SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 13, 2013

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Google’s Matt Cutts: When Commenting On Blog Posts, Try To Use Your Real Name

    In a recent video published by Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts talks about are blog comments with links spam? In short, most of the time, commenting and leaving links to your site or resources is not directly spam but like anything, it can be abused. Matt offers some tips on how to make […]

  • European Publishers File New Antitrust Complaints Over Google News & Images

    European newspapers, magazines and photographers are not happy with Google and how their content and images are shown in the Google search results. IDG News reports Google was slapped with a new antitrust complaint over Google Images. EMMA wrote that newspapers and magazines are “extremely concerned by the Commission’s on-going assessment of the new set […]

  • Google Updates AdWords Opportunities Tab With New Opportunity Types

    The Opportunities Tab in Google AdWords relaunched today with several new types of opportunities displayed in one view. The campaign suggestions include where to add sitelinks and where to raise bids to show your ads more often than some of your competitors. Google also makes suggestions for breaking out ad groups to show more relevant […]

  • Holiday PPC Tips From Back-To-School Season: How BookRenter Faced Down Bigger Competitors & Rising CPCs

    As online businesses prepare to ramp up their holiday paid search campaigns, it can be instructive to look at insights from the retail’s second biggest season: back-to-school. For BookRenter.com, an online text book rental company, back-to-school is its holiday season. Jean-Michel Boujon, BookRenter’s Marketing Director, discussed some of the paid search challenges his company faced this […]

  • Yahoo’s Most Recent Homepage Updates Roll Out In Select European Countries & South Africa

    Launched last February in the US, Yahoo has rolled out its new homepage in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the UK, Ireland and South Africa. According to the announcement posted on Yahoo’s UK blog, the new homepage will display consistently across desktop, mobile and tablet devices. Yahoo says the new homepage is both “functional and intuitive” […]

  • New AdWords Editor Version 10.3 Now Available

    Google released the latest version of AdWords Editor yesterday to all AdWords users. Here is an overview of what is new in version 10.3. Sitelinks: The new version supports enhanced sitelinks, allowing you to add two lines of text, and a new Sitelink Import Setting (see below) offers the opportunity to import sitelinks with the […]

  • October Search Market Share: Bing Continues To Grow At Yahoo’s Expense

    Preliminary October search market share data from comScore are being exposed by financial analysts. We’ll have to wait for the official numbers either later today or tomorrow. However, it appears there is little change from last month: Google is flat, Bing gained a fraction of a point and Yahoo lost two-tenths of a percent. More […]

  • Google Offering Online Site Reviews This Monday, November 18th

    Google’s John Mueller announced that on this Monday’s Google office-hours, Google will be offering “short website reviews” for webmasters who are looking for advice. To participate, you must add your website to this Google Moderator page. Then, if Google has time and wants to review your site, Google will review it live, this Monday, November […]

  • 3 Ways B2B Search Marketers Can Stand Out With Rich Ad Formats

    We all know B2B customers differ from regular consumers for a variety of reasons. Their purchase cycle is longer, as they have to consult more options before pulling the trigger on signing a contract for a solution or purchasing a product. There is also more risk involved when a B2B client finally makes a purchase, […]

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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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