SearchCap: King Of The United States, Break Up Google Conflict & More

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • German Legislator Calling For Google Breakup Has Serious Conflict Of Interest

    The German member of the European Parliament behind the call to break up Google, Andreas Schwab, has a conflict of interest. According to the NY Times, he has ties to and earns money from a German law firm that represents anti-Google publishing interests in Germany. German publishers lobbied for the passage of the “ancillary copyright” law […]

  • How To Write A Meta Description That Gets Click-Throughs

    I feel sorry for meta descriptions. Google has long held that meta descriptions do not impact search engine rankings. From a 2007 post on the Google Webmaster Central Blog: Google reiterated this point yet again in 2009 in a post stating that the meta keywords tag was not used as a ranking signal: Thus, people have […]

  • Looking Back At The Top 13 PPC Marketing Articles Of 2014 (So Far)

    Yes, it’s that time of year again already. You haven’t even sat down for Thanksgiving dinner with friends or family, and already everybody is clamoring to compile their “Best [insert topic here] Articles of 2014″ lists. Well, this round-up of 2014’s best paid search articles is worth checking out, because these posts offer tips, tricks, and […]

  • According To Google, Barack Obama Is King Of The United States

    Ask Google who is the [King Of United States] and Google will inform you that it is Barack Obama, the current President of the United States. The Google Answer is pulled from Breitbart, a story they posted five days ago named All Hail King Barack Obama, Emperor Of The United States Of America! It appears […]

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