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SearchCap: The Day In Search, May 16, 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:

  • Bing Ads Gets New Filter Options, Search Query Reports, Appealable Ad Visiblity Keyword Competition Values
    Bing Ads announced a number of updates last month, including new campaign filter options, improved search query reports, more visibility with appealable ads, and new keyword competition insights. Also, the Keyword Suggestions feature was made available to Bing advertisers in the UK. New Filter Options The new filtering options let advertisers filter and search from [...]
  • German “Ancillary Copyright” Law To Go Into Effect, Imposes Limits On Search Results
    According to a report from IDG News, a “toned down” version of an earlier, more restrictive “ancillary copyright” law has been published in Germany and will go into effect in August. The ”ancillary copyright” rule was proposed in August of 2012. In its initial form it would have required Google and others that indexed or [...]
  • Study: Delaware Least Likely State To Use Google, While Yahoo Is More Popular In Southern Midwest States
    Using data from more than 35 million search queries performed in 2012, SEO company WebpageFX set out to determine search engine market share by state for Google, Bing and Yahoo. According to their study, Google dominates across the country, taking 70 percent or more of search engine market share in nearly all 50 states. Delaware [...]
  • Google Continues To Experiment Expand Authorship
    If one theme was abundantly clear at SMX West in March, it was the question over the importance of authorship and how it might impact future rankings in Google. During the “What’s Needed For SEO Success In 2013 Beyond?” panel, I asked Matt Cutts if Google planned to expand authorship credit (and potentially the [...]
  • How to Automate AdWords Ad Creation Landing Page Checks
    Automating AdWords as much as possible is every advertiser’s dream, especially when dealing with the massive accounts we see in enterprise-level SEM. This article provides a few examples of how we at Top Tier Marketing have automated some of the more laborious tasks of running AdWords. Hopefully, these examples will give you some ideas for [...]
  • Across From Google I/O, Microsoft Runs The “Bing It On” Challenge
    Coming out of Google I/O at Moscone Center in San Francisco yesterday, I did a double-take. Was that Microsoft pitching its “Bing It On” challenge against Google directly across the street. Yep. “Put the science back in computer science: test your Google bias inside,” read a big banner, over the entrance to the Metreon Mall, [...]
  • “Organization Markup” Supported As Non-Google+ Way To Put Logos In Knowledge Graph Box
    Want to have your company logo appear in Google search results, similar to the way authors get to have their pictures displayed? Keep waiting. New “organization markup” support that Google has announced won’t do that, but it might be useful for putting your logo in Google Knowledge Graph boxes. Author Images Many are familiar with [...]
  • Bing Rises Above 17% Search Market Share As Google Slips [comScore]
    Bing’s U.S. search market share has hit another all-time high, passing 17 percent for the first time. It gained at Google’s expense, as the search giant slipped six-tenths of a percentage point last month. That’s from comScore’s April 2013 qSearch report, just out today. For the month, comScore says there were slightly more than 20 [...]
  • New Google Now Cards Include Voice-Activated Reminders
    Six shiny new cards are coming for Google Now, the assistive app for Android and recently, iOS devices, that offers predictive information tailored to your needs. The new cards, announced at Google I/O today, are for reminders, music, TV shows, public transit, books and video games. Photo credit: Danny Sullivan Reminders is an interactive feature [...]
  • Exploring The New More Dynamic, More Social Google Maps
    At the Google Developer conference keynote this morning in San Francisco, one of the clear highlights was the introduction of a redesigned Google Maps experience for the PC and mobile. The New Google Maps are available now with an invitation. Already the leading digital and mobile mapping service, the various feature and UI improvements put [...]

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