Search Headlines & Links: September 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
separately:

From The SEW Blog…

  • Where
    Are The Mobile Search Marketers?

    I’m generally swamped when I do a call for speakers for any SES event. There’s
    no end of people who want to talk about paid listings, conversion tracking and
    so on. But man — no one is biting for my Mobile SEO panel as SES Multimedia &
    Mobile this October. I’ve seen this occasionally before — a panel simply
    might be too ahead of the market. Maybe everyone’s talking the mobile search
    talk but no one’s doing the walk. If you are, prove me wrong and make a pitch.
    Details here, and I’m taking them through next Wednesday….
  • Google
    News Archive Search Creep

    Earlier this week Google released Google News Archive Search, and I just
    spotted that database being integrated into Google Search results. I did an
    ego search on my name, Barry Schwartz and saw at the bottom this:…
  • More On
    Google & Blocking Privacy Proxies

    Yesterday I wrote about how several proxy servers used by those wishing to
    search and surf anonymously had apparently been blocked by Google, including
    the popular Tor service. Google’s since explained why these were blocked and
    how human users can get around the barrier….
  • Google’s
    Title & Description Hijacked In Yahoo Results Due To Glitch

    I reported at the Roundtable that Yahoo! Shows Different Site’s Title &
    Description For Google.com. Apparently, this is visible in the US, and if you
    conduct search on [google] at Yahoo Search you may notice that the top result
    for www.google.com has the title, "Elisha Morgan Gemologists." That title
    comes from a site listed in the Yahoo Directory, that happens to 302 redirect
    to google.com. So now, Yahoo lists that site’s title and description for
    Google.com. Go figure?…
  • Google
    Sitelinks: New Name For Those Links Under The Top Listings

    Last year, people started to notice that Google began showing "subtopic" or
    "subcategory" links below their listing, if they were the first in a Google
    search. Now, Google’s finally confirmed the change as a permanent feature and
    given it a name: sitelinks. Here’s an example of sitelinks in action, which I
    tapped into doing a search for HP: Notice how under the first result, there
    are a number of sub-listings, such as:…
  • Search
    Forums Roundup: Sept. 8, 2006

    Today’s SearchDay, Search Engine Forums Spotlight, features our weekly links
    to this week’s hot topics from search engine forums across the web: Local
    Search Advertising Spend Will Double – Content Is King – Do I Need Adwords? –
    Organic Search Vs. Paid Advertisement – SEO Rates – Moving to
    Pay-For-Performance, and more….
  • Search
    Headlines & Links: September 7, 2006

    Below, a recap of stories posted today to the Search Engine Watch Blog, along
    with other items we’ve spotted but not blogged separately:…
  • RH
    Donnelley Buys LocalLaunch

    The press release has yet to come out but it’s official that RH Donnelley, the
    third largest US yellow pages publisher, has acquired local SEO/SEM firm
    LocalLaunch. That means YellowPages.com/AT&T is the only remaining major US
    yellow pages publisher that has not acquired an SEM firm. SuperPages recently
    bought Inceptor and Yellow Book purchased ClickForward previously. I’ll do a
    more elaborate post on my blog later. Postscript Barry: Just a quick note that
    ClickZ has more details on this, and the Search Engine Roundtable has the
    community reaction to the sale. Congrats Justin and Brad!…
  • Google
    Protecting Itself Or Harming The "Innocent"

    Google blocking privacy technology over at Boing Boing has Cory Doctrow
    writing up how Google is blocking some proxy servers from making requests. An
    attempt by Google to stop those trying to protect themselves from prying eyes?
    Many have told him that it’s Google likely stopping automated request from
    proxies. That doesn’t let Google off the hook. Cory writes: But that doesn’t
    change the essential point: Google is fighting bots by compromising its users’
    privacy — the countermeasure is a form of punishing the innocent to get at
    the guilty. OK, Cory, let’s spin it around. Let’s say that…
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