Search Marketing Expo West 2014 Live Blog Coverage Recap

The Search Marketing Expo West show this year has just ended. Three days of jammed packed content and tips on search, social, display and more. If you missed it or you want a recap of what happened, below are a listing of live blog coverage from the event over the past three days. #SMX: The […]


The Intersection Of Search & Social

Search and social are increasingly being used in the same sentence. There are two major trends involving search and social: Social media is being integrated into search results, and people are searching on social networks. What do these trends mean for marketers? At the Social Meets Search: Where Are We Now; Where Are We Going? […]


SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 13, 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 Working On A Softer & Gentler Panda Algorithm To Help Small Businesses Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, announced at Search Marketing Expo that his search team is working […]


Up-Close @ SMX West: Life After “Not Provided”

Last September, Google confirmed it was encrypting search term information, rendering previously available keyword data “not provided” and leaving many website owners in the dark. While most SEO professionals managed the loss of search terms without suffering major disruptions in their SEO efforts, SMX West’s “Life After Not Provided” panel offered tactical insights for those […]


Optimizing Apps For Maximum Findability

Although platforms like Apple’s App Store and Google Play are “closed” environments, content can and should be optimized to be more easily found. App store optimization requires SEO techniques that go beyond the usual web optimization processes. During the App Store Optimization session at SMX West 2014, panelists discussed the best ways to get your […]


Yandex Begins Purging Links From Its Rankings For Some Moscow Verticals

Yandex chose the Bynet Week conference in the city of Minsk in Belarus to announce that they have “Started to remove links gradually” from the Yandex MatrixNet algorithm for commercial queries in just the Moscow region. Alexander Sadovsky, Head of Web Search at Yandex, made the announcement yesterday following on from his original explanation in […]


Bing’s New “Image Match” Button Helps Locate Images Of Varying Resolutions & Sizes

Bing announced today it is launching a new “Image Match” button, a feature that helps users quickly find alternative resolutions and sizes of a desired image. When viewing an image from the Bing image search page, users should see the “Image Match” button below the photo. Clicking the new “Image Match” button delivers a list […]


Google Testing I’m Feeling Lucky Search Button Within Search Suggestions Drop Down

A reader sent us a screen shot of Google testing displaying the Google Search and I’m Feeling Lucky search buttons within the search suggest or Google Instant drop down menu, as you type. Here is a screen shot sent by the reader showing the search buttons directly in the search suggestions drop down: It doesn’t […]


Up-Close @ SMX West: Time To Think About Life Beyond Google

With algorithm updates happening more frequently than ever and Google continuously working to keep searchers on the result page, companies need to make a conscious effort to broaden their marketing efforts and move beyond Google. In the “Life Beyond Google: Diversifying Your Efforts” session at SMX West 2014, the speakers showed us how to do […]


Google Adds Concert Dates To Knowledge Graph

Google announced today it is now adding concert dates to its Knowledge Graph. According to the Google Webmaster Central blog, concert information for a musician will be pulled from the artist’s official website if the site includes structured data markup. The announcement listed three ways webmasters for musical artists could take advantage of the new […]


Up-Close @ SMX West: Twitter For Business

Yesterday, I attended a great session on Twitter at SMX West, about using the service for business purposes. It covered everything from a glossary for the beginner to advanced tips for those looking to gain more. For my session review, check out my post on Marketing Land: How To Get Started Using Twitter For Business


SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 12, 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 Reviewing “Not Provided,” Withholding Keywords From Organic But Not Paid Search Clicks When Google moved to secure search in October 2011, it was a blow to publishers, who began losing […]


Research Report: Enterprise PPC Campaign Management Platforms 2014

Digital Marketing Depot, our sister site, recently released the updated version of its Market Intelligence Report, “Enterprise PPC Campaign Management Platforms 2014: A Buyer’s Guide.” Now in its Fourth Edition, this report consists of original research based on interviews conducted in November and December 2013. Advisors included David Rodnitzky, CEO of 3Q Digital (formerly PPC […]


Google’s New Look Search Results: Still An Experiment

More and more searchers, SEOs, webmasters and advertisers are seeing the new Google design test we’ve covered here a couple times where the ads blend in more to the search results and the font size is larger and the underlined links are gone. Last night, at Search Marketing Expo West, Google’s head of search, Amit […]


Google To Publishers Concerned Over The Knowledge Graph; Searchers Still Need Your Content

In the keynote session last night at Search Marketing Expo West, Google’s head of search, Amit Singhal tried to address the concern of publishers that their content is being scraped and used by Google’s Knowledge Graph, ending with the user not having to click on the search results to get the answer. Danny Sullivan, in […]


SMX Advanced Registration Open – Best Rates Available Until March 28

Ready to exchange ideas, influence the industry and build your network? Join the most accomplished search marketers in the world for Search Marketing Expo – SMX Advanced. The conference will be held June 11-12 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle, WA. The focus of SMX Advanced is unique. Conference sessions and keynotes […]


SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 11, 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: Yahoo Search App Gets iOS 7 Design Upgrade & More Yahoo has pushed out a new update to their iOS Yahoo Search app in the Apple App Store. The new update […]


SMX Advanced Registration Open. Lowest Rates Currently Available – 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 with Super Early Bird rates – […]


Yahoo Search App Gets iOS 7 Design Upgrade & More

Yahoo has pushed out a new update to their iOS Yahoo Search app in the Apple App Store. The new update is version 3.0 and touts a new minimalistic design to match the iOS 7 design themes. Yahoo said in the release notes: New minimalist design puts the focus on your results so you can […]


SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 10, 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: Using First-Party Data For SEM On Google & Way Beyond! As a general rule, the marketer with the most actionable data wins. There are many types of data but the most […]


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