Search Headlines & Links: March 25, 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:

  • World’s First Search Engine for Meetings: Worktopia
    The only thing worse than attending a corporate meeting is planning one. For those with the thankless job of planning corporate meetings, there’s Worktopia.
  • Yahoo Gets REAL About Job Searches
    In an effort to improve access to job seekers and assist recruiters, Yahoo announced today the launch of “R.E.A.L., a patent pending search ranking system that is based on Relevance, Engagement, Availability and Location,” for Hotjobs.
  • How to (Actually) Earn Money (Now) with Social Media (Really): Part 1
    Leveraging digital assets and hot social channels for long-term SEM benefit has now become SEO 101. However, your boss or client may need to be convinced that investing in another layer of content management system (CMS), content, and conversational networking WILL in fact yield measurable financial results soon.
  • Microsoft Tries to Compete with OpenSocial
    Microsoft has announced a partnership to create data portability across 5 social networking sites. Facebook, Bebo, Hi5, Tagged and LinkedIn are all part of the arrangement, which will “exchange functionally-similar Contacts APIs.”
  • Google, Yahoo & MySpace Team Up for OpenSocial
    Yahoo, MySpace and Google have pledged their support to open standards for social media development and data by joining together to form the OpenSocial Foundation.
  • Google’s New Wifi Push Will Drive Mobile Search
    There’s unused “white space” lying between the regulated TV signals and Google has big plans for them. In new lobbying effort, Google is asking the FCC to auction the unused airwaves to establish faster internet access that has a wider reach. Expanding Wifi will have major implications for mobile search.
  • Twitter: Welcome to my Google Nightmare
    Twitter may give Google a run for its money. Twitter’s one more way, though, that Google knows everything about you.

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