This time last year, Yahoo talked of being "more than a search engine," sending me off on giant wobble. My Return To The Sad Days Of More Than A Search Engine? article asked if we'd come full circle, with search engines deciding it was cool to be portals again. If so, would search quality slip again as last time? Google's Mission in Context from MediaPost has Google's head of travel explaining recently "we're not just a search engine" to an audience, sending writer David Berkowitz on a similar wobble on whether search engines -- and Google in particular -- are forgetting their missions. Missions? You'll find a recap of Google's and Yahoo's here from me: Missions & Visions & Actions.
Upcoming Webinar: PPC Pause and Reflections for 2013
Thursday, December 12 - 2013 was a major turning point in search advertising. With Google's Enhanced Campaigns and Bing's innovative Smart Search capabilities in Windows 8.1, now is a great time to pause, reflect, and plan for the new year. Webinar attendance is free. Sign up today!