SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 20, 2014

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Yelp and YP Enter Into “Strategic” Content, Distribution Partership

    YP and Yelp have announced a strategic partnership that will in the near future provide YP advertisers with an enhanced presence on Yelp and effectively bring Yelp into the YP Local Ad Network. There is probably a revenue sharing deal in the background but the parties declined to discuss terms. Yelp has existing content deals […]

  • Selling Links To A Big Brand? Here’s Why You Don’t Tweet About It

    Here’s a lesson in how not to sell links. As Search Engine Roundtable pointed out this morning, someone named “Vince” from WebDesign.org is using Twitter to contact companies about renewing paid links that are about to expire. You can look at the @vitaliykoloswdl account and see numerous conversations about selling or renewing paid link agreements. […]

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  • Google Search Share Stable, Bing Growth Continues At Yahoo’s Expense

    In February, Google controlled 67.5 percent of US search query volume, according to comScore. Bing had 18.4 percent and Yahoo, 10.3 percent. These numbers were essentially unchanged from last month. Compared with a year ago, Bing’s share has grown and Yahoo’s declined. In February 2013, Google had an identical 67.5 percent of queries while Bing […]

  • Google’s Matt Cutts Implies MyBlogGuest Publishers Will Receive Penalties

    Google has taken action on a large guest blog network that we believe is MyBlogGuest.com. In fact, the owner of MyBlogGuest.com, Ann Smarty confirmed last night she received a penalty. Yesterday, there was confusion over if those publishers who participated in MyBlogGuest.com would also be penalized. I suspected they would be and it seems that […]

  • Google Can Now Solve Your Geometry Math Questions

    Google has quietly upgraded their search calculator to not just answer your basic math questions or graphical or 3D math questions; now, it can do your geometry homework. You can ask Google geometry related questions and it will solve them for you, such as [perimeter of a trapezoid]: As Alex Chitu notes, you can also […]

  • The Knowledge Graph: Should Your Content & Business Strategy Change?

    Many articles have been written on the Google Knowledge Graph and its impact on SEO, but have you given thought to how the Knowledge Graph potentially impacts your content strategy — or even your entire revenue model? For many publishers, it’s time to take stock of how to work with the Knowledge Graph and how […]

  • Google Knowledge Graph Adds “Related Topics” Section

    Alex Chitu noticed that Google’s Knowledge Graph has now added a “related topics” for certain types of queries. The example provided shows a search for [equilateral triangle shows a Knowledge Graph that also adds topics for equilateral polygon, square, regular polygon, and pythagorean theorem. Clicking on each brings up the knowledge graph answer for each […]

  • Okay Google: Take A Photo/Video Comes To Google Mobile Search

    Google announced on Google+ that you can now ask your Android phone to take a photo or a video by saying, “Ok Google,” then “take a photo” or “take a video.” This will launch the Android camera app in the photo or video mode so you can quickly take a photo. I should note that […]

  • Spring Equinox Google Logo Marks First Day Of Season With Blooming Flowers

    After an especially long winter, today’s Google logo is a site for cold eyes, celebrating the much anticipated start of Spring with an animated illustration of flowers blooming. The logo starts with a white amoeba-shaped character holding a watering can on a blank screen. As the oddly-shaped character waters the ground and himself (herself?), flowers […]

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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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