SearchCap: The Day In Search, April 29, 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:

  • Potential iOS Market For Google Now Is 2.5X Larger Than Android “Now” Base Google Now for iOS and Android are almost identical in their look at feel. And aside from a few “cards,” the same is true of their content. But, there are some differences behind the scenes worth noting: one of them is the fact that with its launch on iOS this morning, Google Now is available [...]
  • The Top Five SEO Mistakes According To Google’s Matt Cutts In a recently published Webmaster video, Matt Cutts, Google’s head of search spam, listed off the top five SEO mistakes webmasters make. Matt said these are not the most devastating mistakes, but rather, the most common mistakes. (1) Having a website or having a website that is not crawlable is the biggest mistake he sees. [...]
  • Facebook Offers An In-Depth Look At The Natural Language Interface Of Graph Search Since its launch in January of this year, Facebook has been rolling out their Graph Search, allowing a limited number of users to perform queries with the natural language interface. In a post on their engineering blog today, Facebook explains how their natural language interface works, providing an in-depth look into the mechanics behind it. [...]
  • See Who’s Speaking at SMX Advanced – Early Bird Rates Expire Friday Search Marketing Expo – SMX Advanced’s faculty features nearly 100 leading authorities on SEO, paid search, mobile, social media and more. Don’t miss this once a year opportunity to meet them and learn what they know! Early bird rates expire this Friday – register today! SMX Advanced speakers are selected for their expertise and their [...]
  • iPhone & iPad Users To Get Google Now, As It Comes To iOS Previously Android-only, Google’s “predictive search” tool Google Now is now available for the iPhone and iPad. It’s part of an updated Google Search App for iOS. Google Now for iOS had been anticipated since March, when Engadget discovered a promotional video suggesting it would make the leap. Until its release this morning, Google Now had been [...]
  • The Amazing “Google Now” — When Google Searches Before You Think To With Google Now coming to iOS, a whole new audience using iPhones and iPads are about to meet Google’s predictive search service. It’s a feature that’s gone from interesting novelty to being downright amazing, in less than a year. Here’s a look at how the “predictive search” service has evolved and where it may head [...]
  • Top 5 Mobile SEO Tips For M-commerce & Retail Clearly I’ve broken my own resolution when it comes to not talking about responsive Web design, as I’ve done so for the past two months. This month, I’m taking a break so I can focus on resolution #1: giving more tactical advice on how to do mobile SEO well. Today’s column will focus on mobile SEO tips for [...]
  • Bing Webmaster Tools Adds Malware Re-Evaluation & Geo-Targeting Tools Bing announced two new features for Bing Webmaster Tools. First, you can now see more details on malware issues impacting your site and be able to submit a malware re-evaluation request. Second, you can now geo-target specific pages, directories or your whole site within Bing Webmaster Tools. Bing Malware Re-Evaluation Bing always had a notification [...]
  • The Enhanced Campaigns Waiting Game Like many of my fellow PPC colleagues, I feel uneasy about the impending move to Enhanced Campaigns and the lurking cutover deadline of July 22nd. Should we convert now and get it over with? Should we run a few tests with our smaller, simpler accounts? Should we abandon tightly-crafted, geo-segmented campaigns in favor of the new geo-bidding [...]
  • Enterprise SEO Interview With ABC’s John Shehata I spoke recently with John Shehata, the director of search for ABC News. Since he owns the SEO responsibility for a number of large media properties, I leapt at the chance to explore some of the things he has learned along the way. We dug in and explored the challenges of educating a large media [...]
  • Live @ SMX London: Hardcore SEO Power Tools As SEO grows more complex and the size of the sites you work on continue to grow, it’s more important than ever to have a set of high-quality tools that both give you a competitive edge and save you time. Tools can help with all of the vital aspects of SEO, including content creation, distribution [...]

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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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