Highlights from the SEW Blog: December 17-21, 2007

We've collected all the search marketing news from selected posts to the Search Engine Watch blog in the past week, along with recent search-related headlines from around the Web.

From the SEW blog:

Organic Search

Search Advertising

Linking Issues & Social Media

Vertical & Specialty Search

Small Business/Big Brand SEM

In-House & Outsourcing

SEM Industry Issues

Searching/Search Technologies

  • IBM introduces free smart email search software
    While search engines still can't help you find your missing car keys, prescription glasses or remote control, IBM Research has invented a "smart" email search solution that can figure out what you are trying to find, even when you aren't so sure yourself.
  • Google's Feed Indexing Policy
    Google is officially not going to index any feeds, with the exception of multimedia feeds such as podcast feeds.
  • Who's Google Taking On with Knols?
    It seems Google's goal with Knol is to take back some of the traffic that Wikipedia is getting from Google searches
  • Sep Kamvar Discusses Personalization
    According to Google's engineering lead for personalization, the personalization algorithms currently in use by Google currently use two signals: search history and location.

More from the SEW Blog

Search Headlines

We report the top search marketing news daily at the Search Engine Watch Blog. You'll find more news from around the Web below.

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.