SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 7, 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:

  • Wikipedia Appears On Google’s Page One 46 Percent Of The Time, Compared to 31 Percent On Bing [STUDY]

    A new study suggests that Wikipedia gets better visibility on Google than it does on Bing. While that may not surprise much of the SEO industry, it contradicts what some Google employees have previously said, as well as another recent study on Wikipedia’s search visibilty. Last week, Conductor released updated data about Wikipedia’s search visibility, [...]

  • When & How Is The New Smartphone Bot Affecting Search Results?

    Even though Google has launched a smartphone bot to improve mobile search results and the user experience on smartphones, it doesn’t mean that everything in mobile SEO has changed. Google is still detecting what handset users are searching from, and adapting the results that they send based on the handset; some phones are set up [...]

  • Local Consumer Review Survey 2012 – Part 2

    In March, we published the findings of Part 1 of the Local Consumer Review Survey 2012. Part 1 dealt with the consumption of online reviews and the influence they have on consumer behavior & purchase of local business services. You can view the key findings and analysis here on Search Engine Land. About The Local [...]

  • 3 Lessons Paid Search Can Learn From SEO

    There’s no denying the synergy between SEO and paid search marketing, and paid search marketers would do well to take away a lesson or two from the world of organic search engine optimization to improve their campaigns. 1. Keywords! Keywords! Sherlock Holmes exclaimed, “Data! Data! …I can’t make bricks without clay.” And likewise, keywords are [...]

  • Search Alliance: AdCenter Migration Complete In UK, Ireland And France

    Microsoft and Yahoo — the Search Alliance — have announced the completion of the migration of advertisers to the adCenter platform, from Yahoo Search Marketing, in the United Kingdom, Ireland and France. Since they previously migrated all Yahoo algorithmic search results to Bing, the transition is now complete in these countries. The migration has been [...]

  • Quixey: A Search Engine For The Apps Era

    Are apps just websites in another form? Are they another way to package and sell software? Are they a successor to the “open web.” Regardless of where you stand on the issue, the app has made its mark and doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon. Many have lamented the rise of apps [...]

  • Google’s April Updates: Bigger & Tiered Index, Document Ranking, Sitelink Changes & More

    If it’s the first Friday of the month, it must be time for Google to share its latest list of search quality updates. And, like clockwork, Google didn’t disappoint today — the company has posted a list of 53 changes that affect search results. This list is particularly interesting because of all the upheaval happening [...]

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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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