SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 18, 2014

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Delivering On Search: Behind The Scenes With An Ad Agency SEO Manager Today’s full service ad agency services go far beyond building out creative and determining media placement. As Lowe Campbell Ewald’s SEO manager, Hillary Glaser is responsible for managing client search efforts, as well as training agency staff and educating clients on the realities of SEO. At the beginning of every project, Glaser said she meets […]
  • Bing Adds Three New Apps For Windows Phones: Travel, Food & Drink and Health & Fitness Bing announced they have added three new Bing apps for the Windows Phone and refreshed several of their other apps. The new apps are Travel, Food & Drink and Health & Fitness. Bing Travel App The Bing Travel App helps you discover places to visit by providing destination guides, rich photos, expert reviews and more. […]
  • Google Testing More Ads On Knowledge Graph Panels: Google Play Gets The Spotlight In December, we reported that Google is testing ads on Knowledge Graph panels. The example then was an ad for local car dealership appearing on the car knowledge graph. We’re now seeing ads on the knowledge graph for movie streaming rentals that give Google Play the VIP treatment. Below is a screenshot showing the ads […]
  • Aviate Is Yahoo’s Answer To Google Now (And More) Yahoo has bought nearly 30 companies since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO. A large number of those were talent acquisitions — though not all of them. Among the product or technology acquisitions, Aviate could turn out to be one of the most strategic and important. Emphasis on the word “could.” Aviate presents itself as an “intelligent […]
  • Out Of Beta: Google Shopping Campaigns For PLAs Now Available Globally Google began testing Shopping campaigns with a limited set of advertisers last year with the aim of streamlining the often cumbersome task of Product Listing Ad management. Today, after just over a 3-month beta period, Google is rolling out Shopping campaigns to all users globally. Google Shopping campaigns give users access to inventory and product […]
  • Mentors, Colleagues & New Friends: You’ll Make Invaluable Connections At SMX West We’ve already highlighted the exceptional content and highly qualified presenters at SMX West. But there’s another aspect of the show that is just as important and valuable – networking. And with well over 1000 companies sending delegates (so far), there are lots of people to network with! Keep reading to learn more about the networking […]
  • 5 Tips For Working With A PR Firm To Build Links We’ve talked recently about the overlap of SEO and Public Relations, and as companies continue to shift away from old link building tactics toward more outreach-focused tactics, the landscape becomes even blurrier. While SEO isn’t taking over PR any time soon (or ever, for that matter), we are increasingly working more closely with our marketing […]
  • Live @ SMX West: Earning Links, Not Building Links Links were the first major “off the page” ranking factor used by search engines. Google wasn’t the first search engine to count links as “votes,” but it was the first search engine to rely heavily on link analysis (or the Link Graph) as a way to improve relevancy. Today, of course, links are absolutely crucial […]

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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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