SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 1, 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:

  • Apple Maps Sees Its First International Territorial Dispute As Korea Protests Island Naming

    From the it-had-to-happen-sooner-or-later department: Apple is in the midst of its first international territorial dispute over its new Apple Maps product. As the Korea Times reports (and also picked up by ZDNet), the South Korean government is upset because Apple is displaying a collection of small islands in between it and Japan with different names [...]

  • Search Month: October 2012 Search News, In Review

    Search Month is an exclusive monthly newsletter for Search Engine Land premium members that recaps stories covered on Search Engine Land from the previous month. Below are top stories organized by topic that happened over the past month. Each topic (or Search Engine Land column) is also a link, where you can click through and [...]

  • Google Anticipates Surge In Smartphone Search For Holidays

    Earlier this morning I wrote a post about how most search marketers were failing to utilize mobile paid search and/or not following mobile best practices. Failing to “get your act together” (from a mobile standpoint) could be costly for marketers of all sizes this holiday season. There have already been a dozen or so surveys [...]

  • Proven Paid, Earned and Owned Social Media Tactics – December 5-6 in Las Vegas

    Attend SMX Social Media Marketing for two days featuring tactic-packed sessions on paid, earned and owned social media. The agenda is posted and includes dynamic keynotes from Del Harvey, Twitter’s head of trust and safety, and Vic Gundotra, head of Google+. December 5-6 in Las Vegas. All Access passes only $1395 if you register by [...]

  • What’s The Next Big Metric For Creative Optimization?

    As keyword lists expand, they often outgrow the groups that were initially created to contain them. For example, a group that started out with a single keyword, [running shoes], could expand over time to contain [running shoes], [womens running shoes], [jogging shoes] and [black running shoes], among others. The original creative that was generated to [...]

  • Data: Only 5 Percent Of Search Advertisers Follow Mobile Best Practices

    Google has been pumping out research and speaking at industry trade shows trying to educate advertisers and agencies about the growing importance of mobile in the consumer path to purchase. One of the “best practices” advocated by Google, as well as those experienced with mobile paid search, is to separate PC and mobile campaigns. However [...]

  • Structured Data Markup Was Inevitable, But Is It An Admission Of Failure?

    The movement toward structured data markup (i.e., increasing use of standards like Open Graph,, RDFa, etc.) has bothered me for awhile, but I could not exactly put my finger on the issues. A few weeks ago at SMX East, there were some great presentations on these topics, and I finally realized that I have [...]

  • Google And Rosetta Stone Agree To Settle Suit Over Trademarked Keywords

    One of Google’s most well-funded and tenacious opponents in the legal arena, Rosetta Stone, has agreed to settle its trademark suit against the search giant. The language learning software company had contended that the use of its trademarks as “keyword triggers” infringed trademark law and confused consumers. Terms of the settlement agreement weren’t disclosed. The three-year-old case was [...]

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