SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 13, 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:

  • Bing’s May Search Updates: Domain Cleanup, Recourse Links, Related Searches

    Back in March, Bing began sharing regular updates about changes that it’s made to search quality and the user search experience, much like Google has been doing since late last year. The latest Bing update was published earlier today and, rather than sharing surface-level information about dozens of changes like Google does, Bing has chosen [...]

  • Google Wants Love & Amazon Seeking Joy In New Top Level Domain Names

    Today ICANN, the organization responsible for administering “top level” domain names on the internet (e.g. dot-com, dot-org, etc) pulled aside the curtain and gave the world a glimpse of proposed new “dot-anything” names, including both the desired domain names and the organization wanting them them. It’s an interesting, and often bizarre collection of names and [...]

  • 6 Key Considerations For Preparing A B2B Mobile Strategy

    For B2B marketers, a common challenge is targeting the key platforms and mediums where users are most likely to consume information. In today’s digital landscape, this now includes mobile marketing. According to a recent eMarketer article, nearly one-quarter of B2B ecommerce professionals said that mobile Web was one of the most influential touch points for their [...]

  • How To Sell Search Retargeting To The CMO

    Whether you are a search marketer or a display planner, chances are you now know what search retargeting is and are contemplating a test (for those of you not familiar, search retargeting is a display media buy that focuses on just those individuals who have searched for something that matters to you but who haven’t [...]

  • Google Engineers On Wifi Data Collection: “Don’t Look At Me”

    Denials Over Google Street View via the New York Times reports on some of the Google Street View engineers declarations when it came to the Wifi data collection done by Google’s Street View project. Reading those declarations you see engineers stating “it was not part of my duties” to review that aspect of the project. [...]

  • Apple Maps Could Launch With More Business Listings Than Google

    If the two companies’ self-reported numbers are accurate, and if nothing changes between now and then, Apple’s new Maps product will launch later this year with more local business listings than Google. As Bloomberg points out, during Apple’s announcement on Monday, the company said it has “ingested” more than 100 million business listings around the [...]

  • Chuck Norris Stars In Google’s Latest Knowledge Graph Joke

    The legend of Chuck Norris lives on in Google’s latest Knowledge Graph easter egg. Do a name search for the veteran, bad-a** actor and Google’s Knowledge Graph box will include a “fact” such as “Chuck Norris counted to infinity — twice.” The joke changes with each search refresh. I’m not even going to try to [...]

  • Search Market Share: Google Up, Bing Flat, Yahoo Hits New Low

    The financial analysts are starting to expose search market share data for May, ahead of the official release of those numbers by comScore tomorrow. If they’re accurate the data we saw reflect another monthly decline for Yahoo and AOL. Bing was flat while Google gained. Here are the numbers: Google: 66.7 percent in May (vs. [...]

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