SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 5, 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:

  • How To Speak At SMX Advanced Seattle 2010

    Want to speak at our SMX Advanced Seattle search marketing conference this coming June 8 & 9? Our show that sells out every year? Here’s everything you need to know about doing it! We have TWO different pitching opportunities. First, we ask for session ideas as part of the session [...]

  • Bing Maps Rolls Out Its Largest Image Update

    Bing Maps has rolled out what Microsoft is calling its “largest amount of new imagery ever in terms of square kilometers.” Apparently that represents 6.7 million square kilometers. There’s new aerial and Bird’s Eye imagery across many countries on several continents. The full list is below.

  • Bing, Yahoo Discussing Future Of Yahoo Site Explorer

    One more piece of news from the “Ask the Search Engines” session at SMX West on Thursday: Yahoo and Bing are in the midst of discussions to decide the future of Yahoo’s popular Site Explorer SEO tool. Yahoo’s Arnab Bhattacharjee told conference attendees that the two companies are now going through discussions on how to transition [...]

  • Yahoo Updates Desktop Search Marketing Tool

    During SMX West this week, Yahoo announced an update to its Yahoo Search Marketing Desktop tool for managing PPC campaigns. If you weren’t at the show to see it yourself, this Yahoo blog post details some of the upgrades that are now available: [...]

  • Solving Website Indexing Problems

    Crawling and indexing issues can really put a damper on your efforts to rank well for a variety of competitive and non-competitive terms. Solving indexing issues is definitely an important step towards increasing your keyword ranking footprint. And, the more real estate you own by solving those issues, means you’re taking the next steps in [...]

  • Bing & Yahoo Soon To Support Canonical Tag

    More than a year since the three major search engines united to announce the canonical tag, neither Bing nor Yahoo formally support it. But that could be changing soon. Speaking during the “Ask the Search Engines” session at SMX West on Thursday, reps from both search engines said they’re in the process of supporting rel=canonical right [...]

  • SMX West 2010 Day Three Coverage

    Day three of SMX West 2010 is in the books, and that wraps up the main conference portion this year’s event. (There are in-depth training sessions on Friday.) We live-blogged today’s keynote, and a variety of bloggers and webmasters covered the rest of the day’s sessions and news. Here’s a recap of the SMX West [...]

  • Eye Tracking Study: Users Largely Blind To Real-Time Results In Search

    Online marketing firm OneUpWeb recently conducted an eye-tracking study about the impact of integrating real-time data into search results. The study involved 44 people divided into two groups: “consumers” and “information foragers.” The difference between the groups involved the tasks they were given: [...]

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