SearchCap: The Day In Search, April 12, 2013

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • New Bing Feature Lets Users Pin Images To Pinterest Straight From Image Search Page Bing announced today a new “Pin to Pinterest” feature that allows users to pin Bing image search results directly to a Pinterest board. According to the Bing Search Blog, the company assembled a group of lifestyle and design bloggers last fall to evaluate their search and social media habits. Based on the results of the [...]
  • Yandex Takes Exception To Search Malware Study Yandex has taken exception to a recent study that reported it has more malware in its search results than other major search engines like Google and Bing. The company shared its concerns with Search Engine Land via email, saying that it also sent the same response to AV-TEST, the German IT security firm that published [...]
  • Search In Pics: Kangaroo At Google, The Mattphone, & Google Claw Crane Game 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. Kangaroo Visits Google: Source: Google+ Louis Gray Android Figurine: Source: Google+ Google’s Claw Game: Source: Instagram [...]
  • From 3rd Party To 1st Party: The Evolution Of The Google Advertising Toolset A year ago, I was firmly anti-Google. Not in the sense that I disliked Google — I just felt that Google did not provide the best tools in the business to analyze and make decisions on their own advertising placements. When asked if an advertiser should consider a 3rd party technology to help manage ad [...]
  • Google (Finally) Gives EU A Formal Settlement Proposal As UK Mapping Rival Files Anti-Competitive Suit Google has formally submitted its antitrust settlement proposal to the EU. Wait, didn’t that happen weeks ago? Apparently, it did not. While the parties have been talking for months (seems like years), Bloomberg reported today that Google had “formalized” its settlement proposal to avoid potential fines and other penalties. EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia is now [...]
  • Google Consolidates Ad Preferences Managers, Now Called Google Ads Settings Google has been rolling out updates to its Ads Preferences Manager, where users can adjust their account settings for personalized ad delivery, or Interest Based Advertising. The page is now succinctly called Ads Settings. The new Ad Settings page features a cleaner interface, but the main theme is consolidation. Now, instead of separate Ads Preferences [...]

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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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