SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 31, 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:

  • Google To Chinese Searchers: Your Search Interruptions Are Not Our Fault

    Google announced on their blog that they have noticed an increase in complaints from searchers in mainland China. The issues they are reporting is that and searchers are not coming up, as if is down. So Google investigated their servers and operations and noticed no issues with anything on Google’s side. So they [...]

  • 5 Ways To Capture Brand Equity With SEM & Affiliates

    Last week, I read David Rodnitsky’s Enterprise SEM column on brand term bidding, and I loved it! Even better, it got me thinking about search and affiliate marketing again. While I think David made some excellent points, as I consumed his endless wit and wisdom, I kept thinking: All that brand keyword goodness, it’s almost [...]

  • Google Product Search To Become Google Shopping, Use Pay-To-Play Model

    Google Product Search is getting a new name, Google Shopping, and a new business model where only merchants that pay will be listed. It’s the first time Google will decommission a search product that previously listed companies for free. The company says the change will improve the searcher experience, but it will also likely raise [...]

  • Google Penguin & Panda Talk Now In Coffee Shops & Elementary School

    As Google becomes more mainstream you hear random people in coffee shops, the grocery store, church and even kids in elementary school talking about Google’s updates. Google’s head of search, Amit Singhal, tweeted early this morning that he was at a local Starbucks and overheard a conversation that proved to him that Google’s latest updates [...]

  • Should We Disavow Links To Combat Negative SEO?

    The Negative SEO conversation has truly been re-ignited and has everyone debating its affect again. Conversations are exploding with claims of lawsuits, paying people to remove backlinks, and just blowing up the site and starting all over. Fair enough. But the way I see it, there is really a simple solution to this issue. Disavow [...]

  • RIAA Accuses Google Of Not Doing Enough To Fight Piracy, But May Be Guilty Of Not Doing Enough Itself

    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has once again come out swinging at Google, saying the company isn’t doing enough to fight copyright infringement online. But it may be that the RIAA itself is guilty of that charge. In a blog post this week, RIAA Executive VP Brad Buckles shares what the organization calls [...]

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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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