SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 8, 2011

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Two New Bing UI Tests Spotted

    The folks at, an independent blog that covers Microsoft’s online efforts, have posted screenshots of two new Bing user interfaces that some of their readers have seen recently. In my searching this morning, I wasn’t able to see either UI while doing about 5-6 different searches. Liveside calls the first one a “Metro style” [...]

  • An SEO Playbook For 2012

    Search Engine Optimization is growing up. I am not ready to say the Wild West SEO days are completely eradicated, but in 2011 good search engine optimization is less about trickery and more about engaging content and audience development than ever before. Over the years, quality optimizers have become more prone to avoid technical tricks [...]

  • Live Blogging the Twitter Event: Easier Discovery, Enhanced Profiles, More Direct Challenge To Facebook

    I’m at the new Twitter HQ (not for six months) in San Francisco with the tech press corps awaiting a Twitter press conference that I will attempt to faithfully live blog. In the meantime, here are some shots from the new space, which is three floors and exceeds 200,000 square feet. The build out should [...]

  • Survey Says SEO The Single Most Important Marketing Channel For SMBs

    SEO: one channel to rule them all? A new “merchant confidence survey” from lead-gen company MerchantCircle/, among 2,500 US small businesses, finds that search engine optimization is the marketing channel they would choose if they could choose only one. The question asked was: “If you had to put all your marketing time and budget into [...]

  • Google Logo Honors Diego Rivera’s Mural Paintings

    Google worldwide has a special logo for artist, Diego Rivera. Diego Rivera was born 125 years ago today in Mexico and died 70 years later on November 24, 1957. He is most well known for his mural paintings found in San Francisco, Detroit, New York City, Mexico City, Chapingo, and Cuernavaca. The Google logo shows [...]

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