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SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 8, 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:

  • The Farmer Panda Impact Nobody Is Talking About

    I’ve seen a few hundred articles and columns and blog posts about the GFP update, ranging from small SEO blogs all the way up to the Wall Street Journal. The primary focus of all these articles has been two-fold. First, those who are operating what was deemed as “shallow” content have taken a hit in […]

  • Enchantment: Guy Kawasaki On Why Your Focus Should Be On Working Magic

    Some business books aim to teach you how to take your game to the next level. Others, how to delight your customers and increase profits. Still others coach you on interacting with your peers, boss and other key “stakeholders” who are key to your success. Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by […]

  • Google Makes Mobile Instant Previews Official

    Google’s Instant Preview feature, which lets users view thumbnails of the Web pages in results, is now officially being rolled out to mobile for Android and iOS devices. The feature, which is accessed via a magnifying glass icon to the right of the search result, had been spotted as early as the end of January […]

  • Google Confronting Spain’s “Right To Be Forgotten”

    In a case that could have EU-wide implications a Spanish court is asking Google to remove data about a private individual from its index. This is known in Spain and elsewhere in Europe as “the right to be forgotten.” The immediate case at hand involves a Spanish plastic surgeon who was featured in a critical […]

  • Google Bans Itself Again By Banning BeatThatQuote.com

    Google both acquired and then penalized BeatThatQuote within a single day. Yesterday the financial price comparison site, BeatMyQuote.com was purchased by Google for £37.7 million. And within the same 24-hour period Google decided to slap on a penalty to lower it’s ranking due to violating Google’s webmaster guidelines. As the news came out that Google […]

  • Engaging In Entertainment Social Networks

    Have you heard of GetGlue and Miso yet? They are the next big thing to hit geo-location social networking applications. And the best part? They don’t utilize your location at all. Instead, they focus on what you are doing. Think of it as if the Facebook status post and Foursquare had a baby, and it […]

  • Mardi Gras Logos From Bing & Dogpile

    Danny has already shared the Google International Women’s Day logo, but did you know it is also Mardi Gras today? Bing and Dogpile have special logos and imagery for the celebratory day. Here is Bing’s special dragon theme for Mardi Gras: DogPile gets a bit more festive: I also posted a theme at the Search […]

  • The 5 Pillars Of International SEO Forensics

    With all the talk of algorithm changes — do you have a robust method for undertaking effective forensics on your international site? There are 5 key aspects you should consider to achieve a safer and smoother ride to success starting with country-to-country ratios and turning to Donald Rumsfeld for help?

  • Google Logo & “Pegwoman” Celebrate 100th Anniversary Of International Women’s Day

    Google’s sporting a special logo today, this one in honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. The company is also inviting people to celebrate through real-life and virtual events around the world. Plus, “Pegman” on Google Earth is being joined for the first time by “Pegwoman.” Pegman, Meet Pegwoman That’s Pegwoman at the […]

  • First Angry Birds Product Integration To Tout Bing

    Are digital porkers continually outwitting your Angry Birds? Try Bing for the answer to vanquishing the porcine menace. In a first for Rovio, the developers of the hit mobile app, the company has struck a deal whereby Microsoft’s Bing search will be integrated into the Angry Birds game. Angry Birds, which boasts versions for the […]

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