SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 22, 2010

From Search Engine Land:

  • Google Adds More Answers & Info To Search Results

    Google has announced a pair of changes to its search results pages that make its search results pages more informational and give searchers information they’re looking for without having to click away from Google.com. [...]

  • comScore: US Has Most Searches; China Slowest Growth; Google Tops Worldwide In 2009

    Which countries generate the most searches? comScore has just published a look at this, and the US once again is ranked tops. China maintained its second place position but showed the lowest growth of any country in the top ten. Google remained the top search provider worldwide. And globally, searches grew overall by 46 percent. Here’s [...]

  • Search In Pictures: Google China, Yahoo Character & Google Pillows

    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more.

  • Bing Maps Challenge: Try Silverlight Version, Maybe Win $100

    Microsoft wants people to download (or update Sliverlight) so they can use the new and improved Bing Maps. To create that incentive, as well as to get people to explore the new Bing Maps, Microsoft is offering chance to win a $100 gift card as part of the “Bing Maps Challenge.” [...]

  • Bing’s Stefan Weitz: Rethinking The Search Experience

    Way back when, in the dying weeks of 2009, I asked the question, “Where does search go from here?” It seems that everyone agrees we’ve barely scratched the potential that is web search, but what might that scratch reveal? What will our searching look like in two years? In five years, or even in ten [...]

  • Google’s Matt Cutts On 2010 & Looking Back At 2009

    Matt Cutts of Google posted two videos. One was a short video answering a question on where he thinks Google and search will be in 2010. The other was a long video, re-creating his presentation on the “state of the index” from his presentation given at PubCon in late 2009. Here are [...]

  • Know Where You Are…To See Where You’re Going

    I test a lot. Different ideas and techniques pour out of my brain; to be honest, some of them are utter crap. I learned the hard way not to take leaps without testing the takeoff and landing first. One step that seems to be overlooked when people are starting to test their own websites is developing [...]

  • Don’t Let Your Analytics Deceive

    If John F. Kennedy were an internet marketer, I think he would say, “Ask not what your marketing can do for your site. Ask what your site can do for your marketing.” Kennedy understood the idea of cause and effect in his original quote: that people make a nation effective, and not the [...]

  • Google 4th On Forbes’ Best Companies To Work For List

    Google has placed fourth in Forbes Magazine’s ranking of the Best Places to Work 2010. That’s the same place the company ranked in the 2009 list. In explaining “what makes it so great,” Forbes says: [...]

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    In this independent report, Shar VanBoskirk, Vice President at Forrester Research, explains the factors behind the decline in traditional marketing and shows the reasons why current marketing professionals are investing in interactive marketing efforts. It is predicted that by 2014 interactive marketing will near $55 billion and represent 21% of all marketing spend.

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