SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 25, 2013

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Google Launches Hashtag Search, Shows Google+ Posts On Search Results Page The integration of Google+ across Google properties continues in a big way today with the launch of hashtag search. Simply put, if you search Google for a hashtag, you might see Google+ posts using that hashtag to the right of the regular search results. Google’s Zaheed Sabur announced the new feature this morning on Google+, […]
  • Google’s Matt Cutts: Google Does Not Penalize For Broken HTML In a video published today by Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts – Google confirmed that they do not penalize sites that have broken or invalid HTML. Matt Cutts said, “so Google does not penalize you if you have invalid HTML, because there would be a huge number of web pages like that.” Cutts […]
  • Google AdWords Debuts Ready Image Ads: Enter A URL, Get IAB-Sized HTML5-Ready Display Ads The latest roll-out from Google AdWords could dramatically change the number of advertisers running display campaigns – and whether anyone gets paid to make display ads anymore. While that might sound far fetched, the launch of Ready Image Ads introduces a slick new option for advertisers that want to get optimized display ads up quickly […]
  • White Papers: Key To B2B Enterprise SEO Power Enterprise marketers, particularly in the B-to-B space, often find content development a difficult proposition. The company’s thought leaders, although happy to pontificate, are often afraid of committing to a writing schedule – and the marketer, admittedly, is trying to get others to “squeeze in” content, essentially “off the books”. With no reward, why should anyone help with the difficult, thankless work of writing articles? The trick is for the marketer to take advantage of three key tactics…
  • Google: BitTorrent Back In Auto Complete To Make Search “More Useful to People” Yesterday we reported that after over two years of being missing, BitTorrent is back in Google’s auto completion results. That means, when you start typing the letters [bit] into Google’s search box, Google will offer an instant search suggestion of the term BitTorrent. Before yesterday, for over two years, Google did not show BitTorrent as […]

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