Search Headlines & Links: February 12, 2008

Want a snapshot of the day's search marketing news? Here we've collected today's top news stories posted to the Search Engine Watch Blog, along with search-related headlines from around the Web:

From the SEW Blog:

  • You Must Be 21 to View This Site: Yahoo Searchlight Award
    The third annual Yahoo Searchlight Award winner: "Partay" the whitest boys in the room hip-hop video promoting the responsible consumption of Smirnoff Raw Tea by search marketing firm Outrider.
  • Yahoo OneSearch T-Mobile vs Google vs Nokia
    The players change partners as the mobile phone is fast becoming the gateway to the Internet, Wireless Web and local search.
  • Find Your Dream Job with the New SEW Job Boards
    If you're reading Search Engine Watch, it's likely that your skills are in demand, or soon will be, if you're just starting out. To help you make the most of your search marketing skills, we've launched the Search Engine Watch Job Board.
  • SEW Experts: High Performance SEO Requires Fast Load Times
    Many large companies assume that site speed isn't very important to the overall user experience, but they'd be wrong.
  • SEW Experts: Microsoft Responds to Yahoo: a Micro, Who Cares?
    Who wins or loses the Microhoo battle won't change the mission of most search marketers: helping clients or employers acquire leads and customers, and generating online sales.
  • SEW Experts: SEO Outsourcing: Don't! Until You Read This
    One basic rule in life: it's difficult to buy things you don't understand. SEO can be difficult to understand, especially for marketing folks who'd rather put the search budget into PPC campaigns.
  • One basic rule in life: it's difficult to buy things you don't understand. SEO can be difficult to understand, especially for marketing folks who'd rather put the search budget into PPC campaigns
    CNN will soon launch iReport.com for citizen journalists. News sharing is a natural next step, because people already send far more videos and images than CNN could ever show online or on air.
  • Microsoft Won't Take "No" for an Answer
    Microsoft made it clear that it would continue with its plans to acquire Yahoo, one way or another.

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