SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 6, 2014

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Bing Launches Awards Site In Time For Golden Globes, Grammy’s & The Oscars Bing has launched a new awards site in anticipation of upcoming award shows, including the Golden Globes, Grammy’s and Oscars. According to the announcement, the site will serve as an online resource for “all things awards” with background information on nominees, tips for award-themed parties, and winner predictions based on Bing search statistics. To start, […]
  • Pinterest Beefs Up Its Search Chops With VisualGraph Acquisition Pinterest is looking to improve search and discovery on its website and mobile apps with the acquisition of a company called VisualGraph. It’s a two-person company and both employees — Kevin Jing and David Liu — are starting at Pinterest today. In a statement confirming the acquisition, Pinterest says the acquisition “will help us build […]
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  • Just Say No To SEO (Sometimes) There are some SEO rules that you should break. While conventional SEO wisdom advises certain types of behavior, there are times when that advice should be ignored. SEO must be viewed as part of a larger overall marketing picture, and sometimes other considerations must rule the day. Below are three situations where the standard SEO […]
  • Rap Genius Back In Google After 10 Day Penalty, Ranks For Its Name But What About Lyrics? Lyrics site Rap Genius says that it is no longer penalized within Google after taking action to correct “unnatural links” that it helped create. The site was hit with a penalty for 10 days, which meant people seeking it by name couldn’t find it. That’s been fixed, though it’s unclear how much traffic the site […]

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