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SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 17, 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 Tweaks iOS Search App With Bigger Font, More Speed

    If you’re an iOS device user, you’ll probably notice that the search results in Google’s search app look a little different next time you search. Google says the font has been enlarged to make search results easier to read. It’s not just about bigger text; now, the entire result is clickable, not just the underlined […]

  • How Does Google Know Where You Are?

    It is seven years ago this month that Chris Sherman first asked me to speak on a panel in London on the subject of multilingual or international search – with an emphasis on the SEO! I’m delighted once more to be presenting on “speaking in tongues” and even more pleased to be following SMX in […]

  • Google Webmaster Tools Remove URL With Blocking Not Required

    Google announced on the Webmaster blog that they have removed a requirement for removing URLs via Google Webmaster Tools. Google no longer requires you to block access to the URL you want to remove from Google prior to submitted the URL removal request. Google said they have eliminated “the requirement that the webpage’s URL must […]

  • News Flash! Google Used Most, Our Facebook Friday Question Reveals

    We’ve started doing a “Facebook Friday Question” on our Search Engine Land Facebook page each week. I realized I should write up some of the results. So here’s the first, that most people use Google more than other search engines. Surprised, right? OK, it wasn’t a scientific poll, and the 222 people who responded on […]

  • How To Avoid A Social Media One Track Mind For Businesses

    For many individuals, social media is fast becoming a way of life. Tweet about lunch. Check into lunch restaurant on FourSquare. Post a photo on Facebook wall of co-workers waiting for food to arrive. Show restaurant server the electronic certificate bought from LivingSocial for $20 worth of food purchased for $10 last week. Leave a […]

  • Link Building For Life: Determining Lifetime Link Value

    The ideal goal for some SEOs is to minimize maintenance and effort for a given website. Get to number one for all desirable keywords, sit back, and then move on to the next website while the previous domain rakes in the cash. This dream scenario is unfortunately rarely the case, because there are other competitors […]

  • News Events, Tweeted Photos & The Permissions Mess

    Have you tweeted a great photograph that’s gone viral, such as today’s Space Shuttle launch as seen from a commercial airline flight? Getting credit for that, much less getting paid for it, seems to be a mess. It’s been on my to do list to write about this issue for several weeks. It came up […]

Search News From Around The Web:

Applications & Portal Features

Business Issues

Local, Maps & Mobile

Link Building

Paid Search & Contextual



Social Media

Video, Music & Image Search

Recent Hot Items From Sphinn, Our Social News Sharing Site:

  • Does Link Prominence On A Page Impact SEO? – Islink order ona web page anSEO factor? Linkorder may appear to impact the authority a link passesbecause it is closely related to two factors that most likely do have an impact on the weight the search engine algorithms give to a link: 1) click rates; and 2) page segmentation. Thus, while link order by itself is not an SEO factor, link prominence may have an impact on the link authority of a hyper link through its impact upon click rates
    Read more: http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog#ixzz1MXQcSECF
  • Why and how to use Facebook Comments on your blog – Jon Henshaw makes a great argument for switching to Facebook comments (and also provides a tutorial on how to do so). He's even got me thinking about making the switch…
  • What Makes an Effective Link Builder? – Good link builders are a special breed of SEOs. There are a lot of solid SEOs in the industry, but effectively building links is much different from keyword research, copywriting, and technical analysis. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what makes an effective link builder.
  • Keep Existing Buyers from Seeing Adwords Remarketing Ads – A very smart post about AdWords Remarketing Segmentation.
  • Advanced Google Analytics w/ Distilled’s Mike Pantoliano – Where Mike discusses some Advanced Google Analytics tactics in advance of his SEMpdx speaking engagement.
  • A kick ass guide to growing your website traffic online – Growing website traffic is hard. This guide takes you through the complete ins and outs of how to do it, from seo, to content strategy to marketing and promotion.

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