SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 6, 2014

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Update: “When Do The Olympics Opening Ceremonies Start?” Now You CAN Ask Yahoo

    Yesterday, I wrote about my search experience in trying to find out when the Olympics Opening Ceremonies will take place and when they’ll air in the U.S. That post was titled “When Do The Olympics Opening Ceremonies Start?” Whatever You Do, Don’t Ask Yahoo. An update is in order. Today, I discovered that Yahoo has […]

  • Authority Is The New Links: Reading Between The Lines Of Matt Cutts’ Guest Post Critique

    The SEO industry has been all aflutter over the last few weeks, ever since Matt Cutts stated that guest blogging is dead. In The decay and fall of guest blogging for SEO — a headline that is a particularly strong statement from Google’s Head of Webspam — Cutts essentially said that if you are link building by […]

  • Google Requiring Some Business To Reverify Their Listings Or Be Removed From Google Maps

    Some business owners are receiving emails from Google requiring them to reverify their listings within three-weeks or their listings will be removed from Google Maps and Google+ Local. The emails contain the subject, “Action Required: You have 3 weeks to save your Google Places Listing.” It is unclear how many businesses have received this notification […]

  • Two New Link Analysis Tools Available: OpenLinkProfiler.org & WebMeUp.com

    There are two new link tools available for those looking to analysis their own links or their competitor links. The new tools come from OpenLinkProfiler.org & WebMeUp.com. OpenLinkProfiler.org is a free tool, while WebMeUp.com is also currently free but they may charge in the future. This adds to the current tools in the market, including […]

  • Live @ SMX West: Big Company/Big Brand Success Case Studies

    Big companies and brands have big advantages, e.g., large budgets, staffs and data resources. They also have big challenges, like coordinating the assets of big departments with ownership of various marketing disciplines. Consider these findings that emerged from the most recent SEMPO State of Search Marketing Report: While more than eight out of ten marketers […]

  • Wow! See How Much Screen Real Estate Google Is Giving Rivals In Its EU Antitrust Settlement

    Google’s finally reached a proposed agreement with the European Union over antitrust charges. Judging from screenshots the EU has released, it will give Google rivals unprecedented positioning in Google’s results, sometimes for free, sometimes for a fee. Consider how the EU is saying that shopping results will appear, as part of the agreement. The before: […]

  • Yelp Reports $233 Million In Revenue For 2013, Up 69 Percent From 2012

    Yelp released its 4Q 2013 financial results today, reporting end of year net revenue at $233 million, representing 69 percent year-over-year growth from 2012. While delivering the earnings report call, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman said, “It was a phenomenal year for Yelp.” Yelp’s fourth quarter revenue in 2013 totaled $70.7 million, a 72 percent growth […]

  • Official: Google’s Sridhar Ramaswamy Takes Over Ads & Commerce, As Wojcicki Heads To YouTube

    With today’s news that Google ads veteran Susan Wojcicki has is now heading YouTube, Google tells Search Engine Land that Sridhar Ramaswamy will lead the ads and commerce team. Ramaswamy and Wojcicki, who’ve both shared the title of SVP, Ads & Commerce, have been jointly running the ads division for the last year. The transition from […]

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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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