Last month's big story was about Yahoo CEO Terry Semel stepping down and being replaced by Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang. Since then Yahoo! has been somewhat quiet. In fact after a couple of hectic months, the month of July has been somewhat of a quiet one for the search engines. Maybe they are just getting ready for some major announcements at next months Search Engine Strategies Conference in San Jose.
Here are this month's top search engine related stories. SEO-Space presents:
Top Happenings in Search for July 2007
#7. Sphinn.com is Released - a new social community for search engine marketers was released by Search Engine Land's Danny Sullivan.
#6. Rumors of Search Giants, Google and Yahoo looking to create and release new social networks - Yahoo Mosh and Google Socialstream... you might want to get familiar with these names. Something we have heard over the past little while is that both Google and Yahoo are working on some new social networks.
#5. Google and Yahoo drop in search engine market share - the latest comScore report saw Google and Yahoo drop slightly while Microsoft jumped up by 3%. Hos did this happen? Does Microsoft still have a search product? They have been too quiet for too long... expect big things from them soon.
#4. Google makes a statement that they will place the required minimum $4.6 Billion bid in an upcoming federal auction of spectrum for wireless Internet service - According to the latimes.com, "Google promised to bid in an upcoming federal auction of spectrum that is ideal for fast wireless Internet service — but only if regulators agree to the company's proposals to require open access to those airwaves."
#3. Google's share price drops with announcement of Q2 earnings missing the mark. Although enjoying a 28% increases in earnings, Google (GOOG) share price dropped dramatically since hitting an all-time high earlier in the month at around the $560/share price. Earlier today Google's shares were hovering around the $516 mark.
#2. ASK release details about ASK Eraser - ASK Eraser is a new product that will allow users to control their search history. ASK Eraser will in fact allow the user to erase their search history if they so choose. SEO-Space was one of the first sources to break the story.
#1. Google-DoubleClick Deal Faces More Scrutiny - Google's potential acquisition of Ad firm DoubleClick continues to face heat as it is being investigated by the FTC and is facing further congressional scrutiny.
This is a story that just will not go away. The Google-DoubleClick deal precipitated a wave of consolidation in the online advertising industry, which included Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of aQuantive, and Yahoo’s acquisition of Right Media, which runs an online advertising marketplace. If the deal between Google and DoubleClick were to get approved, Google would be the dominant player in providing online ads that appear on numerous websites including Google Search engine results pages.
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