Bing is getting serious about crawling the mobile web, finally. At least now, they shared how they are doing it by adding new Bingbot mobile user agents, so they can crawl more of the mobile web, including mobile sites not built only in a responsive way.Bing said they still do prefer you do your mobile sites in a responsive design but they said they are "cognizant of the fact that many sites still use different URLs for their mobile phone or smart phone customers or have varying levels of user experiences depending on the type of device." Because of this, Bing said they "have started to probe websites with a number of new crawlers" to understand that content better.The new Bingbot mobile user agents include:Mozilla/5.0 + (Mobile Device) + Mobile Engine + Mobile Browser + bingbot/BingPreview/[version]Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 7_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/537.51.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/7.0 Mobile/11A465 Safari/9537.53 BingPreview/1.0bMozilla/5.0 (Windows Phone 8.1; ARM; … [Read more...] about Bing Gets Serious About Crawling Mobile Web: Bingbot Mobile User Agents
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Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Facebook Update Status Box Now Prompting Users With Halloween-Related Questions “Describe your Halloween costume.” That’s just one of several Halloween-related questions that are now appearing in the Facebook Update Status box, apparently as a way by Facebook to get its users talking about the holiday. Here are just a few of what we’ve been seeing: For those without images, these are: What’s your favorite Halloween […] The Rise Of The Search Butler Let me start this month with the following disclaimer: I despise humble bragging in all its forms. I find the whole process nauseating — so much so that I have taken to parodying my own tweets that even remotely smell like a humble brag. That stated with the utmost sincerity, I can tell you I […] Marketing Land’s Social Media … [Read more...] about Marketing Day: October 31, 2012
SEOmoz released its latest SEO quiz today, which is now getting some buzz as folks poke at the accuracyof the questions. Below, my own spin through the test, which constantly had medisagreeing with many of the "answers," plus some links to more of the chatterabout it. Some of the disagreement is in comments in apost about the quizat SEOmoz itself. Over at our Sphinn forum site, we have multiple topics arguingabout the quiz (1,2 and3) Former Googler Vanessa Fox took aswing in herWhy the SEOmoz SEO Quiz Is Completely Wrong post, giving me a big chuckle atthe part where she found herself getting an answer wrong, only to have the proofof her wrongness be a quote from herself! When it came out this morning, Barry and I talked about going through it, andBarry said he might do that tomorrow. He still might, but I ultimately decided Iwanted to go through it myself. I intended to go through each and everyquestions, but I lost energy after the first 10. Still, I think it will be auseful look … [Read more...] about Dissecting An SEO Quiz — Are There Right Answers?
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. 2010 Biggest Search Geek Demographics The 2nd annual SMX Biggest Search Geek Contest, sponsored by Marin Software, is designed to recognize the most knowledgeable and capable experts in the field of search engine marketing. Here are some preliminary stats from the competition: Search geeks on average are about 30 years old, with 5 years of SEM experienceOver 40% came to search […] Google To Develop Superfast “Experimental Fiber Network” Google continues to flirt with being an ISP or carrier. Several years ago the company was part of the aborted municipal WiFi bid for San Francisco with Earthlink. Google is also one of the major forces behind the White Spaces initiative (”WiFi on steroids“) that seeks unused TV spectrum for broadband purposes. In addition, Google […] They’re Back: AP Stories Reappear In Google In the peek-a-boo … [Read more...] about The Day In Search, February 10, 2010
With more than two years in China and a background in strategy, Nurcin Erdogan Loeffler shared her thoughts on future proofing a business strategy with the audience at ClickZ Live Shanghai. While the future for many of us is seen as something unpredictable and scary, the definition on Wikipedia is quite simple: “The Future” is the time after the present. But what does that actually mean? “When we look at the reality, especially in our industry, the future is now. We are already used to seeing science fiction as science fact,” says Erdogan Loeffler. To understand the three stages of time, Erdogan Loeffler quoted from Steve Case’s book: The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future. The first wave: The first wave is the past. This was a period of infrastructure building to bring the technology to the people. Think Microsoft and Cisco. The second wave: The second wave is the present. This is about the software. “It’s about all those … [Read more...] about Seven ways to future-proof your digital strategy