SearchCap: Local Search “On The Go,” Google Maps Upgrades, App Annie’s New Mobile Tools

scap240pxBelow is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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  • Re-imagining Google: America’s Favorite Homepage Gets A Redesign By Letter Society Blog Early last month, the design blog Letter Society posted a challenge asking its select group of designers to submit redesigns of Google.com. The site, which positions itself as a “collaborative and challenge based” blog, asked the designers to do a “reskinning” of the current site: With there being already a minimal approach to the page, […]
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  • Research: 56 Pct. Of “On The Go” Searches Have Local Intent ComScore recently found that 78 percent of local-mobile searches resulted in an offline purchase (usually in a few hours). New consumer data from research firm Ipsos MediaCT (sponsored by Google) echo most of the comScore study data, underscoring the critical nature of local information to mobile users. Ipsos conducted the online survey of 4,500 consumers across […]
  • Google Maps App Now Showing Uber Ride Options, Lane Navigation, Offline Maps Google Maps is rolling out a number of new features for its iPhone and Android app today, including an integration with Uber, the transportation company that connects people in need of a ride with available drivers. According to the announcement, people who already have the Uber app downloaded will be able to compare Uber ride […]
  • Deliver Transformational SEO Performance With Simple Techniques I find huge value in big site analysis, as the subtleties of prioritisation can have multi-million dollar impact for a business. This analysis can be informative about approaching a new SEO strategy for any site, and reveal a few truths about the true value of a number of SEO techniques.
  • WalmartLabs Scoops Up Product Search Firm Adchemy Adchemy made significant inroads in the product search arena in its short time, powering Google Product Listing Ads for brand name customers such as Macy’s, Overstock.com, Finish Line and Walmart. Today, @WalmartLabs, the retailer’s technology lab based in Silicon Valley, announced it is acquiring Adchemy for an undisclosed sum. Adchemy’s technology takes a semantic search […]
  • App Annie Adds New Tools For Better App SEO, Paid Visibility App Annie, which offers app store analytics, is announcing new features and capabilities for mobile app publishers and developers this morning. The company is adding more ad network data and analytics; it’s also offering new tools to help boost App Store Optimization (ASO). Both of these are directed toward what might be called app-user acquisition […]
  • Link Building ≠ Content Marketing. But Here’s How They Fit Together Link building has gone through a lot in the past 18 months — and when content marketing became the buzzword of the day, there were troves of articles saying that content marketing is the new link building or that content marketing has replaced link building. That couldn’t be more false. Content marketing can build links. […]
  • Google In-Store & Location-Aware Product Reminders Now In Google Now For Android Yesterday, as expected, Google announced on Google+ that the location-aware, in-store product reminders are now built into the latest version of Google Now on your Android Google Search App. Google said “if you’re out and about and near a store that carries those boots, you might see a Google Now card showing you the product […]
  • Matt Cutts, Bing & MSFT Phone Team Keynoting SMX Advanced Year after year, Search Engine Land’s SMX Advanced keynotes deliver first-hand insights. This year is no exception. Google’s Matt Cutts takes questions from you, the audience, in his “You&A” keynote, moderated by SMX’s own Danny Sullivan. Bring your toughest questions and don’t miss this SMX Advanced tradition! Is the future of search never having to […]

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