SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 31, 2010

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Is SEO Integrated Into Your Localization Process?

    For many, the question posed in the title of this post seems silly, often resulting in either a confused expression, or a “how dare you ask that question” look from localization managers. Yet over the past few weeks I have spoken to a number of localization and SEO managers at Fortune 500 companies who [...]

  • A Letter To Facebook From The Rest Of The World

    Dear Facebook, A couple of weeks ago you launched your new location service, Places. We all think it’s great and are really excited that you’re opening up the world of location to a whole new audience. We can’t wait to start finding new and exciting ways of using Places to connect consumers and brands. But we [...]

  • How To Use Your Bounce Rate For Link Building Purposes

    The bounce rate of a site is the percentage of users who leave without going to another page on your site before the analytics session times out, with the length of a session being dependent upon your specific analytics package (I’ve heard that 30 minutes is the average.) Usually listed as Bounce Rate in your [...]

  • Yahoo Search Advertisers Can Now Begin To Migrate Accounts To Microsoft adCenter

    Yahoo announced their Yahoo Search Marketing advertisers can now begin the transition process from Yahoo Search Marketing to Microsoft adCenter. This is the first step of the paid search transition from Yahoo Search ads to Microsoft Bing search ads. Last week, Yahoo’s organic transition to Microsoft Bing was complete. This week, Yahoo and Microsoft [...]

  • Gmail Priority Inbox: The Un-Spam Filter

    Google this evening has launched what it calls “priority inbox” for Gmail. It uses a variety of algorithmic and machine learning techniques to automatically capture and organize “important” emails and de-emphasize other email. It’s like a spam filter in reverse: Gmail’s servers look at several types of information to identify the email that’s important to [...]

  • Hot On Sphinn: SEO & Pagination, Securing WordPress, Search Spam & More

    If you’re running a large site that sells a lot of products, you’ve probably had to come up with a plan to deal with pagination: showing products over several pages of otherwise similar content. That was the topic of an interesting discussion in the Google Webmaster Help forums recently, and it also reached the Sphinn [...]

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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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