SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 8, 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:

  • Confirmed: Google Removes “Not Selected” From Webmaster Tools Google has confirmed the reports of the removal of the “not selected” filter within Google Webmaster Tool’s Index Status report. Google’s John Mueller said it was removed because it “was causing more confusion than actually helping webmasters with their sites.” That may be true, but many webmasters found the data useful. In fact, there were [...]
  • Google Analytics Rolls Out Solutions Gallery The quest for the right Google Analytics dashboard, custom report or advanced segment generally begins with a problem that you cannot solve. Until now, you searched for others with your same problem and hoped they shared the solution in a blog post so you didn’t have to figure it out all by yourself. While there’s real value [...]
  • Search In Pics: Googlers Must Wash Hands Before Coding, Facebook & Google Accident & Dan Russell & Duane Forrester 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’s Dan Russell & Bing’s Duane Forrester On Searching For Research: Source: Google+ Facebook & Google+ [...]
  • Tracking Airline Flight Cancellations In Real Time A major winter storm is moving into the Northeast, New England, and parts of Canada. As you would expect, airlines are busy canceling flights by the hundreds. These cancellations will provide plenty of headaches around the entire U.S., Canada, and for travelers around the globe. Two resources that offer near real-time “scoreboards” with flight cancellation [...]
  • Twitter Search Lets You Once Again Find Old Tweets For ages now, Twitter has only allowed you to search for tweets back for about a week. Looking for a tweet older than that? You were out of luck, at least using Twitter itself. But now, that’s changing. In a post today, Twitter says that some older tweets are now going to be available. How [...]
  • Searching For TV News Online Most news organizations provide video content on their sites, and aggregators like Google News also offer video clips for some stories. But there are also some excellent search tools that focus exclusively on broadcast television news, and they can often take you to “all the news that’s fit to watch” more quickly and efficiently than [...]

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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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