SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 20, 2013

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From Search Engine Land:

  • England’s Lulworth Cove Tops Bing’s List Of Most Popular 2013 Homepage Images

    Bing has released its ten most popular homepage images of the year, with England’s Lulworth Cove off of the Jurassic Coast topping the list. According to the site, homepage popularity was based on user interactions. While the list includes a collection of pictures from across the globe, a majority of the images are of US […]

  • Crossword Inventor Arthur Wynne Behind Google Logo Marking 100th Anniversary Of The Crossword Puzzle

    Today’s Google Crossword puzzle logo may not have made it in time for crossword puzzle fanatics on the East coast to enjoy with their morning coffee, but it’s up now and will keep many cruciverbalists busy for the afternoon. Celebrating tomorrow’s 100th anniversary of the crossword puzzle, Google’s interactive logo offers players a digital crossword […]

  • Search In Pics: Penguin & Panda Keycaps, Google Barge, Google Glass On Snowman

    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. Panda & Penguin KeyCaps For Google Webspam Holiday Gifts: Source: Twitter Google Bus Stop: Source: Flickr […]

  • Google Still Working On Promoting Subject-Specific Authorities In Search Results

    Remember the video Google’s Matt Cutts released in May, talking about the ten future Google SEO changes? One of those topics was about authority boost for authors and sites that are an authority on a topic? Well, Google is still working on that. In TWiG, This Week in Google, episode 227, Google’s Matt Cutts said […]

  • EU: Google Antitrust Concessions “Unacceptable” As Second Study Condemns “Rival Links”

    European Union competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia announced Friday in a Spanish radio interview that Google’s second round of concessions in its current antitrust settlement proposal were “unacceptable.” The main obstacle to settlement is still Google’s treatment of competitors and its “own content” in “vertical search” results. Almunia was directly involved in negotiating the original settlement proposal […]

  • Search Engine Land’s Top News Stories Of 2013: Hummingbirds, Penguins, Pandas & More

    As we get ready to close the books on 2013, the editorial team that brings you daily news and features on Search Engine Land and Marketing Land is going to look back at the most popular content we published during these past 12 months. Over the next week couple weeks, we’ll reveal our most popular […]

  • “We Want, But We Won’t” — Don’t Be Your Web Marketing’s Worst Enemy

    My wife and I had a conversation with our daughter the other day about responsibility. The gist was she wanted to do something that interfered with commitments she already made. We talked to her about how you have to honor your commitments, even when they get in the way of something else you want. As […]

  • The Intersection Of SEO & Web Design

    As technology advances and web usage evolves, so do SEO best practices. Web designers now have more choices and technologies available than ever before. As we enter 2014, I expect we will continue to see advances in web design that bring even more options. I thought it would be helpful to revisit the top SEO […]

  • Google Again Updates iOS App With Improved Maps Integration

    On the heels of a very recent iOS Maps update, Google has further updated and optimized its search app for iOS 7. Some of the changes are cosmetic: “iOS 7 styling and true full screen browsing” for example. There’s also improved image search for the iPad and better integration with Google Maps. Google Now also seems more […]

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