SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 27, 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:

  • Size Does Matter: How Retailers Should Manage Campaigns For Big & Small Ticket Items

    Big retailers with a substantial store presence most often have a big online presence with thousands of SKUs. Apart from drawing consumers who might solely look online to buy products, they also help consumers in the earlier research phase of the buying cycle. Sometimes, the merchant will complete a transaction online that might have otherwise [...]

  • Official: Google’s New Travel Search OneBox

    As we expected, Google officially announced the launch of their new flight onebox. The new travel onebox will show up when you search for flight related keywords with destinations. For example, [flights from new york to san francisco] or [flights from new york or [flights to new york]. They all work to five you an [...]

  • Search In Pics: Google Hotel, Foursquare T-Shirt & Yahoo Keychain

    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. Foursquare Mayor T-Shirt: Yahoo Door Keychain: Google’s Android USB Keychain: Google Hotel Billboard: Google Maps Bus [...]

  • Twitter Adds Ability To See Other’s Timeline & Gmail Adds People Widget

    Did you ever wonder what your favorite SEO’s Twitter timeline looked like? Well, if you did, you can now peak in on someone else’s timeline. For example, check out what Danny’s timeline looks like by going over here. As you can see, Twitter added the ability to see what the 1,801 people on Twitter that [...]

  • PayPal Sues Google, Sees Powerful Threat To Its Future In Google Wallet

    In California it’s almost impossible to stop a key employee from jumping ship to a rival company. The law heavily favors the employee’s right to earn a living and typically won’t permit the former employer to prevent the employee from working for a rival. California law does, however, protect “trade secrets” and will sometimes permit [...]

  • 5 Website Tips To Decrease User Frustration

    If you ever need a topic to discuss at a social gathering, just ask everyone, “What do you find the most frustrating about using websites?” There are so many common complaints and issues raised by everyday Internet users and yet so many websites are still driving us crazy. Websites contain oversights. It happens to even [...]

  • Google Tiptoes Into India With Street View

    Google launched Street View on Thursday in India, the second most-populous country on earth. But “launch” may be a bit of an overstatement because, in a country that’s also the seventh biggest in square mileage, Google is only taking photographs in one city: Bangalore. Google announced that it’s using both cars and trikes to photographs [...]

  • IDC: Google Overtakes Yahoo In Display Ads For First Quarter Ever

    Move over Yahoo, there’s a new display advertising champion in town, as of the first quarter of 2011. You may have heard of the company, as they’ve also been dominating the search advertising category.  According to a new report from research firm IDC, Google’s net U.S. display advertising revenue share grew to 14.7% in the [...]

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  • Michael Martinez

    Why did you include the bogus Launch blog post? It’s sensationalist nonsense trying to manufacture a news story and gain links.

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