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SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 6, 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:

  • Bing Voice Search Coming To Xbox

    Later this year, Bing search will take on a new platform: the Xbox entertainment/gaming console. And to prove that it’s all cutting edge stuff in the gamers’ world, Bing will be offering a voice-based search engine to help users find games, movies and TV shows, music and other content that’s available via the Xbox. From […]

  • Matt Cutts Webmaster Video Infographic

    Matt Cutts of Google gives daily advice on the Google Webmaster YouTube Channel. He has been doing so for years and they recently did a live Q&A to celebrate their 5 million views. Click2Rank published an outstanding infographic documenting the various facts gleamed from these videos. He named the infographic the Matt Cutts Webmaster Infographic. […]

  • Hot At Sphinn: Social Signals Improving Search Results, Twitter Trending Topics, Periodic Table Of SEO & More

    The combination of search and social seemed to dominate last week’s activity on our sister site, Sphinn. Several active discussions and popular Twitter/Facebook stories were about various search, social and SEO topics. The most active discussion thread was our “Discussion of the Week,” which asked Discussion: Have Social Signals Made Search Results Better or Worse? […]

  • Google Tweaks AdWords My Client Center To Help Agencies Work Together

    Google has made some changes to its My Client Center (MCC) for agencies that allow up to five different MCCs to be linked to a single AdWords account. The new feature, called multiple links, is meant to allow a variety of entities — agencies, SEMs, API developers and others — working for a single client […]

  • RIP Referrer Data! How Mobile Apps Can Kill Your Mobile Metrics

    Imagine justifying your PPC budget, if you could no longer track which keywords sent each visitor. Regardless of how successful your program is today, you probably would not think twice about killing or dramatically shrinking it tomorrow. And for pretty good reason, right? That referral data is connective tissue that enables you to attribute success […]

  • Google’s Prayer Time Rich Snippets: The Good & Bad

    A little over a month ago, Google announced a new rich snippet markup for prayer times. I was very intrigued by this rich snippet because of the complexities behind how prayer times for both the Islamic and Jewish faith work. In short, if you do a search asking Google for prayer times in a location, […]

  • 6 Ways Backfeed Data Can Boost Your Bid Management

    Smart bidding is about matching bids to the value of traffic at the most granular levels: what is this click worth on this keyword, given this user search, from this geography, at this time, on this day? To do this at the highest levels, it is often necessary to pull in data beyond what is […]

  • 3 Reasons To Form A Direct Marketing Center Of Excellence

    If you’re at all like me, you’re marketing a variety of different web assets – products, properties, businesses – and you’re working alongside a number of other marketing channels in a larger group. In our case, it’s the Direct Marketing (DM) group – in your organization, it may be called ‘acquisition marketing’ or ‘performance marketing’. […]

  • Chinese Warn Google May Get Punished For Making Country Look Bad

    China is being very defensive. Google’s recent exposure of more attempted Gmail hacking, targeting US government officials and Chinese human-rights activists, has made the Chinese government embarrassed and angry. Suspected state-sponsored Gmail hacking is what initially caused Google to discontinue cooperating with China’s internet censorship policies. Chinese: Google Is a “Political Tool” Last week’s hacking […]

  • Richard Scarry Gets Google Logo

    Today on Google is a special logo for the 92nd birthday of Richard Scarry. Richard Scarry was a popular children book author and illustrator who sold over a 100 million units and written over 300 books. He was born today, June 5, 1919 in Boston and died on April 30, 1994 in Switzerland at the […]

  • Updated And Confirmed: Google “Testing Additional Phone Support” for AdSense Publishers

    It sure sounded like Google’s SVP of advertising Susan Wojcicki was promising phone support for all AdSense publishers “in the next quarter,” at yesterday’s annual shareholder meeting, but a Google spokesman now tells me it’s only “testing additional phone support” for AdSense publishers. Wojcicki’s statement regarding a timeline is said to have referred to the […]

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