SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 26, 2010

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Google’s Street View Finds More Trouble In Europe

    In a letter earlier this month, members of the European Union’s data protection group urged Google to make changes to its Street View mapping/photo service and warned that Google might be breaking EU laws. According to Bloomberg News, the letter from the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party asks Google to store unblurred Street View images [...]

  • Yes, More Are Seeing A New Google Look-And-Feel

    We’re getting more and more reports from readers who are seeing a “new” Google look-and-feel for its search results. This is a three column design that Google’s actually been testing for some time. That testing appears to be accelerating. Google Tackles Its “UI Jazz” Problem, Tests Streamlining Search Options Feature is our story from [...]

  • Google Adds “Nearby” Local Search To Options Panel

    Google has expanded the choices in its Search Options panel with today’s announcement of a tool to refine searches by location. After doing a search and opening the “Show Options” panel, you’ll see a new link labeled “nearby.” [...]

  • Click to Conversion Time & Your Revenue Attribution Window

    In my last Analyze This post, I alluded to the importance of click to conversion time, that is, the estimated conversion time of the revenue attribution window. I shall devote this article to explaining the importance of the revenue attribution window and some empirical methods to help determine the right window length. The revenue attribution window [...]

  • It’s A Fatal Mistake To Copy Successful Web Sites

    At a search engine marketing conference, several of us gave a session on website usability topics ranging from usability and SEO to site architecture and requirements gathering. Afterward, there was time for questions by the audience. Someone asked, “Why don’t we all just copy” I replied, “Never, ever copy what [...]

  • Need To Learn Search Marketing? Come To SMX Boot Camp!

    One of the most important things to me as part of the SMX search marketing conferences that Search Engine Land runs is educating newcomers to the basics of search marketing. That’s why we run a special SMX Boot Camp track. That’s also why we created a special low-cost ticket for those who just want to [...]

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