SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 26, 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:

  • Google Now Allows You To Write Your Search Queries

    It started with typing your query, then voice queries, then image based queries and now Google announced you can hand-write your queries. Google announced today you can hand write your query on your smartphone or tablet when on All you have to do is place your finger on the Google home page and use [...]

  • Take our Search Engine Land survey: 2 questions, 4 winners

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  • SEO Baggage: From Account Managers To SEO Account Janitors

    It seems like I am always investigating new SEO leads. I’m constantly digging through sites, looking for SEO-related issues and opportunities. Sometimes I find glaring issues. Some SEO issues are really tough to find. It’s like in that Weird Al movie UHF when the kid has to find a marble in a pool full of [...]

  • A Beyond Average Look At Search Ad Position

    Among the scores of data points search marketers have at their disposal, perhaps no other metric is as shrouded by mythology and misconception as ad position. Despite careful studies showing, including one by RKG in 2006, and confirmation by Google in 2009 that conversion performance doesn’t vary much by position, you will still hear pronouncements, [...]

  • SMX East Super Early Bird Rates Expire Saturday – Register Now & Save!

    SMX East Super Early Bird rates – the lowest offered – expire Saturday, July 28th. Register now for an All Access pass. Here’s what you get: Exceptional content: 50+ tactic-packed sessions, inspiring keynotes and clinics. Invaluable connections: Meet other’s like you and the expert speakers pre-show and in-person at our many networking events. Essential conveniences: [...]

  • “Actively Discussed On Google+” Now Showing In Google Search Results

    Google’s results are getting even more deeply intertwined with Google+. New links are now showing under results that show “Actively Discussed On Google+.” The link is expandable and brings in Google+ comments or posts when clicked. The “Actively Discussed on Google+” displays much like a sitelink with a blue “Show” button that will expand the discussion without [...]

  • Google Calculator Gets A Major Upgrade

    Google’s calculator results has just got a major upgrade to the answers provided and the user interface. Now when you search Google for a math answer, Google will not only show you the answer but also give you a new interface for the answer, including a full size 34-button scientific calculator. Here is a screen [...]

  • 10 Common Mistakes In B2B Paid Search

    B2B SEM often feels like the ugly step-sister of B2C SEM, mainly because the budgets for most B2B campaigns are so much smaller than consumer campaigns. The ‘sexy’ side of B2B SEM, however, is in the potential ROI that a company can get out of a great paid search campaign. Imagine a company that has [...]

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