SearchCap: Google’s Detailed Reconsideration Requests, Yandex Block Referrer & New AdWords Policy Center

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  • Russian Search Engine Yandex Now 100% “Not Provided,” Blocks Referrer Data Yandex announced (in Russian) today that they have now went 100% secure, encrypting all search queries, resulting in a huge jump in the [not provided] count. This was first reported by Anna Oshkalo who shared a screen shot of her analytics detailed the bulk of her Yandex keyword data now shows [not set] or [not […]
  • Up Close @ SMX Advanced: Amazing Paid Search Tactics Paid search continues to get exceedingly complicated, but the expert panel, the last session of this year’s SMX Advanced, blew the audience away with understandable and valuable tips. Amazing Paid Search Tactics & Tools featured four expert speakers, and it was the first time I’ve ever heard cheers and whistles after a PPC session. “I’m A Freakin’ Google […]
  • Up Close @ SMX Advanced: What Advanced SEMs Should Be Doing About Mobile Every year is the year of mobile, and 2014 hasn’t been a disappointment. Mobile screen time now exceeds TV in the United States. Fifty percent of paid-search clicks on Google will come from mobile devices in 2015, according to one forecast. So what do advanced SEMs need to know about mobile, and what should they be […]
  • 9 Tricks For Local Businesses To Increase Their SERP Click-Through Rate Sometimes you can move the needle — and dramatically — outside of obsessing and laboring over obtaining improving rankings in search engines. Simply increasing your click-through rates on the organic rankings you’ve already achieved can increase sales and revenue, even without having to do some of the difficult things that could be necessary to inch […]
  • Google Previews New AdWords Policy Center, Will Go Live September A new Policy Center will be coming to AdWords this September. Google says that policies will be streamlined and that there will be more transparency into why policies exist and what advertisers should do to comply. A preview of the updated Policy Center is live now. While most advertisers likely won’t be affected by the […]
  • Screen Shot Of Google’s New Rejection Notices For Reconsideration Requests At SMX Advanced last week, Google’s head of search quality, Matt Cutts, announced that they will be revising their reconsideration requests rejection notices with more detailed responses in some cases. We’ve now located an example of the new rejection notices, as shared by @johnedwarddoyle with me on Twitter. The new notice has a new section […]
  • World Cup 2014 Google Logo: Day 5 Goes To The Fans Today’s Google logo is another to celebrate the FIFA 2014 World Cup. It is the fifth in a series of World Cup logos Google has posted since the first one last week to mark the tournament’s kick-off. “The football/soccer craze is making waves for…just about everyone,” writes Google on its Google Doodle website to explain […]
  • World Cup 2014 Google Logo Gets Father’s Day Treatment On Day #4 Today’s Google logo continues the site’s celebration of the World Cup with a Father’s Day themed animated illustration as the tournament enters day four. The Google Doodle team has turned the two “Os” in Google into a father-son pair, each wearing matching green toboggan styled beanies. The father figure is sporting a mustache, while the […]

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