SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 1, 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:

  • Five Years Later, Ex-Farecast Founder Asks “What Is Bing Doing?”

    Oren Etzioni, the founder of Farecast who sold it to Microsoft in 2008, says he’s “disappointed” with Bing’s development and “expected more” from Microsoft’s search engine. As Geekwire reports, Etzioni made his comments to an audience last night at a Startup Grind event in Seattle. “What is Bing doing, period? So many smart people, so [...]

  • Changes Afoot At Search Engine Land & Marketing Land Columns

    I’m pleased to announce that we’ve made some changes in our columns line-up to better showcase the great work contributed by our talented columnist-practitioners. The biggest change is that we’re moving some of our columns from Search Engine Land to Marketing Land, so we want to let you know where you’ll be able to find [...]

  • German Publishers Opt-In To Google News — For The Moment

    Following the enactment of a controversial copyright law in Germany, Google said that it would require publishers to formally “opt-in” to Google News or be excluded from results. Accordingly major German publishers have decided to do so — for now. The new law, which went into effect today and gives publishers almost total control over [...]

  • Welcome Lauren Litwinka, New Community Editor & Congrats Monica Wright, New Director Of Audience Engagement

    Search Engine Land keeps growing our staff! Today, we’re happy to announce that Lauren Litwinka is coming on as our new Community Editor while Monica Wright moves up into a new Director Of Audience Engagement position. Lauren will be directly interacting with our audience on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr and many other places where Search [...]

  • Rejoice! Safari Is Once Again Providing Google Referral Information In iOS

    Since last September, people using Safari on iOS devices and searching on Google have appeared to publishers as if they came directly to their sites, not via Google. Now, the problem has ended, with iOS now apparently having been upgraded to support the “meta referrer” tag. No, this doesn’t solve the “not provided” issue, where [...]

  • 5 Critical SEO Mistakes Leaders Must Avoid

    It isn’t easy being a leader in today’s digital economy. The rapid shifts in technology and the way customers adapt to it has transformed business. Barriers between online and offline business have broken down. Capital alone is no longer decisive in determining success. Google’s various offerings are a huge growth opportunity for B2B and B2C [...]

  • Google Honors Maria Mitchell With Logo To Celebrate Her 195th Birthday

    Today’s Google logo celebrates the first professional female astronomer in the US, Maria Mitchell. The animated logo depicts Mitchell atop a roof, staring at the stars with a handheld telescope. Before becoming a professional astronomer, Mitchell discovered a comet in 1847 that was named Miss Mitchell’s Comet. In recognition of her discovery, she was awarded [...]

  • Search Engine Land’s Guide To SEO Explained In New Slideshow Format

    Earlier this month, we announced the addition of Mobile as a new SEO element in the 2013 Edition of the Search Engine Land Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors, following a Google announcement that mobile site optimization is a factor in search rankings. The Search Engine Land Guide to SEO explains each of the success factors [...]

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