SearchCap: Google Begins Right To Be Forgotten Removals, Google Analytics Branded Segregation & PR Newswire Fights Back

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  • Google Analytics Now Separates Brand And Non-Brand PPC Traffic Brand and non-brand paid search terms typically perform very differently and most paid search teams analyze these sets of keywords separately. To make this task easier, Google has added a handy feature to Analytics that automatically segments brand and non-brand, or generic, paid search terms into distinct channels. No more building custom segments or filter […]
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  • PR Newswire’s Answer To Their Google Panda Troubles: Taking Action On Press Release Spammers When Google released its most recent modification to the Panda algorithm, Panda 4.0, on May 20th, one of the sites reportedly hit hard by the update was the large press release distribution company, PR Newswire. The company’s answer to recover from the algorithmic penalty is to “take action” against press release spammers through new internal […]
  • Want To Speak @ SMX East? Here’s How The agenda is live, and we’re now accepting submissions to speak at Search Marketing Expo – SMX East 2014, Oct. 30 – Sept. 1, at the Javitz Convention Center in New York City. To increase the odds of being selected, be sure to read the agenda. Understand what the sessions are about. Ensure that your […]
  • Remarketing Lists For Search Ads Can Now Use Conversion-Based Automated Bid Strategies In AdWords Now when you enable AdWords conversion-based automated bid strategies in your Remarketing Lists For Search Ads campaigns, the predicted conversion performance of those remarketing lists will influence the bidding. Google announced on its Google+ page that remarketing list performance is now among the real-time signals such as location, browser, time of day that affect automated […]
  • Competitive Analysis: The Most Valuable SEO Tactic You Ignore [Data] When it comes to getting ahead in search, experts agree that competitive analysis is critical. International search engine optimization (SEO) consultant Aleyda Solis observes: One of the most important activities for any SEO process is the initial competitive analysis. In a nod to how important she thinks it is, she created a sophisticated workflow to […]
  • Android TV Shows Knowledge Graph Search Results Google’s just announced Android TV is a significant improvement over the original Google TV. It doesn’t require a game controller or bulky remote to work (though a game controller can be used for Google Play Games). And you can search for content with your voice. The UI is simple and much more intuitive than Google […]
  • How Hard Should You Press The Gas Pedal In Paid Search? The following post contains a number of metaphors strained to the breaking point; viewer discretion is advised. An enduring truth in the paid search business is that paid search managers and marketing teams spend far more time thinking about tactical minutia than they do thinking about what are far and away the most important questions […]
  • VIDEO + SLIDESHOW: Search Powered Psychographics In the future, intentional care must be paid to which potential customers are shepherded into the marketing funnel. As we follow them, we can’t miss the opportunity to further refine the first targeting hop with a second. Most marketers don’t know that retargeting can be filtered by either search or psychographics. The good news is […]
  • Google Begins Removing Search Results Over “Right To Be Forgotten” Demands Google has begun processing and removing the approved submissions done through the right to the Right To Be Forgotten Form. The Right To Be Forgotten is a European Court Of Justice ruling from May 2014 that EU citizens could request that search engines remove links to pages deemed private, even if the pages themselves remain […]
  • RIP Technorati Blog Search & Rankings: The Once Popular Blog Tools Have Been Sunset Technorati was once the go to source for blog search and blogger discovery thanks to their authority scores, top lists and blog claiming processes. The Technorati Authority score was a status symbol, something that companies fought hard to improve. At the end of May, Technorati quietly announced that they were taking the company in another […]
  • Check Out The SMX East Agenda – Register Now & Save $300 The Search Marketing Expo – SMX East agenda is now posted! Check out the agenda and register for the lowest-offered Super Early Bird rates. The SMX East agenda features 60+ sessions on paid search, SEO, local and mobile search, analytics and more. Couldn’t get a ticket for the sold out SMX Advanced back in June? […]

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