Search Headlines & Links: Mar. 9, 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:

  • Freebase: the Next Google-Killer or Over-Hyped Start-Up?
    The New York Times is once again breathlessly heralding the “launch” of a Google-killer. This time it’s Metaweb Technologies’ plans to create a semantic Web database, to be called Freebase, which founder Danny Hillis envisions as “a centralized repository that is more like a digital almanac.”
  • MySpace Planning Social News Site
    Fox Interactive Media plans to launch MySpace News, a social news site similar to Digg.
  • Does Site Search Matter For The Mags?
    Site search among the top 50 consumer magazines is lacking, and they may be missing out on the upside traffic and revenue potential for their brands online.
  • Wikia Search Plans Progressing
    Jimmy Wales continues to press ahead with his search engine plan, saying that collaborative search technology could transform the power structure of the Internet.
  • Yahoo Answers Gets Friendly
    Earlier this week, Yahoo launched a beta of the new Answers Network, which adds some social networking features to its Yahoo Answers product.
  • PPC Wish Lists, Part 3
    Kevin Lee wraps up his PPC advertisers’ wishlist for search engines in his ClickZ column today.

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