SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 10, 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:

  • New Google Maps App Gives Users More Search Functionality & Navigation Features Google announced today the release of a new Google Maps app for Android devices, with iPhone and iPad versions soon to follow. According to the announcement, the new Google Maps app will include more search functionality and updated navigation features, as well as Zagat reviews and discount offers for specific destinations. Google has also created [...]
  • Bing Ads Developer Center Launches: Resource Hub Shortens Wait For Token Access To Seconds Today Microsoft launched Bing Ads Developer Center, a resource hub for developers working with Bing Ads.     The Bing Ads Developer Center features API information, code samples, feature updates, tutorials and documentation and a revamped developer forums. Developers can get a single user developer token within seconds, as opposed to weeks, from the Account [...]
  • Enhanced Campaigns Barely Impact CPCs, But Bing Ads Gains Share In Q2 [RKG Report] Google AdWords enhanced campaigns have had negligible influence on general Google trends so far, according to RKG’s Q2 Digital Marketing Report. However, Bing Ads continues to draw market share in clicks and ad spend. According to RKG’s tracking, Google AdWords has lost spend share for six straight quarters. RKG saw a 58% increase in spending [...]
  • Google’s Matt Cutts On Why Links Still Rule & How SEOs Go Wrong In Getting Them Eric Enge has published an interview with Matt Cutts, Google’s head of search spam. The interview is similar to the format he published in 2010 with Cutts, but in this interview, the topic revolved mostly about link building and what is wrong with how SEOs do it today. In short, Matt Cutts would love a [...]
  • What B2B SEO Professionals Need To Know About Marketing Automation A few weeks ago, Marketing Land covered the release of an update to the Digital Marketing Depot 2013 B2B Marketing Automation Tools Buyer’s Guide. The 61-page report covers “key trends impacting the marketing automation software market, as well as detailed information about the leading pure play marketing automation platforms that primarily target the B2B market.” [...]
  • SEOs Say Links Rule Now, Content & Authorship Will Rule Later, In Moz 2013 Ranking Survey Matt from Moz (formerly SEOmoz) has released a preview of some of the data from their search ranking factors survey they produce every other year or so. The preview shows us that SEOs still place the most value on links and then keywords on the page. But looking toward the future, content and authorship will [...]
  • Single-Keyword Ad Groups: Maximizing Mobile Performance With Enhanced Campaigns In early February of 2013, as part of the most debated AdWords update in recent history, Google introduced the concept of mobile bid adjustments, giving search marketers the power to optimize bids across devices for a single campaign. Though these adjustments were originally introduced at the campaign level, Google subsequently expanded the capability to individual ad [...]
  • AdProof PPC Ad Copy Testing Platform Aims To Speed Up Testing Through Crowdsourcing Ad copy testing is one of the foundation blocks of PPC campaign optimization. Yet, as any PPC manager knows, it can be laborious, time-intensive, money-consuming, or take eons to get enough data to make a call and move onto the next test. Jonathan Nelson and Yuanyi Zhang developed and recently launched AdProof, a new “user testing” [...]

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