SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 23, 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:

  • Microsoft Turns Off Streetside Imagery In Germany Over Photo Blurring Concerns

    Here’s a shocker*: Microsoft’s Streetside service has hit a bumpy road in Germany. The company says it’s shut down Streetside imagery in Germany after complaints about the way the company was handling blurring requests. Microsoft spokesperson Thomas Baumgartner tells PCWorld that he’s not sure if or when Streetside will be reinstated in Germany. A Microsoft [...]

  • New Design & Features Come To iPhone Google Search: Version 2.0

    Google has announced a new version of the Google Search iPhone app. The new version is version 2.0 and was completely redesigned focusing on speed, usability, new features and making it beautiful. Here are the main new changes you will find in version 2.0: Complete App Redesign Full Screen Mode Option Faster Search Autocompletion Faster [...]

  • Who Has Search Engine Marketers’ Backs? No One – We Need Lobbyists

    Did you know that Google spent $5 million to influence politicians just last quarter? And that was doubled from the quarter before and may double again this quarter. Facebook spent a boatload too, but not as much Google. Microsoft spent even more. Issues like the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA which received so much [...]

  • 10 Essential Tools For B2B Conference Coverage Domination

    Congratulations! You’ve finally convinced the boss-man that attending and covering an industry conference on behalf of your B2B company is fantastically worthwhile for a multitude of reasons. As an attendee, you’ll absorb rich information from true thought-leader s– info you can bring back to the office so the whole team stays on the cutting-edge of [...]

  • New Exact & Phrase Matching Behavior: Early Findings

    In a world where lots of search marketers are still reluctant to use broad match type due to its lack of relevance and control, Google has released two features to have more advertisers show their ads on all those very long tail queries: The broad modifier feature was rolled out in July 2010 in the [...]

  • Google’s Latest Interactive Logo: The Moog Synthesizer

    People absolutely love Google Doodles and today Google has went way over the top to pay respect to Bob Moog, the man who is credited for revolutionizing modern day music. He invented the first electrical music device, he named the Moog Synthesizer. The Moog Synthesizer was first introduced at the Audio Engineering Society convention in [...]

  • What Can We Learn From The Latest Brand To Be Called Out For Paid Links?

    Move over JC Penney. Another brand is getting attention over buying links, this time Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation. Today’s news is less news and more a reminder of lessons that SEO companies, clients and publishers all need to keep in mind, to avoid trouble. Josh Davis drew attention to the DBCC situation in his [...]

  • Bing’s Visual Search Is Gone (Has Been For A While, Actually)

    The fact that almost no one noticed might be one reason why Bing has dropped its Visual Search feature … something that apparently happened months ago. To be clear, this isn’t traditional image search that we’re talking about; that’s still available at bing.com/images. We’re talking about the “Visual Search” tool/interface that Bing launched in 2009 [...]

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