SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 10, 2013

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Facebook To Retire “Who Can Look Up My Timeline By Name?” Search Setting For All Users

    As of today, Facebook announced that it is completing the removal of its “Who can look up my timeline by name?” search setting. Users who still have access to it will begin seeing a reminder below their Facebook search bar that the setting is being retired. Last December, Facebook announced it was replacing the search […]

  • Niagra Falls Photo Wins Bing Hometown Homepage Photo Contest

    After asking users to submit photos of their hometown back in August, Bing announced today Prasad Karkera’s photo of the Niagra Falls has won its Hometown Homepage Photo Contest. Karkera’s photo was one of ten selected by Bing and then voted on via a public vote by Bing users. Taken from the New York State […]

  • AdWords Smartphone CPCs Drop Sharply After Enhanced Campaigns Transition [RKG Report]

    With two months of enhanced campaigns behind us, RKG’s Q3 Digital Marketing Report offers a look at the near-term impact of the roll-out on its client set, which includes 40 of the top 500 online retailers. Most metrics remained relatively stable, however the effects were seen in smartphones where CPCs dropped significantly after the transition. […]

  • Just 2 More Days to Save $300 on SMX Social Media Marketing – Register Now

    SMX Social Media Marketing Super Early Bird rates – the lowest offered – expire tomorrow, Friday, October 11. Register now. Attend for: Exceptional content: 2 days featuring tactic-packed sessions 100% focused on paid, earned and owned social media Invaluable connections: Meet others like you and the expert speakers pre-show and in-person while you’re enjoying the […]

  • New Google AdWords Interface Design And Logo Starts Rolling Out

    Google has started rolling out a new logo and web UI design. The logo is now integrated into the navigation bar and the green has been stripped away. Rick Galan tweeted this screenshot: The new AdWords logo and menu reflect the move toward flat design that Google recently adopted with its flagship logo. Here’s the current/old […]

  • 5 Ways PPC Can Make You A Smarter Marketer

    I’ve come to the conclusion that search marketing makes you super smart when you use it to its full potential. Obviously, one doesn’t get smart by being lazy, complacent or having campaigns run on autopilot. PPC smarts come from rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty with data, analysis, and data-driven decisions. In […]

  • Google Hummingbird: When Evolutionary Becomes Revolutionary

    The announcement of Google’s Hummingbird algorithm last month made quite a stir in the tech and SEO communities. In a blog post released the same day as the Hummingbird announcement, Google revealed some new features and ended the post with this: We’ll keep improving Google Search so it does a little bit more of the hard […]

  • The Top 7 Milestones Of Google Search

    I think that I can confidently say that anyone reading this post has an intimate relationship with Google. After all, it’s one of the most important companies in the world and has helped to spearhead the Internet revolution — which is up there with invention of the wheel, the discovery of electricity, and the creation […]

  • Google’s Matt Cutts: User Redirection Based On Location Is Not Spam

    Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, posted a video yesterday clearly stating the geo-location or redirecting users based on their location is not spam. Google will not consider a site that uses geo-location techniques as spam. What Google does consider spam is when you redirect GoogleBot to a web page of content that users […]

  • Google Now Cards Invade The New Google Maps

    Google sure does love its new card-based information display. They’re the primary display for Google Now information. They’re part of Google’s new unified design on mobile devices. They’re how all information is displayed on Google Glass. They’ve been spotted in the wild displaying Google News results, too. And now they’re part of the new (still […]

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