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Highlights from the SEW Blog: Aug 17, 2005

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Featured posts from the Search Engine Watch blog, as well as our customary search headlines from around the web. If you're not familiar with our blog, click on any of the links below, or visit the blog's home page at http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/.

Feedster Launches Top 500 Blog List

Sure to fuel upset among those not listed and joy for those who are, Feedster has launched a new Feedster Top 500 list of what it considers the "most interesting and important blogs."

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A9 Officially Launches Maps Service; Block View Imagery Added for More Cities

If you've come across the story today about A9 launching a map service and it sounds familiar, it just might be. About 6 weeks ago I blogged a couple of comments about the service becoming available and included a link to an overview by Greg Linden.

So, what's really new at A9 today? "Block View" imagery has been made available for a few more cities:

  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Reno, NV

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MSN Begins Rolling Out "Add-Ins" for Search Toolbar

Chris Butler, program manager at MSN, has posted a note on MSN Search's WebLog that the MSN Search Toolbar team has just released their first "add-in" for the toolbar. This one allows you to, "to view a three day forecast at a glance with one click." You'll find more add-ins as their released, here.

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U.S. District Court Judge Issues Written Decision in Geico v. Google AdWords Case

Out-Law.com reports that the judge in the Geico v. Google case recently released a written version of her ruling in a case that made news last December.

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Yahoo Expands Ambassador Program and Adds Services for Certified Affiliates

The Media Post story: Yahoo Beefs Up Training For Search Marketers, has details about the folks in Sunnyvale expanding access to its Ambassador Program. Yahoo is also increase the amount of training and resources it provides to members of the Ambassador and Certified Affiliate programs.

The three-tiered Ambassadors Program provides partners with education, training, and search marketing resources to help them sell and manage paid search campaigns...Yahoo is also adding to its existing affiliate program with a new Certified Affiliate program, which offers Web-based training and marketing materials to help affiliates educate their clients before referring them to begin a paid search campaign with Yahoo.

Search Headlines

NOTE: Article links often change. In case of a bad link, use the publication's search facility, which most have, and search for the headline.

FlickrFight...
ResearchBuzz Aug 17 2005 12:19AM GMT
Inside AdSense Blog Launches...
Search Engine Round Table Aug 16 2005 10:21PM GMT
Free Wi-Fi? Get Ready for GoogleNet...
Business 2.0 Aug 16 2005 10:17PM GMT
Dutch politicians say Google Earth images help terrorists...
DMeurope.com Aug 16 2005 7:00PM GMT
Comparison Shopping May Have Unintended Results...
Stanford Business School's Knowledgebase Newslette Aug 16 2005 6:06PM GMT
Yahoo Gains On Google In Customer Satisfaction...
Acquisition&Production Aug 16 2005 4:59PM GMT
Yahoo Has Social Networking Patent Published...
Search Engine Watch Aug 16 2005 4:57PM GMT
Nielsen: More Read Blogs, but Few Know about RSS...
MarketingVOX Aug 16 2005 3:05PM GMT
Hollis Thomases Prepare for Holiday 2005, Part 1: Comparison Shopping Search Engines...
ClickZ Today Aug 16 2005 1:59PM GMT
Yahoo May Launch VoIP...
Red Herring Aug 16 2005 1:58PM GMT
MSN Begins Rolling Out 'Add-Ins' for Search Toolbar...
Search Engine Watch Aug 16 2005 1:56PM GMT
Amazon A9 takes it to the streets...
CNET News.com Aug 16 2005 1:55PM GMT
Microsoft says PC 'recycle bin' yielded Google clue...
CNET News.com Aug 16 2005 1:53PM GMT
Study: Blogosphere Healthy; RSS Lagging...
Media Post Aug 16 2005 1:52PM GMT
Miva, Yahoo Settle Patent Case...
AP Aug 16 2005 1:51PM GMT


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