SearchCap: Bing Ads Layout, Yelp Joins EU Google Antitrust & Twitter/Google Study

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 EU Censorship Removes Links For More Than Just Names On Their Own It turns out that those in the European Union asking Google to “forget” links they don’t like that […]


SearchCap: Google AdWords Editor, Direct Is Organic Traffic & America Movie Not Found

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: “America” Movie Filmmaker Sends Legal Demand For Google To Fix Showtime Results The Hollywood Reporter writes that Dinesh D’Souza’s movie, “America” is not coming up properly in the Google search results […]


Wanted: Session Ideas For SMX Social Media Marketing

We’ve begun planning for SMX Social Media Marketing 2014, a two-day, tactic-rich conference that covers all key issues for getting the most out of social media networks. The conference takes place at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, on November 19-20, 2014. Do you have a topic you’d like to see covered in […]


MarTech: The Marketing Tech Conference – Special Low Rates Expire This Friday!

Search Engine Land parent company, Third Door Media, Inc. introduces MarTech, a conference for people pioneering the field of technology-powered marketing. View the agenda for session descriptions & the speaker roster. Join us August 19-20 in Boston to learn how technology can transform your marketing operations. Save $150 before special “beta” rates expire – Register now!


SearchCap: Google AdWords Removes Delete, Right To Be Forgotten Confusion & July 4th

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Semantics: Google AdWords To Replace “Delete” With “Remove” In Most Instances It’s always seemed odd that choosing to “Delete” a campaign, for example, in AdWords doesn’t actually mean the campaign will […]


VIDEO + SLIDESHOW: The Future of Local Search – The Human Algorithm

Say goodbye to local search as we know it. We have entered into a period of the human algorithm. The future of local search can be summed up in two words — collaboration and trust. Are you prepared? Listen to Justin Sanger, a long–time innovator and leader in local search, share his insights into the […]


One Month to MarTech, 5 Days to Save $150 – Register Today!

Summer goes by quickly. The 4th has passed and MarTech: The Marketing Tech Conference happens next month in Boston. Been waiting to buy your ticket? Now is the time. You save $150 by purchasing before this Friday, July 11. Register now. Join us August 19-20 for: Presentations and panel discussions that guide your selection of […]


Bing Brings The Fireworks To Its July 4th Homepage

To celebrate the July 4th holiday today, Bing’s homepage features an image by Steve Kelly of a fireworks display over the Hudson River. The hidden links within the page offers shortcuts to a selection of American-themed searches, including: “Fourth of July” “Hoboken, New Jersey” (The first city to host the first officially recorded baseball game.) […]


Independence Day USA Google Logo Delivers An Animated Short Set To “Stars & Stripes Forever”

Today’s Google logo marks the July 4th holiday with an animated short of a marching band performing John Philip Sousa’s patriotic “Stars and Stripes Forever.” The logo was designed by Google Doodler Betsy Bauer, with art direction mimicking the classic 1950s cartoons created by the UPA Animation Studio – the same studio that gave us […]


SearchCap: Google Polish Penalties, AdWords Disallows Porn & Matt Cutts Takes Leave

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Head Of Google’s Web Spam Team Matt Cutts Is Going On Leave Google’s Matt Cutts – who holds the title of “distinguished engineer” — is taking a break from his duties […]


Google Orders Terminator Robots Not To Kill Founders Brin & Page

How do you stop the unstoppable killer Terminators if you’re not Sarah Connor? Google does it with a simple text file. People have noted today that Google has a special “robot.txt” file that pokes fun at stopping the Terminators. Robots.txt files are actually used to stop robots of the less threatening kind – it’s like […]


Michael Boland And McKay Allen On Tuesday Webcast: "11 Elements Of A Converted Call"

On Tuesday July 8, at 1 p.m. EDT, our sister site, Digital Marketing Depot will host a webcast, “11 Elements of a Converted Call.” Michael Boland of BIA Kelsey and McKay Allen from LogMyCalls will discuss why some calls convert and others don’t. Topics include the impact call length has on conversion and identifying ​missed […]


VIDEO + SLIDESHOW: The Coming Paradigm Shift in Mobile Marketing

Thanks to the proliferation of mobile devices, the necessary ingredients for a complete paradigm shift are in place: decreasing cost of wireless communication and wireless sensors, combined with the increased ease of access to cheap data storage and data processing means major changes in both online and offline marketing. Smart companies are planning for the […]


SearchCap: Google Webmaster Tools Removal Notices, Panda Slaps Yahoo & Changed Links Less Trusted

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Panda Strikes Again: Yahoo Voices & The Yahoo Contributor Network Closing Down Yahoo has announced another round of product cuts and changes, all part of what it calls a continued effort […]


VIDEO + SLIDESHOW: Managing Search, Managing Change

About the only constant in the life of a search marketer is change. Changing algorithms, changing products and features, new online marketing channels… but there are other important changes that are vital to manage, such as developing new sites and acquisitions, handling corporate restructuring, on–boarding new leadership, helping team members in transition, and much more. […]


Survey: Mobile Dominates Vacation Search Queries

Local SEO provider Placeable, which competes with a range of companies in the increasingly crowded national-local segment, has released new travel-related survey data . The study’s findings, at least as presented, don’t tell an entirely coherent story about user behavior however. Basically the survey says that travelers rely heavily on search — mobile search in […]


Google Notifying Publishers For Right To Be Forgotten Removals

Now that Google has been removing results from the European versions of Google in response to the EU’s Right To Be Forgotten requirements, many webmasters are now receiving notifications of these removals. Last night, around 10 p.m. EST, I received a notification for a site I have verified Webmaster Tools access from. The notice read: […]


Bing Ads Doubles Number Of Keywords Advertisers Can Review In UI To Support Larger Accounts

Bing Ads has taken another step toward supporting larger accounts. Yesterday, the ad network announced it had updated its user interface so that advertisers can now review accounts with up to 100,000 keywords in the Keyword Tab. As part of the updates, ad groups and tabs have also been configured to support the increased amount […]


SearchCap: Bing Courses & Books, Google International Targeting & Right To Be Forgotten

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 Adds Khan Academy Courses & Book Finding Results Bing has added two new search features for the school break season. (1) The ability to search for free online courses offered […]


Why Everyone In The EU May Look Like They’ve Made A “Right To Be Forgotten” Request In Google

Google began removing listings in response to the EU’s new Right To Be Forgotten mandate last week. As promised, Google is also disclosing to searchers when such removals have happened. However, it is also confusingly reporting that removals may have happened even when they have not. Welcome to Google’s new blanket notice that all name-based […]


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