SearchCap: Google AdWords Editor, Direct Is Organic Traffic & America Movie Not Found

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From Search Engine Land:

  • “America” Movie Filmmaker Sends Legal Demand For Google To Fix Showtime Results The Hollywood Reporter writes that Dinesh D’Souza’s movie, “America” is not coming up properly in the Google search results and as a result, they are getting complaints that the movie is not available in local theaters near movie-goers. Dinesh D’Souza’s lawyers sent a letter to Google’s chief legal officer, David Drummond demanding Google fix the […]
  • Experiment Shows Up To 60% Of “Direct” Traffic Is Actually Organic Search Everyone knows that browsers don’t always report where visitors came from when they arrive at a website. When they don’t report where they were in the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) referrer header, often the traffic is considered “Direct” — which really means, “we have no clue where they came from, maybe they typed the URL […]
  • Google’s New AdWords Editor Version Offers Shopping Campaigns Support, More Display Targeting Options Roughly a month ahead of the rollover to Shopping Campaigns, Google has released a new version of AdWords Editor that supports the new campaign type. Google announced the old style of PLA campaigns will be shut down at some point in late August. Note that support is limited to editing Shopping Campaigns that are already […]
  • 5 Bad Link Building Habits To Break Now For those who have been in the SEO industry for a while, you may remember the glory days of link building — you simply submitted your site/article/address/name, etc., and had 100 links within 24 hours. That sure was awesome. Unfortunately, those days are over — yet for many, bad link building habits are lingering. How […]
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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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