Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.
From Search Engine Land:
- Bing Starts Showing Full Song Lyrics Right In Search Results
While SEOs debate Google’s recent addition of structured data in its search results, Bing is making a similar — and perhaps more significant — change to its search results: Full song lyrics are now showing on Bing’s search results page in the US. Bing says this is available now for more than 500,000 songs and […]
- Reaction: What SEOs Think About Facts & Answers Showing In Google Search Results
Last week, Google officially rolled out Structured Snippets, the search giant’s move to show snippets of relevant data directly in its search results. According to Google, the content being displayed is powered by its Knowledge Graph, as well as other data sources. As Search Engine Land news editor Barry Schwartz noted in his article, “Where […]
- Measuring PPC Account Efficiency Vs. Volume: A Case Study
In making your PPC accounts efficient, are you passing up volume that could be profitable? Columnist Matt Umbro checked it out in one account.
- Google: More First Page URLs In Search Results Are HTTPS Relative To The URLs On The Web
At Search Marketing Expo East, Google’s Gary Illyes presented on an HTTPS panel and shared some very interesting data and history on Google’s HTTPS ranking signal. Page One Search Results More Likely To Contain HTTPS Urls Gary explained that while only 10% of the crawled and discovered URLs on the web are HTTPS URLs, that […]
- Pinterest SEO: 7 Tips From A Pinterest Engineer [#SMX]
It’s not hard to make the case that Pinterest is a perfect social network for marketers, and Tailwind CEO Daniel Maloney hit upon the crux of the matter during a session this week at SMX East in New York. Twitter, he said, is mostly about what I’m doing; Facebook is about who I am; Pinterest […]
- Google SafeSearch For Schools Now Supports HTTPS
Google’s Brian Fitzpatrick, Engineering Director, announced on the Google Security Blog that the Google SafeSearch feature that network administrators can force over their networks now supports HTTPS. That means if the network administrators upgrade to the new protocol, all searches over Google will not only be forced to SafeSearch filters but also be secured over […]
- Technology, Complacency, Innovation & Ad Targeting: Key Takeaways From Google@Manchester
Contributor Matt Clough shares inspirational and insightful details from the Google@Manchester event in the UK this week.
- SEO Organizations Call For “Search Congress” To Create & Enforce Search Marketing Code Of Ethics
SEMPO, along with other search marketing organizations, are calling for SEOs to participate in a “Search Congress” to help draft and enforce a search engine marketing code of ethics for North America. According to the announcement, anyone wanting to participate must be nominated by an eligible search engine marketing organization, including regional associations, virtual communities […]
- SMX East 2014 Day Three Live Blog Coverage
Day three of Search Marketing Expo East is now complete and below is some of the live blog coverage we found throughout the day. #SMX Liveblog Googler Talks HTTPS + Insights from SEO VIPs, BruceClay.com #SMX Liveblog: Conversion Rate Rock Stars, BruceClay.com #SMX Liveblog: Google Says Penguin May Come Next Week, BruceClay.com #SMX Liveblog: Pigeon, […]
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