SearchCap: Recapping Google’s “Step Inside AdWords” News Event

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Search Marketers: Keep Calm, Carry On Everybody loves progress, but nobody likes change. This adage is particularly true any time Google announces major upgrades to AdWords. If recent comments on Twitter […]


SMX Advanced Early Bird Rates Expire Next Week. Register Now & Save!

Fluent in search marketing? SMX Advanced is for you. Join us, June 11-12 in Seattle for two days of expert-only sessions, keynotes and the highest-level networking anywhere. This year’s sessions are loaded with actionable tips to drive traffic, increase conversions and boost ROI. View the agenda. Save with Early Bird rates before they expire next […]


Bing Supports Today’s Boston Marathon By Spotlighting Runners On Its Homepage

Bing made an unconventional move today and changed its homepage image midday, switching from its initial image of Boston’s Bunker Hill Bridge to a photo of Boston Marathon runners with fans cheering them on, and two BostonStrong flags waving in the foreground. To start the day, Bing tweeted the following picture of its homepage: Beyond […]


SearchCap: Matt Cutts Tells How To Avoid Buying A Domain Name Previously Ruined By Spammers

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Google’s Matt Cutts: How To Avoid Buying A Domain Name Previously Ruined By Spammers In his latest video, Google head of web spam (and, today, Boston Marathon runner) Matt Cutts offers […]


The Big SMX Advanced Preview – A Virtual Tour Of What To Expect

Search Engine Land’s SMX Advanced, the only search marketing conference designed exclusively for experienced internet marketers, is returning to Seattle June 11-12. Keep reading for an overview of what to expect – then make sure you register before the Early Bird rates expire next week! 2014: New Trends, New Opportunities – And New Challenges For Online […]


SearchCap: New Google Penalty, Action Schema & Subscribe To Google Trends

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Google Slaps Another Guest Blog Network: PostJoint Google’s Matt Cutts somewhat confirmed on Twitter that Google has taken action on another guest blogging network. This network is named PostJoint and claims […]


SearchCap: Google SEO Myths & Yahoo Default Search On iPhone

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Why Yahoo’s Not Going To Steal The Search Default For iPhone Away From Google Apparently, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wants to be the default search for Apple’s Safari browser on iPhone […]


Introducing MarTech: The Marketing Tech Conference. Registration Now Open!

Search Engine Land parent company, Third Door Media, Inc. introduces MarTech, a conference for people pioneering the field of technology-powered marketing, will be held in Boston August 19-20, 2014. Secure your spot & save with our lowest alpha rates – Register now!


SearchCap: States Threaten Action If Google Doesn’t Delist “Illegal Sites”

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: States Threaten Action If Google Doesn’t Delist “Illegal Sites” According to the Washington Post, 24 state attorneys general are trying to pressure Google to discontinue ads and the indexing of sites […]


States Threaten Action If Google Doesn’t Delist “Illegal Sites”

According to the Washington Post, 24 state attorneys general are trying to pressure Google to discontinue ads and the indexing of sites they argue teach or enable criminal activity. In particular, they continue to pressure Google to eliminate advertising connected to the sale of illegal or fake prescription drugs. The attorneys generals’ complaints were initially […]


Matt Cutts Stars In Parody “Spam Around The World” Video

Matt Cutts has been the subject of a number of parody/comedy videos during his tenure as the chief of Google’s webspam team, and the latest has him starring in a rap-style clip called “Spam Around The World.” It’s a collage of clips from past webmaster videos edited together into a short (1:43) video with a […]


Study: Search Campaigns Earn Double Conversion & Revenue Rates When Integrated With Social

According to a new study from Marin Software, advertisers that leveraged integrated search and social ad campaigns experienced twice as many conversions, and doubled their revenue per click rates. Using data from its Global Online Advertising Index, Marin evaluated the performance of paid search campaigns integrated along with social advertising campaigns. The study found users […]


SearchCap: Q1 US Paid Search Up 17 Percent, Fueled By PLAs

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: RKG: Q1 US Paid Search Up 17 Percent, Fueled By PLAs; Smartphones Drove Just 7 Percent Of Spend RKG is out with its first quarter Digital Marketing Report today, showing US […]


SearchCap: SSL Ranking Boost, Cortana Compared & Google’s Lobbying Efforts

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Google’s Matt Cutts Explains How Google Search Handles 404 & 410 Status Codes Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, posted a video today explaining the difference in how Google handles […]


Google’s Matt Cutts Explains How Google Search Handles 404 & 410 Status Codes

Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, posted a video today explaining the difference in how Google handles 404 and 410 error status codes. Both 404 and 410s are errors for a web page or document not being available, however a 410 is defined as “gone” forever. So 410s are more of an explicit response […]


Videos: Comparing Cortana & Siri & Google Now

Today, Microsoft released the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 and with that, the ability to play with a preview of Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Apple Siri and Google Now. Both Gizmodo and CNet have released video demos comparing Cortana & Siri & Google Now. I like the Gizmodo comparison a little more, so we […]


The Latest on “Not Provided” and More at SMX Advanced – Register Now

Ask a search marketer what they love about their job and you’ll likely hear “it’s always changing.” Just this week, Google upset the apple cart by announcing it’s extending “not provided” to paid ads. Will that change have meaningful impact for you? That’s just one of the topics SMX Advanced will tackle, without getting bogged […]


SearchCap: Google Doodle, Yelp & Yahoo Deal & Analytics Smart Lists

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Google Analytics Adds “Smart Lists” To Automate Remarketing List Optimization Earlier this week, the Google Analytics team announced the release of Smart Lists, a new remarketing list type that automates list […]


Percy Julian Gets Google Logo Marking The Famous Chemist’s 115th Birthday

Today’s Google logo honors renown chemist Percy Lavon Julian, the first African American scientist to be inducted into the National Academy of Sciences. During his career, Julian made a number of significant chemical advancements, including the creation of Aero-Foam, a soy-based product widely used to extinguish fires during World War II. Julian discovered how to […]


SMX London: Inspiring Keynote, Exceptional Networking

Search Engine Land’s SMX London search marketing conference is returning to the UK on May 13-14, 2014. We’ve got a revamped, updated agenda, and have already confirmed dozens of world-class speakers. SMX London is a can’t-miss event for all serious marketers, whether you’re the CMO or working to implement your key campaigns on a tactical […]


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