SearchCap: Yahoo News Digest, Bing XBox Music Search & Google Parents Search Double

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  • Google Says New Parents Perform Twice As Many Searches As Non-Parents

    According to a recent survey conducted by Google’s Think Insights, new and expecting parents perform 2.7 times the number of online searches as non-parents, with 56 percent of maternity-related searches completed on a mobile device. Google claims baby- and parent-related mobile searches are on an upward swing. During the first quarter of this year, mobile […]

  • Heated Competition Among Online Flower & Gift Sellers: AdWords Spend Topped $15 Million In Q1

    As Mother’s Day approaches, Adgooroo is putting the cutthroat reality of paid search in the Flowers and Gifts category on display. The advertising insights firm reports that flowers and gifts advertisers spent more than $15.4 million on Google AdWords ads in the first quarter of 2014 on desktop/tablet alone. The heavy hitters in the category […]

  • 7 SEO Truths Every Business Leader Must Understand

    If you’re still caught up in SEO practices and know how that worked in 2007, it’s time to get up-to-date — fast! Unless you catch up with recent developments in business and search marketing, you’ll get run over by the competition that’s zooming along at high speed. Here are seven SEO truths you can’t afford to […]

  • Bing Now Searches Music That You Can Listen & Play On Xbox Music

    PC World reports that Microsoft Bing has added a way to search for music available within Xbox Music. Now, if you search for a song, for example [U2 all that you can't leave behind] on Bing, on the right hand panel, you will see a box for “Listen to music.” There, you will be able […]

  • Bing Ends Sponsorship Deal With WNBA’s Seattle Storm

    After a four-year sponsorship deal with the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, the Seattle Times reported yesterday that Bing will no longer be the marquee sponsor for the team co-owned by Microsoft executive Lisa Brummel. The report claimed the deal had been valued at $1 million per year, giving the Bing premium marketing space at Seattle Storm’s Key […]

  • Yahoo News Digest App Hits Android & Goes International

    Earlier this year, Yahoo continued its mobile push with the release of their mobile news app “Yahoo News Digest” for iOS. The main powering agent of Yahoo News Digest was the technology from former acquisition, Summly. Today, Yahoo News Digest is expanding out to more devices in more locations, thanks to new editions. First off, […]

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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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