SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 13, 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:

  • “Shortlists,” 360 Degree Product Views, And Promotions Added To Google Shopping

    As consumers prepare to get serious about their holiday shopping, Google is introducing new features to its pay-for-play Shopping search engine, including 360 degree product images, deals and discounts, and a collaborative shopping list. 360 Degree Views Start With Toys The company has started its effort to get 360 degree images of products with the [...]

  • Google Releases Search App For Microsoft Surface & Windows RT

    Exciting news for Google users who have upgraded to the Microsoft Surface device & Windows RT operating system. You can now download the Google Search App, which is specifically optimized for the Windows Surface and Windows RT. Google announced this on their Google+ page saying: If you just got a new Windows RT tablet and [...]

  • Link Building Scam Alert: When Links Are Held Hostage

    On November 1st I reached the 19 year mark as a content publicist/link builder. Nineteen years. I won’t bore you with how we went after links back then by rubbing two sticks together and sending up smoke signals. Smoke signal spam was not a big problem yet. I poke fun at myself but at the [...]

  • What Google’s Webmaster Tools Tells Us About CTR In European Markets

    Last time, I was talking about the analysis of click through rates by position based on data from Google’s Webmaster Tools and I promised we’d look at a wider range of countries. The chart below shows you exactly that data extracted from a wide range of webmaster data to give some relatively consistent averages. The [...]

  • Study: 39% Of Google Search Referrers Now “Not Provided”

    It is just over a year since Google began encrypting search by default for signed-in users. A new study finds that as a result, 39% search-related traffic from Google to web sites now has search terms withheld. Optify conducted a study over eleven months with 424 web sites, involving 17,143,603 visits and 7,241,093 referring keywords, to see [...]

  • A Search Marketer’s Guide To Google Display Advertising

    Google has been hard at work again on the AdWords interface to the Google Display Network (GDN), adding all sorts of new feature and interface updates. Take a quick glance at the AdWords help files online and you may be surprised at how many of the GDN targeting help pages have been updated just within the [...]

  • Search Engine Land’s Must Attend Social Media Marketing Conference in 3 Weeks!

    Calling all internet marketers! Search Engine Land’s SMX Social Media Marketing is coming to Las Vegas in just 3 short weeks. Immerse yourself in two days 100% dedicated to social media marketing – it’s an investment you’ll be pleased you made in 2013 and beyond. Here’s why: Content: Over forty-five brand managers and social media [...]

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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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