Been jonesing for the Daily SearchCast while it was on hiatus? Today's show runs nearly 90 minutes to bring you up to speed. Yahoo management reorg, mapping news, SEO tool developments, video search, lawsuits and more in today's episode! PROGRAMMING NOTE: Much sadness -- due to a studio move, we're off again for a week, back on September 9.
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Reorganizes, Schneider Now Sits Atop Sales & Marketing
The New York Times and PaidContent report on a new reorganization at Yahoo. Among the changes, Executive Vice President of Sales Greg Coleman will be leaving Yahoo early next year and Hilary Schneider has been promoted to EVP to lead a new group called "Global Partner Solutions," which is now...
- Virtual Earth
Adds More 'Bird's Eye,' Satellite And 3-D Imagery
Gary Price points to a Microsoft Virtual Earth blog posting that reflects enhancements of low level orthogonal, "Bird's Eye" photography within the U.S., as well as satellite mapping for a range of countries and locations outside the U.S. In addition there's also now more 3-D imagery and more 3-D cities...
- Flash Earth
Puts Google Earth, Virtual Earth & Others On Web
FlashEarth Mashup with Google Earth 4.2 from the Google Earth Blog reports on a site named Flash Earth that provides mapping services from several provides in a desktop like experience, using Flash technologies. Flash Earth gives you mapping data from Google Earth, Microsoft Virtual Earth, Yahoo Maps, OpenLayers and NASA...
- Google Maps Adds Embed Map Feature
- Google Earth Adds Real Time Traffic Layer
- Google To
Resume Webmaster Penalty Email Notifications
The Google Webmaster Central Blog announced they will be resuming the emailing of penalty notifications to webmasters. Google stopped sending these notifications when they learned that some people were using these notifications as a way to scare, spam and send viruses to webmasters. Soon after, Google launched a message center...
- Yahoo Site Explorer Adds Dynamic URL Rewriting Tool
- Google Updates Link Scheme Webmaster Guidelines
- Google Enhances Webmaster Central's Robots.txt Analysis Tool
- Google Webmaster Tools Adds Malware Review Form
- CCIA, Google &
Microsoft Launch "Defend Fair Use" Web Site
Google, Microsoft-backed group ready to Defend Fair Use from Ars Technica reports Google and Microsoft are backing a new web site, organized by the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), named Defend Fair Use. The web site is accepting signed petitions to support their push to make copyrights clearer to...
- CNN & Google
Sign Multi-Year AdSense Deal
Google announced that CNN has partnered with them on a multi-year deal for displaying Google AdSense contextual ads on CNN.com. Under this deal, "Google will serve as the exclusive provider of auction-based text advertisements throughout CNN.com," according to the press release. AdSense is available to both large and small publishers....
- 'Google For
Government' Coming Soon?
The Washington Post blog The Trail reports on challenges with implementing the already enacted Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act. The Act, passed last year, is intended to provide much more information to "ordinary Americans" regarding federal funding and federally funded projects via a search interface (not Google specifically). According...
- Sproose Adds
Voting To Help Rank Video Search Results
Sproose announced the launch of a Digg-like element to their video search engine. Users can now vote on video results at Sproose, which will have a direct impact on the rank of those video search results. The look is very similar to Digg, allowing users to click an "I like...
- Google News Adds News Videos
- Google Says It Goofed, Issuing Full Video Store Refunds
- Yahoo Changes UK Home Page Design
- Yahoo Audio Search Adds Inline Previews
- Microsoft Content Ads To Open To All US Advertisers August 29
- AOL's Truveo Introduces New Video Search Site And Consumer Destination
- AOL Launches Improved Mobile Search
- News.com Rates Search Engines On Privacy
- CalTech Student Releases Tool For Hunting Wikipedia Spin Jobs
- Google Sued For Trademark Infringement By American Airlines Over Sponsored Ads
- IAB & DMA Launched UK's First Search Marketing Best Practices Charter
- Ask.com's New Simple U.S. Commercial
- Got The
Current Time? Your Search Engine Does!
Next month, AT&T is killing its call for current time feature. One reason? There are too many other ways to get the correct time -- and search engines are among those resources. Below, a look at how easy search engines make it to get the current time for anywhere in...
- Send To
(German) Car: The New Local Search Front
Google CEO Eric Schmidt said at one point that one of the reasons Google wanted to get into radio advertising was that the company couldn't reach users during the morning or afternoon commutes. That's all changing very quickly. Both Google and Yahoo have almost simultaneously announced in-car mapping and local...