SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 19, 2013

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  • Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web.

    From Search Engine Land:

    • New Updates To Bing Ads Intelligence, Excel Add-In For Keyword Research And Analysis
      Microsoft has released an update to Bing Ads Intelligence, the free Excel add-in for keyword research and keyword performance analysis on the Yahoo! Bing Network. From the new ribbon at the top of the page (shown above), the Keyword Suggestions tool provides keyword and bid research in one place. Enter a handful of keywords, and the tool […]
    • AdWords Advertisers Can Now Control Sitelink Details In Enhanced Campaigns
      When Google introduced sitelink details in February as a new feature in enhanced campaigns, the sitelink details were pulled from other ads in the campaign. Now, Google has announced that advertisers will be able to control the copy in sitelink details. New description fields have been added to both the pop-up window to set-up new sitelinks […]
    • How Search Retargeting Kick Started The Programmatic Marketing Revolution
      Buzz word or not, “programmatic marketing” is here to stay. Those CMOs who’ve embraced it have largely found their spend is more efficient, their targeting is more accurate, their customers are happier, and they have insights that were unheard of just a few years ago. But, programmatic marketing had a surprising start, coming in part […]
    • The Quintessential Marketer Scientist
      Philosopher kings. Warrior poets. Scholar athletes. These compound nouns embody the grand ideal of the “hybrid” — those rare individuals who fuse multiple disciplines and talents into an epic combination. They’re larger-than-life heroes of history and literature. Modern marketing deserves its own mythical hybrid: the marketer scientist. The marketer scientist is not a reincarnation of […]
    • Google Changes Ranking Advice, Says Build Quality Sites Not Links
      Google has quietly updated the rankings article within the Google Webmaster Help documentation. The change is to keep Google consistent with their general change in messaging that content is what webmasters should focus on, not links. Previously, the article had a line that read: In general, webmasters can improve the rank of their sites by […]
    • Homepage Sliders: Bad For SEO, Bad For Usability
      One of the most prevalent design flaws in B2B websites is the use of carousels (or sliders) on the homepage. Carousels are an ineffective way to target user personas, which ends up hurting the site’s SEO and usability. In fact, at the recent Conversion Conference in Chicago, about 25% of the speakers mentioned carousels — […]
    • Best Practices For Google Enhanced PPC Campaigns
      If you do any pay-per-click marketing, you are no doubt aware that on July 22, 2013 Google is transitioning all AdWords accounts from “legacy” to “enhanced” campaigns. Google gives account owners the option to make the switch over sooner, but after July 22 Google will make the switch for you. If you are curious about […]
    • Social Tactics For The Search Marketer
      Search marketers tend to live in their own little world. They use their own language. In spite of these differences, search and social digital marketing disciplines are irrecusably connected. Like our big blue marble, we can all live in separate countries with geocentric attitudes; but, the whole thing will work better if we can all […]

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    About The Author

    Barry Schwartz
    Barry Schwartz 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 SEM topics.