SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 26, 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:

  • Official Google Panda Update Version 3.8 On June 25th

    Google has announced they pushed out a new refresh to the Panda algorithm recently. This update “noticeably affects only ~1% of queries worldwide,” said Google on Twitter. There were earlier rumors of an update over the weekend but Google said the rollout started today and not over the weekend. The previous Panda update was on [...]

  • How Social Signals Could Potentially Influence Local Search Results

    For a local business, localized search results are lifeblood to them. Focusing on a local SEO strategy can often have a bigger impact on their business model than focusing on the full organic results. A lot of smaller local businesses aren’t blessed with an extremely large marketing budget and could have potentially resorted to tactics [...]

  • Workshops at SMX East – Best Rates Available Now

    Attend a comprehensive workshop conducted by leading experts in internet and search marketing at SMX East. Workshops will be held on October 1, immediately preceding SMX East on October 2-4 in New York City. Here’s workshop lineup: Advanced AdWords Training: Boost your PPC campaigns with this full day of AdWords best practices and advanced strategies. [...]

  • Bing Maps Introduces 38 Million Sq Kilometers Of New Satellite Imagery

    As the “mapping wars” heat up Microsoft is introducing a huge new body of satellite imagery into Bing Maps. It’s not clear whether any of this will extend to mobile given the apparent substitution of Nokia Maps for Bing in Windows Phone 8. The new imagery covers vast amounts of land on almost every continent. [...]

  • 100% Search Topics, Speakers & Community: Search Marketing Expo ­ SMX East in NYC, October 2-4

    Search Marketing Expo – SMX East provides expert insight and real-world-proven tactics on paid search, SEO, local search, mobile and more. Immerse yourself in exceptional content and networking, October 2-4 in New York City. Six intensive workshops also available October 1. Register by July 28 and pay just $1395 for a 3 day All Access [...]

  • The Domino Effect Of Links & Relationships

    Link building can, and should, be a domino effect. A good solid link should lead to more good, solid links, but do we always pursue links with this in mind? I confess that I don’t always. Sometimes a link is just a link, and that’s where it ends, but moving forward in the wake of [...]

  • Why Google Should Retire The Global Market Finder

    Does Google really “get” international? There are clearly some very clever people within Google who do — but the corporation’s behavior bizarrely still tends to suggest a silicon valley tech company that’s a little insulated from the non-English speaking world. Take, for example, the “Global Market Finder” tool which you can find here. This tool [...]

  • Start Getting Your Business Ready Now For Apple Maps, Google+ Local

    The battle to dominate the local search space intensified these past few weeks as Apple and Google both announced new initiatives designed to capitalize on this rapidly growing market. The headlines – Apple introduces new Maps feature and Google Places becomes Google+ Local – sparked great interest: not only in what the moves mean for the industry, [...]

  • SEO In 10 Minutes & Many New Google Webmaster Videos

    Maile Ohye, Developer Programs Tech Lead at Google, posted a video on the Google Webmaster Blog about how to learn the “essential” SEO techniques for your web site. It is targeted specifically at sites with under 50 pages or so, that want to rank for their company name and related keywords, and want to be [...]

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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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