SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 23, 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:

  • Bing’s Voice Search On Xbox Now Searches The Web, Too

    Microsoft is expanding Bing’s capabilities in the living room with news today that Xbox users can search the web via their console. It’s part of the “new entertainment experience” that Microsoft is pushing out this week via the Xbox. Bing Voice Search has been available on the Xbox since June 2011, but it could only [...]

  • Webcast: Link Building Demystified – Ask the experts – LIVE!

    Webcast October 25, 2012 1PM EST – Inbound links are paramount to getting top search engine rankings. But how do you go about getting those links? And what’s more important, quantity or quality? During this webcast you can ask the experts these and your other link building questions. Register now!

  • Have Keywords Stopped Being A Proxy To The Customer?

    It’s said that keywords are a proxy for a customer, right? So let’s talk about the customer. Schema this, canonical that, and black and white zoo animals… if you don’t have a search expert on payroll, you’re already behind the Joneses. I get emails like the one below all the time, this one being from [...]

  • The Tale Of Goldilocks & Global Search Budgeting

    In the last few articles, we focused on minimums of keyword research and measuring performance, and now we can extend that process to budgeting. With search budgets, especially for paid search, we have three different options for budgeting. As the fairly tale goes, Goldilocks samples each of the bowls of porridge to see which was the [...]

  • Google’s Matt Cutts Inducted Into University of Kentucky’s Hall Of Fame

    Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, a name familiar to most of the readers here, was inducted into University of Kentucky’s Arts and Sciences Hall Of Fame last Friday. This was reported in the Kentucky Kernel. The article explains that Matt Cutts attended the University of Kentucky while working for the Department of Defense [...]

  • Google News Adds Expandable Clusters To Search Results

    Google News announced they have improved the search results in Google News to enable expandable clusters, like they have a year ago on the Google News home page. What this means is if you do a search within Google News, you will be able to expand a news cluster to see more sources. You will [...]

  • Mayer: Yahoo Not Planning To Invest In Local Search Right Now

    Search is a “core priority” at Yahoo, but the company isn’t planning any significant investments in local search in the near future. That’s some of what new CEO Marissa Mayer revealed today in her first earnings call since she joined the company this summer. Mayer spoke several times about Yahoo and search in general, saying [...]

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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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