SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 13, 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:

  • Emma Watson: Most Dangerous Celebrity Search Object, McAfee Says

    Hey Emma Watson fans: Be really careful about clicking on those search results. McAfee, the security technology company, says Watson is 2012′s most dangerous celebrity to search for — replacing Heidi Klum, who held that title last year. According to McAfee’s Most Dangerous Celebrities study, searches related to Watson have a 12.6 percent chance of [...]

  • Google’s New “Bacon Number” Search Answers Those “Degree Of Kevin Bacon” Questions

    Six Degrees Of Bacon is a popular game where people try to guess how actors are connected to Kevin Bacon through movies they’ve been in. Now Google is making it easy with a new “bacon number” search. Measuring Bacon Numbers To get the “bacon number” of any actor, simply start your search with “bacon number” [...]

  • A 3 Step Model For High Seasonality Forecasting

    In many verticals, much of the year’s business gets done during a short period. For instance, tax software is mostly sold at the end of January in the US when the W2 forms are mailed and right before the last day of submission in mid April. This is seen clearly in the Google Trends chart [...]

  • Product Level Ads: Tribulations Of A New Traffic Source

    Free clicks from Google Shopping were a gift. We all knew it, loved it, and were holding our collective breath because we knew one day it would go away. As you are probably well aware, that day is sometime in October of this year and the transition has already begun to take place. Beyond the [...]

  • The Evolution Beyond Technical SEO, Code & ‘Software Gurus’

    Before you set out on a road trip or holiday, you check the weather forecast to see how things are going to be. An SEO forecast is equally important while you plan your marketing strategy, because things evolve quickly in this area thanks to Google’s frequent algorithm changes. This article will probe and provoke – [...]

  • Pianist, Clara Schumann, Google Logo

    Google has a special global Google logo, Doodle, for Clara Schumann. Clara Schumann was born 193 years ago today in Germany and is well known for her work as a composer and as a Pianists. In fact, Wikipedia writes she is known as the most “distinguished pianists of the Romantic era.” In her long career, [...]

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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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