SearchCap: Google Penguin Vibrations, Right To Be Forgotten Rules & Santa Tracker

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: Penguin 3.0 Rollout Still Ongoing
    Google has confirmed with us that the shifts and changes reported throughout the industry on Thanksgiving day were a result of the Penguin 3.0 refresh that first began rolling out 6-weeks ago. Google told us in response to what we saw on Thanksgiving day, “the Penguin rollout is ongoing, and this is just the effect […]
  • Bing Has Seen Tiny Number Of “Right to Be Forgotten” Requests So Far
    Reputation VIP, which operates the website in Europe, has said that Microsoft/Bing is starting to implement “Right to Be Forgotten” (RTBF) requests. The company released a study of RTBF requests and Google in October, which was generally consistent with Google’s own subsequently released data. said initially that 60 percent of RTBF requests to Google were being denied. Google itself reported 58 percent. […]
  • 3 Things You Can Do To Push Through Your PPC Plateau
    Online advertisers are in it for the long haul, and like any long-term relationship, it takes work to succeed. If you’ve been working on a PPC account for a long time, you’ve been through the ups and downs together. You know what works and what doesn’t. You “get” the business, and you know just how […]
  • The Post-Google Local Survival Guide
    Ask any local SEO worth their salt, and they will tell you that the Pigeon algorithm update has been a kind of big shift in local search results. Traditionally, when an algorithm update causes a major shift in the SERPs, SEOs adjust their strategy and tactics accordingly. Consider this: we had a single location client that […]
  • DuckDuckGo Now Shows New Jersey Transit Schedules
    You can now search DuckDuckGo for New Jersey Transit schedules. This was announced quietly on Twitter via @duckduckhack. For example, a search for [next train from secaucus to suffern] displays several options via NJ Transit: Here is the tweet from DuckDuckGo: You can search the New Jersey Transit schedule on @duckduckgo thanks to @mattr555 […]
  • Oh No They Didn’t: European Parliament Calls For Break Up Of Google
    Today, many Americans were busy preparing Thanksgiving meals or getting ready to travel to the homes of friends and family to celebrate the holiday. But Google certainly won’t be giving thanks for the European Parliament’s vote in favor of a resolution to “unbundle” Google’s search engine from the rest of its business. The widely anticipated, non-binding vote calls upon […]
  • Thanksgiving Day Google Logo Serves Up An Animated Turkey For The Holiday
    To celebrate today’s holiday, Google’s homepage includes an animated Thanksgiving Day turkey with sharing icons to post the bouncing turkey on your social pages. Along with the illustrated bird, is a link answering the question “What is tryptophan?” to clarify why it’s so difficult to stay awake after ingesting large quantities of turkey. The backdrop […]
  • Is Your 2015 Integrated Digital Marketing Plan Complete?
    The new year is just around the corner and progressive brands are analyzing and prioritizing digital integration in their 2015 plans. In this Digital Marketing Depot webcast, Mike Corak, Executive Vice President of Strategy at ethology, and David Robidoux, Vice President of Marketing at Franchise Services Corporation, will share the key considerations to keep top […]
  • Google’s Santa Tracker Is Up & Counting Down Days Until Santa’s Annual Sleigh Ride Around The Globe
    Now that we have Thanksgiving out of the way, it’s time to start tracking Santa’s whereabouts. To make it easy, Google launched its Santa Tracker today, reminding us there are less than 23 days before Santa makes his annual trip around the globe. This year’s Google Santa Tracker website will include daily elf games, along […]
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  • EU Issues “Right To Be Forgotten” Criteria
    Last week the EU issued formal guidelines surrounding the so-called “Right to Be Forgotten” (RTBF). They are intended to help privacy regulators and search engines implement the RTBF. And they include some controversial elements. I’ve embedded the full document below and won’t try and treat it comprehensively. Below are the formal considerations that the EU […]
  • Bing’s Top Searches In 2014: Kim Kardashian No. 1 Most Searched Celebrity
    If you were searching for a celebrity on Bing this year, there’s a good chance you were looking for Kim Kardashian. Using data from Bing Trends, the site released its most popular searches of 2014, listing everything from top celebrity, athlete and news story searches to the Top Ten ice bucket challenges, and vacation destination […]

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