Search Headlines & Links: August 13, 2007

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:

  • Microsoft Completes aQuantive Acquisition
    Microsoft has completed the acquisition of aQuantive, and has created a new Advertiser and Publisher Solutions (APS) Group to fit it in.
  • Small Business Owners can Learn SEO
    Small business people can -- and should -- learn SEO, as illustrated by a San Diego chiropractor and Matt Cutts.
  • Google shuts down paid video clips
    It appears that Google may have acted in advance of their originally announced August 15 date and already phased out its paid program.
  • Search Engine Strategies Updates
    Search Engine Strategies San Jose is just a week away. Everyone who's ready for an intense week of immersion in the latest and greatest thinking in the search industry (not to mention the heroic levels of drinking that seems to always go along with it), raise your hand.
  • Open Those Gates Already
    How search-engine friendly are the Top 100 U.S. newspapers on the web? Not enough.
  • SEW Experts: Google's Local Search Land Grab
    Tony Wright tells you how you can help Google to digitize local search information, and help yourself in the process.

Headlines & News from Elsewhere:

About the author

Kevin Newcomb joined ClickZ in August 2004, covering search marketing and other online marketing topics. He has been reporting on web-based businesses since 2000.

Before the bubble burst, Kevin was a marketing manager for an online computer reseller, handling copywriting, e-mail marketing, search marketing and running the affiliate program.

With a combination of real-world marketing experience and years of business journalism, Kevin brings to ClickZ a unique ability to deliver news and training materials that help online marketers do their jobs better.