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

scap240pxBelow 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 by the Khan Academy. (2) The ability to search for books that you can buy online, pick up at a local library and/or view fully online. Khan Academy Courses On Bing Through the […]
  • Breaking Down Page Speed Events For SEO Gain It’s important to get clear the value of changes in terms of SEO impact before allocating in-demand tech time to work on fixes. To throw up just one example: if your page returns in less than one second what impact will fixing render-blocking CSS have on absolute page load times?
  • Back To Basics: 5 Fundamentals Of Link Building That Will Never Go Away SEO is a totally different beast today than it was just a few years ago, and many would argue that link building is the aspect that’s suffered the biggest beating since then. Yes, the process of link building today is nothing like how we did it in years past — but the qualities that make a good […]
  • The 10 Most Important Paid Search Developments So Far In 2014 It’s been a big year so far for product listing ads on both Google and Bing. Google started putting more ads in the Knowledge Graph. Bing followed Google’s lead on combining tablet and desktop traffic. And Google said it would begin stripping paid search queries from referrer strings. Now that we’re halfway through the year, […]
  • Google Webmaster Tools Beta International Targeting Reports Google is currently beta testing a new international targeting report within Google Webmaster Tools. The new International Targeting report is designed to help webmasters who have international sites and use lang markup understand common mistakes and learn what errors they need to fix, in order to better communicate the language settings across the webmaster’s […]
  • 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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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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