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    The two tools Pinterest launched Thursday offer conversion optimization for Promoted Pin campaigns and a conversion goals feature for video.
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    Google confirmed that a bug on April 5 caused website pages to be deindexed after site owners reported ranking errors. A lot could be said about whether it was random or systematic.
  • Google Cloud Search Tool Finds Data Stored In SAP, Salesforce And Other Platforms
    Google has developed a tool that lets marketers and other enterprise customers of its cloud services search through their data, regardless of any third-party platforms where it is stored.
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    Only 4% of small and medium-sized businesses consider paid search a priority, a survey revealed, while about 5% view it as second priority, and 5% consider it a third priority.
  • Klear Social Engine Adds Hashtag, Keyword, Brand To Search Capabilities
    Rather than using keywords like "beauty" and "activism" for general searches, the new capabilities help brands connect with influencers around niche topics like #OutfitOfThe Day, #CrueltyFree and #GunSafety.
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    Advertisers participating in the beta saw average click-through rates increase by 20% when they served extensions, which entice people to click on ads driving them to a brand's site.
  • Are Brands 'Exiting' An Era Of Search?
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