Daily SearchCast, April 25, 2007: Google's Popularity; Suing Google Over Listings; The Simpsons Do Google & More!

Marge Simpson Using Google

Google's sites are the most popular in the world. Google Maps get user generated content. Google sued again because someone doesn't like a listing. Video search engine Blinkx to go public. Is that Marge Simpson googling herself? And more in today's episode!

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Stories Discussed In The Show

  • Twitter: More Than Messaging, It Can Generate Traffic, Search Engine Land
  • Google Passes Microsoft For Most Visited Site In The World
    Google surpasses Microsoft as world's most-visited site from the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Google is now more popular than Microsoft, in terms of worldwide visits. According to comScore, Google had a million visitors more than Microsoft in March 2007. Google had 528 million unique visitors, while Microsoft had 527...
  • Google Maps Introduce User-Generated Content
    When Google launched its personalized mapping tool, My Maps, the company said it would soon be integrating user-generated content. It appears that is now happening on many Google Maps searches (hat tip to NLC Marketing Blog)....
  • Google: Sued Again Over "Bad" Listing
    Building Contractor Sues Google for Indexing Consumer Complaint from Wired highlights yet another case where a someone wants to sue Google over how they are listed. Cases like these have lost in the past, but people keep trying. In this case, New Jersey building contractor RSA Homes is upset...
  • Intel To Add Google AdWords Marketing Storefront For Resellers
    Google gets in on 'Intel Inside' campaign from News.com reports that Google and Intel worked together to build, what I believe to be, an add on to their reseller and channel intranet, enabling resellers to easily market their Intel based computers via Google AdWords. The "co-marketing initiative" should allow these...
  • Google To Sell Ads On China Telecom's Business Directory Sites
    Google to Sell Online Ads on China Telecom Web Sites from Bloomberg reports that Google has won the right to sell ads on 400 local business directory sites owned by China Telecom, China's biggest internet service provider. This deal is expected to help Google close in on Baidu and Microsoft's...
  • Google News Results Now Live In Web Search Results
    As we reported last week, Google is now including news results in web search results when your query terms trigger relevant results. The results are clearly marked with a link for "News results for..." link above the news results, and shown here: I've asked Google how the new changes will...
  • Pew: 1/3 of US Online Adults Consult Wikipedia, Micro Persuasion
  • TRAFFIC TRICKS: Technorati's search engine traffic, Valleywag
  • Newsvine Relaunch Today: Build Your Own News Site, TechCrunch
  • Newsvine 2.0 - Evergreen, Pronet Advertising
  • Ask.com To Launch Contextual Advertising Product
    Ask.com is launching a new sponsored listings contextual product and will go live the week of May 21st. The Ask contextual product will initially launch within IAC's own network of sites including Match.com, Ticketmaster, Evite and Citysearch and will then expand to trusted third party publishers. Individual publishers will most...
  • Autonomy To Reclaim Blinkx, Then Spin It Off
    The relationship between enterprise search company Autonomy and video search company Blinkx has always been confusing. PaidContent.org now reports that the "weirdly secretive relationship" (I agree) is getting clearer. Autonomy is to exercise an option to take over Blinkx, then appears to be spinning some consumer-facing search technology that its...
  • MSN Video…Same As Soapbox, Mashable
  • MSN Launches Next-Gen Beta Of MSN Video; Fits With MSN Entertainment Relaunch, PaidContent.org
  • Google is planning on using 30 second pre-roll ads on YouTube, Vnunet
  • MapQuest Partners With GM's OnStar For 'Send to Car' Directions
    General Motors' OnStar Division and MapQuest have announced a partnership (see the video and related info on how it works) that allows OnStar subscribers to plan their trips via MapQuest and then send those directions to their cars. The service is called "Web Destination Entry" and will reportedly be made...
  • Live Product Search: More Images, More Relevant, Live Search Blog
  • Performics Tries To Tie Itself Closer To DoubleClick, InsideGoogle
  • WebmasterWorld's PubCon Goes Up Against Search Engine Strategies Chicago, Search Engine Roundtable
  • A Glance at Trellian's Keyword Discovery Tool, Search Engine Guide
  • Basic Keyword Research Using Free Keyword Research Tools, Performancing
  • The Blogs & Search Blogs With The Most Readers
    Which blogs have the most feed subscribers from Self Made Minds is an excellent rundown on top blogs according to the number of RSS or feed subscribers they have, according to FeedBurner. Search Marketing Blogs by RSS Subscribers from Lee Odden at the Online Marketing Blog takes the idea...
  • Reader Poll: Best Search Marketing Magazines, Online Marketing Blog
  • Teeth Hurt? TrueLocal suggests McDonalds … or Midas!, Small Business SEM
  • Marge Simpson "Googles Herself" & Uses Google Maps
    YouTube has a clip from the popular TV cartoon The Simpsons showing Marge "googling" herself: Here's the clip itself:...
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