SearchCap: Bing & Reddit, Google travel pricing & meta descriptions

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: Fundamentals of writing meta descriptions don’t change with longer search snippets
Dec 14, 2017 by Barry Schwartz

Google has officially commented about what webmasters should focus on when writing meta descriptions after Google extended their search result snippets.

Google adds price tracking features to flight search, hotel search and Google Trips
Dec 14, 2017 by Barry Schwartz

Google adds several features to help searchers plan their getaways.

How to calculate your marketing budget
Dec 14, 2017 by Digital Marketing Depot

Determining a marketing budget can be frustrating. Are you investing enough? Are your marketing dollars being applied in the most efficient way? How do you know if what you’re doing is working? There are subjective answers that are easily disprovable from one budget period to another. What worked last year isn’t necessarily going to work […]

Bing announces AI-powered new ‘intelligent search’ features
Dec 14, 2017 by Greg Sterling

None of the features or changes is disruptive, but they collectively point to the fact that search evolution is accelerating.

SEO in 2018: Optimizing for voice search
Dec 14, 2017 by Bryson Meunier

Columnist Bryson Meunier argues that by understanding the nuances of voice search, marketers can do a better job of helping searchers find exactly what they’re looking for when they’re asking for it by voice.

Microsoft adds Reddit data to Bing search results, Power BI analytics tool
Dec 13, 2017 by Tim Peterson

Reddit posts will appear in Bing’s search results, and its data will be piped into Power BI for marketers to track brand-related comments.

Search News From Around The Web:

5 ways to improve your hiring process in 2018, Google BlogAll The Ways To Spot Negative SEO (Are You being Targeted?), ignitevisibility.comApple details indoor maps coverage of 34 airports, multiple malls, appleinsider.comGoogle Rolls Out Search Results to Local Knowledge Panels – SEO Specialist in Toronto, Sergey AlakovGoogle To Roll Out New Search Console Early Next Year, Search Engine RoundtableHow To Drive Traffic To Your Website: 5 Actionable SEO Tips, theupperranks.comPPC & Statistics: Get Certain About Uncertainty, PeriscopixSearchResearch Challenge (12/14/17): What are those light patches on the ground?, SearchReSearchThe Importance of Brand Search Campaigns, Marketing MojoYoast SEO: How to make your site stand out in search results, Yoast

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