SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 24, 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:

  • Search In Pics: Life-Size Google+ Circles, Google Tinfoil Office & Church Signs

    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. Google Tinfoil Aviation Desk: Source: Google+ Geeky Sign At Google: Source: Google+ Google Church Sign: Source: [...]

  • How The Era Of ‘Big-Data’ Is Changing The Practice Of Online Marketing

    In the early days of ‘Mad Men’ marketing, half of all Marketing spend was famously wasted – the Marketer just didn’t know which half. Many a Marketer’s sleepless night was spent wondering what levers of their Marketing spend to push forward and which to dial back. Then, along came the Internet, and with it a [...]

  • Infographic: The Google Panda Update, One Year Later

    One year ago, Google launched its “Panda Update” designed to filter low quality or “thin” content from its top search results. Below, our infographic produced in conjunction with BlueGlass covers how Panda works, what it impacted and the various updates from Panda 1.0 through Panda 3.2 that have happened along the way. After the infographic, [...]

  • In Chomp Apple Gains A Social Search Engine For Apps

    Reported first by TechCrunch last night, Apple has paid a reported (but unconfirmed) $50 million for Chomp and its roughly 20 employees. Chomp offers both iOS and Android apps and a desktop site and is dedicated to solving the problem of app discovery. Chomp can either be described as a search engine for apps or [...]

  • Concert Rich Snippets: List Your Ticket Sale Site Under Band Web Sites

    Google announced they are now showing concert rich snippets on band web sites so that you can see upcoming concerts and even book them on ticket sales web sites. The results will show you upcoming concert tour dates in your area right on the results page under the band’s web site. Here is a picture: [...]

  • Valentine’s Day AdWords “War” Among Florists Highlights Another Google Challenge

    Imagine searching on your own company’s name and finding a competitor’s ad that said you were “Sold Out” right on your business’ most important holiday. That’s what florists like the owner of Chez Bloom in Minnesota had happen, as originally reported by Brand Channel. Indeed, as the owner of Chez Bloom Laura Chase told BrandChannel, [...]

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Video, Music & Image Search

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