Tag Archives: PPC
SEO News: AdWords, Link Schemes and Twitter Search

Google announced an update that changes how each keyword’s 1-10 numeric Quality Score is reported in AdWords. They say that, now, the Quality Score in your reports reflects the factors that influence the visibility and expected performance of your ads. However, the way the quality score is calculated isn’t changing, so ad performance won’t be affected by the new reporting.

Google says they are unifying all their AdWords display tools in one easy and streamlined location. The Contextual Targeting Tool, the Placement Tool and the Google Ad Planner are now moved to the new Google Display Planner. Google says this will let you add all the keywords, placements or other targeting ideas you choose directly into your campaigns with just one click.
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SEO News of the Week: New AdWords Integration, Better Organized Google Webmaster Tools and Bing’s New Image Search Filter

Bing announced that a new “Search by License” feature is available now in Bing image search. This  feature has six different filters: 1. All, 2. Public domain, 3. Free to share and use, 4. Free to share and use commercially, 5. Free to modify, share and use, 6. Free to modify, share and use commercially. Now you can easily find an image that that will best serve your needs without manual sorting.

Google Analytics started to roll out a new AdWords integration infrastructure for advertisers. The new integration is laying a foundation for adding new AdWords dimensions quickly – such as Ads – and paving the path for a rich set of reports such as enhanced campaign bid adjustments and Google Display Network targeting settings.
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SEO News of the Week: Panda Dance, Spring Cleaning, New AdWords Features

The Google Panda Dance is a new SEO term coined last week. It was created after Matt Cutts announced that the Panda algorithm will be updated every month, but that update will be rolled out slowly throughout the month. So now Google will run the update on a particular day and then it will push out that impact over 10 days or so throughout the month.

Spring cleaning continues: Yahoo has shut down of one of the web’s oldest search services. Good bye, AltaVista (a surge of nostalgia here). AltaVista launched way back in 1995 and will be shutting down on July 8th. You can see the full list of retired Yahoo projects here.
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SEO News: Local SEO, Google Penguin and a New AdWords Editor

The new and improved Google Places for Business dashboard is now available for new signups in the USA, UK and Ireland. If you are an existing Google Places for Business user, do not create new pages for listings that already exist, just continue using Google Places for Business or Google+ as you were.

Foursquare has added new search filters that allow Android and iOS users to make very specific searches, filtering by price, locations where users have or haven’t checked in before, locations ‘friends have checked in’, if a location is ‘open now’ and if a location is ‘offering specials’.
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