SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 21, 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:

  • Scroogle’s Gone? Here’s Who Still Offers Private Searching

    You’ve probably read the news already that Scroogle is gone forever. It launched back in 2003 and was popular among searchers who wanted to get Google search results in a private setting. Now that it’s gone, where can searchers go for a more private search experience than Google and Bing offer by default? Here’s a [...]

  • How To Find Link Prospects Without Using Google

    I’m obsessed with Google. (I mean, you kind of have to be if you’re in this industry.) But sometimes, you need a break from the hand that feeds. There’s no denying the power of advanced search queries, but you’d be surprised how many other and different prospects you can find without using the search engine [...]

  • Search Engine Land’s SMX West Starts Next Week! Register Now!

    Learn powerful & profitable SEM tactics from over 130+ expert speakers. Join us in San Jose, February 28 to March 1 for Search Marketing Expo ­ SMX West! Programmed by the Search Engine Land editorial team, the multi-track agenda covers leading-edge tactics for SEO, PPC, mobile search and more. Keynote by Google’s SVP of Advertising [...]

  • “ Is Gone Forever” Says Site Owner

    A week ago, we reported that Scroogle was being blocked by Google and searches on the privacy search engine were no longer working. Since then, the site continued not to work and now it is completely offline. The owner, Daniel Brandt, said he took it down “forever.” He blames both Google and DDOS attack by [...]

  • The Top 10 Ways To Achieve Breakthrough In International Search In 2012

    As the first of the International Search Summits of 2012 looms large (at SMX West next week) I felt it was time to review what seem to be the most significant 10 issues for search marketers at this time. What’s interesting to note is that just one year ago, this list was very different. 1. [...]

  • Yandex Starts To Drink From The Twitter “Firehose”

    Yandex is the next in line to gain access to the Twitter “firehose.” The Russian search engine is announcing that it will begin integrating the Twitter feed into its search results. Twitter reported the deal to us late last week but declined to disclose its terms. As part of their agreement Yandex will have access [...]

  • AdCenter Revamps Location Targeting To Mimic AdWords

    Microsoft adCenter is making changes to its location targeting functionality that will bring it into line with the industry standard Google AdWords. Now, the “market” (distribution channel) will no longer be available as a targeting option. It will be replaced by “language” and “target location” as individual targeting options. Advertisers will be able to target [...]

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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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