SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 12, 2013

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Google Trends Gets “Trending Top Charts” To Show Interest Spikes; Hot Searches Go Back 30 Days

    What’s hot in search? Often, it’s the same-old, same-old. That’s why Google Trends has added a new feature today, “Trending Top Charts,” to show interest areas that are spiking in popularity outside the norms. Most Searched For Vs. Trending For example, the Top Charts area shows the Ford Mustang and Ford F-Series are the most […]

  • Search Engine Land’s SMX East Begins Next Month – Register Now & Save!

    New developments mean constant change for search marketers. Are you leveraging the right tactics & tools? Join the most accomplished search marketers in the world at SMX East, October 1-3 in NYC. Check out the agenda, featuring three days of tactic packed sessions, keynotes, the highest-level networking anywhere. Save $100 by Sept. 30 – register […]

  • Google Webmaster Tools Now Provides Broader & More Diverse Link Data

    Google announced today that the link data within Google Webmaster Tools is much broader, more diverse cross-section of links. What does that mean? Well, instead of showing you links in alphabetical order, exported in “lexicographical order” – Google is now showing you sample links “uniformly from the full spectrum of backlinks rather than alphabetically.” Google […]

  • Google Testing New Look For Mobile AdWords Ads

    Keep an eye out for a new look Google is testing for mobile AdWords ads. In the screenshot below, you’ll likely first notice the new eye-catching yellow ad icon next to the display URL. The bright new label replaces the much more subtle “ad” that rests next to the “i” icon in the current design. […]

  • 8 SEO Cleanse & Recharge Ideas For Fall 2013

    Whether you mark it by Labor Day or the Autumnal (Fall) Equinox, summer is coming to an end — which makes this a great time to give your website an SEO cleanse and recharge the old batteries. Here are 8 things you can do to strengthen quality. 1. Fix Errors Listed In Webmaster Tools Both Google […]

  • Live @ SMX East: Must-Have Local Search Tactics

    Do you run a small business? Or do you provide search marketing services for companies who serve predominantly local customers? Then you know so-called “local search” is a unique beast in its own right, requiring different approaches for organic optimization, paid search and social media marketing efforts. At SMX East, you’ll get some great street-savvy […]

  • 10 Bad Assumptions About SEM That Might Get You Fired — Part 2

    It can be embarrassing to admit when you’ve been wrong. But that’s what I did in my last post where I listed the first 5 of the 10 bad assumptions about SEM that could have gotten me fired. Today, I admit even more blunders that I hope will help keep some of you out of […]

  • 10 Reasons Why Search Is In Vogue: Hot Trends In Semantic Search

    Search is strongly featured in the all-important September issue of Vogue, which includes a 10-page layout of models wearing Google Glass, along with an in-depth feature on Yahoo CEO, Marissa Meyer, looking simply stunning and chic. Google Glass and the latest trends in search are now so hot that they are no longer considered geeky […]

  • August Search Market Share Grinds To Standstill, Though Google & Bing Grow In Volume

    Today comScore released US search market share figures for August. I’m tempted to say, “Nothing to see here folks, move on.” All the numbers are basically flat compared with July. There was almost no movement across sites; everybody’s in the same position as last month. A year ago Google’s share of the US search market […]

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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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