SearchCap: comScore Search Rankings, Google Rubik’s Cube & Doodle Equality

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  • Google Search Results Snippet Overlay Descriptions May Use DMOZ Description About a year ago, Google introduced a new feature in the search results that give you quick overlays on the search result so that you can learn more about the site you are about to click on before you click on it. Early on, the results of the data in the snippet came from Wikipedia […]
  • Bid Simulator Now Available For Google Dynamic Search Ads If you’re running Dynamic Search ad campaigns in AdWords, you may have noticed the recent addition of the bid simulator tool. Bid simulator offers estimates of the potential impact bid changes would have on clicks, cost, impressions and more. The bid simulator for Dynamic Search ads is available at the campaign, ad group, auto target […]
  • Use Products As Pawns To Win The Local SEO Chess Game In the competition to rank highest in local search results, you must employ a number of tactics in coordination. It’s not unlike playing a chess game. However, many businesses have yet to bring all their chess pieces into play on the board. There are many types of products which consumers typically seek out in local […]
  • Rubik’s Cube Invention Celebrated With Google Logo To Mark The Puzzle’s 40th Anniversary Google went all out today to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube, giving the classic 80′s toy its very own interactive logo on the site’s global homepage. Doubling as digital version of the toy, the Rubik’s Cube logo will most likely prove to be a major time-suck as users across the globe try […]
  • Google “Mapping” Real World With Incredible Precision For Self-Driving Cars A fascinating article in the Atlantic appeared this weekend. It’s mostly about Google’s self-driving cars and how they operate technically. But it’s also about something much bigger: how Google is now effectively “crawling” the real world as it has crawled the web for years. The analogy or insight isn’t mine it’s the Atlantic’s. But it’s […]
  • Doodle Equality: In 2014, Google Features Women In Special Logos Nearly Half The Time If you haven’t noticed, the Google Doodle team — which creates those special Google logos — has been making up for lost time in 2014, adding significantly more women to the number of historic figures featured on Google’s various regional and global homepages. Now, nearly half the logos feature women. Google was called out in […]
  • Yahoo Likely To Slip Below 10 Percent Search Share Next Month When comScore releases its “May 2014 U.S. Search Engine Rankings,” we’re likely to see Yahoo’s market share slip below 10 percent. Today (in April) it recorded a 10 percent share, down 0.1 percent from March. Microsoft’s share was up 0.1 percent and so was Google’s. In July 2009 when the Microsoft-Yahoo search deal was first announced Yahoo […]
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