SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 15, 2013

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

From Search Engine Land:

  • Bing Ads Sticks With Improved Reporting Interface Bing Ads announced that the new reporting user interface released in October is now the default. Users will no longer see the option to switch to the old reporting version. The updated reporting UI includes: A new, Wunderbar-style navigation for faster access to reports. Report creation in half the clicks. A simpler, more convenient way to download [...]
  • Google Commerce Search Is On The Chopping Block Despite attracting several high-profile retailers, it seems Google is quietly shuttering Commerce Search. TechCrunch reported that the company is moving away from its hosted enterprise search product in favor of lighter (and less expensive) solutions. “We are making a strategy shift towards offering more flexible, easier to adopt modules for retailers, such as the Search [...]
  • The Google Asteroid Collision Logo You Never Saw Google prepared — and briefly was showing — a special logo in honor of today’s near miss with Asteroid 2012 DA14. However, the company removed that out of respect, following the meteor explosion over Russia. Below, you can see the logo — or “doodle” as Google calls them — that was intended to run today [...]
  • Dear Google Alerts: Why Aren’t You Working? One of Google’s oldest features is Google Alerts, where you can enter keywords you want to monitor and get an email report each day about any new search results that match those terms. It was awesome, but for several weeks, it’s become nearly useless. My long-standing settings have been for Google to check each day [...]
  • Search In Pics: Brin’s Kiteboat, Al Gore @ Google, Google+ Circus & Scary Android Eyes In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the Web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. Google’s Sergey Brin Kiteboat: Source: Google+ John Mueller’s Google Wrapped Desk: Source: Google+ Al Gore At [...]
  • Deep Dive Into Bing Webmaster Tools – Part 3 Wrap Up In the first and second posts in this series, Vincent Wehren has taken us through an insider’s guided tour of Bing Webmaster Tools (BWT). We’ve learned that BWT was originally an internal SEO toolset that progressed into a very robust external platform and continues to evolve. Users can access very handy dashboards that everyone [...]
  • How To Getting Analytics Right With PLAs More so than any other product in the AdWords suite, managing, reporting on, and making sense out of Product Listing Ads (PLAs) extends beyond the toolsets provided in AdWords. The levers that we can push and pull exist within two unique systems — AdWords and Merchant Center — and, as a result, we need to [...]
  • Marin Software Files For IPO, Market Appetite Uncertain Marin Software, one of the leading search and social marketing platform providers, has filed to go public. The amount the company expects to raise right now is uncertain because, “The number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined.” Marin has been around for a [...]

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