SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 29, 2011

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’s Android To Dominate Globally In 2011: Report

    Tech consulting firm IDC has predicted that Google’s mobile operating system will become the dominant mobile platform this year, achieving a global market share of 39.5 percent. The next in line would be former global leader Nokia with 20.9 percent. Apple comes in at 15.7 percent. Windows Phones to Overtake Apple (via Nokia) These figures [...]

  • GetGlue Integrates With FourSquare, Announces Sponsorship With NFL Network, HBO Sports & More

    Major announcement today from GetGlue headquarters in New York City– besides an update to its website,, and its iPhone app, GetGlue is now integrating with FourSquare to allows users to check into both the sports event they are watching as well as the location they are watching it from. GetGlue makes it easy to [...]

  • A How To Guide For Submitting Content To Fark

    Unlike the 100% voting based social aggregation sites like Digg and Reddit, the website (Fark) has articles chosen by editors, not the Fark members. Much like Search Engine Land’s social news site,, Fark allows for users to submit articles for consideration, and the best submitted are selected. With a monthly traffic ranging between [...]

  • Amazon Preempts Google Music With Cloud Player Streaming For Android

    It would appear that Amazon is becoming Google’s best frenemy. The company launched its well designed Android app store last week and yesterday surprised a lot of people by introducing Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud Player. No, it apparently doesn’t work on Apple devices. Beating Google Music to market it offers music storage and streaming [...]

  • Search-Oriented Sites Get Special New AdSense Format

    Google has introduced a new version of AdSense aimed at making ads more relevant on search-oriented sites like a travel search engine, a job search site, or a product search site. AdSense Custom Search Ads are targeted based upon the keyword terms searched upon by the site’s users — the same keywords that the site [...]

  • The New York Times Paywall Meters All Google Visits, Not Just Search Visits

    The New York Times launched its paywall globally today, and I’ve been putting the barrier through its paces. Visits from search engines like Google, for convoluted reasons, are limited to five per day. But as it turns out, visits from any Google site — search or not — appear blocked. To test how the new [...]

  • Jack Dorsey Back At Twitter; Ev Williams “Less Involved,” Company Says

    More changes today atop the perch at Twitter: Jack Dorsey, the company co-founder who famously sent the first tweet five years ago, is back in a day-to-day role as Executive Chairman and will be in charge of the Twitter product. Evan Williams, meanwhile, is “less involved day-to-day” at Twitter, the company tells us. Appropriately, Twitter [...]

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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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