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SearchCap: Google Local Pigeon Update & AdWords Dynamic Sitelinks

Search Engine LandFri, 07/25/2014 - 20:02

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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: Google’s Pigeon Update Solves Yelp Problem, Boosts Local Directories As the analysis continues on yesterday’s Google local search algorithm changes...

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Pigeon: Search Engine Land’s Name For The New Google Local Search Update

Search Engine LandFri, 07/25/2014 - 18:02

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Last night, Google released a pretty significant local search algorithm update. Google told us there was no internal name for the update, but now that we see that it was fairly significant, we decided to give it a name: Pigeon. Pigeon is the name we decided on because this is a local search update...

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Google Quick Answers Adds Images

Search Engine LandFri, 07/25/2014 - 17:12

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Google’s quick answer results have recently added images to some of the answers. Alex Chitu spotted this and I was able to replicate it for many queries. Such as for [how old is barack obama] to [how many children does michael jordan have?] Here are both desktop views and mobile views of the...

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Search In Pics: Hillary Clinton At Google, Google’s Iron Chef & Alice Cooper Band At Google

Search Engine LandFri, 07/25/2014 - 14:42

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In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. The Next Iron Google Chef: Source: Google+ Hillary Clinton Interviewed By...

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Google’s Matt Cutts: Link Building Is Sweat Plus Creativity

Search Engine LandFri, 07/25/2014 - 14:07

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Back in June, Google head of webspam Matt Cutts participated in the annual You&A at SMX Advanced in Seattle, an hour-long event in which he was interviewed by SEL founding editor Danny Sullivan live in front of a large audience. A variety topics were covered, including important Google news,...

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Google: We’re Working On Multiple Language Translation Detection

Search Engine LandFri, 07/25/2014 - 13:42

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Jon Wiley, Principal Designer for Google Search, participated in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) discussion, where in one question, he was asked to share something cool he is working on. He shared that Google is working on a feature to listen to multiple languages at the same time and be able to...

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Since May 91,000 Right-To-Be-Forgotten Takedown Requests

Search Engine LandFri, 07/25/2014 - 00:58

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The Right to Be Forgotten (RTBF) content removal requests in Europe keep coming in. It’s difficult right now to know whether they’re leveling off or continuing to increase. On the first day of availability Google’s RTBF online form, it received 12,000 submissions. Sources familiar...

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Google “Pigeon” Updates Local Search Algorithm With Stronger Ties To Web Search Signal

Search Engine LandFri, 07/25/2014 - 00:07

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Google has released a new algorithm to provide a more useful, relevant and accurate local search results that are tied more closely to traditional web search ranking signals. The changes will be visible within the Google Maps search results and Google Web search results. Note: We’ve named...

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Google Penalty Hits eBay’s Bottom Line, May Cost Up To $200 Million In Revenue

Search Engine LandThu, 07/17/2014 - 21:17

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Earlier this year, eBay was hit with a search penalty by Google. The loss of traffic resulting from that has been noticeable enough that eBay acknowledged it in a financial call this week, suggesting it may have cost up to $200 million in revenue. eBay also said it plans to improve its efforts in...

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SearchCap: Bing Opens EU ‘Forgotten’ Form, Marin Supports Google Shopping Campaigns & More

Search Engine LandThu, 07/17/2014 - 20:58

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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: Marin Software Adds Support For Google Shopping Campaigns Marin Software has added support for Google Shopping Campaigns, which will become the only way to manage...

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SPONSOR MESSAGE:Content Marketing & Link Building Together

Search Engine LandThu, 07/17/2014 - 19:00

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Join us Tuesday, August 5th at 1:00EDT (10:00PDT) to hear Jon Ball, Page One Power’s co-founder and CEO, discuss content marketing and it’s impact on link building. Attendees will learn why links are still relevant and how link building and content marketing work together. You’ll also learn how to...

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Marin Software Adds Support For Google Shopping Campaigns

Search Engine LandThu, 07/17/2014 - 15:54

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Marin Software has added support for Google Shopping Campaigns, which will become the only way to manage Product Listing Ads (PLAs) in AdWords beginning in late August. The dynamic campaigns tool in the Marin platform automates Shopping Campaign creation and optimization. Advertisers can automate...

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Mobile PPC Tips & Tricks – What Works & Doesn’t

Search Engine LandThu, 07/17/2014 - 15:17

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As we all know, the mobile environment is becoming more important, and mobile PPC is a topic companies are starting to pay more attention to. At this point, there’s still a lot of low-hanging fruit out there. In this article, I’ll share some mobile stats to begin with, and then provide some...

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The World’s Quickest (Authentic) SEO & Marketing Audit In 12+1 Steps

Search Engine LandThu, 07/17/2014 - 13:20

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I am, according to those who know me, a very structured person. In order to function, I have to live by spreadsheets, task lists and processes. Without them, I’m lost. It’s just life. Isn’t everyone like that? But despite my obsession with structure and process, I don’t like...

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Bing Adds School Ratings To Search Results

Search Engine LandThu, 07/17/2014 - 11:30

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Microsoft Bing has announced they’ve added a new feature to the school snapshot boxes on the right hand panel — the school’s rating. They’ve added school ratings, rankings and academic indicators directly in Bing Snapshot. Microsoft says this works for searching for schools...

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Bing Opens Its Right To Be Forgotten Form

Search Engine LandThu, 07/17/2014 - 11:16

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Over six weeks after Google launched their form for Europeans who want to make their Right To Be Forgotten request, Microsoft Bing has launched theirs over here. The form does differ from Google’s but both Google and Bing, as well as other search engines, have the obligation to follow the...

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SearchCap: Google Robots.txt Tester, Bing Ads Bid Suggestions & AdWords Express App

Search Engine LandWed, 07/16/2014 - 21:01

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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: Blogger Fined By French Court, Negative Restaurant Review Too Prominent In Google A French court has ordered a blogger to pay a substantial fine and change the...

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Blogger Fined By French Court Because Negative Restaurant Review Was Too Prominent In Google

Search Engine LandWed, 07/16/2014 - 20:31

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A French court has ordered a blogger to pay a substantial fine and change the title of a restaurant review because the review was too prominent in search results and harmed business at the restaurant. The post has since been removed but can be viewed here (via TechDirt). The restaurant, Il...

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