SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 26, 2010

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 Mobilizes Place Pages for Android Devices

    Today Google announced upgraded Maps for Android, with the addition of a new mobile version of Places (not to be confused with the Android app Places Directory). It enables users to browse for categories of businesses nearby. It also allows users to create custom search categories (e.g., “free wifi”). The data presented are the same [...]

  • Globalizing & Localizing E-Business: Five Steps To Multilingual SEO Success

    Not so long ago, there were only a few companies out there that bothered to customize their websites for foreign markets. Those who chose to do so made minimal effort—they simply translated their English copy into the local language and started doing business. Their incentives to create more sophisticated, tailored offerings was minimal; [...]

  • Google, Content Farms & Why This May Be Blekko’s Moment

    At the beginning of Google’s “Searchology” event in early 2007 original Google employee Craig Silverstein opined, “If Google had started a year or two earlier, it wouldn’t have worked.” That’s because prior to that time (1998) the internet wasn’t yet large enough to require Google or enable people to see the value of its approach. As [...]

  • Google Revamps Dictionary Results

    Google announced they have redesigned and enhanced their dictionary results. Google said you no longer have to type define or what is prior to your search to trigger a dictionary. Google added “implicit triggering” of the dictionary result, so for example, a search on [stupendous] shows a dictionary result at the top of [...]

  • Google’s #1 Son Silverstein Speaks, Android’s Sung Exits

    Craig Silverstein, Google’s first employee, is still the company’s director of technology. The question is why? He’s undoubtedly in a financial position where he no longer has to work. Maybe that’s precisely why he remains at Google, connected to the founders and their vision of the company. Silverstein was in Gainesville Florida for his 20th high [...]

  • SMX Agenda Live – Register by Friday to Get Super Early Bird Rates!

    Attend SMX East October 4-6 in New York City and become be a more effective, innovative and inspired internet marketer. Register by this Friday, July 30 and pay only $1195 for 3 days of exceptional content, invaluable connections, and all the essential conveniences SMX events provide. The SMX East Agenda features more than 50 sessions [...]

  • Forget Search: Let’s Go Social

    If you have an extra hour in your very busy workday day, don’t spend it fine-tuning your site for algo search, or optimizing your SEM campaigns for efficiency, ROI or profitability. Spend it building out and executing on your social media strategy. I know, shocking advice coming from an old search jockey like me, but [...]

  • For Travel Planning, Search Engines May Not Be Your Best Destination

    It’s that time of year when many of us turn to the internet for information, advice and maps to help plan a getaway for some rest and relaxation. Although search engines may be an obvious place to start your quest, they often aren’t your best bet for useful information, helpful advice or savvy planning tips. Here’s why—along with an in-depth look at more useful alternatives.

  • The Thirteen Best Online Travel Guides

    Virtually all of the famous print travel guides have online counterparts. Most are just as packed with information, photos and maps as their print versions. Most also have planning tools, community, deals and other online-specific features. Surprisingly, for sites that offer information about travel and moving around the world, many don’t have mobile versions of [...]

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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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