SearchCap: Google Parking, Bing Ads Grows, Foursquare Swarm App & Yelp Results

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Not Just Parking: Google Now With Offline Cards, Indoor Maps, Shopping Reminders Earlier today Barry Schwartz wrote that the updated Google Search App for Android will now help you locate your car in a parking lot or on the street. The feature shows you a map and points you in the right direction back to your vehicle. But wait, there’s more. We’ve learned that this “parking locator […]
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  • Bing Ads Gets Friendlier To Big Accounts: Now See Up To 50,000 Keywords In Web UI Managing big accounts in the Bing Ads web UI has long had its challenges. The team is starting to change that. Now, at the account, campaign and ad group level, paid search managers can now see performance data on as many as 50,000 keywords in the web interface of Bing Ads. The results used to […]
  • Yahoo Abandons “Do Not Track”, Citing Lack Of Industry Standard Yahoo yesterday announced that it will no longer adhere to Do Not Track browser signals, further compromising the effectiveness of the setting in the online ecosystem. “As of today, web browser Do Not Track settings will no longer be enabled on Yahoo. As the first major tech company to implement Do Not Track, we’ve been […]
  • Foursquare To Move Check-ins Into “Swarm” App, To Focus Better On Local Discovery Foursquare is doing something surprising, even radical. It’s removing some of the legacy features (i.e., check-ins) from its app and moving them over to a new app called Swarm (available soon). Check-ins, sharing and friend finding will now reside in Swarm, and Foursquare will evolve in a bid for further mainstream adoption to challenge Yelp […]
  • Google Search App Adds Reminders For Where You Parked Your Car Android Authority reports Google’s latest update to the Android version of the Google Search App has a new feature to remember where you parked your car and then give you directions on how to go back to that location. Parking at large venues, malls, or big cities, can often get confusing at times. You often […]
  • Does Google Want to Cut Out AdWords Middlemen? The launch of Google AdWords and its subsequent rapid growth in the early 2000s helped spawn an entire industry around paid search advertising. The ecosystem that arose includes Google and its advertisers, as well as a slew of agencies, consultants, software platforms, data providers, third party tools and various combinations thereof in between them. Almost […]
  • Why It’s Good To Compete With Google If you talk to a room full of veteran digital marketers, a topic that eventually comes up is competition — specifically, the fact that our competition in search is often not immediately obvious. You can miss out on understanding your online competition for a few different reasons. For example, marketers sometimes erroneously assume that brick-and-mortar […]
  • Yelp Reports Q1 2014 Net Revenue At $76.4 Million, A 66% Growth Over Last Year’s Q1 Earnings According to Yelp’s Q1 2014 earnings report, the company’s net revenue for the quarter totaled $76.4 million, representing a 66 percent growth over first quarter of last year. Yelp claims average monthly unique visitors climbed to 132 million, representing 30 percent year-over-year growth, and local business accounts reached 74,000, a 65 percent year-over-year growth rate. […]

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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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