SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 15, 2009

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Google Fast Flip – Google’s Newspaper & Magazine Reader Goes Live

    The previously rumored Google news site “Flipper” is in fact launching today as “Fast Flip” in Google Labs. But maybe it should be called Google Skimmer because it permits people to move very quickly through lots of visually rich news pages from dozens of partner publications. According to the Google Blog Post: Fast Flip is a [...]

  • Aardvark Launches iPhone App For Answers “On The Go”

    Aardvark, which can be described variously as a “social search engine, “help engine” or “answer community,” has launched an iPhone app. It was many months in the making according to co-founder Max Ventilla. And with it, Aardvark arrives on what may be its breakthrough platform, helping to introduce the service to the mainstream — or [...]

  • uTest’s “Battle of the Search Engines” Tests Bugs

    uTest released a study they named “Battle of the Search Engines” which measured the relevancy of Google, Yahoo, and Bing based on “search results accuracy, page load speed, real-time relevance and usability.” The report found that there were over 600 “bugs” found in Google’s search results. By “bug” I believe they mean [...]

  • Timing Is Crucial To Maximize Exposure With Social Media

    When you’ve spent a lot of time and money fine-tuning content, coming up with the best headline and description and sprucing up imagery and design, the last thing you want to do is promote content at an off-time when few people are listening. A big challenge with social media is to break through the information overload [...]

  • Why You Can’t Dismiss All Directory Links

    If you follow me here or on the Link Spiel, you know I am a loyal fan and staunch supporter of using directories to secure links. After reading last week’s Elephant in the Link Building Living Room, I wanted to present a different point-of-view as I don’t feel the directory industry or the link builders using [...]

  • SEO For Europe Is More Than Just Using Different Languages

    When optimizing for a European audience there are a lot of thinks to take in account. There are numerous languages which you have to optimize for, but a major aspect is also the cultural one.

  • Google Gets Crop Circles Logo, Flying Saucer Steals The “L”

    Currently, most Google search properties that are currently in a time zone that is September 15th, such as Google UK, are sporting a special Google Doodle that links to a search result for crop circles. It seems likely this logo will appear in the US soon. The logo shows a flying saucer above a series [...]

  • India (Hearts) Google … Brazil (Hearts) It, Too

    No one reading Search Engine Land should be surprised to hear stories about Google’s dominance of the search landscape. But the degree to which Google dominates in some areas is sure to make you raise an eyebrow. Consider India and Brazil, two growing Internet markets. ComScore released some stunning numbers about what’s happening in those two [...]

  • Bing Passes 10% Market Share, Nielsen Says

    The latest search engine stats from Nielsen bring good news for Bing, which now has more than 10% market share for the first time in … well, longer than I can remember. Nielsen says Bing captured 10.7% of all searches in August, up from 9.0% in July. Based on that jump, Nielsen says Bing is the [...]

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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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