SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 14, 2012

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Bing-hoo Search Down 4 Percent In Past Year, Hitwise Says

    June and July haven’t been very kind months for Bing and Yahoo. What Hitwise calls “Bing-powered search” had about 28.1 percent of all U.S. searches in May, but that dropped to less than 27 percent for July. And what was a five percent year-over-year gain back in May, has now become a four percent Y-o-Y [...]

  • Google Updates New Orleans Street View Imagery

    The history of Google’s Street View is rife with cities and towns that are less than thrilled at the sight of those little cars driving down the street (remember when a Street View driver ran into an angry mob of UK villagers?), but the reaction today is quite different in New Orleans. Seven years after [...]

  • 10 Ways To Create Engaging Content For Action

    Many organizations rely on a website to be their #1 sales tool. They pour thousands of dollars into building just the right website with a great design, robust shopping cart and plenty of bells and whistles. At some point in the website building process, they might think about the content that goes on the website. [...]

  • The Unbearable Torture Of Linking

    It’s been a long, painful Spring and Summer for a lot of websites and link builders. I took a month away from it all for personal reasons, but I did conduct a couple linking strategy training sessions, and kept on top of things via my iPad. In this time, I read a few hundred posts [...]

  • I’m Feeling Doodly, Playful, Artistic: Google’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” Button Gains New Choices

    Google’s famous “I’m Feeling Lucky” button on its home page has been changed to add new options such as “I’m Feeling Playful” or “I’m Feeling Trendy.” The long-standing ”I’m Feeling Lucky” button, when selected (if Google Instant is off), will automatically take someone to the first page that appears in Google’s results for a particular search, [...]

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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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