SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 24, 2013

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From Search Engine Land:

  • US Search Awards Names Search Engine Land Best Blog Of 2013 Last night, Search Engine Land had the honor of being named Best Blog of 2013 by the US Search Awards during the annual search event hosted in Las Vegas. The ceremony was held in association with PubCon and recognized leading organizations, agencies and individuals in the search industry. With more than 22 different categories, winners […]
  • Roll-Out Of Bing Ads’ Microsoft Account Requirement Ruffles Feathers Last week, Microsoft issued a second announcement that it would be transitioning Bing Ads account logins to Microsoft accounts — currently used to access Hotmail, Messenger, SkyDrive, Windows Phone, Xbox LIVE, or Outlook.com services. Today, some users who clicked “Remind me later” and opted to login with their existing credentials got “Login Fail Error” notices […]
  • Yandex Posts Q3 2013 Revenue Growth Of 40 Percent Russian search engine Yandex announced third quarter revenues this morning. The company saw strong growth for its overall business as well as for search-based advertising. Yandex said that total revenues grew roughly 40 percent vs. 2012. The vast major of the company’s revenue comes from paid-search advertising (92 percent). Display ad revenue was the bulk […]
  • FAQ: All About The Banner Ad Test In Google’s Search Results Yesterday, Search Engine Land broke the news that Google is running a test to show banner ads on branded search results. While the search giant has introduced images to its ad formats, including product listing ads and image extensions, the introduction of banner ads is a noticeable change for the company. Here’s what we know […]
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  • 34% Of Local SEOs Make Less Than $30,000/Year. Why? As the local search industry evolves and becomes more complex, the role of local search consultants and agencies becomes more critical. Complexity is increasing across most areas of our fast-growing industry, which makes “local search” all the more confusing for local business owners. This complexity is driving increased demand for local search services. SMB owners […]
  • The New SEO — It’s About People, Intent, & Meaning There are two ways to try and understand the future. One is to gaze into the misty depths of a magic crystal ball and guess what might happen. The other is to view facts from a coldly logical standpoint and draw verifiable conclusions from them. To make sense of rapid shifts in the SEO landscape, […]
  • 4 Paid Search Strategies For Converting On-The-Go Customers Consumers are increasingly engaging with businesses while they’re on the go. In fact, of the 94 percent of smartphone owners searching for local information, 84 percent of them take action based on their search results. This shift in consumer behavior is redefining the approach advertisers take when engaging with their mobile customers. Not only are […]
  • Google’s Starting To Enforce Smartphone Penalties: The Evidence In June, Google announced it would be adjusting search rankings appearing on smartphones based on how well the site in question handled the mobile user experience. The company didn’t say exactly when these changes would be rolling out, but only said it planned “to roll out several ranking changes in the near future that address sites that […]

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About The Author: is Editor-In-Chief of Search Engine Land. His news career includes time spent in TV, radio, and print journalism. His web career continues to include a small number of SEO and social media consulting clients, as well as regular speaking engagements at marketing events around the U.S. He recently launched a site dedicated to Google Glass called Glass Almanac and also blogs at Small Business Search Marketing. Matt can be found on Twitter at @MattMcGee and/or on Google Plus. You can read Matt's disclosures on his personal blog.

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