Below, a recap of
stories posted today to the Search Engine Watch Blog, along with other items we’ve spotted but not blogged
Today From The SEW Blog…
- YSM and
Danny already posted in pretty extensive detail — my laptop battery died or I
would’ve put this up sooner — regarding Tim Cadogan’s presentation at Yahoo
Analyst Day. Tim was very thorough and credible in discussing the upgrades and
improvements to the platform. One area of interest to me, of course, was his
discussion of local….
Blog Search Adds Time Based Filtering
Spotted over at SEOMoz, Google Blog Search has added, what seems to be new, a
way to filter results by date range. If you so a search on any keyword, for
example google, you will notice on the left hand side, there are options
labeled "Published." You can filter results by published within the last hour,
last 12 hours, last day, past week, past month, anytime or you can choose your
dates. You can also sort by relevance or by date, a feature added by Google
Cadogan Talking At Yahoo Analyst Day
Tim Cadogan, vice president of search, up now at Yahoo Analyst Day, talking
about search monetization. He starts by saying the consumer is always first in
consideration, then explains the search food chain/cycle, how questions can be
answered by advertisers. Think there are billions of offers that can be
delivered with more relevancy to make both sides, advertisers and searchers,
Weiner Talking At Yahoo Analyst Day
I’m at Yahoo’s Analyst Day today, and I thought I’d give a shot at live
blogging a session or two. We’ll see how it goes, starting with Jeff Weiner,
senior vice president, search and marketplace, at Yahoo. He’s doing the first
session focused exclusively on search, though Lloyd Braun, speaking now, has
touched on a few things — including the new Yahoo Finance charts to come,
which look to bring Yahoo up to what Google rolled out with Google Finance….
- Last Day
for SES London Early Bird Discount
SES London is coming up in two weeks, and it’s shaping up to be the best U.K.
show yet. We’ve added a third day to the conference, and also an additional
track focusing on search marketing for financial services firms. Ask, Google,
MSN and Yahoo all have speakers on multiple panels, along with the more than
100+ other first-rate speakers we’ve lined up. To get the early bird discount,
be sure to register for SES London 2006 today….
Microsoft To Discuss New Enterprise Search & Social Networking Software
eWeek reports that Microsoft is going to announce an enterprise search
application to compete with Google’s enterprise search solution. And News.com
reports that the next release of Microsoft’s SharePoint will have "Knowledge
Network." Knowledge Network is a feature that will "automatically builds
profiles of employees and their areas of expertise." I didn’t dig deeper yet,
but it looks like the two items may be somewhat related. Hat tip, Gary
Lanzone, CEO Ask.com, Interviewed By CNBC
Jim Lanzone, the new CEO of Ask.com, was recently interviewed on CNBC. You can
watch the video interview by clicking here. Jim talks about Ask.com search
market share, the recent TV commercials and why Ask.com will continue to grow
- Get Your
SEW Subscribed Link For Google & Resources On Making Them
Doing some searching over at Google and want to keep up on the latest search
news? Now you can, direct from us. After struggling with the instructions,
I’ve finally got a subscribed link working for Search Engine Watch. You’ll
find it here. Just add that link to your own profile, and you’re good to go.
Currently, the subscribed link brings back custom news headlines about search
for the following queries:…
Making AJAX Development Easier With Google Web Toolkit
The Google Blog announced the release of Google Web Toolkit yesterday. The
Google Web Toolkit enables developers to more easily develop AJAX applications
by utilizing Java code. The Google Web Toolkit translates the Java to AJAX
Company Suing Google Over Google Suggest Suggestions
Philipp Lenssen points to a press release that shows when you begin to type
your search at Google Suggest on "ServersCheck" it brings up results for "ServersCheck
Crack," ServersCheck Serial," and other suggested searches of illegal versions
of the ServersCheck products. Is this just a ploy for ServersCheck to get some
free PR? Google Suggest is used on the Google Toolbar and was added to the
Microsoft To Launch Analytics Software Today?
Ben Charny reports that Microsoft may be releasing information about their
analytics software today. It is no secret that Microsoft is working on some
tool that can help their advertisers make informed decisions about their
marketing campaigns. We reported earlier this month that Microsoft Acquires
DeepMetrix, a Web analytics company. eWeek’s Ben Charny, expects more from
Microsoft on this product today or very soon….
Video Makes It Easier & Faster To Upload
Forbes.com reports that Google has made a few tweaks to the Google Video
service. You can now upload your videos without installing any additional
software and the videos should be available to share with others in a much
shorter time frame than it was a few days ago….
Adding More Jobs Than Yahoo
BusinessWeek.com reports that Google is adding more jobs than Yahoo. Google
has 1,800 open positions this year, up from 800 open positions last year.
Yahoo has 800 openings this year, but they have declined from last year, with
935 job openings. Google is also higher a higher percentage of employees
overseas, with 51% of their job openings based outside of the U.S. Yahoo has
29% of their job openings based overseas, up 15% from last year. Yahoo still
has more employees than Google, with 10,098 employees at Yahoo and 6,790
employees at Google….
Goes Out Of Beta; Adds Features; Improves Design & More
Thomas Hawk has an outstanding rundown of the new features and new design
features that came from Flickr after coming out of beta yesterday. Here is a
quick summary of Thomas’s more detailed rundown….
Notes on Google Notebook
Google’s new web Notebook tool lets you save bits of web content in online
"notebooks" that you can share with others. It’s a cool tool, but doesn’t have
all of the features of other, similar tools. In today’s SearchDay article, A
Closer Look at Google Notebook, I describe how the tool works and how it
stacks up against the competition….
GenieKnows Local Search
Last week Canadian-based search engine GenieKnows.com rolled out a local
search beta (currently only available in the US). It offers dynamic maps,
neighborhood/nearby business search and a number of sort/refine features,
including by distance. Here is a full explanation of the various features.
From my basic searching and review of the site, it seems to me unremarkable.
Local is now a very crowded space and the ?table stakes? keep getting raised.
For loyal GenieKnows users this will be a welcome addition to its
capabilities. However, a Google Maps, Yahoo Local, SuperPages or Citysearch
user will be left wishing for more…
Microsoft MapCruncher Lets You Mashup Data & Maps
Want to mashup maps and data? Microsoft’s just launched its own way to do this
with MapCruncher. The site’s not responding right now when I check, probably
because of demand. From the note Microsoft sent us, it’s supposedly something
anyone can do:…
Other Things We Read, Didn’t Blog But You Might Want To Read…
tackles unsafe search, News.com
Interview With Fast CEO: Mobile Search Triple-Play, paidContent
Search Marketing Spotlight: Search is ‘Element’-al for Honda, MediaPost
AOL’s Uncut Video; a YouTube copycat, but history suggests it’s a long-shot,
Larry Page and Sergey Brin on Dilbert, Joseph Morin
Yahoo sees no financial gain from ad system in ’06, Reuters