SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 8, 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:

  • Ask.com Launches New Visual Q&A App “Pollroll”

    It seems like there are a million apps launching or promoting themselves in connection with the upcoming SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. Among them is Pollroll a new Q&A mobile app from Ask.com. Pollroll, according to Ask, “is designed to facilitate the creation, distribution and sharing of poll questions and results.” In addition to answering [...]

  • The Internet: It’s Like Real Life, Only With Buttons

    Every time I read about social media these days, I end up hearing about how social sharing metrics are becoming a bigger factor in everything from organic rankings to driving additional clicks from visitors already on your site. And it makes total sense. If Google sees that a blog post has a ton of Likes, [...]

  • 4 Reasons Your Boss Might Hate Your SEM Campaign

    An Enterprise Paid Search program can be, and should be, a sophisticated operation. Sophistication drives performance, but can often lead to challenges with perceived performance within the organization. It is not at all uncommon for senior management to become unhappy with a terrific and progressing paid search program because of the way we communicate results. [...]

  • International Women’s Day Google Logo

    Today is International Women’s Day, a day where we celebrate women’s contributions around the world. Google has a special logo up on all of their home pages in order to commemorate the special day. The day is celebrated internationally on March 8th. Some countries have a non-working day, whereas others do not. For more on [...]

  • Microsoft adCenter Launches Location Extensions In Ads

    Microsoft has announced the launch of Location Extensions in adCenter, after mentioning plans for this, among other new features, nearly a year ago. The Location Extensions allow local business advertisers on Bing and Yahoo! search results to display their addresses and phone numbers within the ads, similar to the Location Extensions in Google AdWords. The interface [...]

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