SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 20, 2011

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Up Close With Google+ Search

    It seemed pretty odd that a social network from the leading search company, Google, didn’t offer a way to search through all its posts. But that oddity is over. Google+ now allows you to search through its content. Here’s how it works. Do You Have It Yet? First, you might not have Google+ search enabled [...]

  • Yandex Expands To Turkey, First Shots Fired In New Google, Baidu & Yandex Stand Off

    Did you think the search engine war was over and that Google had won? Perhaps you believed that there were a few outposts still resisting the Google conquest, but expected that they’d give in eventually? If so, you’d better sit down and take a strong drink as the first salvos in the new Search Engine [...]

  • 7 Tips For Boosting SEO Of Your Facebook Page

    Brands and businesses are moving away from traditional websites, and placing more and more emphasis on their Facebook pages. This is great from a customer service and interaction standpoint, but certainly muddies the waters from an SEO perspective. It used to be that with the right mix of keyword-laden text, reciprocal links, and clever use [...]

  • Google+ Opens To Everyone, Adds Search, Expands Hangouts

    After three months, anyone who wants in to the Google+ social network can now get in. The company announced the news today on its blog, along with a new Google+ search feature and expanded functionality for hangouts. Beta Opens To Everyone Buried at the end of Google’s blog post is the news that the service, [...]

  • How To Use Q&A Sites To Help Build Better Links

    Asking questions is considered to be one of the most basic yet the most effective ways of learning. Whether you ask questions to better understand a technique, an event, or a motive, you’re gaining insight that should help you in the present and the future. It’s no wonder that question and answer sites continue to [...]

  • Google Releases A Guide to the Senate Judiciary Hearing

    In preparation for the anti-trust hearing this Wednesday, Google has released a guide to the Senate judiciary hearing web page. The questions address Google’s point of view on the various questions or points on hand, they include: When you hear, “Google is a gateway to the web and controls what people see,” remember… When you [...]

  • Yahoo Asia & More European Properties Transitioned To Bing Powered Results

    The Yahoo Search Blog announced they have transitioned much of their Asian algorithmic search to be powered by Bing with the exception of Korea. Specifically, Asian Yahoo search users in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam will now get Bing powered results. In addition, they also migrated over more European countries [...]

  • Telmetrics Introduces Call Tracking Without Tracking Numbers

    Call tracking has long been criticized by Local SEOs and others as violating the sanctity of what Localeze’s Gib Olander has called the “NAP” (name, address and phone number) — the central currency of all local business listings. The concern was and is that the rented tracking numbers (metered phone numbers) would be crawled or [...]

Search News From Around The Web:

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Local, Maps & Mobile

Link Building

Paid Search & Contextual



Social Media

Video, Music & Image Search

Web Analytics

Recent Hot Items From Sphinn, Our Social News Sharing Site:

  • How To Handle Negative Comments On Review Sites – When your business gets large enough to get noticed on Yelp and Google Places, you’ll even have customers giving you reviews about their experiences. Since you’ve been providing such excellent service, you can smile as you see comments pop up on your Yelp page. However, your celebration may be shorter than you think.
  • The 20-Minute (Or Less) SEO Audit [INFOGRAPHIC] – Check out this useful SEO audit cheat sheet, coming with a comprehensive manual, too. Thanks to @BrianAFlores for the tip @Sphinn.
  • The First 7 Items On Your SEO Audit To-Do List – You've just been given one day to do an SEO audit for a site, and you're asking yourself what to do with so little time. Instead of following your instinct to yell at the person who made the request, today's column will outline a practical approach to doing the best job possible in one day.

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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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