SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 11, 2014
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.
From Search Engine Land:
- Yahoo Search App Gets iOS 7 Design Upgrade & More
Yahoo has pushed out a new update to their iOS Yahoo Search app in the Apple App Store. The new update is version 3.0 and touts a new minimalistic design to match the iOS 7 design themes. Yahoo said in the release notes: New minimalist design puts the focus on your results so you can […]
- Better Data, Public Transit Coming To Apple Maps In iOS 8
According to unnamed sources cited by 9to5mac, Apple’s forthcoming iOS 8 will see a number of improvements to its mapping product across platforms. The site says the next Apple mobile OS will offer: Better and more complete points of interest and business data Public transit information and directions (rolling out first to major US cities) […]
- How 90s HTML Coding Will Save The SEO World In 2014
A surprising blast from the coding past has been making a comeback via SEO, and is frequently making its way into the core of advanced responsive design thinking: the humble sprite.
- It’s Conference Season! 5 Ways To Build Links At Events
Spring brings more than just a (long-awaited) reprieve from this intense winter we’ve been having. It means conference season is upon us, which means a (much-needed) break away from our computer shackles for some good ol’ fashioned networking. It’s also a perfect time to build links. Yes, conferences are a fantastic opportunity to build links. […]
- Google Now Targeting Italian & Spanish Link Spammers
Less than a month after Google targeted Polish link spammers and German link spammers, Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts announced that the company is targeting more countries. Cutts announced warnings to Spanish and Italian webmasters and SEOs not to use unnatural links to promote their sites. He posted both announcements on Twitter and […]
- Google Debuts AdWords Consumer Ratings Annotations In US, UK & Canada
Today, Google announced the roll out of Consumer Ratings Annotations in AdWords. The annotations spotlight strongly rated aspects of an advertiser’s business such as customer service, a rewards program or shipping practices in search ads. Along with Review Extensions and Seller Ratings, Google now offers a trifecta of options for displaying customer feedback in search […]
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Recent Headlines From Marketing Land, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Internet Marketing:
- Twitter Suffers Outage, Returns After 47 Minutes Down
- Experimental “Click-To-Call” Ads May Soon Boost Twitter’s Direct Response Offering
- IAB Updates Digital Video In-Stream Definitions As Market Grows
- Chartbeat: Native Ads Aren’t Engaging Readers
- 5 Steps To An Integrated Approach To SEO-Friendly Content Marketing
Search News From Around The Web:
- Google Webmasters Team Finally Launches Google+ Page, Search Engine Roundtable
Local & Maps
- New Look for Google Local Search Results, Mike Blumenthal
- Google Defines Proper Money As Your Local Currency, Search Engine Roundtable
- Google In-Depth Article Tests Minmalistic Interface, Search Engine Roundtable
- 12 Ways to Increase Traffic From Google Without Building Links, Moz
- Is KGO The New SEO?, blindfiveyearold.com
- Pretty much every SEO myth in one spam email, Gravity Search Marketing
- SEO best practice tips for WordPress, Econsultancy
- Why you should build content that lasts 7 years, cornwallseo.com
SEM / Paid Search
- 26 Free Must-Have Tools for PPC Success, Search Engine Watch
- New Bing Ads Features Coming this Spring, Bing Ads Blog
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