Following last month's cool new features in LiveSearch, the latest in its kitty is Live Search Mobile Voice Command Capability.

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Below is our coverage of Day 1 of SMX Social Media New York

StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp and founder Joshua Schachter head up two of the most important social bookmarking and discovery services on the web. In this session, the two will talk about trends in social media, where the future may be heading and entertain questions from attendees.

Moderator:Danny Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief, Search Engine Land

Speakers: Garrett Camp, Founder & Chief Product Officer, StumbleUpon

Digg, Netscape, Reddit, Newsvine and others allow community members to share and rate news stories. They are primary news sources and influential outlets that must be considered by marketers. But don't expect to post your old-school press release and get a good response! Learn how these sites work and how to best tailor your message for maximum visibility on them.

Moderator: Danny Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief, Search Engine Land

Attracting visitors on social media sites involves using the right bait — linkbait. Compelling content is best. Added benefit: it appeals to bloggers too. Do it right and they'll link to you, enhancing the prominence of your brand and driving traffic to your site. This session explains linkbaiting and provides examples and ideas to help you craft your own bait.

Moderator: Danny Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief, Search Engine Land

Consumers are sharing best-of-Web content with bookmarking and tagging sites like and StumbleUpon. Flickr, YouTube and Technorati tap into "tagging" to categorize material, so people interested in topics can locate community finds. This session is a marketer's guide to using bookmarking and tagging effectively.

Moderator: Danny Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief, Search Engine Land

Speakers: Guillaume Bouchard, CEO, NVI

Michael Gray, President, Atlas Web Service

Customers interacting with brands — that’s marketing in the 21st century. And SMM is key to fostering brand/customer conversations. This session will orient you to the world of social media. You'll learn the leading sites, the functionality they provide, and best practices for interacting in these virtual places.

Moderator: Danny Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief, Search Engine Land


Rand Fishkin, CEO & Co-founder, SEOmoz

With the eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit as platform, Urchin founder Brett Crosby announced several Google Analytics features that will be ready for use within a few weeks.

'The Washington Post Co.' reports that it has already bought 'CourseAdvisor Inc.', a Wakefield-based search engine marketing company at an undisclosed price. Basically, 'CourseAdvisor Inc.' deals with college and university programme. As The Washington Post attempts to boost its advertising, readership, circulation and publications, it has decided to buy this particular search engine. Positive results have also been found by the concerned authorities in education sectors. Statistical reports state that the total revenue is raised to $1 billion from $969 million.

Jeremy Mayes informs that new features will be added to the AdWords keyword tool.

"Per-Keyword Match Type: The addition of a per-keyword pop-up menu allows you to select the match type, which you wish to add for individual keywords. The addition of a Negative match type in the per-keyword pop-up lets advertisers to add a keyword as a negative match.