SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 15, 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:

  • Google Logo Marks The 407th Birthday Of Rembrandt van Rijn Google has dedicated today’s homepage to Rembrandt van Rijn, marking the Dutch painter and etcher’s 407th birthday. The Google logo includes a self portrait of the artist standing in front of a “Google” etching. With more than 40 remaining self portraits, Rembrandt was known for the images he painted of himself along with portraits of [...]
  • Google To Take Action Against Fake Search Results Injected Into Browser History Google made a clear stance late Friday on the Google Webmaster blog that they will not tolerate webmasters pushing deceptive search results to searchers through the use of browser history spamming techniques. The technique uses a method of detecting a click on the browser’s back button. When clicked, a user is not sent back to [...]
  • 5 More Landing Pages Tests To Improve Performance Now that you’ve had a chance to implement 7 Landing Page Tests You Can Run Tomorrow, I have a few more weapons you can add to your SEM testing arsenal to improve landing page performance. 1. Don’t Provide Too Many Options In the last 10 years, I’ve only seen a home page convert better than [...]
  • Use Twitter Cards For Branding & Local SEO I’ve written before about the benefits of using various semantic protocols to improve your search engine optimization efforts. Using Schema.org markup and geotagging webpages can help search engines associate your website with online business listings, and a variety of semantic markup types can help your site’s listings appear more attractive in search engine results with [...]
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  • Desktop Search Activity Up 12% YOY In June, 4th Straight Month Of Double-Digit Gains [comScore] Desktop search activity continues to rebound, and was up 12 percent year-over-year in June according to the latest comScore qSearch data just out today. ComScore estimates that there were 19.2 billion “core” desktop searches last month. That’s down four percent from the 20 billion searches in May. But it’s a 12 percent increase from June [...]

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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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