SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 7, 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:

  • Search In Pics: Bing Seahawks Ad, Yahoo Acting Scary, Google Antitrust Protestors

    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. Bing Ads At Seattle Seahawks: Googlers Playing Nok Hockey: Google Wallet In Use: Yahoo Acting Scary: [...]

  • Google, Samsung Delay “Unpacked” Android Event Out Of Respect For Steve Jobs

    Samsung and Google were set to unveil the next Android “flagship,” the anticipated Nexus Prime, at an event next week in San Diego called “Samsung Mobile Unpacked.” It coincides with the CTIA wireless trade show, which has been moved from San Francisco to San Diego to protest a mobile phone radiation labeling requirement passed by [...]

  • How The Rise Of Mobile Devices Has Affected Search Spend

    A few months ago, I published a report about the rise of mobile devices including tablets. In this report, I showed that in a span of less than a year, mobile paid search spend went from 0.5% to 4.2% — an almost 9 fold increase. In that report, I also projected that by the end [...]

  • Bing Expands Local Business Portal: Group Deals, Virtual Punchcards & New Print Collateral

    Google may have most of the local traffic, but Bing’s local business tools are running laps around Google’s. When it launched in April, the Bing Business Portal already had outdone Google with several important features. Now, a new set of tools that Bing added within the past couple weeks puts it even further ahead of [...]

  • Demystifying Facebook’s “People Are Talking About This” Metric

    Earlier this week Facebook announced features and functionality that were mainly geared towards pages and ads. One of the newest metrics released is the “people are talking about this” for pages. The goal of this number is to track conversations happening around specific pages. However, we have seen more users becoming confused as to what the [...]

  • Tweets About Steve Jobs Spike But Don’t Break Twitter Peak Record

    As with Google, Twitter saw a spike in activity related to the death of Steve Jobs. However, the company said that the number of tweets per second didn’t break new records. The Peak Records Twitter told us that at 5pm PT yesterday, it saw 6,049 tweets per second happening at peak, with tweets continuing throughout [...]

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