SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 12, 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:

  • Apple Demos Local Search (Maps) And Siri Enhancements For iPhone 5

    Today at the iPhone 5 launch event Apple announced a thinner, taller and faster iPhone. (Danny is still live blogging.) Apple also reminded people of some of the software announcements made in June at its WWDC conference when it discussed the new iOS 6 extensively. Among the earlier software-related announcements that were showcased again today [...]

  • Two Easy Ways To Leverage The Search Funnel

    If you’ve read my previous post about Multi-Touch Attribution & Conversion: Does It Matter?, you should now be aware of whether or not it is worth digging into the conversion funnel by looking at the average lag from impression/click to conversion and, more importantly, the average number of impressions/clicks involved in a conversion. In other [...]

  • FTC Nominee Says No To Google Antitrust Action, Anti-Google Voter Survey Argues Yes

    As the FTC considers whether to brand Google a “monopoly” and initiate an antitrust action against the company, it appears new FTC nominee Joshua Wright, a law professor from George Mason University, is not among those who favor it. In addition to being nominated by President Obama, Wright is supported by Senate Republican Leader Mitch [...]

  • August Search Share: Bing Hits “All Time High”

    The early August search market share data is out from financial analysts ahead of the official comScore release. That official release will likely be later this afternoon (now updated, see postscript). Yahoo is down once again while partner Bing has hit “an all time high” according to one analyst. Google lost some share (0.4 percent) [...]

  • Report: Apple Loses Adam Cheyer, Co-Founder Of Siri

    Bloomberg reports Siri’s co-founder Adam Cheyer, has left Apple. Cheyer was one of the primary developers of Siri and is known as a “co-creator” of the popular Apple Voice Search product. Adam Cheyer’s LinkedIn profile still has him currently working at Apple. He was the Engineering Director in Apple’s iOS group. Apple nor Adam Cheyer [...]

  • Google’s Algorithm Changes: Webcast Next Week at DMD, Sept. 20

    Digital Marketing Depot will host a free webcast next Thursday, “Google’s Recent Algorithm Changes: Follow-up on our predictions for 2012 Marketing Strategies.“ The webcast will feature a panel of search marketing experts — including Search Engine Land’s Chris Sherman — who will review some of the algorithm changes and address questions that many marketers have. [...]

  • Zuckerberg On Search: “At Some Point, We’ll Do It” & Be “Uniquely Positioned”

    Waiting for a Facebook search engine? Eventually, it’ll arrive, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. But it might not be what you expect. Speaking in an interview today at TechCrunch Disrupt with Mike Arrington, Zuckerberg said that Facebook is doing a billion searches per day, “and we’re not even trying.” Most searches are, as we’ve heard [...]

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