SearchCap: Google CPC Declines, Microsoft Cortana & Bing In Chrome

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Microsoft Bing Now Added To Google Chrome New Tab Page Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, is now an option within Google’s Chrome new tab page screens. Prior, if you changed your default […]


Microsoft Bing Now Added To Google Chrome New Tab Page

Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, is now an option within Google’s Chrome new tab page screens. Prior, if you changed your default search provider in Chrome, the new tab page would still show Google has the search option. It would change the search provider in the URL/omnibox area but it would not replace Google from the […]


New Search Engine Indexeus Exposes Hackers, Data Breaches

A new search engine called Indexeus sought to expose hackers and their exploits unless they “donated” $1 for every record that they wanted to conceal from public view. In response to the claim that this is extortion, Portuguese founder Jason Relinquo says the aim of Indexeus wasn’t blackmail but to expose security risks and data vulnerabilities. […]


SMX East Super Early Bird Rates Expire Friday – Register Now & Save $300

Struggling to keep up with algorithm updates named after exotic animals? Could automating paid search campaigns be your get out of Excel-hell-free card? Attend Search Marketing Expo – SMX East, Sept. 30 – Oct.2 in NYC, and learn the latest SEO, paid search advertising and conversion-driving tactics. SMX East is the world’s largest search engine […]


Google Maps Search Results Now With A Scroll Bar

Google has quietly changed the search results interface within Google Maps to show more listings via a scrollable search box. You can now scroll through the first ten or so local search results when you conduct a search in the Google Maps search box. Here is an example: This new feature launched sometime over the […]


SearchCap: eBay’s Google Problems, Bing Ads Targeting & Yahoo’s Search Share Drops

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Yahoo Search Share Falls Below 10 Percent For “All-Time Low” We’re on the cusp of new comScore U.S. search market share data for June. According to financial analyst notes, releasing the […]


Google iOS App Easter Egg: Flick The Letters In The Google Logo

There is a new Google Easter Egg, this one can be seen in the iOS Google Search App. Open the app and you’ll be able to flick and drag off the letters from the Google logo anywhere on the screen. Then you can tilt the screen right and left and the letters will float and […]


Google Honors Nelson Mandela With Doodle On His 96th Birthday

Google is remembering and honoring the late Nelson Mandela, who passed away on December 5, 2013. His birthday is today, the first birthday after his death, and to honor Nelson Mandela, Google has a special Google Doodle. The Doodle is a video showcasing some of what he believed in and contributed to the world. Here […]


Google Penalty Hits eBay’s Bottom Line, May Cost Up To $200 Million In Revenue

Earlier this year, eBay was hit with a search penalty by Google. The loss of traffic resulting from that has been noticeable enough that eBay acknowledged it in a financial call this week, suggesting it may have cost up to $200 million in revenue. eBay also said it plans to improve its efforts in paid search, something […]


SearchCap: Bing Opens EU ‘Forgotten’ Form, Marin Supports Google Shopping Campaigns & More

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Marin Software Adds Support For Google Shopping Campaigns Marin Software has added support for Google Shopping Campaigns, which will become the only way to manage Product Listing Ads (PLAs) in AdWords […]


SearchCap: Google Robots.txt Tester, Bing Ads Bid Suggestions & AdWords Express App

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Blogger Fined By French Court, Negative Restaurant Review Too Prominent In Google A French court has ordered a blogger to pay a substantial fine and change the title of a restaurant […]


Google’s New Calendar Feature Lets You Schedule Events Directly From The Search Page

It appears Google had added another new calendar feature via its knowledge graph box. By searching “schedule appointment” or “add event” while logged into your Google account, Google will deliver a dynamic knowledge graph box that lets you automatically add an event to your Google calendar without leaving the search page. Clicking the “Create event” […]


New Google Translation Tools: Edit Text, Change Language & Hear Translation Directly Within Search

Google has added new translation features, making it easy to edit translation search terms, change languages or hear the translations directly within search. Going off a tip from @WilliamHarvey, when searching the word “translate,” Google now delivers a quick search option for entering text or choosing the translation language via a dynamic knowledge graph box as […]


PPC Automation 2014: The ROI of Paid Search Automation – Live Webcast at Digital Marketing Depot, July 22

On Tuesday, July 22 at 1 PM EDT, Digital Marketing Depot presents “PPC Automation 2014: The ROI of Paid Search Automation,” a live webcast that looks at how automation can enhance the success of paid search marketing campaigns. In this webcast, PPC experts Brad Geddes and Ginny Marvin will discuss what automation can do to […]


Link Building Study: SEOs Spending Less On Link Building?

Skyrocket SEO has published their link building results for 2014, surveying over 300 SEOs on questions around link building. The big question is how are SEOs and agencies changing their link building efforts and spend over this and next year. You’d think with all the penalties, both through algorithms such as Penguin and the manual […]


Google Finally Adds Bitcoin Conversion Search

Following in the footsteps of both Yandex and Bing, Google has finally added Bitcoin currency conversion to their knowledge graph/one box results. If you search for a conversion for Bitcoin, you will get the answer: TechCrunch reports Google has partnered with CoinBase to power the conversion feature. A Google spokesperson told CoinDesk.com: You can also […]


Bing Ads Puts Estimated Keyword Bid Suggestions In Columns, Adds Keyword Delivery Status Alerts

Bing Ads launched a couple of relatively small but helpful features today. Both bring keyword status and bid insights into closer parity with Google AdWords. To get a better understanding of where keyword bids stand in relation to the competition, Bing Ads has added estimated bid suggestions for first page bid, mainline bid and best […]


SearchCap: Google Flash Mobile Warnings, Bing Webmaster Communication & Cortana Gets Academic

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 Admits They Need To Do Better With Webmaster Communication In a blog post today on the Bing Webmaster Blog, Bing’s Igor Rondel, Principal Development Manager of the Index Quality team, […]


Google Adds Zip Code Matches In Knowledge Graph Carousel

Google has added zip code matches and lookups to the knowledge graph section of the search results. If you search for [new york, ny zip codes] in Google, you will be presented with all of the zip codes in that location. This loads a carousel that lets you slide through the various options: When you […]


DoubleClick Search Solution Center Offers Wealth of Resources for Digital Search Marketers

We are pleased to announce a new resource for digital marketers and search marketers on Search Engine Land, the DoubleClick Search Solution Center. This new center contains a number of customer success stories told through videos, several white papers and case studies that explore the reasons and ROI of search platforms; a curated news feed […]


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