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HopStop Bought By Apple For Public Transit Data

Hot on the heels of its acquisition of Locationary, Apple has bought transit site and cityguide HopStop for an undisclosed amount. It's an ugly site that has very useful public transit schedules, maps and related information. The value of the data to Apple Maps is obvious.

4 Days Before Deadline, Google's Larry Page: 75% Of Active AdWords Campaigns Are Enhanced

On today's quarterly earnings call, Google CEO, Larry Page, addressed Enhanced Campaigns and noted that nearly three quarters of AdWords campaigns have migrated. Page said: "... we want to make advertising super simple for customers. Online advertising had developed in very device specific ways with separate campaigns for desktop and mobile.

Google Confirms Panda Update Is Rolling Out: This One Is More "Finely Targeted"

This morning, I noticed a possible Panda update was rolling out, one that seemed to be "softer" in nature than the previous updates, where many webmasters who were originally hit by the algorithm are now claiming recovery. Google has confirmed a Panda update is rolling out and this specific update is "more finely targeted."

Google: Authorship Bug Affects "Very Few Sites," Actively Working On A Fix

Google has confirmed that there are current issues with displaying authorship rich snippets on "very few sites." A Google spokesperson told us "it's something we're actively working on" but that "it affects very few sites" on the Internet. This is a topic I've personally been tracking very closely, as my own site is impacted by [...]

Google Tablet CPCs Rise 1.7% Above Desktop For First Time [The Search Agency Report]

The Search Agency issued its Q2 State of Paid Search report today, finding that overall impressions were up 19.2 percent across all search engines quarter-over-quarter (QoQ), while overall clicks declined 7.8 percent. Cost-per-click (CPC) rose across all devices. This marks the first quarter The Search Agency has seen tablet CPCs outpace those of desktops on Google.

SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 19, 2013

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. From Search Engine Land: Search In Pics: Glass Jeopardy, Yahoo Blimps & Matt Cutts With Stormtrooper In this week's Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the Web, showing what people eat [...]

SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 18, 2013

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. From Search Engine Land: Enhanced Campaigns Countdown: 10 Best Images That Told Us How You Really Feel T-minus just days until Google flips the switch on AdWords Enhanced Campaigns.

Enhanced Campaigns Countdown: 10 Best Images That Told Us How You Really Feel

T-minus just days until Google flips the switch on AdWords Enhanced Campaigns. For a bit of a break, we've rounded up the best blog post images and meme hijacks made about Enhanced Campaigns since Google announced their arrival in February. In no order of greatness, here are your Top 10: How to explain the origins of [...]

SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 17, 2013

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. From Search Engine Land: New PPC Trend? Staples & Toys"R"Us Among Top Advertisers With More Impressions From PLAs Than Text Ads [AdGooroo Study] Advertisers have flocked to Google AdWords Product Listing Ads (PLAs) since Google [...]

50 Percent Of Companies Struggling With SEO Aren't Integrating Social Media [Survey]

What's one key difference between companies that are successful with SEO and those that aren't? According to a new study from Ascend2, it's this: Successful companies integrate social media into SEO strategies and tactics more extensively than companies that struggle with SEO. The research agency surveyed almost 600 business and marketing professionals around the world [...]

Are Google's Results Getting Too Ad-Heavy & Self-Promotional?

Are Google's search results getting too ad-heavy and leading back to Google's own content too much? A new blog post suggesting that Google's non-paid listings make up only a tiny fraction of the entire search results page has sparked some discussion, though the exact percentage actually varies on how you count what's on the page [...]

The Definitive Guide To Technical Mobile SEO

At SMX Advanced, I moderated a panel about technical SEO. Google's Maile Ohye spoke about SEO best practices for technical implementation of mobile sites based on how Google crawls, indexed, and ranks mobile content and presents it to searchers on mobile devices. She also talked about Google's recent announcement that the mobile user experience is [...]

Facebook's Graph Search Then & Now: What's Changed

Facebook has started rolling out Graph Search to all US English users, a move that comes about seven months after the product first launched to a small number of users in mid-January. Graph Search has gone through some changes since then, perhaps none more obvious than when Facebook changed the search box white to make [...]

Snowden Petition Blocked From Google? Like All Petitions, It Won't Be When It Gets Enough Signatures

Search for "edward snowden petition" on Google to find the petition filed through the White House petitions site, and you'll see something odd. The petition has no description, because the White House won't let Google crawl the page. But it's not a move against Snowden, as some might think.

Search In Pics: Glass Jeopardy, Yahoo Blimps & Matt Cutts With Stormtrooper

In this week's Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the Web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. Jeopardy: What Is Google Glass: Source: Twitter Google Row Boat: Source: Google+ Yahoo Blimp: Source: Flickr [...]

Leveraging Search Algorithms In A Semantic Search World

Innovation velocity in the search world is causing knowledge graphs to become increasingly sophisticated and ubiquitous. In light of that, it is imperative that semantic Web groups and SEO groups maintain a frequent and open communication. The SEO of the future will need to have a strong understanding of how knowledge graphs work - as well [...]

Build B2B Brand Awareness, Not Links

Given the ample warning and increased transparency Google provided in advance of Penguin 2.0, it surprises me that B2B search marketers still blew up the forums about being penalized for link spam after it hit. There's no reason webmasters should not have cleaned up their act before the rollout (the exception being a recently acquired [...]

Link Building Campaign Design: How To Scale Outreach Today

"Scaling link building" is a buzzword that died a slow but well-deserved death over the course of the last several years. Panda, Penguin and common sense were nails in the coffin for many wild link building schemes advertised as "cheap and scalable." But, if you're shrewd, there are still a few opportunities to scale remaining [...]

Does Weather Affect Site Traffic & SEM Performance?

Omni-channel retail marketers with online sites and offline stores have often wondered about the effect that weather might have on their site traffic (which in turn would affect their paid search bidding strategies). There appear to be three competing hypotheses about weather affecting site traffic: Hypothesis #1: Site traffic is negatively correlated with weather quality [...]

Building An Enterprise-Level Search Marketing Team: Part 1

Several years ago, I was tasked with building an enterprise-level search marketing team for a top online retailer. Because of the lessons learned and results achieved, I want to pass this intel on to those tasked with creating a search marketing team from scratch. Your Foundation: The Search Guru My first recommendation is to start [...]

5 More Landing Pages Tests To Improve Performance

Now that you've had a chance to implement 7 Landing Page Tests You Can Run Tomorrow, I have a few more weapons you can add to your SEM testing arsenal to improve landing page performance. 1. Don't Provide Too Many Options In the last 10 years, I've only seen a home page convert better than [...]

Use Twitter Cards For Branding & Local SEO

I've written before about the benefits of using various semantic protocols to improve your search engine optimization efforts. Using Schema.org markup and geotagging webpages can help search engines associate your website with online business listings, and a variety of semantic markup types can help your site's listings appear more attractive in search engine results with [...]

Bing Autosuggest Adds Brands, Movies, Albums, Places, Software, Teams, Animals & More

Bing announced they have expanded their search autosuggestions to add more than seven new categories. Bing added autosuggest completions for brands, movies, albums, places, software, sport teams, animal species and more. This is in addition to Bing adding people, search history, news and more over the years.

New Google Maps App For iOS Includes Dedicated iPad Experience

Just a few hours after opening up the new Google Maps desktop version to anyone interested, Google has followed up by announcing new Google Maps apps for iOS. The big news is that, for the first time, there's a dedicated iPad experience of Google Maps.

Google's Matt Cutts: Linking 20 Domains Together Likely A "Cross Linking Scheme"

A common question I see from webmasters and SEOs is how many sites in my network can I link together without getting in trouble. Google's head of search spam Matt Cutts answered a question on that topic in a recent video which asked "If I have 20 domains, should I link them all together?"