The much anticipated people search engine Spock launched today, however is it slower than molasses. I have attempted to play with it a few times and have found myself waiting, and waiting and waiting some more before getting frustrated which follows with me leaving. I was able to create a profile for my name, add my main web sites, add a couple of tags and even locate a few friends.
With all the great sites that exist that allow one to discover rising trends and buzz worthy terms through popular searches, have you ever thought it would be nice to have a tool that would combine them all in one place? Well, your wish has come true. SEOmoz has released a new tool that aggregates the data from a variety of sites into one place. They call it, Popular Searches.
A summary of search related news items that occurred this week including MediaWhiz fully acquires AuctionAds, Google AdWords launches Campaign Optimizer tool, Google will no longer label results from the supplemental index even though the index will remain intact, Rand Fishkin poses ten questions every SEO form should be able to answer before charging for services, and finally Google advertisers will soon have a choice as to whether their ads run on parked domains or not.