SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 28, 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:
- Facebook Is Wikipedia’s Most Popular Article Of 2012: Hot Topic Or Confused Searchers?
What was the most viewed article on Wikipedia this year? The one about Facebook. Is Facebook really that popular of a Wikipedia topic? Perhaps, but more likely, confused searchers are getting to the Wikipedia page rather than Facebook itself. Yesterday on Toolserver.org, a service of Wikipedia Germany, lists of the Top 100 most viewed articles [...]
- Search In Pics: Wooden Google Room, Ingress Comic & Google Holiday Gifts
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. Wooden Google Room: Source: Facebook Google Ingress Comic: Source: Google+ Google’s Holiday Gift To Employees: Source: [...]
- Search Engine Land’s Most Popular Stories On Google+ In 2012: Panda, Knowledge Graph & SEO
It’s started, the top lists of 2012! Over the next few days, we’ll be posting a series of these, including the most read Search Engine Land stories, the most tweeted ones and the ones most liked on Facebook. But to kick it off, the stories with the most +1′s on Google+. How did we collect [...]
Recent Headlines From Marketing Land, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Internet Marketing:
- Why Instagram’s Reported Drop In Daily Users Is Probably Not Due To Terms Of Service “Revolt”
- Google+ Business Pages Can Now Comment On All User Posts
- Marketing Land’s Most Popular Stories On Google+ In 2012: Google, Project Glass & Privacy
- Not So Temporary: Security Flaw Allows Snapchat & Facebook Poke Users To Keep Content Forever
- Affiliate Marketing Trends For 2013
Search News From Around The Web:
Applications & Portal Features
- Christmas Day 2012 retail visits increase 27% compared to 2011, Marketing Forward
- Which headline terms trended in 2012 on Techmeme?, Techmeme News
- Despite Latest Alibaba IPO Rumors, Yahoo Deal Creates Incentive to Offering by End of 2015, AllThingsD
- Facebook (FB) Falls as Instagram Users Plunge 25% on Outrage, StreetInsider.com
- Google Removed 50 Million “Pirate” Search Results This Year, TorrentFreak
- Google Wants To Know How You Heard About The Google Zeitgeist, Search Engine Roundtable
Local Search & Maps
- Christmas 2012: 17M iOS and Android device activated, 87% jump in App Store downloads, appleinsider.com
- End of Year Sharing from State of Search, State of Search
- Olde Tyme Whiteboard Friday, SEOmoz
- Video: Google On Press Release Links, Quick View Button, Christmas Googlers, Search Engine Roundtable
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