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SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 1, 2010

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Woman Follows Google Maps “Walking” Directions, Gets Hit, Sues

    Is Google responsible for giving out bad directions through its Google Maps service? We’re about to find out. After Googling walking directions for a trip in Park City, Utah, Lauren Rosenberg claims she was led onto a busy highway, where she was struck by a vehicle. She’s now suing Google for damages.
    The case, Rosenberg v. […]

  • Google Reportedly Not Allowing Windows OS On Computers

    Google ditches Windows on security concerns from the Financial Times reports that Google is no longer installing Windows on Google owned computers. In fact, the report says that no desktop is allowed to have Windows and only under special circumstances will Google allow Windows OS on a laptop.
    The report cites security as the main […]

  • Mythbusting Global Search Fallacies

    Do people really search in English rather than their local languages? That’s what Google’s Keyword Tool seems to be saying. So that must mean English is truly a “Lingua Franca” — or is something even more mysterious going on with the Google numbers?

  • Flickr Pro Users To Lose Historical Referrer Data Tomorrow

    If you’re a Flickr Pro user, you have about 24 hours to download the historical stats and referrer data associated with your photos. CSV and/or Excel files are available via your stats page until 12:00 pm PDT tomorrow, June 1st. You’ll see a yellow warning message like the one below, with a direct link to […]

  • Memorial Day 2010 & Logos From The Search Industry

    Memorial Day is being celebrated and commemorated today in the United States. Since it is a holiday, please expect lighter coverage here today than on a normal day. Below are the logos, themes and the Google ribbon for the special day:
    Google’s Ribbon/Badge: Yahoo (animated): Bing: Ask.com: DogPile:

  • Enhanced Brand Keyword Ads = Industrial Strength SEM

    Are you still arguing with your management about whether you should buy your brand keywords or not? Good news for you: I’m here to make sure you have two more good reasons to go ahead and buy that brand and feel good about it.
    A few months ago I wrote about how advertisers should think about […]

  • Once Again, Bing Rumored To Become Default Search On iPhone

    Citing unnamed sources TechCrunch is reporting that Bing will take over the role of default search provider on the Safari browser in the new iPhone OS. These rumors aren’t exactly new and we’ve written and speculated about them before:

    Report: Microsoft And Apple Discuss Making Bing Default Engine On The iPhone
    Apple CEO: Google Wants To “Kill […]

  • Webcast next Tuesday: Building a “Content Ladder” in 5 Steps

    Next Tuesday, June 1, Search Marketing Now will present a free webcast to help marketers create a strategic content ecosystem — to efficiently re-purpose and cascade your best content, while maintaining sound SEO principles throughout.
    Social media expert Jay Baer will discuss how to use keywords in social media and email, how to […]

  • There’s No Such Thing As Advanced Link Building

    Confession time: I’m headed to Seattle next week for SMX Advanced, and I still haven’t started my slide deck. I’m not a procrastinator by nature, but when it comes to slides – well, I’d rather get a root canal than do slides.
    Well, maybe not a root canal, but I have managed to find lots of […]

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