SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 11, 2011

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 Chromebooks Out June 15, $349 For Consumers, $20-$28 Monthly For Educators/Business

    At long last, the Google Chrome OS operating system is going prime time against Windows and Mac computers. On June 15, consumers can by them for a flat rate. Those in education and business have intriguing monthly payment options. Google shared details at its Googe I/O conference today, as well as in a blog post [...]

  • Google Threatens To Pull Street View From Switzerland; Will Launch In Poland

    Google has appealed a recent Swiss court decision that requires the company to guarantee 100% anonymity of faces and license plates in its Street View imagery, and says it may cut the service altogether in Switzerland if the ruling isn’t changed. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google attorney Peter Fleischer told reporters, “We simply [...]

  • Bing Hits 14 Percent, Google And Yahoo Flat: comScore

    The comScore data for April were released by the financial analysts earlier today. Here’s the quick take on the newest search market-share figures: Google: 65.4 percent in April vs. 65.7 percent in March Yahoo: 15.9 percent vs. 15.7 percent in March Bing: 14.1 percent, up from 13.9 percent in March BingHoo: 30 percent, up slightly vs [...]

  • Better B2B SEO Through Jargon

    In many ways, business-to-business SEO can be trickier than consumer facing SEO. When you’re marketing to consumers, you’ll often be better-informed than they are after an hour or two of research. And in many cases, all you need is content that survives a cursory glance, not an in-depth reading. And as anyone who has written [...]

  • Google I/O 2011 Chrome Keynote: Chromebooks Come June 15, Angry Birds For Web & More

    It’s day two of the Google I/O developers conference. Call it “Chrome Day,” because yesterday was all about Android. What to expect? How about a Chrome computer for $20 per month? That’s what’s likely to be revealed during the keynote. Techmeme is buzzing with the headlines of details that have leaked out so far. The [...]

  • Google Overhauls AdWords Traffic Estimates

    Google has announced an update to the algorithm that powers traffic estimates in AdWords’ Traffic Estimator, Keyword Tool and on the Keywords tab. The intention is that advertisers will have access to better numbers on estimated clicks, cost and ad position. Traffic estimates help advertisers get a sense of whether potential keywords are appropriate for [...]

  • Who Made The Google Martha Graham Logo?

    Today on the Google home page is a special animated Google logo for the 117th birthday of the late Martha Graham. Martha Graham changed the art of dancing during her era and Google wanted to pay tribute to her 21 years after she passed. The logo is animated so here is a static picture of [...]

  • DOJ Investigating Google Ads; $500 Million Set Aside For Potential Settlement

    In a regulatory filing this afternoon, Google disclosed that it was taking a $500 million charge in the first quarter, apparently to potentially settle charges related to a Department of Justice investigation of the company. Google didn’t elaborate, saying only that the probe was “into the use of Google advertising by certain advertisers.” The Wall [...]

  • SearchWeek: May 9, 2011

    Search Week is an exclusive weekly newsletter for Search Engine Land premium members that recaps stories covered on Search Engine Land over the past week. Below are top stories organized by topic that happened over the past week. Each topic (or Search Engine Land column) is also a link, where you can click through and [...]

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