Search Headlines & Links: Nov. 8, 2006

Below, a recap of stories posted today to the Search
Engine Watch Blog, along with other items we’ve spotted but not blogged

From The SEW Blog…

  • Google
    Video Adds Rating Sort & Label Search Filter

    The Google Video Blog announced that they have added two new search features.
    The first feature is to allow you to sort a search query by user ratings. The
    second feature allows you to search by keyword and append a label (tag) you
    want to filter that search by….
  • Google’s
    SearchMash Gets Features & Microsoft’s Sexy, Experimental Ms. Dewey Search

    Google’s experimental search engine SearchMash has gained some new features
    while the sexy Ms. Dewey search engine is now outed as Microsoft’s
    experimental search engine. Ms. Dewey came to light last month. I spotted it
    via the Google Operating System blog, checked it out and promptly dissed it as
    a waste of time at the end of a Daily SearchCast episode on Oct. 16. The site
    features an attractive woman who stands above a search box:…
  • Google’s
    Consumer Packaged Goods Blog

    Threadwatch reported that Google launched a new blog at
    The blog is named the Google CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) blog. What they
    write about are marketing ideas that they find on the web and they use at
    Google. As an example, they wrote about the Coke + Mentos viral video….

  • Collarity Relevance Engine

    Collarity is a social search engine that combines a variety of different types
    of functionality to produce results in a new and interesting way. The basic
    concept is very straightforward, and is something that we’ve seen before –
    searchers begin to type in their search and as they do a little box pops up
    suggesting appropriate terms for the search – a little like Google Suggest but
    rather more sophisticated. There is also a slider bar with three settings for
    Personal, Community and Global.Clicking on each of these options will provide
    a slightly different set of suggestions, based on previous…
    Offers Visual Fashion Search

    Image search company Riya has applied its matching technology to a new fashion
    shopping site called Like. The idea is that you if you find a fashion item you
    like — a particular handbag, pair of shoes, watch or jewelry — the search
    engine will find related products by examining the actual image. You can
    keyword search, browse products or browse items worn by celebrities to get
    matches. I love watches, so I gave it a spin. In particular, I have a large
    collection of Swatches. So, I started off to see what swatches would bring
    back. I got…
  • Eric
    Schmidt At Web 2.0 On YouTube & Other Issues

    John Battelle spoke with Eric Schmidt at Web 2.0 yesterday. What have we got?
    YouTube’s growth made it a necessary purchase. No, money’s not set aside to
    cover YouTube legal claims. Yes, you can have your date if you want it, users.
    No, Google’s not trying to take out Microsoft Office. Plus some more below….
  • Google
    Audio Ads To Be Tested By End Of Year

    Google positioning for move into U.S. radio from Reuters has Google saying
    that Google Audio Ads will begin testing by the end of the year. Google says
    over time, up to 1,000 Googlers might be involved. The article, as does Google
    to Boost Scope Of Radio-Ad Sales Business from the Wall Street Journal ,
    touches on the idea that a deal involving a radio player like Clear Channel
    might kick start things. But rumors of talks remain that, rumors. Meanwhile, I
    still find myself amazed that Google is doing absolutely nothing in terms of
    podcasts. Online video, it can’t…
  • In The
    Election Results Race, Yahoo’s The Winner

    Like many Americans, I wanted to know what was up with the vote in the US
    midterm elections this morning. As a search analyst, I then wanted to know how
    the search engines performed in helping me find out. The results are in!
    Yahoo’s the winner by far, but I’d still take the New York Times over it. Come
    along for an illustrated tour….

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