SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 17, 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:

  • Bing Search API Now On Paid Platform

    About a month ago, Microsoft informed us the Bing API would no longer be free and today is the day they migrated the Bing Search API to the paid platform. Microsoft said for the time being, the Bing API will still be free – to try out. But those with over 5,000 queries per month [...]

  • The Ultimate List of Reasons Why You Need Search Engine Optimization

    You’ve heard about SEO. You’re convinced SEO works very well for different kinds of online business. What you probably wonder is why it’s so powerful. That’s why I wrote this report – to show you not one, not five, not ten… but twenty-eight different reasons to buy SEO. To see why SEO is so powerful. To [...]

  • Accelerating Revenue Growth With Keyword Parity

    As campaigns mature, keywords evolve from experiments to proven revenue drivers. Remembering to add a keyword to Bing after a successful trial in Google or remembering to expand a new top performing keyword across its other match types is easier said than done. With so much focus these days on the next best thing — [...]

  • Google’s Penguin Update Makes The Wall Street Journal

    The Google Penguin Update is now mainstream after The Wall Street Journal covered it in a feature story named As Google Tweaks Searches, Some Get Lost in the Web. The story interviews a few small business owners who were hit hard by the update. One business owner saw his sales drop to $25,000 this month, [...]

  • Peeking Into the World Of Google’s Algorithm Changes With Google Search Quality Head Amit Singhal

    Earlier this week, Google Fellow Amit Singhal gave the opening keynote at SMX London. Although Matt Cutts has always been the public face of all parts of Google’s unpaid search, his realm is primarily web spam. Singhal has been speaking publicly more often (notably when Panda launched) and oversees search quality. Or, as he described [...]

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