Want To Speak At SMX Milan? Here’s How

The agenda is live and we’ve opened up our “speaking pitch” form for SMX Milan, November 13-14, 2014 at the Meliá Milano Hotel. View the agenda here: SMX Milan 2014 Agenda And the speaking pitch instructions and form here: SMX Milan 2014 Agenda Speaking Pitch Form The speaking pitch form closes Friday, July 18, 2014, […]


SearchCap: German Publishers Against Google, iOS City Tours & Google Music Search In Apps

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Rather Than Opt-Out Of Google, German News Publishers Demand 11% Cut Of Revenue German news publishers are picking up where the Belgians left off, a now not-so-proud tradition of suing Google […]


LinkedIn Beefs Up Their Job Search Resume With The Addition Of A New Standalone IPhone App

It’s true, LinkedIn has become a leader in the job search space with their Talent Solutions offerings pulling in 275.9 million dollars in Q1 this year. To further their foothold, LinkedIn has launched a new stand-alone job app for the iPhone dubbed LinkedIn Job Search. LinkedIn Job Search App for iPhone from LinkedIn While it […]


Virtual 3D “City Tours” Coming To Apple Maps In iOS 8

One of the features in the forthcoming iOS 8 is apparently called City Tours. These are animated flyovers of various cities in Apple Maps. Mostly a novelty, they’ll take users on a 3D tour of key buildings and landmarks in a city. Google Maps/Earth have allowed developers to create animated virtual tours of places since 2009. […]


WATCH: Matt Cutts AMA Keynote At SMX Advanced 2014

You already read the live blog and news coverage. Or maybe you were one of the lucky ones who was in attendance last week for the annual Matt Cutts “You&A” AMA-style keynote conversation with Search Engine Land’s Founding Editor, Danny Sullivan, at SMX Advanced. Either way, you can now catch (or catch again) the full […]


SearchCap: Canada Orders Google Content Removals, Amazon Fire Phone & Bing Ads Landscape Estimator

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: New Google Product Feed Specs Going Live Sept. 30, Including A Mobile Landing Page Attribute If you’re running Google Product Listing Ads, it’s time to revisit your feed. Google has updated […]


SearchCap: Internet Explorer’s Sponsored Links, Google Universal Search Study & Yandex Cityguide Apps

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Will Google & Bing Penalize Microsoft Over Their Sponsored Post Campaign For Internet Explorer? This morning, news broke that Microsoft Internet Explorer is getting help from SocialChorus to build more awareness […]


Google Knowledge Graph Adds Phone Numbers With Hangout Integration

Now, if you search for your favorite local restaurant, bar, business and the like on Google; Google may show you a phone number in the knowledge graph top box that is clickable. When you click the phone number, it will dynamically open up Google Hangouts and let you dial them via your computer to make […]


Study: Google Universal Results Show Up For 85% Of All Searches: Videos In 65% & Maps In 1%

SearchMetrics released a study on the penetration of Universal Search results in the Google search results. By Universal Search we mean the way Google “blends” results from “vertical” search engines like Google Images, Google Videos, Google Maps or Google News into its web search listings. The study shows that for all searches, 85% of them […]


New At MarTech: Fortune 500 Chief Data Officers And CxO Talk Live – Join Us August 19-20 In Boston

Marketing technology is evolving rapidly, and marketing management is striving to keep up. MarTech: The Marketing Tech Conference will connect the dots between technical possibilities and strategic opportunities. The speakers are thinkers and doers who will help you maximize marketing technologies and its potential at your organization. See the agenda and who’s speaking. Update! These […]


SearchCap: Microsoft Catapult, Facebook Mobile Graph Search & Bing Ads Express Closes

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Is The Mobile Migration Of Graph Search Upon Us? New Facebook Test Uncovers Mobile Web Integration We’ve been saying that it is just a matter of time for Facebook’s Graph Search […]


Up Close @ SMX: Link Acquisition & Auditing For The Advanced SEO

Link acquisition and auditing issues for the advanced SEO was probably one of the most popular sessions at SMX Advanced. The panelists framed the discussion around three areas: Preventative Link Building, Link Earning  and Site Auditing. However, the tips — at least as far as I could tell — did not number the exact “25” described […]


Multi-Cultural And International Search: Trends And Opportunities – Webcast Next Tuesday

On Tuesday, June 24, at 1 PM EDT, our sister site, Digital Marketing Depot will host a webcast, “2014 Trends and Opportunities in Multicultural and International Search.” International search presents an entirely different set of opportunities – and challenges – for today’s marketer. Whether it’s optimizing a landing page for local content, or tapping into […]


SearchCap: Google’s Detailed Reconsideration Requests, Yandex Block Referrer & New AdWords Policy Center

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Russian Search Engine Yandex Now 100% “Not Provided,” Blocks Referrer Data Yandex announced (in Russian) today that they have now went 100% secure, encrypting all search queries, resulting in a huge […]


Up Close @ SMX Advanced: Amazing Paid Search Tactics

Paid search continues to get exceedingly complicated, but the expert panel, the last session of this year’s SMX Advanced, blew the audience away with understandable and valuable tips.  Amazing Paid Search Tactics & Tools featured four expert speakers, and it was the first time I’ve ever heard cheers and whistles after a PPC session.  “I’m A Freakin’ Google […]


Up Close @ SMX Advanced: What Advanced SEMs Should Be Doing About Mobile

Every year is the year of mobile, and 2014 hasn’t been a disappointment. Mobile screen time now exceeds TV in the United States. Fifty percent of paid-search clicks on Google will come from mobile devices in 2015, according to one forecast. So what do advanced SEMs need to know about mobile, and what should they be […]


World Cup 2014 Google Logo: Day 5 Goes To The Fans

Today’s Google logo is another to celebrate the FIFA 2014 World Cup. It is the fifth in a series of World Cup logos Google has posted since the first one last week to mark the tournament’s kick-off. “The football/soccer craze is making waves for…just about everyone,” writes Google on its Google Doodle website to explain […]


World Cup 2014 Google Logo Gets Father’s Day Treatment On Day #4

Today’s Google logo continues the site’s celebration of the World Cup with a Father’s Day themed animated illustration as the tournament enters day four. The Google Doodle team has turned the two “Os” in Google into a father-son pair, each wearing matching green toboggan styled beanies. The father figure is sporting a mustache, while the […]


SearchCap: Google Rolls Out PayDay Loan, World Cup Logos & Pinterest Search

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 Payday Loan Algorithm 3.0 Rolling Out Now Google is now rolling out the 3rd version of the PayDay Loan algorithm. Last night we reported that Google is going to be […]


Google Apologizes For World Cup Logo With Wrong Flag, Not “Ghana” Happen Again

Google scored a goal against itself by mixing up the flags of Cameroon and Ghana in a special logo highlighting the Mexico versus Cameroon match happening today in the World Cup. Well, it is Friday the 13th. Google’s already fixed the logo and tweeted an apology with a pun: p.s. thanks to followers for calling […]


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