SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 14, 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:

  • Hijacking Google Search Results With Duplicate Content

    Dan Petrovic has explained how he hijacked a few pages in Google to show his copied version over the original version of the page. For example, he was able to confuse Google into thinking a page on MarketBizz should really show on instead of on How did he do it? He simply copied [...]

  • Filing A Google Reconsideration Request? For Best Results, Use The Same Language As Your Site

    Does Google not support reconsideration requests in Italian or other non-English languages? Yes, it does, and might even give detailed advice. But if you want that, you have to ask in your native language. The situation came up recently in a blog post by Gianluca Fiorelli. It covered how an Italian site owner received a weird response from Google [...]

  • A Trick To See Your Competitors Links Within Google Webmaster Tools?

    Dan Petrovic documented a competitive link hack that can easily been done within Google Webmaster Tools to find all the links pointing to any page on the internet. It is a competitive link hack that seems to work just fine for anyone. The hack takes advantage of the intermediate link feature within webmaster tools. Without [...]

  • Study: 36 Percent Of Mobile Automotive Searchers Convert “Within The Hour”

    Earlier today Nielsen, xAd and Telmetrics released the third part of their “mobile path to purchase” study conducted earlier this year. The research focused on three verticals: restaurants, travel and autos. While almost all the mobile and tablet users doing research on these devices are highly qualified purchasers, there are differences in the consumer behavior [...]

  • Trying To Get There From Here: Nokia And Mapquest Launch New Maps Products

    Globally there are arguably four main digital mapping competitors: Google, Apple, Microsoft and Nokia. Google is the clear leader. However Nokia is making a renewed bid to challenge Google’s mapping supremacy with a rebranded platform “Here,” new APIs, a Google Street View-like offering, augmented reality and new apps for third party smartphone operating systems. Apple [...]

  • 4 Anti-Science Marketing Attitudes That Keep Us In The Stone Ages

    Are we hiding from science? As I write this, we have all let our breath out having learned the outcome of a presidential election and countless congressional races. Now that the task of getting elected is behind us, it is time to examine a bastion of political debate: bashing science. Shawn Lawrence Otto writing in [...]

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