SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 19, 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:

  • Google Gives Update On Shopping Going Full Paid Inclusion, Hints At AdWords’ Future On Q3 Call

    Now that Google’s new pay-for-play Shopping is in full swing (the changeover took place October 17), the company used its earnings call to share thoughts on its success thus far, and its future vision for the product. Additionally, Google execs came out with some tidbits about the status and future of other elements of its [...]

  • Search In Pics: Blue Google Win, Googlers At Dreamworks & Google Sand Mandala

    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’s Sand Mandala By Buddhist Monks: Source: Google+ Doodlers At Dreamworks: Source: Google+ Google’s Gundotra With [...]

  • Happy Birthday “Not Provided” – One Year Since Google Began Withholding Search Terms

    A year ago (and a day), Google began encrypting searches for signed-in users, so that the terms they searched for were no longer passed to publishers, except for advertisers. The “single digit” withholding predicted by Google at launch has turned into more than 50% of terms being withheld, in some cases. I explore how things [...]

  • Pay To List French News Sites? “Non,” Writes Back Google To France — It’ll Just Drop Them

    Google has sent a letter to the French policy makers about a proposal to charge Google for linking to their content. France 24 reports Google threatened French publishers by telling them they will not pay to link to their content and if they are forced to, Google will simply stop linking to them. The official [...]

  • Infographic: How Google Fights Bad Ads

    Google carries billions of ads each year, but it’s not anything goes. The company seeks to stop “bad ads” that might push illegal products or harmful goods. A new infographic from Google, out as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, covers the process. The infographic explains that 134 million ads from 824,000 advertisers were stopped last year, [...]

  • Google’s Updates Ngram Viewer, Showing How Words Have Evolved Over time

    Google announced earlier today that version 2.0 of the popular Google Books Ngram Viewer is now available online. What’s an Ngram Viewer? In a nutshell, Ngram Viewer lets you find and visualize how words and phrases have developed and been used over time using the 30 million print books Google has scanned working with libraries located around [...]

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