SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 26, 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:

  • Verisign Blames Google For Drop In Domain Registration & Renewal Rates

    The number of new domains being registered, and existing domains being renewed, is slowing down and Verisign — the company that operates the .com and .net domain registries — says Google is a main reason why. On the company’s Q3 earnings call yesterday, Verisign shared the following data related to domain registrations and renewals: total [...]

  • Sorry, Microsoft Surface Users: No Google Search App For You

    Got a shiny new Microsoft Surface with Windows RT and want to search with Google? No can do. The Google Search app, billed for being for Windows RT, turns out not to work. Anyone searching the Windows Store for the the Google Search app and using Windows 8 will find it easily, as shown below: [...]

  • Search In Pics: Pumpkins, Benches & Telsa Model S

    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 Pumpkin Pile: Source: Google+ A Google Bench: Source: Google+ Vote Google Chrome: Source: Google+ Pac-Man [...]

  • Bing Intros Unique Landing Pages By Match Type

    Again following rival Google’s lead, Bing Advertising is introducing the capability to specify different landing pages depending on the match type chosen. The idea is that the change will enable more effective bid management, tracking and changes (pausing and resuming) of keywords at the match type level. This is the latest announcement of efforts aimed [...]

  • Google Launches “Get Your Google Back” Campaign For Windows 8 Users

    Google has launched a Get Your Google Back site to teach new Windows 8 users how to restore or add Google Search to their devices and to get Chrome. It doesn’t help those with Windows RT devices who seem stuck without Google, however. Windows 8 was released today, which means a number of people will find Bing [...]

  • Keys To Projecting Latent Value In Visitors

    One of the most difficult and valuable exercises in quarterly planning is forecasting. Many companies require budgets to be set well in advance, and as a result, analysts often prepare conservative projections in order to remain cautious and not setup their marketing colleagues to under-deliver. The byproduct of conservative projections is more difficult forecasting mid [...]

  • Video: Searching Bing On Windows 8

    Microsoft released a video showing how you can use Bing on a Windows 8 powered device. They call the video, “Search Reimagined” and show off the touch aspects to search, as opposed to how search works currently on Here is the video: Bing on Windows 8: Search Reimagined from Bing on Vimeo. You can [...]

  • Bing Launched Elections Portal: Filter News By Party, Social Integration, Maps & More

    Bing announced on their search blog a new portal for tracking the US Presidential Elections at The portal has some nice search features, such as the ability to filter news sources by your political views. The downside of this news filter is that only specific news outlets are included, such as Politico, Real Clear [...]

  • Google’s Eric Schmidt Seeks Rapprochement With French Over Proposed Newspaper-Linking Tax

    Earlier this month Google, which past French president Jacques Chirac once called an agent of “Anglo-Saxon cultural Imperialism,” threatened to stop linking to French news websites after French publishers and the French government floated a proposal to require the search engine to license their content. Current French President Francois Hollande’s government is essentially seeking to tax Google [...]

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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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