SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 20, 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:

  • Search In Pics: Marissa Mayers Yahoo Baby Gift & Goodbye Google Balloons, Android Nail Polish & Chrome Hats

    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. Marissa Mayer Goodbye Google Balloons: Source: Instagram Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo Baby Gift: Source: Twitter Android Nail [...]

  • EU Anti-Trust Regulator Raises Mobile As An Issue In Talks With Google

    As anti-trust talks between the European Union and Google come close to a conclusion, the key anti-trust enforcer has brought up a new objection. Joaquín Almunia, the EU’s competition commissioner, is demanding the company make broad changes to its mobile services, according to a report in the Financial Times. Google and the European Union have [...]

  • How To Manage Big Data With Pivot Tables

    Big data is all the rage right now. If you search Google News for the term, there are 53,500 thousand results. And that’s just the news. Most of us in Internet marketing aren’t truly working with big data, in the truest sense of the word. However, when we’re investigating things like the competitive landscape for [...]

  • Here’s A New Twist: Directories Now Charging NOT To Link

    For the past year, Google has been sending out link penalty notifications for unnatural links pointing to your web site. Those notifications kicked up a notch earlier this year and since then – especially with the Penguin update, webmasters and SEOs have been obsessed with link removals. Link Removal Fees: With this, there are many [...]

  • Ideas To Cover Your Entire Inventory In Paid Search

    While it might be the simplest way to drive more impressions, any savvy search marketer (and particularly those in the retail sector) in should be aware that leveraging broad match type is far from the only possibility to scale your PPC program. There are plenty of other options out there –I’ll try to cover just [...]

  • On Google Earnings Call, Google Ignores FTC Definition Of “Paid Inclusion”

    On its earnings call today, an analyst asked Google about the new paid inclusion model for Google Shopping. The analyst got corrected. Google doesn’t call what it’s doing paid inclusion, he was told. That’s because Google is comfortable continuing to ignore the US Federal Trade Commission’s definition of what “paid inclusion” is. It’s yet another [...]

  • Enterprise SEO Tools: The Marketer’s Guide

    Are you responsible for SEO in your large organization? Wondering about tools that can help automate and cut the time it takes to manage huge, distributed projects? Search Engine Land’s sister site, Digital Marketing Depot, regularly takes deep dives into areas we can’t always cover in depth while we’re keeping up with the rapid change [...]

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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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