SearchCap: Google HTTPS Study, Consolidated AdWords Billing & Google Quick Answer Failure

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 Quick Answer Fail: NSFW Advice On “How To Eat Sushi”
    Google continues to expand the number of quick answers it offers in its results, as well as the size of those answers themselves. But since Google takes these answers from other sites without any human review, that can lead to goofs. The latest: some advice on eating sushi that might not go down well with […]
  • Demystifying The Knowledge Graph
    Columnist Barbara Starr explains the power of the newly extended Knowledge Graph and how to leverage semantic technology for better search visibility.
  • Google Says There’s No Bug, Older Versions Of Its Search Page Showing Up On Purpose
    After more than 200 comments on a Google Search Help Forum thread last week, reporting a glitch that caused an older version of Google’s search page to display in certain browsers, a Google employee claimed there was no glitch at all. According to Googler Nealem, the page was working just fine. The Google employee left […]
  • Report: HTTPS URLs Have No Discernible Ranking Benefit In Google Currently
    In August 2014, Google announced that they would give a small ranking boost to HTTPS with the new HTTPS ranking factor. Now that it is a few weeks later, many are wondering how much of an impact does HTTPS URLs actually have on rankings. The answer according to SearchMetrics is none currently. Marcus Tober of […]
  • Google Rolling Out Consolidated Billing For AdWords MCC Users
    Over the weekend, Google announced the roll out of Consolidated Billing for AdWords users managing multiple accounts through an MCC (My Client Center). The new billing system combines invoices for several accounts into one. Consolidated Billing will replace MDOs (Manager Defined Orders), which were only available upon request from a Google rep among other requirements. […]
  • 5 Less Common Link Building Mistakes You Might Be Making
    Even the most advanced link builders can sometimes make simple mistakes. Are you one of them?
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  • Communicating SEO’s Value To Clients And C-Level Execs
    When it comes to marketing activities, SEO is often the first thing on the chopping block when budget cuts come around. Here’s how to avoid the axe.

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