SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 28, 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:

  • Yahoo Rolls Out Search Alerts For Web Search, Images & Video

    According to the Yahoo Search Tumblr blog, Yahoo Search Alerts for Web Search, Images and Video launched today. In the same way users can receive alerts for News, Fantasy Sports, Horoscopes, Stocks, Travel Destinations and Weather, the new Yahoo Search Alerts send users email notifications whenever web content, images or videos are posted online related [...]

  • New Review Extensions In Google AdWords: What You Need To Know

    Just yesterday, Google announced the beta release of AdWords Review Extensions, which allow advertisers to include blurbs of third-party reviews in their search ads. The extension could prove especially useful to local businesses and to advertisers who don’t have access to seller rating extensions to add validation to their ads. We’ve asked Google for some more detail [...]

  • Search In Pics: Matt Cutts Doing The Google Dance, Woz With Glass & Google Blimps

    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. Matt Cutts Doing The Google Dance: Source: Google+ Steve Wozniak With Google Glass: Source: Google+ Google [...]

  • Google News Adds Sports Scores & Weather To Homepage, Gives Business & Tech Sections Editors Picks

    Google News has rolled out three updates, giving users quick access to sports scores and weather forecast from the News homepage, while adding Editors’ Picks content to the Business and Technology sections. The newly added ‘Sports Scores’ content highlights recent sporting event scores on the homepage, and can be customized by sport. For now, this [...]

  • Global Site Infrastructure Plan Essential For Effective SEO & Usability

    Targeting the world with a website is a huge opportunity for today’s marketers — but very few businesses start out with that goal. The vast majority target a particular nation first, prove the business model, grow their business’ success, and then consider rolling out globally. What this actually means is that most Web projects which [...]

  • Snowden Petition Blocked From Google? Like All Petitions, It Won’t Be When It Gets Enough Signatures

    Search for “edward snowden petition” on Google to find the petition filed through the White House petitions site, and you’ll see something odd. The petition has no description, because the White House won’t let Google crawl the page. But it’s not a move against Snowden, as some might think. It’s part of how the petitions site has worked [...]

  • Bing Updates Deep Links Management While Google Displays Up To Ten Sitelinks

    Microsoft Bing announced changes to the way they allow webmasters to manage their “deep links” in the search results, while Google has quietly added up to ten sitelinks for a navigational query. Bing Deep Links Update Vincent Wehren, Senior Program Manager at Bing Webmaster Tools, announced on the Bing Webmaster blog that they have updated [...]

  • Measuring The Effect Of Semantic Markup On Your Search Traffic

    There’s a lot of buzz these days around the wonderful world of Schema, semantic markup, and rich snippets — much of it centered around the increased click-through rates from SERPs and other amazing SEO benefits such markup provides. But, once you’ve added the markup to your website, how do you measure the results? The ability [...]

  • Google Displaying Company Google+ Logos In Search Results With & Without Rel Publisher

    Google is now showing Google+ logos and icons for company profiles in the rich snippets portion of their search results listings. Ross Hudgens spotted the Google+ icon displayed next to the search result for the company’s listing. Rel=publisher markup is not required for the logo to show up. I believe all that is required is [...]

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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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