SearchCap: Sweden Considers Imposing “Link Tax” On Google, Bing Predicts 95% Of Election Winners & Local SEO In 2015

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 Puts Custom Ebola Info Box At Top Of Search Results & Offers To Match Donations To Help Fight Deadly Outbreak
    Google announced today it has launched a public fundraising campaign to help support nonprofits fighting to contain the ebola virus outbreak, and is offering to give $2 for every $1 donated. The site has also added ebola information to its knowledge graph. A Google search for “ebola” will result in the following box at the […]
  • Sweden The Latest To Consider Google “Link Tax” For Newspapers
    A member of the Swedish parliament, Niclas Malmberg, wants Google to help fund Swedish news publications along the lines of the French model established last year. Threatened with a “link tax,” Google agreed “to create a €60 million Digital Publishing Innovation Fund to help support transformative digital publishing initiatives for French readers.” Google also agreed […]
  • Bing Predicts More Than 95% Of The Senate, House & Governor Elections
    While some may be surprised with just how red the U.S. elections went last week, it appears Bing knew all along. Following last Tuesday’s national elections, Bing announced it had predicted more than 95 percent of the called races for state Governors, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Based on search, social and other relevant […]
  • Simple Tips To Set The Stage For Local SEO In 2015
    After Google’s most recent local algorithm update, the rules have changed for local SEO. Columnist Greg Gifford discusses how you can do well in local search in 2015.
  • How Google Is Using Dynamic Testing To Build Out The Knowledge Graph
    Google is constantly testing new ways to answer user queries. Columnist Eric Enge has been watching these experiments closely and shares what he’s observed.
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