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SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 10, 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:

  • Official: Google Removes Auto-Background Feature

    Confused about why Google was showing a picture on its home page today. Apparently, plenty of people were, some to the point of being upset. In reaction, Google’s dropped the feature.
    Marissa Mayer, Google’s vice president of search products and user experience, confirmed the change via an update to the official Google blog post […]

  • Google Alerts Drops Web Filter & Improves Quality

    It seems like the Google Alerts team is up to some new tricks. A couple weeks ago, Google tweaked the quality algorithm of Google Alerts and, although I missed it then TechCrunch noticed, they dropped the web alerts option.
    In regards to the quality change, Googler Marcel said:
    Regarding the volume of alerts, we’ve been tweaking […]

  • FTC Turns Its Gaze From GoogMob To Apple And iAds

    I would love to be a fly on the wall at the FTC. A few weeks ago the agency grudgingly decided not to pursue its lawsuit to prevent the Google-AdMob deal on the purported basis that Apple’s entry into the mobile ad market would sufficiently balance Google’s new push into mobile display:
    The Commission said that although the […]

  • The Left Brain Of Paid Search Ads: Parameters & Limitations

    As we’ve learned through this column, the three basic building blocks of paid search marketing are keywords, ads, and landing pages. For the next few posts, we’ll be focusing on the ads part of the equation. Next week, we’ll discuss the right brain of search—the creative side—but, first, you need to know […]

  • Google Home Page Automatically Changing Background Image On June 10th

    If you visit Google today, you may notice the home page is a bit different. About a week ago, Google began letting users to upload their own background images on Google.com, to help them customize the Google home page.
    To drive more awareness to this feature and to inspire users to change their home page, […]

  • SMX Advanced 2010 Day Two Live Blog Coverage

    SMX Advanced 2010 day two is now just about complete and below is the live blog coverage from the day:

    Microsoft Looks to Broaden Search Role, Wall Street Journal
    Best of SMX Advanced 2010, Managing Greatness
    Bing announces new Social vertical, LiveSide
    Bing loves Apple back: Details of Microsoft’s iPhone ‘partnership’, techflash.com
    Bing ready to launch section for searching Twitter […]

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