SearchCap: Firefox Picks Yahoo, Apple Maps Partners & Bing Home Page HD

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Free Ride? In Europe, Google Will Remain Firefox Search Default Despite No Deal

    How much does it cost to be Mozilla’s Firefox search provider in Europe? Perhaps nothing — because Google will continue to be the provider there despite not having any formal deal with Mozilla, come this December. Yesterday, it was big news that Mozilla announced new deals making Yahoo the default search provider for Firefox in the US, Yandex […]

  • Bing Home Page Images Go High Definition, Add Captions & Add Features

    Bing announced changes to their search home page including a new HD quality daily background image, improved captions of the image, ways to customize the news on the bottom and quick links to Microsoft Office tools. The new home page images are HD quality with 1920×1080 pixels wide screen display. New image captions enables users […]

  • How Organic Search Has Transformed The Rules Of Business

    Organic search has dramatically changed the way consumers consider and make purchases, says columnist Trond Lyngbø, and marketers who “get” this can profit big.

  • Apple Maps Using New Partners For Multiple-Location Map Submissions

    In October Apple launched Apple Maps Connect, intended to allow individual business owners to edit or add local business listings directly into Apple’s database. Apple told me at the time that it wasn’t intended for webmasters or outside agencies to manage multiple locations or listings on behalf of their clients. However I knew that would immediately arise as a question. Accordingly, local SEO Andrew Shotland […]

  • Want Links? Be A Jerk!

    Columnist Bryson Meunier discusses some of the problems inherent in Google’s view of a link as an endorsement for another site.

  • Corita Kent Artist & One-Time Catholic Nun Celebrated With Google Logo Reflecting Her Iconic Work

    Today marks what would have been the 96th birthday of Corita Kent, an artist whose work was known for its bold, colorful images spreading messages of love, peace and social justice. To pay tribute, Google has marked Kent’s birthday with a Google logo mirroring her style and form. Kent began her career as a catholic […]

  • Yahoo’s “Clean” Search Design For Firefox & Yahoo Users Looks Even More Like Google

    In the Yahoo blog post announcing the company’s new default search deal with Firefox there’s a small GIF preview of what the new “clean” Yahoo search results will look like. Below are some of the screens from the post: On first blush I thought these were a departure from current Yahoo results but they actually look quite similar […]

  • Yahoo Replaces Google As Default Search Provider in Firefox

    Yahoo and Mozilla just announced a “strategic five-year partnership that makes Yahoo the default search experience for Firefox in the United States on mobile and desktop.” The companies said they will explore other potential “future product integrations and distribution opportunities to other markets.” Yahoo is thus going to displace Google the current Firefox search provider. […]

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