SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 29, 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:

  • Search Dominates Social Networking For Product Discovery, Study Says

    Search engines are the number one way that consumers find out about new products, according to a new study commissioned by commerce software developer ATG. The survey was conducted online and polled 1,002 U.S. adult consumers in July 2010. One question asked respondents to list up to five ways they discover new products. 53% of respondents [...]

  • Bing Finally Getting Facebook “Liked Results”

    Earlier this month, Bing announced a new deal with Facebook, where it would be showing you what your Facebook friends liked within search results. People are now reporting seeing the personalization appearing. Bing originally said the new feature was rolling out in the US when it launched on October 13 and that it would be going [...]

  • Google Maps On Android Becoming An LBS Juggernaut

    One area in which Google services for Android and the iPhone appear to be diverging is Maps. I’m an Android EVO owner and still have iPhone envy except in the Maps department. The combination and integration of Google Maps, Places Pages, Street View and Navigation (with the phone and contacts) has created a kind of LBS [...]

  • Of SEO And Spaghetti Sauce

    I can virtually guarantee that you aren’t satisfying at least one major segment of your customers. Did you know that it took until 1989 for chunky tomato pasta sauce to come out? A guy by the name of Howard Moskowitz cracked this code for the Prego brand while they were trying desperately to defeat Ragu, the [...]

  • Looking Back At Six Years of Asking Why

    This week was a pretty momentous one for me. I’ve changed gigs. I’m now an employee again. A big, public company now signs my paycheck. And, up to now, that company, YPG, has made most of their money by publishing phone books. The acquisition of Enquiro is part of a much bigger digital strategy for [...]

  • Italian Prosecutors Investigating Google Street View For Privacy Breach

    Prosecutors in Italy are investigating Google’s Street View service to determine if the company violated privacy laws when it collected wifi data over unencrypted networks earlier this year. Officials in Rome announced the probe on Wednesday. This is separate from Italy’s request last weekend that Google mark its Street View cars and publish their itineraries in [...]

  • Is Google Adding More & Fresher Tweets To Social Search?

    Google Social Search — the service that adds content from your social circle to a search results page — appears to be getting an increase in tweets. And fresher tweets, at that. Social Search relies on what Google knows about your friends and connections (via your Google profile, Google Reader account, etc.) and sometimes shows content [...]

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