SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 28, 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 Make Deal With French Anti-Racism Groups Over ‘Jew’ Search Suggestions

    Google in deal with French groups over ‘Jew’ suggestion via the AFP reports Google has made a deal with several French anti-racism groups of Google offering ‘Jew’ to the search suggestions for several prominent names in that country. Our earlier story named Google Queries Reveal Potential “Underground” Anti-Semitism In France explains that the French people [...]

  • Bing Adds Boatload Of New “Venue Maps” For International Markets

    Microsoft announced today, that in conjunction with Nokia, Bing has added “more than 2,700 venue maps” in North America, Europe and Asia. You can access them online at Bing.com/maps (“explore venue maps”). In the US and UK markets venue (indoor) maps are also available on Windows Phones and through the Bing app for the iPhone. The following [...]

  • Reliving Favorite Moments From SMX Advanced 2012

    SMX Advanced is my favorite conference of the year. Hands down. The sessions are always memorable, and I get to see a lot of the SEO “old timers” – you know…the SEOs who have been in the game for at least 10 years, which is like 70 years in Internet time. In conclusion, SMX Advanced [...]

  • AdWords “Flexible Reach” Brings Multiple Targeting Methods To Ad Groups

    AdWords advertisers on Google’s Display Network can now use multiple targeting methods at the ad group level, rather than the campaign level, via a new feature called “Flexible Reach.” The option was first reported by Philly Marketing Labs on its blog, but it is already appearing in accounts and in AdWords Help. With Flexible Reach, [...]

  • Google’s Offline Maps Now Live In 150 Countries

    As of yesterday Google’s new offline mapping capability for Android devices is now live (with a Google Maps update). It was announced a couple of weeks ago at the Google Maps “next dimension” event that preceded the announcement of Apple’s new mapping platform. Offline maps are available for 150 countries, and users can save offline [...]

  • Why You’re Paying More For Your Brand Terms On Yahoo

    Yahoo has suffered through its fair share of turmoil over the last few years: a revolving door of CEOs, significant layoffs, investor revolts, and a declining share of the search space, both paid and organic. One recent bright spot for Yahoo was their first year over year growth in search revenues after traffic acquisition costs [...]

  • Google Expands Maps & Places APIs With Reviews, Transit & More

    Google announced a few upgrades and new features to its Maps and Places APIs during the Google I/O developers conference on Wednesday. On the API front, Google Maps’ Product Manager Thor Mitchell announced that business reviews are now available in the Google Places API. Developers will be able to access the top five reviews associated [...]

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