Search Headlines & Links: August 22, 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…

  • Search
    Medica – The GPs Search Engine

    Search Medica is a search engine that has been specifically designed for GPs
    (General Practitioners or Doctors) to use. Pulse, a UK weekly news magazine
    for doctors conducted research that seemed to suggest that doctors were
    unhappy with the results of the medical searches that they were running on
    traditional search engines. Consequently Search Medica has been produced in
    conjunction with doctors to provide them with a very specific and tailored
    search experience. It’s still in beta testing at the moment, so has lots of
    requests for feedback. Although I’ve only taken a brief look at it (and I’m

  • NetRatings: Tiny Google Decline, But Not The First Time & Yahoo Growth

    Yesterday I looked at the latest figures out of comScore that showed Google
    seeing its first drop in search share for nearly a year. My review of rating
    service figures continues today with NetRatings. They also show a Google drop,
    but far less than the comScore figures….
  • What is
    Google These Days?

    Google is a search engine, but it’s also one of the world’s largest
    advertising companies. And many analysts are now calling it a media company,
    as well. So is Google still focused on its mission to organize the world’s
    information and make it universally accessible? Danny Sullivan put that and
    other questions to Google CEO Eric Schmidt in his keynote conversation at the
    recent SES San Jose conference. And, as has become a tradition, Andrew Goodman
    was on hand to not only report on the dialogue but to add his own laser-like
    insights. Read on in today’s SearchDay article, Google…
  • Google’s
    Audio Player

    Philipp notes as does Ionut Alex that with the release of voicemail on Google
    Talk, you can now use that feature to play audio files over Google’s network.
    Philipp describes a method of easily doing this. One thing to note, as a Mac
    user. This does not rendered on Apple’s Safari web browser, even thought
    Google Video works fine….
  • Google
    AdSense Begins Running MTV & Viacom Video Ads for Select Publishers

    After recently announcing a partnership between Google & Viacom, their new
    video ads have begun displaying for a small group of specially chosen
    publishers. The videos, which run clips from a variety of shows from Comedy
    Central, MTV, MTV2, The N, and Nickelodeon channels, are interspersed with
    ads, and publishers are paid on a CPM basis on how many of the ads are viewed
    by the user….
  • Saving
    Addresses At Google & Yahoo Maps

    Matt McGee posted an entry on a fairly new feature at Google Maps, that allows
    you to save locations for later use. He notes that Yahoo has had this feature
    for a while. In addition, the Google Blog has announced this feature earlier
    this month. I thought it would be useful to write a “how-to” save addresses at
    Google Maps and Yahoo Maps….
  • How Much
    Is Link Baiting Services Or Projects Worth?

    Honestly, the purpose of this post is selfish, I want someone to come up with
    the value of a link baiting effort. I am looking for someone to tell me how
    much time, money and effort should be put towards a link baiting project. What
    is the minimum you need as an outcome of that link baiting effort to make the
    link baiting tactic a success? These are questions running through my head
    over the past couple days….
  • How XSS
    HTML Injection Might Let Others Put Links On Your Sites

    SEOMoz has some excellent examples of government sites that are susceptible to
    cross site (XSS) html injection, something that can also happen to any site.
    Let me first do my best to explain what this means in layman terms (hope I get
    it right)….

  • LibreDigital Warehouse Competes With Google Book Search

    Steve Bryant reports that “publishers fight back against Google,” with their
    own book search service. The new service is named LibreDigital Warehouse and
    was announced by HarperCollins and LibreDigital the other day. This new
    service will give “publishers and booksellers the ability to deliver
    searchable book content on their own Web sites.” The technology empowers
    publishers to define rules on a partner and book title level, defining which
    pages are viewable, which pages are not, and what percentage of the pages are
    available. They will begin offer about 200 HarperCollins titles and increase
    that to 10,000 titles or so. More…

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