SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 31, 2013

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Google Testing New AdWords Site Search Extension A new flavor of AdWords form extensions has been spotted. It’s a site search box, and according to Google, this test is related to the drop-down navigation extension seen in August. Users can perform an internal site search of the advertiser’s web site right from the search results. After users types in a search query […]
  • Google App Indexing: Google Can Index & Link To Content In Your Android App Google announced that they can now index the content within Android apps. The mechanism for doing so, they call, is app indexing. App indexing allows webmasters to connect pages from your web sites with specific content within your Android app. This enables Android smartphone users who have your app installed to open it directly from […]
  • Bing Celebrates Halloween By Showcasing 6 Classic Hollywood Horror Movies On Its Homepage To celebrate Halloween, Bing has turned its homepage into a horror movie homage with hidden links leading to search results for six classic scary movies, including The Amityville Horror, the original Halloween released in 1978, The Shining, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, Friday the 13th film series, and Poltergeist. Hovering over different elements on Bing’s homepage launches […]
  • New Search Engine Indexes Thousands Of Radio Stations With Artist, Song, Genre & Show Search Filters A beta version of RadioSearchEngine.com launched this week after more than a year in development. According to its creator Michael Robertson, the site is the world’s first radio search engine, “There are other directories of A-Z lists of radio stations, but this is the first search engine where any song or artist can be located […]
  • Report: Basic Local Optimization Steps Boosted Google Visibility By 179 Percent Digital agency and technology provider SIM Partners released a report (registration required) discussing how use of several basic Local SEO tactics can dramatically improve visibility on Google. The study involved 315 US business locations. These are not independent, small businesses. SIM Partners typically works with national-local businesses that have national brands but local offices, hotels or stores. […]
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  • 5 Conversion Tracking Tips For AdWords Last month, I covered how to use call tracking for AdWords to shed some light on how to track phone calls as conversions. This month, I’d like to continue in that vein and share some more tips for tracking and optimizing by conversions, whether they are of the call or online variety. When I first […]
  • 20 Ways To Get Your Content In Front Of Early-Stage B2B Buyers A recent article in BtoB Magazine highlights how marketing to the electronics engineering vertical is changing due to technological innovation and the demands of a more specialized (and time-constrained) workforce. The focus of the article centers around content marketing designed to attract buyers at every stage of the buying cycle, particularly early-stage awareness. B2B marketers […]
  • Google Adds Glassware Page For Glass Apps But Missing A Search Box Google has quietly added a new section to the MyGlass site for Glassware. This section will be the location Google Glass users will be able to discover and manage the apps (i.e., Glassware) they can add to their Google Glass. As you know, Google opened up Glassware submissions to developers and when that opens up, […]
  • Google Logo Dressed Up As A Halloween Witch Today To celebrate the spookiest of all holidays today, Google has replaced its logo with an interactive image of a Halloween witch browsing her book of spells. By clicking the play button on the logo, the book transforms into a caldron and users are prompted to select a bone, potion, skeleton or apple to add to […]

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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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