SearchCap: Google In The News, Bing Movie Carousel & Google PageRank Dead

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 Shows What’s Playing At The Movies, In Remake Of Google’s Own Film Carousel

    Bing has a new way of showing you what’s playing in your local theater, a “carousel” format that lets you browse what’s playing. If you think you’ve seen this before, you have. It’s how Google already does it. The Movie Carousel A search for something like “movie times” will display movies playing near your location […]

  • Yahoo Says Goodbye, ZEEF Says Hello

    Human-curated directories have long been a staple of the internet, but ultimately they’re very hard to scale. See how newcomer ZEEF hopes to tackle this challenge.

  • Google Toolbar PageRank Finally & Officially Dead?

    In October 2013, Google head of search spam Matt Cutts implied we would likely not see another Google Toolbar PageRank update before the year end. Well, by accident, Google updated Toolbar PageRank in December 2013. Since then, we have had no Toolbar PageRank updates. Google’s John Mueller said in a Google Webmaster Hangout video that […]

  • What Do Structured Snippets Mean To Your Page-Level Content Strategy?

    Google is now showing structured snippets in search results; Columnist Jim Yu shares tips to take advantage of this new format.

  • New Google Eye Tracking Study Shows The Downfall Of The Golden Triangle

    A new Google eye tracking study published by Mediative shows how the evolution of the Google search results from 2005 to today has resulted in searchers looking outside of the golden triangle. The golden triangle was coined back in 2005 based on a study on how searchers looked at the Google search results page back […]

  • Google Mobile Warnings For Adobe Flash Sites Expand Worldwide

    Google’s Pierre Far announced this morning that Google is expanding the mobile Flash warnings searchers get when searching Google and finding a search result that leads to a site made mostly in Adobe Flash. The warning was first introduced back in July, and today has started to roll out globally, in multiple languages and geo-graphic versions […]

  • Google’s “In The News” Box Now Lists More Than Traditional News Sites

    Google has confirmed that new “In The News” box appearing in some of its search results now lists content from more than just the traditional news sites. Discussions at Reddit, blog posts, videos and more from non-news sites may turn up. Earlier, Search Engine Land reported how content from Reddit was showing up in the […]

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