and searchers, happy....
  • Jeff Weiner Talking At Yahoo Analyst Day
    I'm at Yahoo's Analyst Day today, and I thought I'd give a shot at live blogging a session or two. We'll see how it goes, starting with Jeff Weiner, senior vice president, search and marketplace, at Yahoo. He's doing the first session focused exclusively on search, though Lloyd Braun, speaking now, has touched on a few things -- including the new Yahoo Finance charts to come, which look to bring Yahoo up to what Google rolled out with Google Finance....
  • Last Day for SES London Early Bird Discount
    SES London is coming up in two weeks, and it's shaping up to be the best U.K. show yet. We've added a third day to the conference, and also an additional track focusing on search marketing for financial services firms. Ask, Google, MSN and Yahoo all have speakers on multiple panels, along with the more than 100+ other first-rate speakers we've lined up. To get the early bird discount, be sure to register for SES London 2006 today....
  • Microsoft To Discuss New Enterprise Search & Social Networking Software
    eWeek reports that Microsoft is going to announce an enterprise search application to compete with Google's enterprise search solution. And News.com reports that the next release of Microsoft's SharePoint will have "Knowledge Network." Knowledge Network is a feature that will "automatically builds profiles of employees and their areas of expertise." I didn't dig deeper yet, but it looks like the two items may be somewhat related. Hat tip, Gary Price....
  • Jim Lanzone, CEO Ask.com, Interviewed By CNBC
    Jim Lanzone, the new CEO of Ask.com, was recently interviewed on CNBC. You can watch the video interview by clicking here. Jim talks about Ask.com search market share, the recent TV commercials and why Ask.com will continue to grow market share....
  • Get Your SEW Subscribed Link For Google & Resources On Making Them
    Doing some searching over at Google and want to keep up on the latest search news? Now you can, direct from us. After struggling with the instructions, I've finally got a subscribed link working for Search Engine Watch. You'll find it here. Just add that link to your own profile, and you're good to go. Currently, the subscribed link brings back custom news headlines about search for the following queries:...
  • Google Making AJAX Development Easier With Google Web Toolkit
    The Google Blog announced the release of Google Web Toolkit yesterday. The Google Web Toolkit enables developers to more easily develop AJAX applications by utilizing Java code. The Google Web Toolkit translates the Java to AJAX ("browser-compliant JavaScript and HTML.") More details over at http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/....
  • Belgian Company Suing Google Over Google Suggest Suggestions
    Philipp Lenssen points to a press release that shows when you begin to type your search at Google Suggest on "ServersCheck" it brings up results for "ServersCheck Crack," ServersCheck Serial," and other suggested searches of illegal versions of the ServersCheck products. Is this just a ploy for ServersCheck to get some free PR? Google Suggest is used on the Google Toolbar and was added to the Firefox toolbar....
  • Microsoft To Launch Analytics Software Today?
    Ben Charny reports that Microsoft may be releasing information about their analytics software today. It is no secret that Microsoft is working on some tool that can help their advertisers make informed decisions about their marketing campaigns. We reported earlier this month that Microsoft Acquires DeepMetrix, a Web analytics company. eWeek's Ben Charny, expects more from Microsoft on this product today or very soon....
  • Google Video Makes It Easier & Faster To Upload
    Forbes.com reports that Google has made a few tweaks to the Google Video service. You can now upload your videos without installing any additional software and the videos should be available to share with others in a much shorter time frame than it was a few days ago....
  • Google Adding More Jobs Than Yahoo
    BusinessWeek.com reports that Google is adding more jobs than Yahoo. Google has 1,800 open positions this year, up from 800 open positions last year. Yahoo has 800 openings this year, but they have declined from last year, with 935 job openings. Google is also higher a higher percentage of employees overseas, with 51% of their job openings based outside of the U.S. Yahoo has 29% of their job openings based overseas, up 15% from last year. Yahoo still has more employees than Google, with 10,098 employees at Yahoo and 6,790 employees at Google....
  • Flickr Goes Out Of Beta; Adds Features; Improves Design & More
    Thomas Hawk has an outstanding rundown of the new features and new design features that came from Flickr after coming out of beta yesterday. Here is a quick summary of Thomas's more detailed rundown....
  • More Notes on Google Notebook
    Google's new web Notebook tool lets you save bits of web content in online "notebooks" that you can share with others. It's a cool tool, but doesn't have all of the features of other, similar tools. In today's SearchDay article, A Closer Look at Google Notebook, I describe how the tool works and how it stacks up against the competition....
  • GenieKnows Local Search
    Last week Canadian-based search engine GenieKnows.com rolled out a local search beta (currently only available in the US). It offers dynamic maps, neighborhood/nearby business search and a number of sort/refine features, including by distance. Here is a full explanation of the various features. From my basic searching and review of the site, it seems to me unremarkable. Local is now a very crowded space and the ?table stakes? keep getting raised. For loyal GenieKnows users this will be a welcome addition to its capabilities. However, a Google Maps, Yahoo Local, SuperPages or Citysearch user will be left wishing for more...
  • Microsoft MapCruncher Lets You Mashup Data & Maps
    Want to mashup maps and data? Microsoft's just launched its own way to do this with MapCruncher. The site's not responding right now when I check, probably because of demand. From the note Microsoft sent us, it's supposedly something anyone can do:...

Other Things We Read, Didn't Blog But You Might Want To Read...


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