Search Headlines & Links: July 12, 2006

Below, a recap of stories posted yesterday to the Search Engine Watch Blog, along
with other items we’ve spotted but not blogged separately:

From The SEW Blog…

  • Yahoo’s
    Livesearch Added To Firefox

    Yahoo launched Livesearch on AllTheWeb back in May. Danny has a detailed post
    about how it is similar to Lookahead and Google Suggest. Anyway, as we
    suggested on May 16th, Livesearch capabilities from Yahoo has been added to a
    new version of Firefox 2.0. You can download the new Firefox here and give it
    a try. Also you can read more at the Yahoo Search Blog, which has links to
    more methods of downloads….
  • Google
    Video Launches In UK & Other Countries

    Silicon reports that Google Video has launched a localized version in the UK
    at There are also localized versions in Canada,
    Deutschland, España, France, Italia, Nederland, and Polska. Google’s Joanna
    Shields, said in a statement: “By launching Google Video in these new markets
    we will enable more people in more countries to search for, upload and share
    video content in more languages.”…

  • Interactive Review of SEOMoz’s Page Strength Tool

    Rand posted information about a new tool he launched named the Page Strength
    Tool. It is pretty cool, and why can’t it replace PageRank? 🙂 Anyway, here is
    my interactive review of the tool, you can find more details about what the
    tool exactly measures here….
  • Google
    Pages & Yahoo Geocities Phishing Attacks

    We learn from that there are phishing scams on Google Pages and we
    also learn from Slashdot that Yahoo’s Geocities has a similar issue. A email
    goes out telling people they can win a “$500 cash prize, and that the money
    can be paid automatically if they click on the embedded web link.”…
  • Martin
    Child, VP Of Sales & Marketing Leaves Yahoo Search Marketing

    Brand Republic reports that Yahoo Search Marketing’s vice-president of sales
    and marketing, Martin Child is leaving to work at Webloyalty. Child has been
    with Yahoo, Overture, for four and a half years prior to stepping down….
  • MySpace
    More Popular Than Google Or Yahoo

    Bill Tancer over at his HitWise blog has data that claims MySpace Moves Into
    #1 Position for all Internet Sites. This is incredibly important,
    is more popular that Yahoo Mail, and MySpace’s growth of visits has surpassed
    Google towards the end of May of this year. But as Bill points out, what is
    most revealing is that the “top search terms driving traffic to all Internet
    sites” is MySpace and with 1.28%, compared with last years top
    search term being eBay at .31%. See all the details at HitWise….

  • ShopLocal Taps Topix for Geotargeted Ads

    By Greg Sterling, Jul. 12, 2006 |

    Search Ads: Local

    Search Types: Local

  • This isn’t search, but it is local. ShopLocal has partnered with news
    aggregator to offer dynamic banner ads that are targeted by ZIP. The
    program services national advertisers trying to drive consumers into their
    local stores. An example dynamic skyscraper ad is visible here. ShopLocal is
    providing the ad content and Topix provides the local news pages on which the
    ads appear. Here’s the press release. Read a somewhat longer post on my

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