SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 1, 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:

  • Yahoo BOSS Expands To Offer Geolocation Data

    Yahoo’s Build Your Own Search Service (BOSS) has recently expanded to include geolocation data from two Yahoo services: Placefinder and Placespotter. BOSS is Yahoo’s Search API, available for a fee based on usage. From the blog post, it sounds like Yahoo is closing down Placefinder and Placespotter as standalone, free services, and is incorporating them [...]

  • Mayor Bloomberg Declares “Search Week” In New York City

    Do you know what today is? Why, it’s the first day of Search Week, happening through October 4 in New York City. We’ve just received the proclamation from Mayor Michael Bloomberg, declaring it so. It happens in conjunction with our SMX East search marketing show in town this week. New York is home to any [...]

  • Circle Of (Search) Life: Google Brings Catalogs Back To The Web

    Google Catalogs, a service that Google resuscitated last year on tablets, is coming to the web as part of Google Shopping. Actually, “coming back to the web” might be more accurate. Google offered catalog search on the web as early as 2001, and then abandoned it in 2009 due to low usage. The new version [...]

  • How An iOS 6 Change Makes It Seem Like Google Traffic From Safari Has Disappeared

    A change in iOS 6 made by Apple and not anticipated by Google means that for the past week or so — and likely for some weeks to come — those reaching web sites from Google’s search engine after doing searches from within Safari will be counted as “direct” traffic rather than “search” traffic. As [...]

  • 5 Most Common Ways PPC Accounts Get Out Of Shape

    When you first build a PPC account, it’s usually well structured, lean, doesn’t have any fat, and hopefully performs well. As accounts grow, offers change, websites change CMSs, accounts start to get out of shape. AdWords is now over ten years old. Many accounts have a decade of changes and additions which have grown out [...]

  • Are You Ready For The Coming SMB Marketing Boom?

    Without a doubt, 2012 has been an insane year for small business marketing on the Web. Most companies I know providing digital marketing services to SMBs have been up to their eyeballs in work. What’s going on? Aren’t we in some kind of recession? Apparently not. While attending the BIA/Kelsey SMB Digital Conference in Chicago [...]

  • Search Week: October 1, 2012

    Search Week is an exclusive weekly newsletter for Search Engine Land premium members that recaps stories covered on Search Engine Land over the past week. Below are top stories organized by topic that happened over the past week. Each topic (or Search Engine Land column) is also a link, where you can click through and [...]

  • Search Month: September 2012 Search News, In Review

    Search Month is an exclusive monthly newsletter for Search Engine Land premium members that recaps stories covered on Search Engine Land from the previous month. Below are top stories organized by topic that happened over the past month. Each topic (or Search Engine Land column) is also a link, where you can click through and [...]

  • Search Week: September 24, 2012

    Search Week is an exclusive weekly newsletter for Search Engine Land premium members that recaps stories covered on Search Engine Land over the past week. Below are top stories organized by topic that happened over the past week. Each topic (or Search Engine Land column) is also a link, where you can click through and [...]

  • Google Issues “Weather Report” Of Crack Down On Low Quality Exact Match Domains

    The head of Google web spam fighting team Matt Cutts announced on Twitter that Google will be rolling out a “small” algorithm change that will “reduce low-quality ‘exact-match’ domains” from showing up so highly in the search results. Cutts said this will impact 0.6% of English-US queries to a noticeable degree. He added it is [...]

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