SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 20, 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 To Bing Ads Location Extensions: Directions Links To Maps, Multiple Location Listings, Reporting By Location A couple of new features are coming to Bing Ads location extensions, which launched in March of last year. The features will start rolling out over the coming weeks. Starting today, new detailed reporting is available along with added functionality for setting up location extensions. A new Click to Directions link will appear every time an [...]
  • Google To State AG’s: We’ve Blocked Over 3 Million Bad Ads From “Rogue Online Pharmacies” As part of its response to a potential subpoena by the Mississippi attorney general and accusations from The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) earlier this month that Google facilitates the sale of drugs without a prescription, among other illegal transactions, Google legal director, Adam Barea, says the company has blocked or removed from its systems more [...]
  • Forrester: Consumers Prefer Organic Search, Not Search Ads, For Discovery Forrester, in its annual report on how consumers found websites during the past year, discovered that 54% of respondents found websites through natural search results in 2012, up from 50% in 2011. Social networks were the second-most preferred discovery resource, with 32% using them in 2012, up from 25% in 2011 and 18% in 2010. [...]
  • Mississippi Attorney General To Subpoena Google For Illegal Sale Of Prescription Drugs Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood will subpoena Google records and emails to determine if Google facilitated the sale of drugs without a prescription and other illegal products, including counterfeit copies of movies, games and music. “Google is aiding and abetting criminal activity and putting consumers at risk,” says Hood, “This is of grave concern to [...]
  • Search, Answers & Knowledge Graphs Galore Google is leveraging the knowledge graph brilliantly, while others have their own version of knowledge graph search. As the knowledge graph changes the SERPs, Google is pushing adoption of semantic technology, gradually replacing its traditional SERPs based on links. The search giant’s innovations are setting the pace for the future of search. For example, Google [...]
  • Maps & Metros: Surviving And Thriving In Local Search Last week I attended the SMX Advanced session, “Maps & Metros: Surviving And Thriving In Local Search,” moderated by Matt McGee with speakers Mike Blumenthal, Mary Bowling and Mike Ramsey. It’s extremely challenging right now to recommend new “advanced” SEO methods for local search within Google (this is my take, prior to going into this [...]

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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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