SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 15, 2014

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From Search Engine Land:

  • EU Wants More Search Concessions, Google Defies French Authority

    Round and round she goes. The European Commission is seeking a final round of “concessions” from Google in an 11th hour effort to settle potential antitrust claims against the company. EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia made public statements asserting that Google needs to deliver additional, revised proposals within weeks to avoid a formal antitrust proceeding. […]

  • Is Lowe’s The First Brand To Adopt Jelly?

    A new social network or online community comes along and every brand has to answer one basic question: Should we be active in this channel? No matter whether you’re among the world’s biggest brands, or a small home-based business, that’s a question you have to wrestle with. Lowe’s, the home improvement retailer, appears to have […]

  • Google’s Matt Cutts: We Don’t Have Different Algorithms For Different Web Position Slots

    Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, posted a video answering another webmaster question. The question was, “Are results in different positions ranked by different algorithms?” The answer is no, Google does not have reserve web search results slots or positions for ranking for specific algorithms. For example, slots 3-5 in the results are not […]

  • The Big SMX West Preview – A Virtual Tour Of What To Expect

    Search Engine Land’s SMX West search marketing conference is returning to San Jose on March 11-13, 2014. We’ve got a revamped, updated agenda, and have already confirmed more than 100 world-class speakers. SMX West is a can’t-miss event for all serious marketers, whether you’re the CMO or working to implement your key campaigns on a […]

  • Report: Search Engines Responsible For 40% Of Holiday Traffic To Retailer Websites

    As part of its Consumer Insights webinar last week, marketing services firm Experian revealed search engines were responsible for driving more than 40 percent of upstream traffic to Hitwise 500 Retailer websites during the 2013 holiday season. While still representing the largest share, Experian reported search engines experienced a 13 percent drop in the amount […]

  • Health & Medical SMBs Spend More On Marketing Than Other Industries

    When we conducted an online survey of 668 US small and medium-sized businesses in October 2013, a large number of these businesses (just over 20%) classified themselves as belonging to the Health & Medical Industry. This group consisted of a wide spread of specialists, including chiropractors, dentists, mental health practices, medical family practices, pharmacies, psychologists and […]

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