SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 30, 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:

  • Hot At Sphinn: Measuring Social Influence, Matt Cutts’ Live Chat & More

    Social media measurement was the hot topic last week on our sister site, Sphinn. A discussion about measuring social media influence picked up the most comments during the week, while an article about social media marketing ROI was our most popular content among Twitter users. Separately, an article about Matt Cutts’ live web chat was [...]

  • How Mobile Searchers Are Changing Keyword Research

    Many analysts are making the case for separate device targeting in mobile paid search these days, but due largely to the subtlety of the differences in natural search results, too many SEOs are under the mistaken impression that desktop and mobile SEO are one in the same. Because this ignorance affects all of us by [...]

  • AdCenter API Daily Budget Changes To Roll Out To All Campaigns

    Over the last few months, Microsoft has been tweaking the daily budget capabilities in its API in an effort to make its system simpler and easier to use. As of earlier this month, any new or edited campaigns included the Daily Budget with Monthly Maximum option, which calculates a monthly maximum based on advertisers’ daily [...]

  • With Google Wallet Mobile Payments Era Is Finally Here

    For more than a decade people have prophesied the end of cash and credit cards. And for the past two years the drumbeat around mobile payments has grown steadily louder with the adoption of smartphones. Now numerous companies are jockeying to participate in what expected to be a huge market that will eventually generate billions [...]

  • Google Apparently Testing Numbers In Job Ads

    Google seems to be testing an AdWords display for jobs ads that includes an automatically-generated extra line of description that includes the number of jobs available and reiterates the brand of the advertiser. To make room for this third line, the two description lines are combined. Presumably the number of jobs comes from Google Base [...]

  • Google To Begin Charging For Directions Location Extensions

    Google announced they will begin charging for searchers clicking on the directions of the location extensions found on some AdWords ads. Location extensions add an address and phone number to your Google AdWords ads. In the past, clicking on a phone number via your mobile phone to call the advertiser or clicking on an address [...]

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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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