Search Engine Land: New site Hotspot Law like ZocDoc for lawyers

Local search is probably more visible than it has ever been since the advent of Google Maps. Yet, paradoxically, there’s almost no consumer-facing innovation taking place. There’s Google, Yelp, Facebook (somewhat) and a range of specialized vertical apps and sites,…

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Search Engine Land: Microsoft search, LinkedIn revenue growth slow for third straight quarter

Microsoft reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings Thursday, but the two sectors of the company that matter most to digital advertisers — search advertising and LinkedIn — again saw declining year-over-year growth in the final quarter of its fiscal 2019, which ended…

Search Engine Land: Heard from Google, the biggest trends impacting PPC are privacy and automation

We’re now well past this year’s Google Marketing Live event which was hosted in June in San Francisco. By now you’ve most likely heard about all the latest new betas and product changes – the “what” of what was announced.…

Search Engine Land: Ticket reseller Viagogo suspended from Google Ads

Google suspended secondary ticket marketplace Viagogo’s advertising for violating its ad policies. The suspension follows campaigns by event industry groups to get Google to remove Viagogo’s ads. Last year, 24 signatories, including UK trade and industry bodies as well as…

Search Engine Land: DuckDuckGo expands its maps UI with a few familiar features

DuckDuckGo’s expanded map view with map re-querying. Image source: DuckDuckGo. Privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo announced that it has expanded its local search capabilities with a dedicated maps tab, map re-querying and local autocomplete.  Powered by Apple Maps. Earlier this year,…