SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 5, 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:

  • The Fleeting Nature Of Twitter: 17 Percent Of Top Searches Change Every Hour

    Nearly 20 percent of the top search queries on Twitter at any given moment won’t be a popular search query just one hour later. That’s according to a new research paper that Twitter will present this week at a social media conference. Twitter researchers Jimmy Lin and Gilad Mishne analyzed all search queries on the [...]

  • Report: Siri Coming To iPad With iOS 6

    With its latest iPad — “the new iPad” — Apple introduced voice dictation capability (via Nuance) but not its virtual assistant Siri. Now comes a report that Siri will soon come to the iPad with the iOS 6 update, which is also supposed to mark the debut of Apple Maps/iMaps. Next week is Apple’s WWDC [...]

  • Google Acquires KikScore Technology And Assets To Complement Trusted Stores

    In an effort to expand the kind of information available to online shoppers via its Trusted Stores program, Google has acquired the technology and certain assets of KikScore, a trust seal company serving mostly small businesses. The cost of the acquisition wasn’t disclosed. According to a post on KikScore’s site, the standalone service is being [...]

  • Study: 66% Of Consumers Would Recommend A Local Business Based On Special Offers

    In March and April, we (BrightLocal) published the findings of Parts 1 and 2 of the Local Consumer Review Survey 2012. The data and charts below are the 3rd and final installment of this survey. About Local Consumer Review Survey 2012 This online survey was conducted between 15th January – 1st March 2012. A set [...]

  • WSJ: Google Prepares “Business Builder” For Small Business Marketers

    The Wall Street Journal reported this weekend that Google is planning to combine a number of its products (internally developed and acquired) into a suite of tools and services aimed at small business marketers: Google plans to have its newest small-business service—which at one point it was calling Business Builder—up and running as early as [...]

  • Marketers React To News Of Google Shopping Changing To Paid Inclusion With Hope & Concern

    A few days after Google upended the ecommerce marketing world with the announcement of upcoming changes to what will now be called Google Shopping, many retailers and marketers we spoke with are positive about the switch, though there are definitely some serious concerns. You’d think taking a product from free to paid would cause an [...]

  • Amid Advertiser Complaints, Google Makes Changes To New AdWords Rotation Feature

    It looks like the powers-that-be at Google are listening to thoughtful feedback like Matt Van Wagner presented just a few days ago in these pages. The company is making changes to recently-implemented AdWords rotation settings, and also allowing advertisers to opt-out of the auto-optimization altogether. As a reminder, in late April, Google said that a [...]

  • The Definitive Guide To Google Authorship Markup

    At SMX Advanced 2011, Matt Cutts announced the Google initiative to begin attributing content to original authors. Since that time, the process in which authors and websites attribute content to authors has evolved. A lot. Many times over, in fact. If you’ve heard about Google authorship markup, but have been confused as to how to [...]

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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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