Community Blog / Top SEO News: Week of July 3 - 10

Google Adwords New Editor Version Supports Shopping Campaign

Google has released a new version of Adwords Editor that provides support for the rollover to Shopping Campaign, although the rollover is still a month away. The old campaign style, PLA, is schedule to be deactivated in late August. Currently support will only be provided for Shopping Campaigns that were previously set up; new campaigns are still required to be set up through the old system.

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Bing Shows Better Movie Showtime Results than Google

A comparison of search engine results shows that there may be some merit to accusations that Google doesn’t show all of the available results in a movie showtime search. After the producers of the movie “America: Imagine the World Without Her” accused Google of specifically removing showtime results, a comparison between Google and Bing has found that Google shows about 70% of the showtime results, while Bing shows 100% of the results.

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Research Shows Google is Slow to Index Tweets

New research from Stone Temple Consulting shows that even when some of the most influential profiles are involved, Google can be slow to index tweets. Tweets that are more news-related in nature from accounts with a large number of followers tend to be indexed more swiftly than others. The research shows that even tweets from such powerful names as Barack Obama, Lady Gaga, and Britney Spears are slow to be indexed, and even slower when they are not newsy in nature. 

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Google Legal Representative Speaks Out Regarding “Right to Be Forgotten” Legislation

The implementation of the European “Right to Be Forgotten” legislation has been complex for Google, and Google’s Chief Legal Officer David Drummond spoke this week about the mistakes that have been made as they attempt to remove sites that have requested removal. He called it “a work in progress,” and stated that sites removed in error last week during early implementation have since been reinstated. He called the criteria for removal “vague and subjective,” suggesting that there will be more difficulty in removing sites before the process smooths out. 

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MyBook” from YP Makes Search More Social to Compete with Bigger Names

MyBook, which had a soft launch in 2013, is a cross-platform tool for sharing YP favorites and making lists. YP has been putting more work into improving the mobile app for the program, which will now allow sharing of gathered information across a wide variety of platforms including email, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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E-Commerce through Mobile Devices Growing Swiftly

Custora reported that mobile e-commerce sales have risen almost 19-fold in the last four years. E-commerce sales were $42.8 billion in 2013, an increase of 1875% over the $2.2 billion in 2010, and it is likely they will surpass $50 billion in 2014. In the first quarter of 2014, almost 37% of visits to online retailers were from mobile devices (tablets and phones), compared to just $3.4% of visits in the first quarter of 2010.

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Leaked Yelp Documents Lead to Questions over Google Searches

Documents regarding how Google may be keeping search results from leading to Yelp were leaked this week, leading to questions regarding both Google’s search behavior as well as the veracity of the research results. The results suggest that Google may be preventing direct searches from leading to Yelp; however some analysts argue that the evidence may in fact be the result of the implementation of the study. This is not the first time Yelp has made such accusations towards Google.

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Written by: Matt Tuens

Head of Copywriting, Beanstalk SEO Inc


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