SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 20, 2013

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From Search Engine Land:

  • When It Comes To Google, Microsoft’s Ballmer Is Still Fighting Old Battles With Old Tactics I’ve watched Microsoft fight Google in search for a very long time. Bing has come a long way, and I’ve been pleased to see a strong competitor emerge. But Microsoft hasn’t actually hurt Google’s share. It’s only robbed from its partner, Yahoo. So how’s Microsoft going to beat Google? Comments from departing CEO Steve Ballmer […]
  • Trust In Search Ads Rises, Along With All Other Ads Except Newspaper [Nielsen] A new Nielsen study on consumer trust in advertising shows trust in search ads has risen since 2007. Nearly half (48 percent) of consumer respondents now say they trust search ads, that’s up 14 percent since 2007. This is certainly good news for search advertisers. In more good news, with the exception of ads in […]
  • New Bing Ads Location Extension Features Roll Out To All US Advertisers The added features Bing Ads introduced to Location Extensions in June are now available to all advertisers in the US. If you’re running mobile or local paid search campaigns, you’ll want to be sure your location extension data is comprehensive to take advantage of these features. Here’s a look at the latest location extensions in […]
  • 4 Ways To Avoid An SEO Disaster Of Monumental Proportions I made a mistake. It was a classic SEO blunder. Don’t judge me — it was one that you (and almost every other SEO) has probably made as well. What did I do? I allowed a client to sign a contract without fully vetting them first. I didn’t ask the right questions, and I wasn’t […]
  • Local Businesses, Ensure Your AdWords Accounts Are On Target Paid Advertising Platforms are growing exponentially on what seems like a weekly basis. What once was Keywords + Ad + Bid = Money has now become a full-time job. Bid adjustments, rules, remarketing, extensions, day-parting, local or geographic targeting, modified broad match, and more — the vocabulary alone is a struggle for small business owners […]

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