SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 30, 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:

  • Will Pending Layoffs Put Final Nail In Yahoo Search?

    Whatever is left of Yahoo Search — and, frankly, that’s unclear at this point — might be gone completely within the next couple of weeks. At AllThingsD today, Kara Swisher is reporting that Yahoo is planning substantial layoffs as early as next week, with a company restructuring to be revealed the week after that. Swisher, [...]

  • Bing Video Update: Larger Previews, Infinite Scroll & Related Content

    Microsoft has announced on the Bing Search Blog an update to their video search features. Bing Video added larger video thumbnails when you hover over video results in the search results. They also added infinite scroll when you view videos on Bing Video. Additional search refinements for related content and a large video viewer and [...]

  • Are You In Danger Of An Online Traffic Crisis?

    As relative newcomers to the world of analytics and site and revenue improvements through analytics, many clients ask me about the traffic sources chart in their Google dashboard:   Why is this important? I give one explanation of this as a measure of “Are my eggs all in one basket?” and “What happens if they [...]

  • Search In Pics: Google Basketball, Bing Coffee & 376QQ6

    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. 376QQ6 License Plate: Source: Google+ Bing Coffee Stand: Source: Google+ Google Basketball: Source: Flickr Google Bowling [...]

  • Google Graphical Calculator Now 3D & Animated

    Google has quietly expanded the graphical calculator feature in Google’s search results to be 3D and animated. Now if you search for certain math equations, the graphical display will be 3D and animated. Google shared this news less than an hour ago on their Google+ page and math junkies (mostly Googlers) are eating it up. [...]

  • The Value Of Testing Website Usability & Search Engine Performance

    For one day during the holiday shopping period in December, customers could not use a well-known retail giant’s website. Heads rolled. Jobs were on the line. Searchers were puzzled. How is it possible, you may wonder, that a website representing a popular brand could experience a day of lost sales during the busiest shopping time [...]

  • Getting Started With Microsoft Advertiser Intelligence

    Microsoft Advertising Intelligence (MAI) is one of the SEM tools most Advertisers don’t even know they wish they had. MAI provides API access to keyword extraction and generation, and historical and forecast metrics, all wrapped in a softward add-in that integrates with Excel. It is in some ways better than AdWords’ equivalent tools, and the [...]

  • How Serious Is Facebook About Search?

    An article in BusinessWeek suggests that Facebook is planning a deeper push into search. Will that be limited to improving search for the site — or will it be something more comprehensive? It’s clear that Facebook needs better internal search. Right now the search function at the top of the page is not very useful. [...]

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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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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XABLR7P35J3VBBKDSYJZQFWWFI Marty Z.

    Barry! I have been reading these post everyday for the past two months. Keep up the good work!!!!

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