SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 10, 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:

  • It’s Not WHAT You Need to Go Viral – It’s WHO

    Everyone dreams of going viral. Think of the traffic! The links! The search signal boosts, the audience growth, the brand awareness! It’s true: going viral does wonders for both search and social. I’ve already written about what makes content go viral, but we too rarely consider the who – the users who make content go [...]

  • Advertisers Receiving Settlement Payments From Google AdWords

    In the mail today I received a check for $25.05 from the Hanson vs Google AdWords settlement. In fact, there are hundreds of Google advertisers receiving checks this week. The settlement was reached in 2009 for $20 million due to exceeding the daily budget within the AdWords system. After a few years, the lawyers have [...]

  • How Pandas & Penguins Change Your Link Building Strategy

    Who would have thought that two seemingly innocent zoo animals could cause such an uproar in the SEO industry? You’re probably tired of hearing about Panda and Penguin. I don’t blame you. Articles seem to pop up daily about how it affects your site and what you can do to recover from the algorithm updates [...]

  • Is International SEO Really That Different From “National” SEO?

    Usually, when I’m asked if “international” search or SEO is really different, the person asking the question has made up their mind that it’s actually not. Usually, they have a view that international SEO is all about infrastructure, domains and local domains and not much else. But is this true? You’ll probably not expect me, [...]

  • Wolfram Alpha To Power Samsung’s Version Of Siri

    Wolfram Alpha currently helps answer some questions via Apple’s Voice Search, Siri. Now Wolfram Alpha announced they have partnered with Samsung to power some searches on some Samsung devices. The GALAXY S III and GALAXY Note will now include the Wolfram|Alpha knowledge base with S Voice and S Note applications. Users have to tap the [...]

  • How To Create Content When You’d Rather Be Doing Something Else

    It’s summer. Do you really want to be reading 5 tips for barbecuing Pandas or an infographic on 7 ways to club a Penguin? Wouldn’t you rather be drinking a glass of wine while nibbling on cured meats, local cheeses and a nice piece of fruit? Of course you would! Va bene. But those damn [...]

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    Attend SMX East and get expert insights and real-world-proven tactics that yield results instantly. The multi-track agenda, developed by the editorial team of Search Engine Land, includes over 50 sessions on SEO, PPC, local/mobile search, social media marketing and more. Register today and save $400 off your All Access pass. More info at

  • Search Marketer Ron Jones Passes Away

    Internet and search marketer Ron Jones has passed away after a battle with melanoma over the past several months. Jones was the founder and owner of Symetri Corporation, where a notice of his death has now been posted. SEMPO, the search marketing group that Jones was a board member with from 2008 through 2010, including [...]

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