SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 30, 2013

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Facebook Now Let’s You Search Your Posts & Status Updates In Graph Search Facebook announced the launch of searching your posts and status updates within graph search. Facebook said, “Today, Graph Search will include posts and status updates.” With this, you “will be able to search for status updates, photo captions, check-ins and comments to find things shared with you.” I personally tried this, and it is not […]
  • Google’s Matt Cutts: NoFollow Attributes On Internal Links Don’t Hurt But Generally Don’t Do It In a video, Google’s head of search spam Matt Cutts published today an answer to the question, “Should I use rel=”nofollow” on internal links to a login page?” Matt Cutts basically said you shouldn’t, but said it won’t hurt you if you did. Matt said, “It doesn’t hurt if you want to put a nofollow […]
  • The Local Marketer’s Guide To Apple Maps for iOS7 While the launch of iOS7 has received a ton of press and blogger nitpicking about every last detail, little has been said about how the new version of Apple Maps affects local marketers. I feel like most marketers are still ignoring Apple Maps because it got a lot of Apple Maps Sucks-type press a year […]
  • Japan Tells Webmasters Not To Use Google Maps Over Disputed Territory Fox News reports Japan has instructed their government authorities and state-run universities to not use Google Maps on their websites because of a conflict over disputed territories. The territory is Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in South Korea. Apple Maps had a similar issue back in November of last year. The territory is based in […]
  • Google’s Hummingbird Takes Flight: SEOs Give Insight On Google’s New Algorithm On the eve of its 15th birthday last week, Google revealed a new search algorithm named Hummingbird. Designed to be more precise and provide faster query results, the algorithm is based on semantic search, focusing on user intent versus individual search terms. As Search Engine Land’s Danny Sullivan explained in his FAQ: All About the […]
  • You Probably Think This Search Is About You: Survey Says 56% Of Internet Users “Google” Themselves To mark Google’s 15th birthday, the PEW Research Center released a survey conducted between April and May of this year to evaluate the number of people who Google themselves. According to the report, 56 percent of Internet users have used Google or another search engine to search on their own name, a 22 percent increase […]
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  • Google Launches New Card-Based “Unified Design” Search Results For Mobile Devices Google has just rolled out their new “more unified design” of displaying search results for mobile devices, including smartphones and tablet devices. As expected, Google said A new “more unified design” will offer “cleaner and simpler, optimized for touch, with results clustered on cards so you can focus on the answers you’re looking for.” Here […]

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  • seoservices4smallbusiness

    Thanks for amazing round-up!! This is helpful !!

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