SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 7, 2013

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From Search Engine Land:

  • SEMPO Asks Search Marketers To Take 9th Annual State Of Search Survey

    Just after publishing its annual salary survey results, SEMPO is calling for participants to take part in its 9th Annual State of Search Survey. For the last eight years, the professional search marketing organization has polled search marketers to identify trends and offer insight on the industry. With two separate tracks of questions for advertisers […]

  • Results Of SEMPO Survey Shows Search Marketing Salaries Have Dropped Nearly $7,000

    Published last week, SEMPO’s fourth annual salary survey revealed the average search marketing salary dropped from $75,543 to $68,600. In conjunction with ClickZ, the SEMPO Research Committee surveyed 2,180 participants representing both in-house advertisers and third-party agency personnel. The survey included 20 questions covering a number of topics, including salary levels, job roles and search […]

  • Google To Get EU “Watchdog” As Part Of Antitrust Settlement

    The New York Times is reporting that as part of the anticipated antitrust settlement in Europe Google is likely to be subject to a “watchdog” overseer. This role is explained in a “96-page [job] description” according to the paper: Among the details of the job: The title is monitoring trustee. And although the salary remains […]

  • 5 Ways To Unlock The Benefits Of Semantic Search

    Search is changing. It is now more personal, more engaging, more interactive and more predictive. SERPs no longer display just 10 blue links — they have become more useful and more visually appealing across all device types. Semantic search is at the forefront of these changes, as evidenced most recently by the launch of Google’s […]

  • 2014 SEO Playbook: Google Hummingbird, Content & Authority

    It’s November, which means it’s time for my annual SEO Playbook for the coming year. Thanks to Google’s Hummingbird, Internet marketers and search engine optimization professionals are thinking a lot about content and authority, as well as what this new algorithm means for keyword relevance and link building. At the same time, SEOs seem to […]

  • How Recent Organic Search Changes Will Affect Paid Search

    Search marketers were pitched not one but two curveballs recently which have forever reshaped the landscape of search engine optimization (SEO). The industry saw the first one coming a mile away as Google began encrypting organic search queries two years ago. Now, there’s almost zero visibility into the organic keywords which drive visitors to websites […]

  • The Return Of Pegman And Other New Google Maps Features

    The new full-screen Google Maps were announced this summer at Google’s developer conference. However, the company is still rolling it out to users. Today on the Google LatLong blog, a number of new (or returning) features were introduced. Among them, the “Pegman” Street View icon is back. He/it appears in the lower right corner of […]

  • Google Places Listings Get Integrated Into Android’s Phone App — And They’re Terrible

    A big change in Android 4.4 is: those using Google’s new mobile operating system, nicknamed “KitKat,” can search for businesses right from within the Phone app. How’s it work? For me, it’s awful. Google+ Invades The Android 4.4 “KitKat” Phone App: What It Means For Businesses & People is our separate article that explores the integration […]

  • French Court Orders Google To Remove Max Mosley Images From Search Engine Results

    After making a public plea for the European courts to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former Formula One president Max Mosley, Google found out today the French court has ruled in favor of Mosley and is forcing the search engine to censure search results. According to a report on Reuters.com, the French court has ordered […]

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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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