SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 18, 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:

  • FTC Ruling On Google Anti-Trust Issues Expected Tomorrow; EU Expects Settlement Offer Next Month

    The European Union appears to be closer to agreement with Google about anti-trust concerns relating to search, while AllThingsD reports that the expected US Federal Trade Commission ruling will come tomorrow. Multiple sources are reporting that the EU and Google are nearing an agreement, with the matter to be settled in January. From Bloomberg: “I [...]

  • Bing Updates Image Design Again: Dim Background, Faster Load Speed & More

    Microsoft Bing announced they have once again updated the Bing Image Search user interface. The previous update was in June of this year. This new update includes: Added dimmed background and full-screen mode to make it easier to view images in high definition Larger filmstrip results to make viewing and browsing the images easier Lightning [...]

  • The Keyword Researcher’s Guide To Creating Competitive & Compelling Content

    Any marketing veteran will tell you that before you begin developing a business marketing plan, you first need to know who your target market is, along with what they want and how to appeal to them. This is just as true online as it is offline. When pursuing an online marketing campaign, whether it be [...]

  • 2012 Scorecard: Big Wins & Fails For Global Search Marketing

    Rather than one of the typical year-end/new year predictions, I am going to use this space to rant about our industry and some obvious fails that should not be happening with the level of maturity Global Search has achieved. I see far too many problems, organizational dysfunction, and hear lame excuses and failures by companies [...]

  • No, That Wasn’t A Google Panda Update You Felt

    Last Thursday, there were many webmasters and SEOs who felt Google had a major algorithm or index update. The update was thought to be the size of a major algorithm update such as when Google pushed out Panda, Penguin or any of those other major updates. A Google spokesperson told us there was no update [...]

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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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