SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 23, 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:

  • Santa Pegman Comes To Google Maps

    “Pegman” is the little icon in Google Maps that you can drag to enable the Google Street View feature. Tomorrow, he’s getting into the Christmas spirit by becoming “Santa Pegman” and sporting a Santa Claus hat. Google’s sent a few preview pictures of how Santa Pegman will appear beginning tomorrow at 2am Eastern time through [...]

  • The Secret Life Of The Black Hat SEO

    The black hat SEO flies under the radar. He doesn’t want to attract too much attention — he knows attention brings bad things. Essentially he lives in the shadows. He doesn’t speak at conferences. He doesn’t publish articles. He hangs out with other black hats at conferences and road trips. An affiliate-oriented conference like Pubcon [...]

  • Google’s 2010 Holiday Logo: From St. Basil’s Cathedral To Chili Pepper

    Google has posted its 2010 Christmas holiday logo. It may be the best yet! A Holiday Card From Google by the Wall Street Journal has a detailed article on what went into the logo. Google reportedly started working on this logo back in July, spending 250 man hours between five different “doodle” designers to create [...]

  • PPC Academy Final Exam: Test Your Paid Search Knowledge

    Here we are. I hope your time here at PPC Academy was productive and you learned a lot because it’s now time for your final exam. Were you paying attention? Have you bloomed into a search marketing pro with the knowledge and skills to kick major PPC butt, or do you still have things to [...]

  • Programming Your DVR Made Easy: Google TV, Dish & The Logitech Revue

    Google TV has taken its share of lumps since it launched in October, but it shines bright in one particular aspect, making it simple for Dish Network subscribers to find shows and program their DVRs. Below, a look at Dish integration, as well as some hands-on with the Logitech Revue version of Google TV. Background [...]

  • Google’s Click-to-Call Growing Amid Booming Mobile Activity

    The number of advertisers using click-to-call features on Google ads has grown an average of 28 percent month-over-month over the last few months, the company confirmed. The 28 percent stat represents all of Google’s advertisers, in both search and display, around the globe. As first reported by GigaOm and confirmed by Search Engine Land, Google [...]

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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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