SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 26, 2013

scap240pxBelow is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Google Enables “OK Google” Hands-Free Voice Search On PCs

    Through a Chrome browser extension users can now invoke the hotword (or hot phrase) “OK Google” to initiate hands-free searches on the PC. Voice search on Chrome was possible before but you needed to manually select the microphone. After the browser extension is installed you simply need to say “OK Google,” pause briefly and speak […]

  • Google Adds Big Change To Display Bidding: Pay By Viewable Impression In AdWords

    In a significant move, Google rolled out CPM bidding by viewable impression in AdWords this week. Advertisers will only be charged for ad impressions that can actually be viewed in-screen by users, rather than on the traditional served impression basis. New reporting metrics are also available, all powered by Google’s viewability measurement solution, Active View, […]

  • Apple’s App Store Search Engine Now Considers Misspellings & Typos

    Sarah Perez at TechCrunch reports Apple has updated their App Store search engine to help with misspellings, typos and other “fat-fingered” searching mistakes. Sarah said she has “sources” that have confirmed these “App Store search engine changes went into effect a few weeks ago.” One example I can personally attest to is when someone searches […]

  • Google’s Dreidels Decorations Live The Night Before Hanukkah

    If you search on Google for [hanukkah], [dreidel] or similar Hanukkah themed searches, you will see the holiday bar at the top of the search results. This year, Google uses a bluish bar with dreidels, a four-sided spinning top used by Jewish children during the holiday. Last year, Google had Jewish stars for the holiday, […]

  • Now “Undo” Google AdWords Changes From Change History Reports

    Taking action after a completing a test in Google AdWords may just have become a whole lot easier. An new “undo” button was spotted last night in the Change History reporting by Heather Cooan, director of client services at Clix Marketing. Here’s a screenshot from Heather’s account after she clicked on the “undo” button next […]

  • Google Maps Gets Street Views For 16 International Airports & Other Transit Locations Across The Globe

    In time for the holiday travel season, Google Maps now includes street views for a number of transit locations across the globe. Yesterday, a post on the Google Maps blog claimed the site has added street views for 16 international airports, more than 50 train and subway stations, as well as a Hong Kong cable […]

  • Linksgiving: 10 Things To Be Thankful For This Year

    With Thanksgiving just two days away, I thought it was only fitting to discuss what I think we should all be thankful for this year when it comes to link building. After all, with the surge of updates, algorithm shifts, and keyword reporting changes that have happened in the past year, it’s easy to get […]

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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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