SearchCap: Bing On Links, Google PLA Tests & Brand Bias

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  • Bing On Links: You Should Never Know In Advance Where A Link Is Coming From Duane Forrester from Microsoft’s Bing team wrote a blog post today on the official Bing Search blog named 10 SEO myths reviewed. There are many good and obvious points Duane makes in the post but one point he makes about links is very revealing. Duane wrote: You should never know in advance a link is […]
  • New PLA Test Spotted: Google Ranking Products By Reviews And Ratings The team at CPC Strategy spotted a new test in the Google Product Listing Ads (PLAs) last night. In a search for coffee grinders that was qualified with “best”, the PLAs were shown in order of a numerical rankings system that appears to be factoring in the quality and quantity of each item’s ratings. In […]
  • Quantifying Brand Bias In Search Results With Rand Fishkin of Moz Like many, I enjoyed Rand Fishkin‘s keynote, The SEO Revolution Will Not Be Televised, at SMX West this past March. Rand is a dynamic speaker and a smart marketer; and in my estimation, he deserves most of the attention he gets. That being said, I was taken aback by his claim during the presentation that “the long-awaited dominance […]
  • Search In Pics: Google Bike To Work Day, YouTube Subway Ads & Google No Pants Day In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. No Pants Day At Google Montreal: Source: Google+ Google Visitor Sign Down: Source: Google+ NYC Subway […]

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