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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.
From Search Engine Land:
Google Assistant comes to iPhone, adds alerts, hands-free calling & moreMay 17, 2017 by Matt McGeeGoogle’s virtual assistant gains a number of new features and expands to Apple’s iPhone as competition for Siri & Cortana.
Google confirms “Google for Jobs” job search rolling out in coming weeksMay 17, 2017 by Barry SchwartzAfter weeks of testing, Google has finally confirmed at Google I/O they are rolling out a job search feature.
Google announces Google Lens, an AI-powered visual search toolMay 17, 2017 by Matt McGeeAt today’s Google I/O 2017 conference keynote, Google introduces a new visual search tool coming to Google Assistant and Google Photos.
The anatomy of ad copy relevance: The new Google standardMay 17, 2017 by Jason PuckettColumnist Jason Puckett discusses how today’s most advanced advertisers are implementing sophisticated ad copy at scale across their accounts.
5 massive SEO and content shifts you need to master right nowMay 17, 2017 by Jim YuWhat can today’s industry shifts tell us about the future of SEO and content marketing? Columnist Jim Yu discusses some current trends and their implications.
Relevance vs. authority: Which link has more value? (Part 3)May 17, 2017 by Andrew DennisIn the third and final installment of his series on authority versus relevance in link building, columnist Andrew Dennis shares insights from experts who believe that the better metric depends on the situation.
What is the Antikythera Mechanism? Google doodle honors ancient astronomical toolMay 17, 2017 by Amy GesenhuesToday marks the 115th anniversary of the discovery of an analog astronomical computer found in Roman ship cargo dating back to 150 BC.
Google tests ‘highlights’ icons in the local knowledge panelsMay 17, 2017 by Barry SchwartzGoogle is busy testing new features in the local listings. Here is one that shows fun icons.
2017 SEM growth hacks: Gain monster paid search growth using competitive dataMay 17, 2017 by Lori WeimanHow can you use competitive data to improve your paid search campaigns? In Part 2 of her multipart series on SEM growth hacks, columnist Lori Weiman explains how competitive ad monitoring helps marketers make more informed strategic decisions.
Purchases on Google quietly opens beta for requests in USMay 17, 2017 by Ginny MarvinUS merchants can now request access to Google’s “buy button” program.
[Reminder] Live webinar: Track, qualify & convert your leads using call and SMS dataMay 16, 2017 by Digital Marketing DepotVoice search now accounts for 20% of queries on Google’s mobile app and Android devices. Inbound call volume is continuing to increase even as messaging apps and chatbots become more popular. Facebook expects 37 billion call conversions by 2019, as social media’s share of mobile calls to businesses explodes.
Recent Headlines From Marketing Land, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Internet Marketing:
Search News From Around The Web:
Local & Maps
SEM / Paid Search
40 Unbelievable SEO Statistics You Need to Know, Search Engine People
5 Tactics to Appear in the Search Results That Don’t Require a Lot of Work, quicksprout.com
Bad SEO Information: Too Easy to Find, Impossible to Escape, Search Engine Journal
Meta keywords: why we don’t use them, Yoast
Tasty SEO Report Recipes to Save Time & Add Value for Clients [Next Level], Moz
Using SEMrush to Track SEO in Multiple Cities, SEM Rush
What Google’s Suggested Clip Feature Means for You, Seer Interactive
Wix Announces Launch of SEO Wiz Tool and Google Search Console Integration, PR Newswire
About The Author
Amy Gesenhues is Third Door Media’s General Assignment Reporter, covering the latest news and updates for Search Engine Land and Marketing Land. From 2009 to 2012, she was an award-winning syndicated columnist for a number of daily newspapers from New York to Texas. With more than ten years of marketing management experience, she has contributed to a variety of traditional and online publications, including MarketingProfs.com, SoftwareCEO.com, and Sales and Marketing Management Magazine. Read more of Amy’s articles.