SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 4, 2013

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Google May Be Updating Their Algorithm But They Won’t Confirm It Today, September 4th, and last week, August 21st, there were huge spikes in chatter amongst the SEO and webmasters about the Google search results shifting and changing. In short, many SEOs and webmasters were complaining that their rankings in the Google search results have declined drastically. In addition, many sent me images of their analytics, […]
  • Bing Video Adds More Filters, Navigation & Pop Overlays Bing announced some upgrades to Bing Video search. The upgrades include additional search filters, larger video thumbnails, pop-out hover previews and video overlay and improved navigation. New filters – Allow people to easily filter through video content categories by length, date, resolution and source. Bigger video thumbnails – Larger thumbnails make it easier for people […]
  • Topsy Becomes Definitive Twitter Search Engine Social search and analytics provider Topsy announced that users can now search its index for every single tweet ever published since Twitter’s inception in 2006. This capability is very useful and likely makes Topsy an acquisition target (probably by Twitter). According to the site, there are now more than 540 billion tweets in its index. Topsy […]
  • Google’s Data Highlighter Adds Support For Book Reviews Google has quietly added support for book reviews rich snippets with the data highlighter tool. Pierre Far from Google announced it on his Google+ page saying “you can now use Data Highlighter to tell us about pages on your site that have book reviews.” That means you can now mark up pages with this tool […]
  • Bing Tests Deep Links Within Search Box Results Aaron Wall shared a picture on Twitter of a new experiment Bing is trying out by showing deep links directly in the search box results. When possible, Bing likes to show answers and structured data directly as you type in their search box. But this is the first time I am seeing Bing show “deep […]
  • 4 LinkedIn Recommendations For The B2B SEO Professional LinkedIn’s recent announcement about the redesign of LinkedIn Group pages has had me thinking much more about why B2B search marketers need to leverage this social media platform in support of SEO initiatives. According to the announcement, “there are more than 200 conversations happening each minute across LinkedIn Groups and more than 8,000 Groups created […]
  • What It Takes To Create A Winning Mobile SEO Strategy: 5 Questions With Humana’s Mobile Manager According to a study conducted by Pure Oxygen Labs earlier this year, Humana was one of only six top 100 Fortune 500 companies whose website met Google’s mobile SEO requirements. In light of Google’s focus on mobile, mobile SEO is something all companies should be considering – not just Fortune 500 organizations, and definitely more […]

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About The Author: is Editor-In-Chief of Search Engine Land. His news career includes time spent in TV, radio, and print journalism. His web career continues to include a small number of SEO and social media consulting clients, as well as regular speaking engagements at marketing events around the U.S. He recently launched a site dedicated to Google Glass called Glass Almanac and also blogs at Small Business Search Marketing. Matt can be found on Twitter at @MattMcGee and/or on Google Plus. You can read Matt's disclosures on his personal blog.

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