Highlights from the SEW Blog: May 21, 2007

We’ve collected all the search marketing news from selected posts to the Search Engine Watch blog in the past week, along with recent search-related headlines from around the Web.

From the SEW blog:

Organic Search

Search Advertising

Linking Issues & Social Media

Mobile & Local Search

Vertical & Specialty Search

In-House & Outsourcing

SEM Industry Issues

Searching/Search Technologies

  • Google Planning Query Enhancements
    The first is a technique that will add a supplemental query that Google’s algorithm determines may return more relevant results. The second is cross-language information retrieval (CLIR).
  • Google Experimental to Offer Sneak Previews
    Leading-edge users can now sign up for tests of potential new features or interfaces.
  • Google Goes Universal, Adds Navigation
    a query from Google.com will now show results from Google’s vertical search engines, and a universal navigation bar has been added to all of Google’s pages.
  • Start.com Stopped
    Microsoft is shuttering Start.com, its experimental interface launched in February 2005 that developed many of the features that ended up in the Live.com start page.
  • Forget Demographics Google May Soon Offer Psychological Profiling
    Google has submitted a patent for psychological profiling of users. The patent outlines the ability to profile game users by their chat conversations and other text-based interaction with the games.

More from the SEW Blog

  • Internet Search Engine Database launches ISEdb SCOOP
    It presents search engine industry news in such a way that user-appreciated information is pushed to the top of the overflowing pile.
  • Yahoo Names New CFO
    Yahoo announced today it will appoint Blake Jorgensen, the co-founder of Thomas Weisel Partners, as their new Chief Financial Officer, leaving Sue Decker to focus on advertising.
  • The Greening of Search Engines
    Call it a sign of the times, a cheap marketing ploy or both mixed together. Search engines are touting their environmental friendliness in many ways.

Search Headlines

We report the top search marketing news daily at the Search Engine Watch Blog. You’ll find more news from around the Web below.

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