Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.
From Search Engine Land:
- Will Google & Bing Penalize Microsoft Over Their Sponsored Post Campaign For Internet Explorer?
This morning, news broke that Microsoft Internet Explorer is getting help from SocialChorus to build more awareness for the aging browser by way of sponsored posts. Michael Arrington posted on his site an email from the company, soliciting him into this paid blog post campaign. The campaign instructs bloggers to write about their experience with […]
- Does Google’s “Search Ads Lift Brand Awareness” Study Mean What It Says?
Google is touting a new study this week that concludes “Search Ads Lift Brand Awareness.” What the study should be titled, though, is “The Top Search Ad Lifts Brand Awareness”. This was a meta-study in which several studies were conducted by Google and Ipsos MediaCT across a set of verticals including CPG and automotive. A […]
- Google Knowledge Graph Adds Phone Numbers With Hangout Integration
Now, if you search for your favorite local restaurant, bar, business and the like on Google; Google may show you a phone number in the knowledge graph top box that is clickable. When you click the phone number, it will dynamically open up Google Hangouts and let you dial them via your computer to make […]
- A Step-By-Step Guide To Link Building For Boring Industries Or Products
Within the current search landscape, most search engine optimisation campaigns have become increasingly content-led. The majority of the campaigns that I work on revolve largely around the production and placement of high quality content on top-tier sites. This approach to search engine optimisation is more akin to a typical PR campaign than a traditional SEO […]
- Study: Google Universal Results Show Up For 85% Of All Searches: Videos In 65% & Maps In 1%
SearchMetrics released a study on the penetration of Universal Search results in the Google search results. By Universal Search we mean the way Google “blends” results from “vertical” search engines like Google Images, Google Videos, Google Maps or Google News into its web search listings. The study shows that for all searches, 85% of them […]
- Why “Linksville” Is a Ghost Town: Link Building Is Moving In House
Several years ago, I wrote a column here titled Why Link Building Must Go In-House. The main thesis of that column can be summed up with this quote: There are almost as many link building tactics as there are companies selling them. Google lists over a million. On more than one occasion, I have pretended to […]
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- Yandex Introduces Cityguide Apps For Russian Market
Combining maps, business listings, reviews and other content aggregated from 70 partners, Yandex has introduced a cityguide app for iOS and Android. There’s also a PC site as well. Called Yandex City, it’s a straight-up map-centric local search site. It’s only available for Russia currently but will likely expand to other geographies that Yandex serves: […]
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