Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.
Over the Thanksgiving week, retailers increased ad spend on paid search by 49 percent compared to 2013, according to new data from Kenshoo. On the biggest shopping days — Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday — revenue increases outweighed the jump in ad spend from the previous year. Black Friday and Cyber Monday saw the […]
Recently, Google reached a settlement with a UK businessman who took it to court over defamatory web content. Columnist Eric Ward discusses the potential ramifications of this legal battle.
Following Ask.com last week and Bing on Monday, it’s now Yahoo’s turn to share its most popular searches for the year. Mayer’s site released its top searches for a number of categories, including most popular searches overall, top obsessions, and news stories, as well as offering up a few Tumblr lists. Ebola ranked No. 1 […]
For many webmasters, major algorithm updates like Panda and Penguin turned their world upside down, but columnist Aaron Friedman believes the days of big upsets may well be over.
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Bing is now using a carousel format for their local search results user interface. If you search Bing for local related queries, such as pizza, you will see local results placed in a black bar, that you can navigation through, to find local pizza stores. Here is a picture: Bing started using the carousel format […]
The race is on. Three weeks out from Santa’s annual trek around the world, and both Google and Microsoft have launched their Santa Tracker websites. While Google is relying on its Google Maps technology to track Santa, Microsoft once again has partnered with NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Microsoft said its Santa Tracker […]
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