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SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 13, 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:

  • Google Buys Clever Sense: An Answer To Siri?

    As is being widely reported Google has bought startup Clever Sense, which earlier this year launched the local-mobile recommendations app Alfred. Alfred is like “Pandora for the real world” and was dedicated to creating a comprehensive “interest graph.” Clever Sense assigns or maps physical places to one another based on styles, characteristics and attributes in the same way […]

  • Search Engine Land’s SMX West Agenda Now Available – Super Early Bird Rates Expire this Week!

    Search Engine Land’s SMX West agenda is now posted! Check out the agenda-at-a-glance – and make sure you register before Super Early Bird rates expire this Saturday. Attend SMX West February 28 thru March 1 in San Jose, CA and get expert insights and real-world-proven tactics that yield results instantly…and continue delivering for months and […]

  • The Simpsons: In The Future, Google Enslaves Half The World (But Lisa Still Likes It)

    Google gets a mention in The Simpsons this week, future Google, that is. Google has enslaved half the world, apparently, but as Lisa Simpson puts it, it’s still a damn fine search engine. Within the the Ultranet of the future, Lisa accesses Google through the Google door: “Right, it’s Dr. Suess’s birthday,” she says, when […]

  • Domain Name Matters: Searchers Pick Brand Over Quality, Study Finds

    A new study from Microsoft Research confirms what most SEOs have known for years—that domain names are a crucial element for capturing clicks and conversions from search results. Unlike what’s been published in most search marketing forums, however, this research was not focused on SEO techniques or search engine ranking algorithms, but rather on observed […]

  • Link Building Tool Review: Majestic SEO

    Next up in our tool review series is Majestic SEO‘s suite. There are 4 levels of access with one being free (and limited) and the others being grouped by the amount of reports/access to their API needed. (Note: the free package may still require you to register in order to see a fuller dataset.) Paid plans […]

  • Google’s New Multilingual Markup Signals New Issues Of Concern For Global SEOs

    Last Monday, Google announced that they had released “new markup for multilingual content”, see the webmaster tools blog post here. Even for those of us that work in the field of looking after global websites, this produced relatively unexciting headlines along the lines of “Google Launches New Multilingual Markup — Wow”. Big yawn. In fact, digging […]

  • Banned Holiday Deal Sites Return To Bing

    Holiday deal sites that Bing banned from its search listings just before the busy shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday have now been allowed to return. They include a site run by the group that created the entire Cyber Monday concept. Banned: Not Your Usual Suspects We reported previously how the sites had […]

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