SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 28, 2014

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: IE8 Users Don’t Get Forwarded To Google Secure Search At the moment, users of IE8, still the most popular version of the Internet Explorer browser worldwide, are being sent to unsecure […]


SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 27, 2014

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Car Makers Drove 14.4 Million Clicks From Google Ads In 2 Months (And That Doesn’t Include Mobile) A whopping 177 automotive manufacture sites drove 14.4 million paid search clicks from Google […]


Register For SMX Advanced – Rates Increase Tomorrow

Super early bird pricing for Search Engine Land’s SMX Advanced expires end-of-day Friday, March 28. Register now for the lowest possible rate. SMX Advanced is the only conference designed exclusively for experienced paid search advertisers and SEOs. You’ll participate in cutting-edge sessions and network with fellow internet marketing thought leaders. Check out the agenda. Don’t […]


SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 26, 2014

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: How A Single Guest Post May Have Gotten An Entire Site Penalized By Google Google made it clear earlier this year that those doing guest posts “for SEO purposes” might be […]


Link-Building Webcast This Thursday

This Thursday, March 27, at 1 PM EDT, our sister site, Digital Marketing Depot will host a webcast that focuses on link building practices for 2014. This one hour Q&A session with experts from Page One Power will address questions from the audience on how to demystify the art of link building. Topic will include […]


SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 25, 2014

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Five Days Later, It Looks Like Google Has Penalized Web Design Library For Selling Links We all saw this one coming: Web Design Library, the website that was using Twitter to […]


SMX Advanced Lowest Super Early Bird Rates Expire Friday – Register Now!

Join the most accomplished search marketers in the world, June 11-12 in Seattle. SMX Advanced features two days of expert-only sessions, keynotes and the highest-level networking anywhere. Six in-depth workshops offered on June 10. SMX Advanced has sold out since its start in 2007. Secure your spot & save – Register now!


Google Granted Patent For Panda Algorithm

Google’s Panda update has been one of the most talked about algorithmic updates by SEOs and webmasters since it launched in February 2011. Today is the day the patent document describing Panda was granted. It was written by Navneet Panda, which is why it was named Panda, and Vladimir Ofitserov of Google. The patent application […]


Apple Broadening App-Store Search With Related Keywords

Mobile app discovery continues to be a challenge for most developers. Quixey (across platforms) and Google (on Android) are trying to address that challenge by indexing deep links within apps. For its part, Apple appears to be trying to broaden App Store search with related keywords. When entering search queries within the App Store, Apple […]


SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 24, 2014

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 Greek Sites With Penalties It appears that Google has taken action on spammers, potentially link spammers, in Greece recently. Matt Cutts, Google’s head of search spam, responded on Twitter […]


Want To Speak @ SMX Advanced? Here’s How

The agenda is live, and we’re now accepting submissions to speak at Search Marketing Expo – SMX Advanced 2014. To increase the odds of being selected, be sure to have read the agenda. Understand what the sessions are about. Ensure that your pitch is on target to the show’s audience and the session. Please also […]


Quora Kicks Off Verified Profiles With Spotlight On President Barack Obama

Quora announced new Verified Profiles today, now adding a checkmark to profile pictures of public figures and writers deemed worthy by the site. According to Quora, it doesn’t accept verification requests, but instead will determine who gets a verified profile based on whether a “significant percentage of Quora readers recognize the person’s name or background […]


New Google Search App Feature Creates Radio Station Based On Recently Played Music

Last week, Google took to its Google+ page to announce a music-related Search app feature for Android users. Saying “Play some music” after tapping the Google search mic or saying “Ok Google” will prompt the app to create an “I’m feeling lucky” radio station. According to Google, the radio station will play a “surprise mix […]


SMX Advanced Agenda Now Available – Super Early Bird Rates Expire Friday

The Search Marketing Expo – SMX Advanced agenda is now posted! Check it out and then register before our lowest rates expire this Friday. Fluent in search marketing? SMX Advanced is for you. This year’s agenda is packed with expert-level tips to drive traffic, increase conversions and boost ROI. Session topics include: Keyword Research On […]


Dorothy Irene Height Google Logo Marks Civil Rights Leader’s 102nd Birthday

Today’s Google logo marks the 102nd birthday of civil rights leader and women’s rights activist Dorothy Irene Height. While working at the Harlem YMCA, Height became a force of the civil rights movement after meeting National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) president Mary McLeod Bethune and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt during their visit to the […]


SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 21, 2014

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: How To Tell Search Engines What “Entities” Are On Your Web Pages Search engines have increasingly been incorporating elements of semantic search to improve some aspect of the search experience — […]


Part Two: If Google Was A Guy (Video)

Earlier this year, we covered two videos portraying what it would be like if Google, the search engine, was an actual real living being. Now, part two of the video from College Humor is out, where it mocks searchers, Google Doodles, Google Glass and even Bing. Note, there is some adult language used in the […]


SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 20, 2014

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Yelp and YP Enter Into “Strategic” Content, Distribution Partership YP and Yelp have announced a strategic partnership that will in the near future provide YP advertisers with an enhanced presence on […]


Bing Ads Launches “Bid Landscape”, A Keyword Level Bid Simulator Tool

Bing Ads is rolling out the new Bid Landscape tool to give advertisers a better sense of what changes they’re likely to see from changing keyword bids. AdWords users will immediately be comfortable using the tool because it so closely resembles the Bid Simulator in that platform — down to the chart icon that appears […]


SMX Advanced Lowest Rates Expire Next Week – Register Now & Save!

Join the most accomplished search marketers in the world, June 11-12 in Seattle. SMX Advanced features two days of expert-only sessions, keynotes and the highest-level networking anywhere. Six in-depth workshops offered on June 10. SMX Advanced has sold out since its start in 2007. Secure your spot & save – Register now!


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