SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 26, 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:

  • How To Stop The Panic Before Asking “Have I Been Panda Slapped?” You may see a drop in rankings or traffic and immediately panic. Have I been Panda-slapped? Even now, as we look at the two year anniversary of Google’s Panda Update, the likelihood is that you have not. Rankings and traffic fluctuate for many reasons, most of which are not related to penalties from search engines. [...]
  • The Hidden Google Search Box It seems as if Google is testing hiding the search box completely from the Google search results page. A post in a Google+ Community by Tom Johns spotted this first. He said he was using a beta version of Chrome, and when he searched, the only way to submit a search query at Google was [...]
  • The Link Shrink Is In: Is Starting Over The Best Option? We just came upon the two year anniversary of what came to be known as the Google Panda Update. Between then and now, a seismic shift has seemingly taken place in the link building and SEO industry. Many of you reading this know the gory details, but if you don’t, I recommend reading Vanessa Fox’s [...]
  • 3 Major Tablet & Smartphone Search Opportunities For Multinational Websites Looking back at 2012 statistics for smartphone usage & tablet sales figures paints a picture of significant multinational SEO opportunity in 2013. Here are three key SEO opportunities for 2013 and how to take advantage of them.
  • Google Panda Two Years Later: 5 Questions With HubPages CEO Paul Edmondson (Editor’s Note: This is the final article in a 3-part series looking at the aftermath of Google’s Panda algorithm update, which launched February 24, 2011. To catch up, please see the first two articles in the series: Google Panda Two Years Later: Losers Still Losing & One Real Recovery and Google Panda Two Years Later: [...]
  • Live @ SMX West: In-House SEO And PPC: What You Can Learn From Each Other, Optimally If you’re an in-house SEO, you probably work with another in-house team that manages paid search campaigns, or vice-versa. Because you’re working for the same company you know these people are “on your side,” but at times tension can arise when “competing” for similar keywords, or budget, or even when it comes to properly giving [...]
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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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