SearchCap: MetaFilter Filtered By Google, RetailMeNot Debates Panda Reports & Google Drops Authorship

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

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  • Google Drops Authorship Rich Snippets From Search Results. A Bug?

    For the past 20 minutes, if you search anything on Google, the authorship images, where it shows a picture of the individual who wrote the content shown in the Google results, no longer shows up. Here is a picture of what a search results look like with authorship images (was documented yesterday): Here is what […]

  • Increase Mobile Ad Performance Through Advanced Call Analytics – Webcast

    Each day, more and more people are shopping with their mobile devices. To succeed in this market, you need deeper insights into your mobile ad campaigns. Join us Tuesday, June 3rd for this Digital Marketing Depot webcast to learn how to use call analytics to gain and leverage those insights. Speakers Jeff Braislin and Tim […]

  • RetailMeNot Says On Google Ranking Drop: The Reports “Greatly Overstate” Our Organic Search Impact

    On Tuesday, Google pushed out their revised Panda Algorithm code-named Panda 4.0. Panda is designed to remove low-quality content from Google’s search results. Yesterday, we published an early Winners & Losers report on which large sites were impacted the most both in a positive and negative way. RetailMeNot was one of the larger sites on […]

  • Google Tells SEC Reporting On Mobile CPCs And Clicks Would Not Be Meaningful, Too Confusing

    The average cost-per-click advertisers pay for Google ads has been declining year-over-year since the fourth quarter of 2011. The rise of mobile has long been seen as the driving force behind the declining average cost-per-click (CPC) — a glut of new ad inventory coupled with the fact that many advertisers often discount the value of […]

  • Chrome’s Latest Updates Include New “OK Google” Voice Search Capabilities

    Earlier this week, Google released new updates for Chrome OS devices, including new “hotwording” capabilities. According to the announcement, the “Okay Google” voice search is now available on Chrome’s New Tab Page and Google.com (the US version only). Darrell Etherington reported on TechCrunch that the new “Okay Google” voice search for Chrome works automatically, without […]

  • Remove Page Elements For Higher Converting Pages

    People often talk about including elements on a page to improve landing page conversions and user experience. I know I’ve personally written a lot on this particular topic. But, did you know that removing page elements can be just as effective at increasing conversions as adding or tweaking elements on a page? Both large and […]

  • On MetaFilter Being Penalized By Google: An Explainer

    MetaFilter is a news and discussion site dating back to the early years of the web. Founded in 1999, it’s attracting attention this week after coming forward about how a Google penalty has severely harmed its business, to the degree of having to let staff go. It serves as a poster child of problems with […]

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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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