Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.
Powered by Bing Predicts, the new “Events to Watch” tool will be updated daily and offer a schedule of “must-watch” Olympic moments.
Searching your name will return a “Stay in the loop” tool at the bottom of results that makes it easy to set up a Google Alert for yourself.
Olympic event information will be delivered via Google search, along with broadcaster videos on YouTube.
Columnist Winston Burton discusses how search engine optimization (SEO) has evolved over time and wonders whether the job title is truly representative of the work we now do.
Columnist Andrew Shotland shares insights gleaned from a large-scale statistical analysis of local search ranking factors in Google.
Google Maps for iOS adds multiple destination support for driving directions.
Days after Verizon announces it will acquire Yahoo, Yahoo is testing a new search bar at the top with a missing logo at the left.
Local & Maps
SEM / Paid Search
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