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Now you can share results from the AdWords Ad Preview Tool with clients

Quickly let others see how ads appear in the search results.

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SearchCap: AdWords preview tool, Moz layoffs & AdWords Express

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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SearchCap: Google link tool bug, Search Engine Land awards & more

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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Google Trends Explore tool gets a facelift

Google Trends Explore tool launches a new interface this week, but is it much better?

Unlike other Google changes, the only people that would notice this update are marketers, researchers and the periodic journalist from time to time.

I’ve examined the new look and feel, as well as features and functionality to see how impactful this change can be. Below is a quick breakdown of what’s changed, and what hasn’t:

New features (mostly look and feel, some functionality)

  • Updated interface: The look and feel has been refined to allow for easier navigation and simpler, single screen viewing of data.
  • Historical data by day: Archived trend data can now be viewed down to the day (upgraded from a month only view). This is perhaps the most important feature update, as we can now customize the range for specific dates when we know events are happening, such as news, sales, and product launches.

custom time range

  • Geographic comparison: Comparing two or more search terms will now show you which terms are stronger by sub region on a single map.

geographic comparison

  • Search term filtering: When comparing two or more search terms, you can individually filter by geography and time.
  • Export to Excel: All of the data components in the trend interface can now be exported to an Excel CSV file.
  • Mobile embed update: Mobile versions of charts for imbedding purposes is now available. 

Features that have been removed (and likely won’t be missed)

  • News & Forecast buttons: Users can no longer view “notable” news stories on your trend line nor can you forecast future search interest. We’ve found that this feature has typically been unavailable over the last few months.
  • Trending over time (MAP): The feature, which would allow you to view the geographic search interest changes over time, has also been removed. This feature was interesting for some very high volume searches, but also seemed to be pretty inconsistent.

Consistent features (under the surface, still the same)

  • Trend results: Results (the actual data) appear to have remained unchanged. It looks like you still get different results for pretty similar terms, plurals and misspellings.

trend results

  • Individual search term details: The ability to look at geographic search term performance as well as rising/top related queries remains intact.
  •  Share & embed: Users can still share the results on social media as well as embed the charts on HTML pages.

Overall the new Google Trends tool just looks better, rather than being a total overhaul. But it does feature some improved functionality and everything useless has been removed.

Despite all the changes, it’s still the same basic tool inside.

Michael Gauld is the VP/Director of Search Marketing at DigitasLBi.

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Bing adds 2016 Rio Olympic Games search feature & “Events to Watch” prediction tool

Powered by Bing Predicts, the new “Events to Watch” tool will be updated daily and offer a schedule of “must-watch” Olympic moments.

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Profit by Search now offers SEO services to avoid the impact of new Google mobile usability testing tool – PR Newswire (press release)


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Profit by Search now offers SEO services to avoid the impact of new Google mobile usability testing tool – Yahoo Finance


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Profit by Search now offers SEO services to avoid the impact of new Google mobile usability testing tool
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NEW YORK, July 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — #1 SEO Company in India, Profit by Search is now offering search engine optimization services to help businesses in avoiding the impact of new Google mobile usability testing tool. Presently, beta testing is being …
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Google’s Keyword Planner tool just became even more inaccurate

You’re probably familiar with the Keyword Planner tool, which is one of the best sources we have to spot opportunities and make the business case for an investment into paid or organic search campaigns.

One of the things it provides is guidance on the volume of searches for any given query. The numbers reported in the tool have always been somewhat vague. They are rounded up and numbers end with at least one zero. A pinch of salt has always been required when digesting the data.

It turns out that these numbers are now even more imprecise.

Jennifer Slegg spotted that Google has started to combine related terms, pooling them all together and reporting one (bigger) number.

No longer can you separate the data for keyword variants, such as plurals, acronyms, words with space, and words with punctuation.

As such it would be easy to get a false impression of search volumes, unless you’re aware of the change. No sudden jump in search queries, just an amalgamated number. Be warned.

Here are a couple of examples…

Bundling together anagrams and regional spellings

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Lumping together plurals and phrases without spaces

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The problem could be exacerbated by third party tools. Jennifer says:

“For those that don’t notice the change – or worse, pulling the data from tools that haven’t updated to take into account the change – this means that some advertisers and SEOs are grossly overestimating those numbers, since many tools will combine data, and there is no notification alert on the results to show that how Google calculates average monthly searches has been changed.”

So yeah, this isn’t exactly good news. In fact, I can’t think of any benefit to the end user, but Google has a history of obfuscating data, so perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise.

That said, it once again pushes the focus towards relevance and context rather than pure volume. Advertisers and content creators would do well to focus on optimising clickthrough rate and landing page performance, rather than just shotgun marketing.

Guesstimated data aside, you can use Search Console to make sense of actual performance. Map your page impressions to organic (or paid) positions and you’ll get a sense of how accurate the Keyword Planner data is for any given term.

It’s also worth remembering that there are seasonal factors at play with the reported data. Volumes shown are an approximate figure based on 12 months search data. You might get a better idea of more accurate monthly figures if you cross-reference data from with Google Trends, which will show seasonal spikes (February is a big month for flowers).

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Keyword Planner replaced Google’s Keyword Tool and Traffic Estimator about three years ago. Users of the old tools initially complained about missing the broad match and phrase match options. Now, they’re going to miss even more detail around keywords and data.

Proceed with caution, as ever.

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Google testing new tool to check internet speeds directly in search results

Powered by Measurement Labs, Google’s latest widget was surfaced via a search for “check internet speed.”

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SearchCap: Google’s internet speed testing tool, Landy Awards call for entries & more

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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