SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 10, 2014

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Google Apologizes For Berlin Street Being Renamed “Adolf Hitler Platz” On Google Maps In a story reported by NBCNews.com’s World News, the popular Berlin square Theodor Heuss Platz was momentarily renamed “Adolf Hitler Platz” on Google Maps. Google apologized for the error in an email sent to NBC, stating, “We were made aware of a wrong and inappropriate Berlin street name on Google Maps and have corrected this […]
  • DuckDuckGo Has Biggest Day Ever In 2014 With More Than 4 Million Queries On January 7th The Guardian reported yesterday DuckDuckGo, the search engine that keeps user searches private, is now up to four million queries per day, with over a billion queries performed on the anonymous search engine during 2013. Prior to the PRISM scandal that revealed the NSA was regularly tracking searches on major search engines, DuckDuckGo averaged approximately […]
  • Search In Pics: Speedy Delivery, Pinterest & Matt Cutts On TIME Magazine 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. Speedy Delivery: Mr. McFeely Of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood At Google: Source: Google+ Google Flip Flops: Source: […]
  • Google’s Latest Official Stance On Links Within Widgets Just five-months ago Google’s head of search spam strongly recommended to nofollow links in widgets because the widget space has been abused with link spam. That may have changed with a small but significant update to the Google Webmaster Guidelines link schemes page. Now, the page specifies the exact type of links that are not […]
  • Secrets Of Successful Enterprise SEO Part 2: Building A Winning Team In the first part of this series, I outlined a powerful method used by successful enterprise SEOs to tackle the challenge of enterprise SEO. While operational planning is critical to get in place, the best laid plans are useless unless you can execute on them. In this second part, I would like to share another […]
  • WMT: Google Gets Personal With SEOs? Christmas morning, I got something I never expected: a personal email from Google. And it truly felt like a gift! Right out of bed, I had my 3 cans of Red Bull and checked my messages, as usual. Initially, I wasn’t surprised to see that I had an email from Google. I figured it was […]

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About The Author: is Editor-In-Chief of Search Engine Land. His news career includes time spent in TV, radio, and print journalism. His web career continues to include a small number of SEO and social media consulting clients, as well as regular speaking engagements at marketing events around the U.S. He recently launched a site dedicated to Google Glass called Glass Almanac and also blogs at Small Business Search Marketing. Matt can be found on Twitter at @MattMcGee and/or on Google Plus. You can read Matt's disclosures on his personal blog.

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