SearchCap: The Day In Search, April 17, 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:

  • Tokyo Court Orders Google To Alter Search Suggestions & Pay Fines AFP reports a Japan court has ruled Google to alter the search suggestions and fined Google 300,000 yen ($3,100). The Tokyo District Court ruled that Google has to change the auto-completions for a search on a particular man’s name – the name was undisclosed – because Google provided suggestions that the man committed criminal acts. [...]
  • Google: Adding Too Many Pages Too Quickly May Flag A Site To Be Reviewed Manually Google’s Matt Cutts answered a question submitted by another Googler, John Mueller, on YouTube asking, “Should I add an archive of hundreds of thousands of pages all at once or in stages?” The question is, if you build out a new section of your website with tons of content – is it safe to just [...]
  • Live @ SMX London: From Authorship To Authority: Why Claiming Your Identity Matters While “content is king,” many marketers overlook the all-important factor of authority, and the process required to establish and maintain it. Google underscored the importance of authority when it introduced “author rank” as an important factor in its ranking algorithm. To get good rankings these days, you not only need good page rank, but good [...]
  • 4 SEO Recommendations For Dealing With B2B Lengthening Sales Cycles Many of our clients face sales cycles in a six- to twelve-month duration. In a recent client interview, one of the sales directors revealed that they were on the verge of closing a multi-million dollar deal that took nearly three years of nurturing alone to finally get to the proposal process. With multiple decision makers [...]

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  • Kumail Hemani

    Hi Barry!

    Thanks for including my post :-)

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