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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, said in a recent video that using stock images from a stock image website has no impact on rankings. Attend SMX East for essential SEO, paid search and social media tactics that drive traffic and sales. Up Close Coverage From SMX Advanced 2013 What happens when you combine big data with some big math? Good things, bad things and things we have yet to truly comprehend. While the Google Knowledge Graph Carousel was launched nearly a year ago, more reports are confirming Carousel image displays appearing more often and for a wider variety of categories in SERPs. As the summer weather haltingly makes its appearance in my neck of the woods, thoughts turn to on-base averages, fielding percentages and all of that Moneyball stuff. The Google Webmaster Central blog announced you can now use a new method to verify your site with Google Webmaster Tools. Since Google rolled out the Panda and Penguin algorithm updates, numerous sites have been impacted or penalized. Google appears to have quietly put an end to a long-running trial that added a “quick view” option next to mobile (smartphone only) search results from select websites. Up Close Coverage From SMX Advanced 2013 I just attended the SMX Advanced session, “Authorship: The Deep Dive” this morning, moderated by Elisabeth Osmeloski, and featuring speakers: John Carcutt, Advance Digital, Janet Driscoll Miller, Search Mojo, Mitul Gandhi, seoClarity, and Mark.