Search Headlines & Links: April 12, 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:

  • Enhancements to Sitemaps Announced At SES New York
    Ask is now supporting the Sitemaps protocol; and support for auto-discovery has been added.
  • Moaning at the Bar
    As the conferences have grown larger and the parties have become smaller, moaning has been heard at the bar as to where everyone is.
  • Interpublic Group Acquires Reprise Media
    Search marketing agency Reprise Media was acquired by the Interpublic Group, and rolled into its large stable of advertising and marketing services agencies.
  • Utah's Misguided Trademark Protection Act
    Over at ClickZ, Kate Kaye has done some digging, and provides a fantastic run-down of the events leading up to the law's passage, the motives of Sen. Dan Eastman, who proposed it, and the current state of the similarly misguided child protection registry Utah created in 2005 and Spyware Control Act of 2004.

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.