Martin Beck

Martin Beck is Third Door Media's Social Media Reporter, covering the latest news for Marketing Land and Search Engine Land. He spent 24 years with the Los Angeles Times, serving as social media and reader engagement editor from 2010-2014. A graduate of UC Irvine and the University of Missouri journalism school, Beck started started his career at the Times as a sportswriter and copy editor. Follow Martin on Twitter (@MartinBeck), Facebook and/or Google+.


ComScore: Yahoo Bounces Back From All-Time Low In Search Share

After dropping below a 10% market share for search for the first time in June, Yahoo creeped back above that threshold, according to ComScore’s July search engine rankings. Yahoo checked in with a 10.0% share, a 0.2 percentage point gain over its record low in June. Yahoo had 1.8 billion searches in the month, a […]


Google Settles Shareholder Suit, Will Set Aside $250M To Disrupt Rogue Online Drug Ads

Google will create a $250 million internal program to battle rogue online pharmacies as part of a deal to end a shareholder lawsuit, Reuters reported today. The litigation was sparked by Google’s $500 million settlement in 2011 with the U.S. Justice Department, which alleged that the search company accepted advertisements from foreign pharmacies that illegally […]


Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Search Is A Multiyear Voyage

During Facebook’s call with investors yesterday detailing another quarter of runaway financial success, CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent a good amount of time discussing one of the less social aspects of the social network: search. Facebook, he said, is committed to spending the company’s money and resources in a long-term effort to make searching within the […]


Pinterest Is Bringing Guided Search To Desktop Users In The Next Few Weeks

Pinterest wants to be the search engine that helps people find things that they didn’t even know they were looking for. Two months ago, the company rolled out Guided Search on mobile devices and billed it as a revolutionary way for its users to consume and browse Pinterest, which CEO Ben Silbermann called the “world’s […]


Namecheap Upgrades Its Domain Name Search Interface

Namecheap announced that is has upgraded its search functionality, aiming to streamline the process of finding, tracking and purchasing domain names. Now users searching for available domains on Namecheap are presented with a cleaner-looking interface, with domains placed into three extension tabs: Popular, New and International. Those tabs can be drag-and-drop reordered, and users can […]


VIDEO: Pinterest Guided Search, A Visual Discovery Tool For Mobile Devices

Pinterest wants to help its users find what they are looking for even if they don’t know what exactly that is. The company’s solution, Guided Search, is a predictive search engine powered by social curation. Announced last night at Pinterest’s San Francisco headquarters, Guided Search was presented by CEO Ben Silbermann as a breakthrough for […]