SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 29, 2013

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

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  • Black Friday – A Cautionary Tale From An Online Retailer Back in 2010, I wrote a post entitled,“Black Friday? Bah! Cyber Monday? Humbug!” in which I did a fair amount of righteous ranting about the over commercialization of holidays. My main point, however, was that I believed then, and still believe now, that we marketers have been training consumers — consumers who are already in […]
  • Search In Pics: Google Drinking Glass, Google Partners Cake & Animated Google Bus Ads In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the Web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. Google Drinking Glass: Source: Google+ Google Partners Cake: Source: Google+ Google Wallet Card: Source: Google+ Google […]
  • Google’s Festivus Pole Goes Live In The Search Results It is that time of the year again, if you search for [Festivus] in Google, you will see a Festivus pole show up on the left hand side rail. Here is a picture: Google adds the Festivus pole every year but it seems this year it went live a bit early. That being said, you […]
  • The Searcher’s Guide To Black Friday, Cyber Monday & Holiday Shopping This year, U.S. shoppers now have more opportunities than ever to join the throngs scrambling to secure holiday bargains, thanks to many brick and mortar stores opening ever earlier and staying open ever longer. Black Friday, the traditional post-Thanksgiving sales lollapalooza, has become a 24-hour slog for many retailers. And some retailers, impatient to lure […]
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  • A Round Up Of Today’s Thanksgiving Themed Search Engine Homepages & Logos While Google’s Thanksgiving Day logo may have the best music, it’s not the only site to celebrate the holiday. Here’s a quick round up of Thanksgiving themed homepages and logos from a few popular search engines: Bing’s Homepage: Yahoo Thanksgiving Logo: Ask.com: Dogpile: Google’s Homepage and Video of Its Thanksgiving Day Song:
  • “NORAD Tracks Santa” Is Back With Bing For 2013 & Will Santa Tracking Match At Google? It’s official. NORAD Tracks Santa, the annual Santa tracking effort run by the joint US-Canadian air defense organization, will be using Microsoft’s Bing for the second year to map Santa’s route. But will Google be mapping Santa on a different route, as happened when it ran its own breakaway tracking service last year? There’s hope […]
  • Thanksgiving 2013 Google Logo Wishes Everyone A Happy Holiday With Banjo Music & Dancing Animals To celebrate the holiday, today’s Google homepage includes a Thanksgiving themed logo complete with a banjo-playing fox, a dancing turkey and slew of forest animals building their very own vegetarian holiday meal. Clicking the play button in the middle of the logo starts a brief interactive image of forest creatures scrambling through the woods, each […]

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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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