SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 9, 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:

  • If Your Landing Page Could Talk, What Would It Say? I am a landing page. My job is to greet you when you click on ads, email links and social media posts. You will find me by scanning a QR code. You come to me because you want something. You have requested my presence on your screen by taking a very specific action, and you [...]
  • What Does The Re-emergence Of Display Mean For SEM? The ‘90s – the good old days, when the Internet was new, IPOs were easy, and $50 CPMs were normal. Unfortunately, from the height of the ‘90s we saw display CPMs crater in the post bubble pop that followed. Many predicted the demise of the “banner” ad and consequent death of display, but thankfully, things [...]
  • Survey Shows Americans Confused By How Google, Facebook Make Money A new survey from Harris Interactive on behalf of The Search Agency finds, among other things, that large numbers of people in the US don’t really understand how Facebook and Google make money. The online survey was conducted in August 2012 with a sample of just over 2,000 adults. The Search Agency (via Harris) asked [...]
  • Bit.ly Releases Search API To Discover Hot Stories & Discussions Bit.ly announced a new set of APIs named Social Data APIs. The new APIs allow you to search for top stories in real time over the Bit.ly URL network. You can quickly see the top URLs and stories for any specific query right now, in real time. The three types of functions include: (1) True [...]
  • Phone Support For Verification Issues With Google Local For Business Mike Blumenthal first spotted that Google is now offering phone support for businesses having issues with verifying their Google Maps listing. The way it works is you must go to this form – a troubleshooter for verification issues. Then depending on how you answer the questions and what time of the day it is, Google [...]

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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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