SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 11, 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 Finally Adds Their Hanukkah Decorations To The Search Results

    If you search for [hanukkah] or [dreidel] or [menorah] and so on – you will see special Hanukkah decorations on the Google search results. Hanukkah began this past Saturday night and we reported yesterday that Google launched Festivus decorations but didn’t have any decorations for the holiday of Hanukkah. Well that has just changed, Google [...]

  • Google’s Authorship Fail: How Truman Capote Was Credited As A NYT Writer 28 Years After His Death

    If you happened to do certain abortion-related searches in the past few days, you might’ve been surprised to see the late Truman Capote getting Google+ Authorship credit for an article from The New York Times. What makes it odd, of course, is that Capote died in 1984. He wrote numerous classics that showed up on [...]

  • Real Relationships Lead To Search Marketing Success

    How far do your relationships extend across the Web? This question is totally relevant to digital marketing nowadays. No longer are the days of just plain and simple on-page SEO. I have read countless articles about link building vs. relationship building, seen Whiteboard Fridays and attended panels at conferences about the subject. The obvious conclusion being: relationships [...]

  • Official: Bing Updates Social Sidebar Design

    Bing has officially announced they have redesigned the search results screen and social sidebar to help improve usability of the page. The changes include: The social results on the right are now clearly labelled as “Social Results” The search results on the left are now left-justified Addition of a + more link to expand the [...]

  • Search Engine Land Turns Six, Celebrates With New Editor-In-Chief & Expansion Plans

    It’s our sixth birthday here at Search Engine Land, and we’ve got some news — a new editor-in-chief and expansion plans for the future. Congratulations to Matt McGee, on his new position as Editor-In-Chief of Search Engine Land & Marketing Land! He starts on January 1, 2013. Matt joined our publications in September 2008 as assignment editor for Search Engine [...]

  • Will 2013 Bring A Paid Link Resurgence?

    With Google rolling out frequent changes, the last couple of years have been alternately amazingly fun and freakishly terrifying for anyone who builds links or has links built. It should be clear by now that your site can be harmed by poor quality links, whether you bought them or got them for free, or heck, [...]

  • If Content Quality Is Key, Why Is So Little Attention Paid To Quality For Global Sites?

    Everywhere I go and in every conversation I have, the importance of the quality of content keeps on cropping up. You’ve no doubt had the same conversations where Pandas and Penguins keep poking in their nosy beaks? So, here’s my question: “If quality is so important, why do we give up caring when it’s in [...]

  • SMX West and Marin Software Launch 5th Annual SMX Biggest Search Geek Contest

    Want to really *earn* your trip to SMX West in March 2013? Why not test your search marketing intelligence — you could win a free trip to SMX West. Take the 5th Annual SMX Biggest Search Geek Contest sponsored by Marin Software, and see how you stack up against your peers. First prize is a [...]

Recent Headlines From Marketing Land, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Internet Marketing:

Search News From Around The Web:

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Local Search & Maps

Link Building

Paid Search


SEM Industry


Video, Music & Image Search

Related Topics: Channel: SearchCap | SearchCap


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.

Connect with the author via: Email | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn


Get all the top search stories emailed daily!  


Other ways to share:

Read before commenting! We welcome constructive comments and allow any that meet our common sense criteria. This means being respectful and polite to others. It means providing helpful information that contributes to a story or discussion. It means leaving links only that substantially add further to a discussion. Comments using foul language, being disrespectful to others or otherwise violating what we believe are common sense standards of discussion will be deleted. Comments may also be removed if they are posted from anonymous accounts. You can read more about our comments policy here.
  • Ryan Mendenhall

    Thanks Barry for your mention of my post on Google Authorship Markup. I banged my head many times when putting this into practice on sites. Though, to be fair, Google’s made some good strides and it’s not as difficult as it once was. I even just saw today that Google came out with an easier way to add structured data to websites in Google Webmaster Tools. It’s called Data Highlighter. Super sweet! Best wishes!

Get Our News, Everywhere!

Daily Email:

Follow Search Engine Land on Twitter @sengineland Like Search Engine Land on Facebook Follow Search Engine Land on Google+ Get the Search Engine Land Feed Connect with Search Engine Land on LinkedIn Check out our Tumblr! See us on Pinterest


Click to watch SMX conference video

Join us at one of our SMX or MarTech events:

United States


Australia & China

Learn more about: SMX | MarTech

Free Daily Search News Recap!

SearchCap is a once-per-day newsletter update - sign up below and get the news delivered to you!



Search Engine Land Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors

Get Your Copy
Read The Full SEO Guide