SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 18, 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:

  • DuckDuckGo Passes 3 Million Searches, Just 8 Days After Hitting 2 Million Another week, another traffic record in the alternative search engine space. DuckDuckGo (DDG) tweeted this morning about its latest milestone: more than three million direct searches in a single day. As the company’s traffic page shows, it happened on Monday when DDG had 3,095,907 “direct searches.” Those are searches done by human visitors to duckduckgo.com. [...]
  • Enhanced Campaigns Countdown: Rising CPC Insights & Migration Tips From iProspect With the July 22nd mandatory migration to AdWords enhanced campaigns looming, we will be checking in with marketers over the next several weeks to get their perspective on the transition process, hear what they’ve learned so far and what advice they have to share. I recently spoke with iProspect’s Associate Director of Paid Search, Jeremy Hull, [...]
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  • Google Officially Launches Knowledge Graph Carousel For Local Search After reporting yesterday that the Google Knowledge Graph Carousel was showing up more frequently and for a wider variety of searches, a Google+ post today announced the official launch of Carousel for local search results. According to the announcement, when a user searches for “restaurants, bars or other local places” from their desktop, they will [...]
  • Blekko’s Izik Search App Comes To iPhone, Android Devices This morning, Blekko announced that its tablet search app, izik, is now available for the iPhone and Android devices. Currently there isn’t a Blekko mobile app, but the mobile Web version of the site is optimized for smartphones. Izik for iPad became available in January. Blekko has moved closer to izik in terms of look and [...]
  • Data Analysis for SEO: Industry KPIs For A Mature Industry As we move closer to the 20th anniversary of the launch of public search engines, a key industry trend in search marketing is the long called-for move to placing transparent, objective & measurable KPIs at the heart of search marketing, social & content campaigns. What KPIs give you an objective measure of your agency?
  • 5 Free Deep Reputation Management Checking Tools Remember back in the day when search results were just ten blue text links on a page? Back then, the search results were so simple that reputation management was pretty straightforward. You could clearly see if those blue links connected to positive content — if so, your reputation was great. Unfortunately, things aren’t so easy [...]
  • Google Webmaster Tools “Links To Your Site” Reporting Bug Last week, we began seeing complaints of the Google Webmaster Tools “Links To Your Site” report showing 80% or less of the number of links that should be displayed. Yesterday, I noticed the issue myself, and today, Google confirmed this is a reporting bug. In short, tons of webmasters who analyze their links using Google [...]
  • Is Link Building Dead? 3 Tips For Link Builders Post-Penguin 2.0 ”We’ve detected that some of the links pointing to your site are using techniques outside Google’s Webmaster Guidelines….” For enterprise SEOs, receipt of this notification is usually followed by a deep, sinking feeling in your chest. You check your keyword head-terms in the SERPs and realize that you can’t find your website anywhere. A lump [...]
  • From Microdata & Schema To Rich Snippets: Markup For The Advanced SEO Last week, I attended the SMX Advanced session, “From Microdata & Schema To Rich Snippets: Markup For The Advanced SEO,” moderated by Elisabeth Osmeloski with speakers Marcus Tober, founder of Searchmetrics Inc., Julia Gause, Director of SEM for Scripps Network and Stephan Spencer, CEO of Koshkonong LLC. Just prior to the session starting, Bruce Clay, [...]
  • Pro-level Tips To Succeed At Retargeting One of the popular PPC sessions at SMX Advanced in Seattle was the Pro-level Tips to Succeeding at Retargeting. While many advertisers have plunged into the remarketing world via Google’s basic remarketing program, there are many varieties and programs available beyond Google. This session covered pro retargeting tips, Google remarketing programs, and explored non-Google channel [...]
  • Enhanced Campaigns Countdown: Latest CPC Trends & Mobile Bid Test Results From Adobe With the July 22nd mandatory migration to Google AdWords enhanced campaigns looming, we will be checking in with marketers over the next several weeks to get their perspective on the transition process, hear what they’ve learned so far and what advice they have to share. Today, Sid Shah, Adobe’s Director of Business Analytics for Advertising [...]

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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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