SearchCap: Google My Business, Bing Sitemaps & Not Provided Reporting

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Google My Business: A Visual Tour Of Google’s New Tool For Local Businesses & Brands

    Google My Business is Google’s new unified interface designed to make life easier for local businesses as well as brands to be better found within Google. It’s a big, huge change. Our visual tour below is designed to give you an overview. Getting Started Google My Business was announced today. You’ll find our overview story […]

  • Optmyzr Launches Bid Management Solution For Google Shopping Campaigns

    Google’s new Shopping Campaigns offer many benefits over traditional PLA campaigns, including granular performance benchmarks, but bid optimization can still be cumbersome. Optmyzr, the company that provides automation tools for Google AdWords management, has launched a new tool to help streamline and speed-up bid management on Google Shopping Campaigns. Shopping Bidder is designed particularly for […]

  • Keylime Toolbox And Moz Analytics Debut “Not Provided” Data Recovery Solutions

    Today, two companies announced new solutions to help solve the “not provided” problem that leaves SEOs in the dark about the search queries that lead users to their sites. Moz has added a new report to Moz Analytics, and Keylime Toolbox is a new company offering SEO Analytics Software that helps recover “not provided” data. […]

  • Pinterest Is Bringing Guided Search To Desktop Users In The Next Few Weeks

    Pinterest wants to be the search engine that helps people find things that they didn’t even know they were looking for. Two months ago, the company rolled out Guided Search on mobile devices and billed it as a revolutionary way for its users to consume and browse Pinterest, which CEO Ben Silbermann called the “world’s […]

  • New “Google My Business” Simplifies Local Marketing For SMBs

    For quite some time since the introduction of Google+ Local, managing local listings and content across Google properties has confused many local SEOs and local business owners alike. Now Google has launched a new, integrated approach called Google My Business. The core idea is to make it “easier than ever to update business information across […]

  • Yummly Partners With DuckDuckGo To Serve Up Recipes For The Growing Search Engine

    Yummly announced today it will be powering the results for recipe searches performed on DuckDuckGo, the search engine built on protecting the privacy of its users. “Yummly’s technology understands recipe search queries and we’ve worked together to create a great recipe instant answers experience,” said DuckDuckGo founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg. According to the announcement, […]

  • How To Manage Bids For AdWords Shopping Ads

    Last month, I covered the basics of how Shopping campaigns in AdWords differ from Search campaigns. The key finding I had was that, with Search, you have to add keywords to target more queries. In Shopping, all queries that match your products are targeted by default, and one of the main reasons to divide products […]

  • Bing Sitemaps Best Practices & Large Site Sitemaps Issues

    Bing has posted on the Bing Webmaster blog their best practices on how to implement XML Sitemaps files for your site. The post includes a large topic on how the best practices apply to really large web sites, with many URLs. Bing’s Six Best Practices For Sitemaps: Follow the sitemaps reference at www.sitemaps.org. Common mistakes […]

  • Another New Easter Egg In Google Maps: Travel By Royal Carriage

    Google announced a new easter egg in Google Maps today via Google+ where if you do driving directions from Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, Google Maps will offer driving directions via Royal Carriage. This comes about a week after Google disclosed another easter egg in Google Maps to travel by Loch Ness Monster. You can […]

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