In 2016, Microsoft announced the launch of the Bing Network, marking the end of the Yahoo Bing Network.
Bing Ads continued to serve ads on a sizable percentage of Yahoo’s search results.
The Bing Network was the result of a renegotiated search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo, which was originally a 10-year deal. The revised Yahoo-Bing search deal returned ad sales and account management back to each company: Bing handled Bing customers, Yahoo handled Yahoo customers.
Read all about it in Microsoft Introduces Advertisers To The Bing Network.
2022: Businesses could pull call history data from this API and into their CRM software.
2022: Google: “Soon, customers will no longer be able to follow businesses on Google Search or the Google Maps app.”
2022: Performance Max was set to absorb Smart Shopping campaigns by summer.
2022: Edible Arrangements was seeking damages from Google for selling its name via search ads. The court didn’t bite.
2022: After months of feuding, Amazon would continue to accept Visa credit cards at its websites and stores.
2021: As an antitrust remedy, the choice screen had not only failed to make the search market a more competitive space, it may have even reinforced Google’s dominant position.
2020: This gave advertisers more options to track website actions through the customer journey.
2020: This former U.S. Marine built a professional career in SEO and SEM while giving back to the community.
2017: Google had mislabeled pages as not mobile-friendly over the prior 24 hours.
2017: Google had removed emojis in June 2015 due to webmaster abuse.
2017: Local search filters like “Top Rated” and “Open Now” were added to the app.
2017: The latest images showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more.
2015: DuckDuckGo said they could provide instant answers for around 9 million different queries and was supported in four languages.
2014: Google: “Sorry for the confusion there.”
2014: From the files of no kidding.
2014: “… with a bit of creativity, you could find the perfect domain very cheaply.”
2014: A game that swapped out the birds with SEO personalities and the pigs with black hats.
2012: Google’s Panda algorithm was mostly to blame for Demand Media’s $6.4 million loss in the fourth quarter of 2011.
2012: Google relaunched its AdWords Help Forum on a new platform and gave it its own URL.
2012: Google and other ad networks were discovered circumventing mobile Safari’s default “no third party cookies” settings.
2012: The cartoon tied people who do SEO as weasels and those who hire SEOs as an accomplice, someone who actively participates in the commission of a crime.
2012: The latest images showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more.
2011: Google expanded Social Search results. Friends’ activity on Twitter, Flickr and elsewhere would soon be more visible in Google’s search results and have an impact on how pages ranked.
2011: Google started rolling its new bar out widely.
2011: Google was being embraced and celebrated for its new publisher-friendly platform after it had been derided and bashed by content publishers and newspapers.
2011: When you searched for [Santorum], the first result was a blog created as part of a successful campaign to associate the senator’s name with anal sex.
2011: Among those watching IBM’s Watson win “Jeopardy” were folks at Google.
2011: The toolbar, which was graphically more pleasing to look at than a conventional toolbar, let users get lots of different types of information via drop-down windows.
2010: For a product from Google, searching Buzz was less than impressive.
2010: Despite spending millions of dollars on paid search, Fortune 500 companies continued to fail when it came to natural search visibility.
2009: His discussion of experts and quality was one of the most interesting parts. It had implications for Google’s search results and algorithm.
2009: It appeared to be mostly a rebranding and repackaging of existing Yahoo mobile assets.
2009: There were at least two obvious problems with the lawsuit.
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