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SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 18, 2013

by on January 18, 2013

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Will [Not Provided] Ever Reach 100% In Web Analytics?
    With the news today that Chrome is moving to secure search, marketers may be wondering about the larger picture of using search data in web analytics. The searches people do that lead them to a site is valuable data to an organization. What other data source do we have that gives us direct access to [...]
  • Facebook’s Graph Search YourTrove’s Social Search: 5 Questions With Jesse Emery
    [Ed. note: This is the first of what will be an ongoing interview series called "5 Questions With...," in which we'll publish brief interviews with interesting and important online marketing newsmakers. Depending on the topic, the interviews may be published on Search Engine Land or Marketing Land and, depending on the topic and interview subject, [...]
  • Can TV Advertising Really Impact Search Performance?
    It’s relatively easy to report what happened in an ad campaign, but much more difficult to understand why things happen. Visits or conversions might go up or down, but why? It could be some form of seasonality or maybe your latest review hit the front page of Reddit. The mysteries of consumer behavior like to [...]
  • Sign of Hope? Banned Advertisers Rises Just 8 Percent in 2012
    The battle against bad ads getting past the AdWords review process rages on. Google announced in a blog post this week that the company axed 224 million bad ads in 2012. That’s up 67% from 2011. The 2012 numbers underscore that there is no shortage of scammers, however they may also point to a sign [...]
  • Search In Pics: Google Chefs, Android Rubik’s Cubes Google Docks View
    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. Google Chefs: Source: Google+ Android Rubik’s Cube Art: Source: Google+ Concept: Redesigned Google Business Verification Postcards: [...]
  • Google Improves Handwrite Your Search Feature
    About six months ago, Google introduced handwritten searching via your smartphone device. Instead of typing, speaking or taking a picture of your query – Google allowed you to write the query on the Google home page with the tip of your finger. It worked pretty well but it was not perfect and is still not [...]
  • Ever Wanted To Be Siri? Apple Seeks A Writer
    By now, everyone’s used to Siri’s wit. Tell her you love her, and Apple’s Siri digital assistant may respond that all you need is love — and an iPhone. Or that it will never work out. And she’s got jokes for a variety of other queries. But who’s the woman behind Siri? Or the man? [...]

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About The Author: is Search Engine Land’s News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry’s personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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