SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 11, 2013

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Google’s Cutts On How To Locate Unnatural Links Pointing To Your Web Site Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, released a video today explaining how a webmaster can location which links pointing to their web site is “unnatural.” As you know, Google has been sending unnatural link warnings to Webmasters for about a year now. Webmasters should act when they receive this email, they should remove the [...]
  • SMX Toronto Keynote: Jon Sinden of Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment We’re delighted to announce that Jon Sinden, Manager of Digital Content & Social Media for Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment, will be presenting one of the keynotes at SMX Toronto, on Wednesday, March 20th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Jon has one of the best, but sometimes most challenging jobs any online marketer could [...]
  • Making The Case In Favor Of Enhanced Campaigns There’s been a lot of anxiety and skepticism from PPC marketers around the recently announced enhanced campaigns. One Search Engine Land commenter put it pretty bluntly: While it’s true that certain advanced features – most notably device-level targeting and keyword-level CPC bidding for mobile-only campaigns – are going away, and it’s likely that mobile CPC’s will [...]
  • Top Tips For SEO Agencies To Find & Convert New Local Customers While many industries and businesses are struggling to survive and grow right now, that can’t be said of the SEO or online local advertising industries. It’s boom time for our sector as more and more businesses turn to the Internet and mobile as their primary marketing channels. But, it’s not just businesses that are wising [...]
  • Google Still World’s Most Popular Search Engine By Far, But Share Of Unique Searchers Dips Slightly No question. Google remains the most used search engine in the world, far outdistancing competitors. But over the past three months, its share of unique searchers had dipped below 80%, suggesting it has lost some regular searchers. Still, the huge percentage remaining at Google is searching more than ever. Meanwhile, has Yandex really taken the [...]
  • Google Now (And Nexus 4) Featured In Grammy Show Commercial Last night during the Grammy Awards show, Google bought airtime to promote its predictive search/assistant feature Google Now. The commercial, called “Live in the Now,” also featured the sold-out Nexus 4. It now appears, however, that the popular handset will shortly be back in stock. The Apple-like ad shows people around the world getting useful and [...]
  • Bug Turns Google “Anti-SafeSearch” On, Provides Porn Results There’s a strange bug on Google where search queries that should return no matches are instead turning Google into a porn search engine, almost as if an “anti-SafeSearch” feature is being enabled. Impossible Queries = Porn! The Verge highlighted a Quora post about the bug, where doing some searches for “contradictory” or impossible to solve [...]
  • Connect with Friends, Mentors & Vendors at SMX West, March 11-13 in San Jose We’ve already highlighted the exceptional content and highly qualified presenters at Search Marketing Expo – SMX West. But there’s another aspect of the show that is just as important and valuable – networking. And with well over 1000 companies sending delegates (so far), there are lots of people to network with! Keep reading to learn [...]

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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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