SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 21, 2013

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Bing Ads Accredited? Get Updated Badges And Certificates You may have noticed, Microsoft rolled out new branding for Bing and Bing Ads over the past month. Now, that new look has carried over to the Bing Ads Accredited Professional program. Updated certificates and badges are available for use on your website and other marketing materials. To access the newest certificate, click on “Congratulations! […]
  • New PPC Login Required: Bing Ads Moves To Microsoft Account Logins Starting Today Bing Ads users may start seeing a new screen at login asking them to sign in with a Microsoft account, in much the same way AdWords users are required to have a Google account. Once you make the switch, you’ll need to use your Microsoft account name and password to access Bing Ads and Bing […]
  • Bing Webmaster Tools Adds Smart Search Page Preview Tool Bing announced on their Webmaster Blog that they have introduced a new feature within Bing Webmaster Tools for managing your Smart Search Previews. The Page Preview tool, under the “Configure My Site” section in Webmaster Tools, enables webmasters manage their page previews. It allows you to request a block of a page preview image from […]
  • Google’s Matt Cutts: No Reason To Fret Over “strong” & “b” Tags Today’s video from Google’s head of search spam Matt Cutts is a 2006 throwback where Matt reassures us that there is no difference between using <strong> or <b> tags when it comes to SEO best practices. The full question asks: In terms of SEO, what is the difference between <strong> tag and <b> tag for […]
  • Google Logo Celebrates Salsa Singer Celia Cruz Today’s Google logo remembers salsa singer Celia Cruz on what would have been the artist’s 88th birthday. Cruz began her career singing lead vocals for the famous Cuban orchestra Sonora Matancera in 1950. Born in Havanna, Cuba, Cruz and her husband Pedro Knight became a citizen of the United States in 1959 after Castro took […]
  • Proven Paid, Earned & Owned Tactics. Here’s the SMX Social Media Marketing BIG Preview This SMX Social Media Marketing preview was authored by Chris Sherman, VP of Event programming. It provides insight on how the people who created the conference program are thinking about social media marketing. Engaging with customers and prospects via social media channels is now an integral, mainstream tactic for most digital marketers. Not surprising when […]
  • Russian Search Engine Yandex Gives Mobile App Developers Free Real-Time Analytics Tool Russia’s largest search engine Yandex has released its Yandex Metrica for Apps, a free analytics solution available to mobile developers worldwide. According to the announcement, the new analytics tool has been designed to work on Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms, providing real-time reports on the search engine’s own apps. “We wanted a reliable, as […]
  • Google Tests Replacing URL With Site Name In Search Results; Again Google is yet again experimenting with the snippet display in the search results. Google Operating System noticed Google bringing back a test from 2011, where they replaced the URL in the snippets with the site name. Here is a picture of how the Google search results look without the URL but with the site names: […]
  • Infographic: What Is The Nofollow Tag; When & How To Use It The nofollow tag is a way publishers can tell search engines not to count some of their links to other pages as “votes” in favor of that content. Why would publishers need to block such votes? Doing so can help them avoid problems with search engines believing they are selling influence or are somehow involved […]
  • Why Account Structure Matters For Every AdWords Account This week, I had planned to write an article entitled, “The Five AdWords Features You Should Be Using Daily But Probably Aren’t.” The post was going to expose some of the hidden, advanced features available in AdWords that were often overlooked by even the most senior AdWords pros. That was the plan… until I did an audit […]
  • Integrating SEO, Social, PR and Content Marketing: Webcast, Tuesday Oct. 22 This Tuesday, October 22, at 1 PM EDT, our sister site, Digital Marketing Depot will host a webcast on how to get your organic marketing channels –SEO, Social, Content and PR – to work together. Digital marketers know that the days of ‘siloed’ marketing channels are over, and that the most effective marketing comes from […]

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