SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 18, 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:

  • Foursquare Tips Now Integrated Into Bing’s Social Sidebar

    In May Bing rolled out its new social sidebar that tied together social data from both Facebook and Twitter. Today another source has been added to the mix. Bing announced that Foursquare tips will be tied into specific location based queries. The Foursquare data will appear in the ‘People Who Know’ section of the sidebar, [...]

  • How To Gracefully Retire A Brand Name

    Retiring a brand name is a tricky challenge. On one hand, you don’t want to confuse your marketplace by transitioning too quickly. On the other hand, you don’t want the transition to take too long because it can cost more money and also cause confusion. We are currently going through a brand name transition with [...]

  • 12 Navigation Ideas To Give Your Website ‘Story’ A Happy Ending

    Every good story has a beginning, middle and end. It starts with the set-up, moves into the conflict and wraps up with the resolution, or climax. In the story of online marketing, each visitor to your website follows the same pattern – a beginning (What brought them there?), a conflict (Will they find the information [...]

  • “The Future of SEO After Panda and Penguin” – Webcast July 24 at Digital Marketing Depot

    Our sister site, Digital Marketing Depot, will host a webcast on the future of SEO — Tuesday, July 24. Featuring David Harry, Terry Van Horne and Shaun Siller as speakers, “The Future of SEO After Panda and Penguin” will cover how to differentiate the various algorithm changes; tips on how to adjust your website and [...]

  • Google Now Shows You Your Most Recent Links

    Google has added a new option for downloading your links in Google Webmaster Tools. You can now click on a “download latest links” button. The latest links download option will download your links that Google Webmaster Tools discovered but do so sorted by date. Google will have the link in one column and in the [...]

  • Google Panda Hits Japanese & Korean Languages

    Google announced they have now migrated the Panda algorithm to Japanese and Korean languages. Google also added that this is likely to affect about 5% of queries for those languages. No other Asian or other languages were affected by this update. This comes over 16 months after Google released the original Panda update for English [...]

  • Official: Google “Share” Experiment Sends Pages From Search To Google+

    A Tweet this morning from @BerianReed, head of search marketing of AutoTrader UK, uncovered some potentially deeper integration between Google Search and Google+. Reed spotted a new option in the results that showed up next to the URL, a “Share” link. Upon hitting the button, users are prompted to share directly to Google+ from the results pages. [...]

  • Study: Clicks On Google Ads Are Nearly Double Organic Clicks For Commercial Searches

    Clicks on paid search listings on Google were nearly double the number of organic clicks — but only on keywords with “high commercial intent” in the US, according to a Wordstream analysis released today. Sponsored results, the research from the software company found, represented 64.6% of clicks on SERPs for commercial searches, while organic clicks [...]

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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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