SearchCap: Upcoming Google 3rd Party Policy Changes, Quixey Announces Alibaba Deal & 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:

  • Agencies Take Note: Google Third-Party Policy Changes Coming Nov. 2014
    Last month, Google rolled out an updated policy center for all advertisers. Starting in November, agencies and other third-party firms and individuals that manage Google advertising for customers will need to conform to new third-party policies. The two new transparency requirements are: Management fees Third parties often charge a management fee for the valuable services […]
  • Media Companies Republishing Google Right-To-Be-Forgotten Links
    Google is notifying publishers when it de-indexes their links under the controversial “Right to Be Forgotten” (RTBF). What this does is often trigger republication of a version of the story by the media outlet or a page that indicates what URLs are being removed from the search index. Among others that what the BBC has […]
  • Second-Screener, Multi-Screener: How to Engage the Always Addressable Consumer – October 23 Webcast
    Digital Marketing Depot presents “Second-Screener, Multi-Screener: How to Engage the Always Addressable Consumer” on Thursday October 23 at 1 PM EDT. In this webcast Forrester Research, Inc.ís Principal Analyst Jim Nail and Quaeroís Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek will discuss how second screening is additive to both the viewing and buying experience as well as the bottom line. […]
  • Bing Ads Tests Consumer Ratings Annotations
    Bing Ads is partnering with reviews service, Viewpoints, to test out displaying consumer ratings annotations in text ads. Like Google’s version, which pulls from its own survey program, the ratings annotations in the Bing ads feature grades on performance features such as customer service, return policies, pricing, and selection. I haven’t been able to see […]
  • Google’s 17 Percent Growth In Click Volume Is Lowest Since 2010
    In Google’s Q3 earnings report, released yesterday, another round of big revenue gains weren’t enough to meet analysts’ expectations. Google’s revenue grew 20 percent over the previous year in Q3, but that’s the lowest annual growth rate the company has posted since Q2 2013. Year-over-year click volume increased 17 percent over Q3 2013. But, click […]
  • App Search Engine Quixey Annouces China Deal With Alibaba
    App search engine Quixey has announced a relationship with Alibaba in China that will bring its search capabilities to the latter’s mobile operating system YunOS. Quixey enables users to search for content within apps — essentially what Google does for PC search Quixey is doing for apps. Quixey calls this “functional search.” It depends on […]
  • How Large Multi-Location Businesses Can Dominate In Local Search
    Local search marketing can be especially challenging for businesses with multiple locations. Contributor Jason Decker explains how to do it right.
  • Like Google, Apple’s Siri Also Gets Stephen Colbert’s Height Wrong
    Google came under fire last night from Stephen Colbert, over a direct answer that got the comedian’s height wrong. But Apple’s Siri makes the same mistake — something Colbert didn’t raise during his video appearance at the Apple’s iPad event today. Stephen Colbert Demands Google Apology For Getting His Height Wrong on our Marketing Land […]

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