SearchCap: Google Debuts New Hotel Booking Ads, A New Call Analytics Report & Holiday Paid Search Drivers

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 Debuts New Look For Hotel Booking Ads As The Carousel Disappears
    The grand, awkward Carousel experiment appears to be coming to an end — for local listings at least. Google is abandoning the Carousel of horizontal listings that appeared at the top of local search results for hotels, restaurants and a few other verticals. With the changes, Google is now displaying hotel “Book A Room” ads […]
  • Google Drops Local Carousel For Hotels, Restaurants & Other Local Listings
    Google is dropping its horizontal Carousel display of local search results in several categories: restaurants, nightlife, entertainment and hotels. It’s being replaced by a 3-pack of organic listings and some new secondary pages. The Local Carousel rolled out in June, 2013 for the PC in the US and gradually expanded to a number of categories […]
  • Call Analytics Platforms – New Market Intelligence Report
    Our sister site Digital Marketing Depot recently released a new Market Intelligence Report, “Enterprise Call Analytics Platforms 2014.“ Smartphone ubiquity has changed the way consumers communicate with brands. It is also now changing the way brands view the telephone as an inbound marketing channel. As consumers increasingly use their smartphones to research, browse, and connect […]
  • Google Rolls Out Search App Redesign For Android Lollipop Devices
    Google announced today it is rolling out a redesign of its Search App for Android devices running on the Lollipop OS. Along with the “…bold colors, fluid animations and simplified layouts” of the new material design, Google says the updated app allows Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Galaxy Note 4 users to set their device […]
  • More Bulk Editing Capabilities In Bing Ads Web UI Are Now Live
    Bing Ads has been rolling out bulk editing capabilities within the web interface over the past few months. Today, more options became available. Bulk bid and destination editing are both relatively new additions, and now advertisers can edit keyword match types in bulk. At the ad group level, bids can be set or adjusted up […]
  • More Detailed Reporting Rolling Out For AdWords Flexible Bid Strategies
    This week, Google is rolling out new reporting updates for AdWords flexible bid strategies such as Target CPA and Enhanced CPC. Bid strategy reporting can be found in the Shared Library. Reporting at the strategy level provides a dashboard view of key performance metrics such as conversions, cost, CPA and conversion rate. By clicking on […]
  • SEO: The O Is For Outing
    As professional SEOs, we have a responsibility to make the web a better place. Contributor Kerry Dean argues that accusing our peers of wrongdoing may not be the best way to do this.
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  • Anticipating What Products Will Drive Your Holiday Paid Search Sales
    With products changing from year to year, how can you predict which items will be hot sellers this holiday season? Contributor Mark Ballard offers some advice.

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