Today's search podcast covers a new bulk submit service for Yahoo, problems with Yahoo's ad management system, new debate over selling links, copyright material in Google Video again, worries over identity theft through searches, a new way to find images and automatically telling if a blogger is happy by their posts.
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to a hurricane approaching where the Daily SearchCast is produced, it will be taking tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 26) off.
- Yahoo Bulk Submit Now Live on a new way to submit many URLs at once to Yahoo.
- Yahoo's Ad Management System Down Or Sluggish For Some, After Upgrade on Yahoo's ad system not working
right for some advertisers after an upgrade over the weekend.
- O'Reilly In Debate Over Link Selling on new questions raised about whether it's ethical to sell
off-topic links meant to boost search rankings.
- Copyright Material Still Showing Up In Google Video on, well, Google Video still having copyrighted
material being posted to the public.
- Automatically Classifying the Mood of Blog Posts on research on how you might tell if a blogger was
happy, sad or angry among other emotions when posting.
- Identity Theft & Issues For Search Engines on how search engines may make it easier for those who might
want to steal your identity and legal issues that may be involved.
- Image Databases to Find "Visually Similar" Imagery and More on a new image search engine that lets you find an image, then use that to locate similar ones.