SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 25, 2011

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • US Government Makes Most Content Removal Requests To Google So Far in 2011

    The US government sent Google 5,950 content removal requests in the first half of 2011, more than triple the number of requests that 2nd-place India sent in during the same period. The numbers come from Google’s latest semi-annual update to the Government Requests section of its Transparency Report. The Government Requests data represents government inquiries [...]

  • Infographic: The Tablet Revolution

    The introduction of the iPad last year sparked a new revolution in how people tap into the web, using tablet computers. A new report from Pew Research, which we covered today, shows that one of the most popular uses is for reading news. Below, some additional stats from the report, in infographic form: Want the [...]

  • Search Industry Well Represented On Annual List Of Fastest-Growing US Companies; SEO Cited As A Top ROI Tactic

    Several search marketing-related companies are included on the Tech 200, a list of the fastest-growing tech companies in the U.S. It’s the second year that Lead411 has compiled the list (although last year’s list included 500 companies), which includes companies in several industries: software, hardware, internet, media, advertising, wireless, telecom, IT services, e-commerce and consulting. [...]

  • SMX Social Media Marketing: 7 Reasons Why You Should Attend

    If social media marketing were just Facebook, it would be a lot to keep up with. Add Twitter, Google+ and Google +1 and you’ve got your hands full. And if social media marketing were just driving organic traffic, that would be a lot too. But there’s way more. Paid ads and content strategies for your [...]

  • How Not To Link To Us

    Creating a linking instructions page is a fairly common technique for encouraging organic links. It’s also somewhat puzzling. Do we need instructions for this most basic Web action? Apparently, at least 2.4 billion of us do. A webpage can link to another webpage in several ways, from the basic text link like this,, to [...]

  • Should You Have A Prenup With Your Global Search Vendor?

    Nearly all search vendors have some sort of agreement, and the larger the client, the more complex the terms of service will be with procurement as well. Most of these focus on the standard stuff: how long, how much, scope and what happens if their vendor screws up and the relationship needs to be terminated. [...]

  • The Filter Bubble Within Social Media

    During the 2010 U.K. general elections, I, like thousands of others, was glued to my various screens as I kept up to date with one of the closest contest in living memory. This included the first ever televised leadership debate in a British election, during which Twitter acted as a default running opinion poll. At [...]

  • Report: Tablets Replacing PC News Consumption For Many

    A new report on tablet ownership and usage, from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, finds that 11 percent of US adults own tablets (mostly iPads) and 77 percent use them daily. Beyond this 53 percent of tablet owners consume news on these devices on a daily basis. The report focuses primarily [...]

  • Google Introduces “Bid For Calls” On The PC

    Earlier this summer Google gave an indication this was coming. Now Google is rolling out what it’s calling “bid for calls,” a pay per call (PPCall) offering on the PC. This is distinct from Click to Call, its successful mobile PPCall product. The program will launch in the US and UK at first and relies [...]

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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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