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 […]


SearchCap: Reactions To AdWords Not Provided, Google Drops Video Images & IAB Report

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: 10 Surprising Facts About “Keyword (Not Provided)” For Paid Search Earlier this week, everyone went bananas over a rumor that paid search query data was disappearing and that third party tools […]


SearchCap: Official: Google Brings “Not Provided” To Ads, Will Withhold Search Query Data From Paid Clicks

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Official: Google Brings “Not Provided” To Ads, Will Withhold Search Query Data From Paid Clicks As suspected, Google is moving to secure search for clicks on paid search ads. In an […]


Strong Start: Paid Search Grew 25 Percent In Q1, Mobile Shot Up 135 Percent YoY [Covario]

Covario released its Global Paid Search Spend Analysis for the first quarter of 2014 today. Its client set — made up of enterprise technology, consumer electronics, and retail advertisers –increased paid search spend on mobile devices by 135 percent year-over-year and 35 percent over the previous quarter. Mobile now accounts for 25 percent of paid […]


Google Responds To Misattributed Content Saying They May Show The Canonicalized URL

A few weeks ago, we reported on cases where Google was misattributing content for select news publishers. We showed examples of Google showing URLs of large news publishers but those URLs listed were not the source URLs and thus, redirecting from Google’s search results to a completely different URL. Yesterday, a few weeks after we […]


SearchCap: Google: News Sites May Have Seen A Decline In GoogleBot Crawling In March

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: News Sites May Have Seen A Decline In GoogleBot Crawling In March Google’s Matt Cutts tweeted that news related sites, such as this one, may have noticed a drop in […]


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!


Google Places Adds New Features To Its Bulk Location Management Tool

Googler Jade Wang announced yesterday Google Places is rolling out new features to its bulk location management tool. According to the announcement, the new features will include a “Status” column that lets users know if a Map location is live, unverified, has errors, data conflicts, is a duplicate, or if it is pending review. The […]


PPC Managers: Download Latest Bing Ads Editor To Keep Google Import Function

Microsoft wants to get the word out to Bing Ads Editor users be sure to update to the latest version of Big Ads Editor. As of today, users with versions Bing Ads Editor older than 10.2 will not be able to use the Google AdWords Import function. Today, Google retired an underlying API that powers […]


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