SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 21, 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:

  • Official: It’s Google Panda Update 23, Impacting ~1.3% Of Queries

    Google has confirmed rumors of a Google update announcing on Twitter that they pushed out a Panda data refresh today impacting about 1.3% of English queries. This would make for the 23rd Panda update since the first Panda algorithm was introduced on February 24, 2011. Since then we had 22 updates both to the algorithm [...]

  • Search In Pics: Google Menorah, Google Aura & Glass Water Bottles

    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. Google Aura: Source: Google+ Google Scooter: Source: Google+ Wooden Google+ Pen: Source: Google+ Google Water Bottles: [...]

  • Google Expands Gmail In Search Results With My Orders, My Events & My Reservations

    In August, Google introduced a field test that brings Gmail content in your search results. So if you searched for [my flights] and you had a flight confirmation email in your Gmail account, Google would show you upcoming flights. This is still an opt in field test available to a limited number of US users [...]

  • Bing Linked Pages Now Called Bing Tags

    Earlier this year, Bing announced a new featured named Bing Linked Pages, that feature is now named Bing Tags. The feature allows you or your friends to “tag” web pages and documents in Bing’s index as being related to you or your friend. The purpose is to make the search results for you and your [...]

  • Facebook Still Top Search Term In 2012 As One-Word Searches Rise 16 Percent [Experian]

    For the fourth straight year, “facebook” was the most common search term in the U.S. this year — part of an increase in navigational searching that saw one-word searches rise 16 percent in 2012. That’s according to Experian Marketing Services, which announced its list of 2012′s top search terms today. The data covers search activity [...]

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