SearchCap: Bing’s 5th Birthday, Connect Google+ Pages & China’s Censorship

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  • New: Connect Your Google+ Business Page To Your Google Maps Listing Google has now enabled those with Google+ business pages to connect their page to their local business listing on Google Maps. On the help page Google gives detailed directions on how to connect your Google+ business page to your Google Maps verified listing. This process will connect your current page to Google Maps and apply […]
  • Google AdWords To Drop Support For IE9 This Month If you’re among the 8 percent of Internet Explorer users still on IE9, you’ll soon have to seek out an alternative way to access AdWords. Google announced Tuesday, that as of June 30, 3013, AdWords will no longer support IE9. Google regularly ditches AdWords support for legacy browser versions; IE8 was phased out last July. If […]
  • A New Easter Egg In Google Maps: Travel By Loch Ness Monster There is a new easter egg on Google Maps, one that gives you travel and transit directions by Loch Ness Monster. If you get directions from Fort Augustus to Urquhart Castle when in Google Maps, Google will show the option of traveling via Loch Ness Monster. You can try it yourself by clicking here or […]
  • Right To Be Forgotten Requests Keep Coming, Now 41,000 As of the end of last week there were roughly 12,000 requests that had been officially submitted to Google under Europe’s judicially created “right to be forgotten” (RTBF) rule. Google launched an online form last week to field the requests. According to the Wall Street Journal the 12,000 have now turned into 41,000. That’s roughly […]
  • China Engaged In Total Censorship Campaign Against Google The cat and mouse game between China, Google and the internet continues. Today and tomorrow are the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Fearing another anti-government uprising, every year at this time China cracks down on its citizens’ ability to access information about the event online. However this year, China is going to greater […]
  • Discover Who’s Eating Your SEO Lunch… And How To Beat Them The combination of web analytics and a thoughtful SEO strategy is a winner. Here’s one of my favourite strategies to ensure you’re beating your competition at SEO linkbuilding.
  • 7 Things I Wish Execs Knew About Link Building Whether it’s your CMO, your client or your client’s boss, we’ve all worked with someone who just doesn’t quite get search. And that’s OK. We can’t expect everyone to understand the intricacies behind what goes into that No. 1 ranking. SEO is easy in theory, but it’s a daunting task to take on, and Google […]
  • Update Your All In One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin Now The Sucuri Blog issued a notice that a popular SEO plugin for WordPress web sites had a major security vulnerability. The plugin name is the “All in One SEO Pack” and the fix is easy, just make sure to update the plugin immediately. The vulnerability opened up WordPress blogs that used the plugin, that had […]
  • Bing Celebrates Its 5th Birthday With A Walk Down Memory Lane & Extra Search Reward Credits To celebrate its 5th birthday today, Bing has posted a retrospective of the last five years and is offering Bing Reward credit perks for any users who search on the site between now and June 9. Going all the way back to 2009, Microsoft’s search engine outlined its initial goals of leveraging semantic search. Bing […]
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  • At Five Years Old, Bing Has Come Far Yet Has More To Grow Microsoft’s Bing search engine has turned five this week. There are good reasons for some birthday celebrations at Microsoft. The company has created a solid competitor to Google, grown its market share and created a search platform for other Microsoft products. But when it comes to mindshare, Bing is still far behind rivaling Google as […]

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