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SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 21, 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:

  • Google Street View Collected Emails, Passwords (Social Security Numbers, Your Dog’s Name….)

    Google’s Street View cars that were logging wi-fi locations also collected private information such as email messages and passwords, a French data protection agency has found. Guess what. Without even seeing the data myself, I can tell you that those cars also logged private information such as social security numbers, telephone numbers, medical conditions and […]

  • Google Is Top Shopping Site, TheFind Passes Yahoo As The New Number Two

    According to comScore data, Google Product Search has become the top comparison shopping engine online. Number two is now TheFind, which moved in front of Yahoo Shopping in terms of average daily users:

    TheFind has been quietly moving up the ladder over the past couple of years and now has surpassed all longer-established competitors except Google. […]

  • SMN This Week: Vanessa Fox On SEO & Hosting (Tues); Yahoo!-Microsoft On Search Alliance (Thurs)

    Search Marketing Now hosts two free webcasts this week, both at 1 PM Eastern.
    Tomorrow, Tuesday June 22, Vanessa Fox will deliver a presentation “SEO & Hosting Issues: What You Should Know.” She’ll explain what every serious SEO need to know about hosting—from understanding which database to use, to the impact of hosting issues on SEO. […]

  • Dell: We’ll Be “One Of The Leaders” With ChromeOS, Android

    Dell, which already has Android-based smartphones in China, will reportedly be releasing a ChromeOS “laptop” in the not-too-distant future. That future is likely “holiday 2010,” when the first ChromeOS netbooks/laptops in general will be out. Dell says it wants to be “one of the leaders” with Android and Chrome devices.
    The previously announced ChromeOS hardware partners […]

  • Google’s First Day Of Summer & Winter 2010 Logos

    Today is the first day of Summer in the northern hemisphere and first day of Winter in the southern hemisphere. Google has four Google doodles for those accessing Google.com in both the northern or southern hemispheres.
    Here is what most of you will see, Google’s Summer logos:

    Here are the four winter Google logos:

    I should note […]

  • Double Your Traffic Using Optimal Category Names

    Most business owners do not spend enough time considering their business category names. Categories are used by internet yellow pages directories and local search engines to classify types of businesses. When consumers are not looking up a particular company by name, they first seek out businesses by type. If your company isn’t associated with the […]

  • When A .0001% Conversion Rate Means Branding Success

    Are your branding campaigns effective? Are they wasting money? Is it possible for a campaign to have fifty thousand impressions, absolutely no clicks and yet be successful?
    It all depends on what you are measuring. If you are only measuring clicks, then the campaign looks like a failure. If you are looking at holistic metrics, […]

  • A Turning Point In The Field Of SEO

    We are at a turning point in the field of search engine optimization (SEO)—a positive turning point. For those of us who have been around for a long time, it’s an interesting (and very good) time to be involved in search. But it must be daunting for those outside the industry, or just getting started […]

  • Happy Father’s Day 2010 Logos From Google & Others

    Today is Father’s Day in many countries and we wanted to wish you a Happy Father’s Day. Here is a collection of the various logos from the search industry celebrating the day.

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