SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 8, 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:

  • iOS Users To Get Enhanced Google Search App Ahead Of Most Android Users

    Google announced an enhanced version of Google Voice Search today with some pretty awesome interaction in answers. Android 4.1 users sort of have it already. iOS users will have it in a few days. The rest of the Android world, 4.0 and below? They’ll stay waiting. Answers, Not Search Results Google’s long offered Voice Search [...]

  • New: Gmail Results Embedded In Google Search Results

    Google announced in this mornings Google Search Breakfast they are integrating Gmail emails directly into Google search results. This means you can search Google and find emails from your Gmail (not Google Apps) account directly in the search results. The Gmail results show on the top right section, collapsed neatly and ordered by relevance of [...]

  • Google’s Knowledge Graph Gains “Carousel,” Goes Worldwide In English

    Today at the Google Search Breakfast, Amit Singhal, head of Google search, said Google is launching the Knowledge Graph worldwide for English speakers The launch seems to be rolling out slowing to all countries with English based language. The complex thing with rolling this out globally is that searching for [chiefs] in the States should [...]

  • Google: 100 Billion Searches Per Month, Search To Integrate Gmail, Launching Enhanced Search App For iOS

    Google has announced that a new “field trial”of Gmail results within Google Search results is available, a Google Now-like Google Voice Search app for the iPhone and the iPad is coming in a few days and the Knowledge Graph is going worldwide for English searchers. Oh, and a stat we haven’t heard from Google for [...]

  • Framing Landing Pages In The Bigger Picture

    It’s wonderful that landing pages have become so widely known, at least in search marketing and conversion optimization circles. They’re a well-honed tactic that everyone in our space understands. Want to improve your conversion rate on search campaigns? Direct your clickthroughs to targeted, contextually relevant landing pages. Works like a charm. But there are two [...]

  • Study Suggests Search Engines Not As Popular On Mobile Devices

    Google is seeing huge mobile search growth and search engines are widely used by mobile device owners. However a new study confirms that search is not the center of the mobile universe, as it is online. I discuss many of the top-line findings of the study, conducted by Nielsen and commissioned by Telmetrics and xAd, [...]

  • Google: Nearly 50 Percent Of Olympics-Related Searches Coming From Mobile Devices

    Even though large sporting events such as the Super Bowl have seen their share of mobile traffic, the current Olympic Games are the first truly multi-platform global sporting event. During the first two days of the Olympics, smartphone and tablet searches approached 50 percent of overall search query volume according to Google. In one case, [...]

  • Video Content For Ecommerce Sites = Improved Search Results + Increased Sales

    After I mentioned adding videos to ecommerce websites in a recent article, a client asked about specific types of video they might use on their website. In this article, I’ll outline several types of videos you could add to your ecommerce site to help increase sales. I’ll also cover where to host videos for the [...]

  • Infographic: How To Rank For Your Name In Google (Hint: Use Social Media Sites)

    Want to rank better in Google? If you’re an individual, you could build your own site and hope it does well. But you might have more success by creating a page for yourself on a social media site like LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. Ranking On Google: The SEO Way For those unfamiliar, the process of [...]

  • View-Through Attribution For The Search Marketer

    Ah view-through! Rarely does a topic in our industry solicit as much debate as this seemingly innocent metric. Display planners rely on it, search marketers don’t trust it (but would secretly love to get credit for it from PPC), and the clients are confused and uncertain. When 3 CMOs all asked for help on this [...]

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  • Concepts Every B2B SEO Needs To Know In Today’s Internet Marketing Environment

    In a recent Forbes article, the the popular, SEO is Dead / Death of SEO topic took center stage. The article highlighted how questionable SEO tactics (particularly for link building) will no longer be valid. Marketers need to focus on creating truly great content, which in turn earns the right to be shared and searched for. [...]

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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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