SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 29, 2013

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Foursquare Now: Update Intros Location-Aware Alerts Call it “Foursquare Now.” Today the company announced that it would begin rolling out a new push recommendations feature, initially to Android users and later to iOS. Based on the billions of check-ins, likes and other social data Foursquare has accumulated, the updated app will proactively send alerts about places and venues, without any […]
  • Doing Google PLAs? 4 Must-Know Facts Despite their growing importance as a marketing channel for retailers, Google’s Product Listing Ads (PLAs) are fairly opaque compared to traditional paid search ads. Key metrics such as average position and impression share are not available via Google’s interface, and thus there is little information out there on the ways in which bids, impressions, ad […]
  • Google Maps Launches Ground Truth Initiative In Russia & Hong Kong Google Maps announced new updates to their Russia and Hong Kong maps today, launching a “Ground Truth” initiative to build more thorough maps for Hong Kong and a number of Russian cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg. According to Google’s announcement: Ground Truth enables us to update a country’s map at a faster […]
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  • Google’s Mobile Search Revenue To Top 30 Percent, Desktop To Fall To 43 Percent By 2015 [Forecast] In its latest look at mobile ad revenues, eMarketer estimates Google is generating nearly one-fifth of its US advertising revenues from mobile search, coming in at 19.1%. In yet another indication of how fast the mobile ad market is growing, only two years ago mobile made up just 4.8 percent of Google’s US ad revenues. […]
  • 6 SEO Challenges Every Business Owner & Marketer Must Contend With In 2014 There isn’t much left of this year. Companies that haven’t started planning their marketing strategy and budgeting for 2014 must begin soon. When it comes to online marketing, most businesses rely excessively upon Web analytics to decide what was (or wasn’t) effective. What they find affects future decisions about where to invest time and money. […]
  • Your Small Web Site Not Ranking Well In Google? Matt Cutts Wants To Know About It. Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, asked last night via Twitter for webmasters and SEOs to fill out a survey on the topic of small sites and Google rankings. Matt Cutts asked “if there’s a small website that you think should be doing better in Google, tell us more here. The form makes it […]
  • 3 Paid Search Strategies For Maximizing Brand Equity In Retail Paid search continues to be a highly effective channel for retailers, driving traffic and a profitable return on investment (ROI). In fact, retail advertisers invest more in paid search than almost any other industry. For the most part, search represents an integrated step in the purchase cycle for consumers with selection, price-transparency and convenience as […]
  • Live @ SMX East: Google Enhanced Campaigns – What We’ve Learned So Far Earlier this year, Google announced Enhanced Campaigns, a significant update to AdWords, designed to simplify campaign management across multiple devices and to increase adoption rates of mobile advertising among small and medium sized businesses. And by the way, the new program was mandatory – all advertisers would be forced to change over to Enhanced Campaigns […]
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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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