SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 21, 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 Sued By Texas Attorney General To Turn Over Documents

    According to a report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Google has been sued by the Texas Attorney General’s office. The Texas Attorney General is currently investigating Google’s alleged anti-competitive behavior and potential abuse of power. That investigation is essentially parallel to what’s going on at the Federal Trade Commission. The suit, filed Monday in [...]

  • Growing Your Business By Branding Through SEO

    You’re surfing your favorite news portal before leaving for work. Almost subliminally, you notice an ad for a new book on financial planning. Next, you drop by a forum to chat, and someone is talking about the same book. You then quickly pop in to Amazon.com to select some reading material for a weekend trip [...]

  • Bing’s Image Search Gets A New Look, Updated Features

    Bing has updated its image search today with a new look and some tweaks to its search and discovery features. The first thing you’ll notice, aside from the fact that puppies are really cute, is the tight tile-based layout that Pinterest often gets credited for making popular in the past year or so. Both Flickr [...]

  • Search, Social & Mobile – Webcast for Travel Marketers, June 26

    Next Tuesday, June 26, at 1 PM EDT, Search Engine Land’s Elisabeth Osmeloski and PhoCusWright’s Carroll Rheem will co-present “Search, Social & Mobile – What Travel Marketers Must Know,” a free webcast about online travel and search. The webcast is aimed at travel marketers and will include topics such as how consumers are searching for [...]

  • Sometimes You Just Need To Go With Your Gut In Data Analysis

    It is difficult to understand why statisticians commonly limit their inquiries to Averages, and do not revel in more comprehensive views. Their souls seem as dull to the charm of variety as that of the native of one of our flat English counties, whose retrospect of Switzerland was that, if its mountains could be thrown [...]

  • 3 Content Aggregators For The B2B Community Manager Toolkit

    It’s nothing new to preach the importance of sharing non-competitive, complementary, third party content for brands actively participating in social media. To make friends, you have to be friendly – that’s true for B2C and B2B alike. Friendly friends discuss mutual interests that fascinate and benefit one another. They don’t talk about themselves the whole [...]

  • Google Testing New Navigation Interface: New Ad Location To Come?

    Some Google users are noticing a new Google search interface with top down navigation, search options and filters. Currently, the search options and navigation are along the left hand side bar. This new interface has those options across the top of the search results. Here is a picture: Here is a video from Tecno-Net on [...]

  • Google Rolls Out AdWords Redesign Globally

    The “simpler and more beautiful” AdWords version previewed a couple of weeks ago is rolling out to all accounts globally in the next few days, Google has announced. The most significant change is the addition of “campaign types,” which allows advertisers to use an interface customized based on the type of campaign they are creating. [...]

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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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