SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 16, 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:

  • Google Showing Fewer Than 10 Results For Some Searches?

    It appears Google is testing showing fewer than the typical 10 web search results, in what might either be a test or possibly a bug. I spotted complaints in a WebmasterWorld thread where searchers were asking why is Google limiting the results for a search query on Google UK for bbc football, such as shown: [...]

  • How To Get A 10x Lift In Monthly Unique Visitors

    Retailers have used signage, billboards, newspapers, magazines, vehicles, buildings, radio, TV – just about every means imaginable to market their products and services. But never have we seen retail marketing spread exponentially in different directions since the advent of the Internet and the proliferation of computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. In fact, the Internet and [...]

  • An Inside Look At How Yahoo! Handles Olympic Games Marketing

    Last month, I wrote about managing search in a decentralized marketing organization. We covered budgets, goals, alignment, etc. All good in theory, but how does it work in real life? To answer that question, I thought I would take a close look at how we’re working on one of our major marketing initiatives of the [...]

  • Everything You Need To Know About SEO Web Structure & Internal Links

    Website structure and internal linking is one of the most inconsistent topics within search engine optimization. Not only are SEO practitioners frequently at odds among ourselves, we must compete with the often conflicting goals of designers, usability experts, and marketing or sales teams. There is a lot of disagreement out there. Look for yourself. Pick [...]

  • Microsoft Security Patch Marked As Malware

    Some of those who use Microsoft security software received a security patch a couple days ago that lead to malware warnings for users trying to visit Softpedia posted a picture of the warning. Microsoft quickly learned about the issue on their support forums and issued a patch yesterday to address the issue. Microsoft didn’t [...]

  • Blekko Testing Search Ads

    MediaPost reports that Blekko, the slashtags search engine, has started testing monetization efforts through search ads. Currently, the ads are provided through ad fees from Google and Bing. Blekko has yet to build out their own ad network. Rich Skrenta, Blekko founder and CEO said, “we’re still ironing out the kinks.” They are testing out [...]

  • Report: 52 Pct Of Local-Mobile Search Clicks Turned Into Calls

    Local-mobile ad network xAd released a treasure-trove of data from Q4 2011 this morning. The US-based information is drawn from mobile sites and apps that run its ads and the related user behaviors that xAd observes. These data are interesting in part because xAd has what is probably the largest network offering local search and [...]

  • Search Engine Land’s SMX West Conference Comes to San Jose, CA in Less Than Two Weeks – Register Today!

    February 28 thru March 1 ­ San Jose, CA 60 Tactical Sessions. 130+ Expert Speakers. Two Provocative Keynotes. Less than two weeks until Search Marketing Expo ­ SMX West returns to San Jose February 28 ­ March 1. Here is what’s in store: Multi-track program including search marketing topics for all skill levels, from fundamentals [...]

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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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