SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 15, 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:

  • Google Says It Has A Million Public Transit Schedules, Adds Transit Features In Android Maps

    Google Maps (and related data) continues to be strategic for the company. On Android Google Maps & Navigation are one of the big differentiators (at least until Q4) between the Google OS and iOS. Today Google announced several updates and upgrades for the public transit features on Maps (version 6.10). In addition, Google now reports [...]

  • Microsoft Revamps AdCenter For Agency Relationships

    Microsoft has updated adCenter to enable advertisers to change or add agencies without losing their entire account history. With what they’re calling “Agency Enablement” features, adCenter now makes it possible for agencies to link or unlink to client accounts, onboard new clients via email requests to access accounts, control billing preferences and manage client accounts [...]

  • Search Convergence In SF: Matt Cutts, Danny Sullivan, Mike Grehan & Brett Tabke

    It might be more than foggy in San Fransciso this morning, as Brett Tabke of webmasterworld.com said after I took this picture, “that was a twilight zone moment for me”. It must have been interesting feeling for him then about 10 minutes later when Mike Grehan invited him and Danny Sullivan on stage to have [...]

  • Say A Prayer; Google Kills Prayer Times

    About a year ago, Google introduced a new rich snippets for prayer times. That rich snippet has now been decommissioned due to lack of webmaster implementation. The purpose was to show useful prayer times for those who are searching Google for Islamic, Jewish or other prayer times in the Google search results. Here is a [...]

  • Yes, Bing Has Human Search Quality Raters & Here’s How They Judge Web Pages

    A web page that definitively satisfies a searcher’s intent is “Perfect,” and should appear at the top of Bing’s search results. On the other end of the scale, spammy web pages and pages that almost no searcher would find useful are deemed “Bad.” That’s a bit of how Bing instructs the people in its Human [...]

  • Google Logo For Legendary Chef Julia Child 100th Birthday

    The late Julia Child, an American icon, has her 100th birthday today after passing at the age of 91 on August 13, 2004 in Santa Barbara. She is most well known for her television cooking shows and instructions, but also for her many cook books and popularizing French cuisine in America. There is a worldwide [...]

  • July Search Share: Google At All-Time High, Bing Continues Slow Gains

    We’re starting to see financial analysts expose July search market share figures from comScore, ahead of their formal release tomorrow. Bing grew slightly and Google remained where it was last month but ahead of its position last year. While Yahoo was also flat, the good news is that the company didn’t lose additional share, as [...]

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