SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 26, 2009

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • AdWords Conversion Tracking: How To Optimize Your Account 10x Quicker

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could get data 10 times faster so you could make your bid & ad decisions in days instead of weeks or months? If you are presently only tracking sales conversions in AdWords, there may be a better way.

  • One Week Left To Pitch Sessions Ideas For SMX East

    Want to speak at our SMX East SEM conference, happening Oct. 5 to 7 in New York? The very best way is to pitch a great session idea, and you have through the end of next week to do it. Use our Session Pitch Form to send in your ideas. The form [...]

  • Search In Pictures: King Albert II, Yahoo Girls & Pamela’s Pegman Piñata

    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. Yahoo Bike Girls: King Albert II Visits Google Data Center: Max Morgan performs @ Yahoo: Yahoo Police Women?: Happy Birthday Pamela [...]

  • Focus Group Study Offers Good & Bad News For Bing

    TechCrunch yesterday reported on the results of a focus group conducted by NY design firm Catalyst Group comparing usability on Bing and Google. The study showed that in many instances Bing was preferred but that users already familiar and comfortable with Google would likely stay with Google. What’s partly interesting about this is that the [...]

  • How To: Excel At Excel For SEM Applications, Part 3

    In this continuing series (part 1, part 2), I’ve shared some tips and tricks specifically for the search marketing professional using Microsoft Excel. The feedback has been great (thank you!), so I’m going to expand these posts to not just include tasks associated with SEM, but into a mini-Excel training course for search marketers [...]

  • Jeff Goldblum Is NOT Dead (Despite What Google Says)

    I can’t believe I’m writing this post. But on a day when both Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson have died, people are clearly ready to believe anything. And a rumor that Jeff Goldblum has passed away is making the rounds, unable to be squashed because all the sites talking about it keep crashing under the [...]

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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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