SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 10, 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:

  • Apple Makes Bing The “Default Search Engine” For Siri One of the things that you might have missed if you weren’t paying really close attention to the live blogs of the Apple WWDC keynote is that when iOS 7 comes out Siri will be able to directly search Twitter, Wikipedia — and Bing. From a search perspective that’s potentially huge news. I’m speculating that [...]
  • Will Google’s Expected $1.3 Billion Waze Acquisition Be Allowed? Early yesterday, Israeli business website Globes.co.il said that Google will acquire social mapping app Waze for $1.3 billion. That report has subsequently been all-but-confirmed by others, including the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), which said the announcement could come this week. The WSJ said that by size Waze would constitute Google’s fourth largest acquisition, assuming it comes to pass. [...]
  • Confessions Of A $100/Month SEO Client Are you an agency trying to sell super cheap search marketing services to SMBs? If so, here’s some free market research! Last week, I got my kitchen counters resurfaced. Inevitably the service guy asked me what I did for a living. When I told him I did SEO, the conversation quickly turned to the local [...]
  • Google Doodles Where The Wild Things Are For Maurice Sendak’s 85th Birthday Beloved children’s book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak is being celebrated today on Google’s home page with an animated Doodle showcasing the author’s work. Users can click the play icon to view an animated wheel of Sendak’s characters. Born June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, Sendak would have been 85 years old today. He [...]
  • Should You Create Ad Group Sitelinks in Enhanced Campaigns? One of the nicest things about AdWords Enhanced Campaigns is that you can now control sitelinks at the campaign or the ad group level. From a feature standpoint, this sounds great. However, when you start considering the execution phase of creating sitelinks for every single ad group, the task can suddenly seem quite daunting. First, [...]
  • Now Updated: The Periodic Table Of SEO Success Factors Two years ago, we released ”The Periodic Table Of SEO Ranking Factors.” Now we’re back with an update. We’ve introduced some new elements, adjusted a few rankings and given the table a more encompassing name, The Periodic Table Of SEO Success Factors. Clicking on the image above will take you to the permanent home of the [...]
  • What’s Changed With The Periodic Table Of Search Engine Optimization We’ve updated our Periodic Table Of SEO Success Factors that was created in 2011 to add several new elements, drop a few, broaden it to include “success factors” rather than just “ranking factors” and adjusted weightings of several elements on the table. For those curious about the details, here’s the rundown. First, if you’re not [...]
  • PRWeb Claims Percent Of Releases Put On Editorial Hold Doubled Since Updating Policies & Software Last November, a fraudulent release claiming Google was acquiring Wifi provider ICOA was circulated by the popular release distribution service PRWeb, exposing a number of loopholes in their verification and editorial processes. Our own Danny Sullivan published a comprehensive story explaining how such releases find their way through PRWeb’s system. After posting a statement on the [...]
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