SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 24, 2010

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Search Tips For Black Friday & Cyber Monday

    Ladies and gentlemen open your wallets — and start your smartphones. The holiday shopping season is upon is. This year more than ever there are scores of sites, apps and online tools to direct you to the right product at the best price. It can all be a bit overwhelming in fact. Below I’ve tried [...]

  • How To Frame Your SEO Conversations So Work Gets Done

    Getting buy in for your SEO work is critical. For in-house SEOs, there is usually at least a small measure of politics involved and a number of different levels of understanding during each phase of sign off. During all of your conversations, pitches and back-room deal making (ex. I’ll wash & wax your car for [...]

  • No, That’s Not Someone Having A Baby On Google Street View

    This morning, there is a lot of buzz around a Google Street View Image that shows a woman giving birth to a baby. You can see the image below or on Twitpic. The bottom line, this is a fake image. How do I know? Google tweeted that it was fake. Google said on their German [...]

  • Pew Studies Internet Use & Income Levels

    The PEW Internet and American Life Project has come out with a new study about internet use based on household income that includes some data on how these segments use search. There’s also interesting stuff here about how income correlates to likelihood to rate and review products, pay for online content, book travel, and access [...]

  • Roku + Hulu Plus = Pretty Awesome

    Last week, the Roku player gained support for Hulu Plus. I’ve been trying out the combo for the past few days, and it’s pretty awesome. It further fulfills the promise of streaming TV content from the internet and back to your TV in the way that Google TV hasn’t. Roku: My First Day Review & [...]

Search News From Around The Web:

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Local, Maps & Mobile

Link Building

Searching

SEM Industry

SEO & SEM

Social Media

Video, Music & Image Search

Recent Hot Items From Sphinn, Our Social News Sharing Site:

  • (10 Reasons to Have a) Social Media Response Triage Flowchart – Aside from the ten reasons, I just love the response chart included in this article. Really good guide for organizations on handling different types of situations — good and bad — in social media. I'm gonna put parentheses around the "10 reasons" part because I think the chart is the focus here.
  • Your Landing Page Sucks! Here are 10 Examples That Don’t… – Landing pages are an essential part of any conversion process, but sadly most of them are terrible, and designers are often unaware of how they should create a landing page that will perform well.. This post shares 10 examples that follow the principles of conversion centered design. They can be use for inspiration for the destination pages of all your inbound traffic (social, email, banner and PPC campaigns).
  • Adwords Contextual Targeting Tool Review – Google makes it easier to create contextual campaigns…this post takes you "step by step" through the process.
  • Google Places Now Requiring New “Places Profile” For Reviews – Google has now implemented a new, limited review profile called a “Places Profile” that allows reviews  to be shown but requires a new, quasi private profile with at least a public nickname to proceed.

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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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