SearchCap: Mac Spotlight Drops Google, DuckDuckGo Added To Safari & Google Eyes Free

scap240pxBelow is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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  • Big Win For DuckDuckGo: Apple Adding To Safari As Private Search Option DuckDuckGo, the search engine that positions itself as a completely secure and private search engine, is getting a big boost. Apple is making it part of Safari in the next versions of Mac OS and iOS as an option that users can choose. DuckDuckGo is now featured as an option that will be part of […]
  • Google AdWords Weekend Conversion Reporting Issue Now Fixed Anyone else have @Adwords conversion tracking fail over the weekend? #ppcchat — Jason Manion (@JasonManion) June 2, 2014 Many AdWords users logged in to their accounts on Monday to find conversion and revenue stats were nearly non-existent starting Friday, May 30. Google has said the problem has been fixed and was merely a reporting issue, […]
  • Google’s Matt Cutts On Assessing Quality Of A Page Without Links In the latest video by Google’s Matt Cutts, he talks about how Google may determine the quality of a page of content without there being many links. By Matt’s expression, he seemed to give off the feeling that without links, it is really hard for Google to determine the quality of the page. He said, […]
  • Mac “Spotlight” Search Drops Google For Bing; Becomes More Siri-Like In OS X “Yosemite” It looks like Bing has gained another win with Apple, becoming integrated into a new version of Spotlight in Apple’s forthcoming Mac OS X “Yosemite” operating system. Spotlight will also tap into a wide-range of search resources similar to how Siri works on iOS. During Apple’s WWDC keynote today, the company shared how a revised […]
  • How To Run Single-Device Only Enhanced Campaigns. It Can Be Done! When I speak about Enhanced Campaigns, I invariably get an audience question like this: “How can I create single-device campaigns? I know it’s possible somehow, tell me how!” I recently figured out the answer. Why The Need For Single-Device Campaigns? I am not usually a proponent of AdWords workarounds. I typically encourage businesses to work […]
  • Doonesbury Comic: We Need A Company Slogan; Don’t Be Google Yesterday’s Doonesbury comic strip mocks Google’s company motto and slogan of Don’t Be Evil. The new “Z + Z Bud” company wants to add a company motto to their branding and they think long and hard about what it should be. They said, Google uses “Don’t Be Evil” and they get “called on it every […]
  • Google Comparison Ads Under Fire In UK The UK financial services industry regulator Financial Conduct Authority is taking a closer look at Google Comparison Ads. UK price comparison sites have complained that Google is unfairly competing with them by placing its own “product” at the top of search results. Comparison Ads, which operate on a CPA basis, are one form of AdWords. Below […]
  • Google To Bring Always-On, “Eyes Free” Search To App One of the most interesting and talked about features in the Motorola-made Moto X is always-on voice search. Activated by saying “OK, Google,” it permits totally hands-free search. Unfortunately this standout feature didn’t sell enough handsets to keep open Moto’s much-touted Texas smartphone factory. The “hotword” OK Google also currently works on the Google search app […]

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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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