Today Bing Forever Changes Search and SEO

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Bing has made an announcement that might prove to be the biggest blow ever dealt to rival Google. Starting now, Bing will incorporate Facebook data into search results in the most personal and actionable social search to date. In short, search for something on Bing and, if you have activated Facebook results, you will see which pages, products and… [[ …

Google SERP Changes – Social Search Recommendations

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You knew it was coming. I mean, you really knew this was coming, right? Google just announced that social search results (let’s call them social recommendations) were just put into high gear. If you didn’t know it was coming, well, take off the blinders. Google’s update to its more “social” search experience… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit …

Google Edges Bing For Visual Attention

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The top three paid positions on Google attract more visual attention than the top three links on Bing, according to a new report from research firm User Centric. Study outcomes showed a comparable number of participants viewing top sponsored links (~90 percent) across both search engines. However, these participants spent 22 percent more time looking at Google’s top sponsored links …

China’s Twitter sites Censor ‘Egypt’ Search

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The word ‘Egypt’ (??) was censored today by several micro-blogging sites in China, the AFP reported. I did a search on Egypt on China’s largest microblog site Sina Weibo (in Chinese of course) and got the following in return: “According to relevant laws, regulations and policies, the search results have not been shown.” It was […] Related posts: China’s Twitter …

Google Says War on Spam Ranks First

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Google principal engineer Matt Cutts posted a lengthy message on the company’s official blog Friday in response to recent complaints from users about the increasing prevalence of spam in search results. The war on webspam, Cutts writes, is being waged as intensely as ever, in fact saying that Google’s search quality is presently… [[ This is a content summary only. …

Singapore Loves Facebook

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Last year, 40 percent of Singaporeans were on Facebook. This year, the proportion of Singaporean Facebook users has increased. As of today, 48.9 percent of us are connected on the social networking site. The figure is derived by dividing the total number of Facebook users in Singapore (from Facebook ad platform) by the total population. […] Related posts: STATS: 40% …

Top 10 Rising Google Searches in Singapore 2010

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Google has released this year’s Singapore search trend results. It became obvious that most Singaporeans are Apple fans when both the iPad and iPhone are on the top ten rising search list. But Microsoft still managed to clinch top spot on the rising search list with xinmsn. Xinmsn is an online entertainment portal through joint effort […] Related posts: Search …

Bing Integrates Facebook to Create Social Shopping Lists

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Bing has added a new feature this week that integrates Facebook with Bing Shopping search results. Users can now create a shopping list on Bing and then post the list to their Facebook Wall to get feedback from friends and family. Shoppers now have the…(read more) [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other …

Google Maps For Android Gets New Features

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Google announced the launch of a new version of Google Maps for Android that has a new design for Place page reviews, more options to filter search results, and an option for Google Latitude real-time updating. Place Pages On Android will look pretty much like they do on the desktop. Users can see reviews from around the web and from …

Google Testing Hotel Prices in Google Maps

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Google is testing a new feature within Google Maps: displaying specific hotel prices. The feature has been turned on for “a small portion of users.” The new feature is very straightforward: whenever you search for hotels in a specific region, you will have the ability to check the prices of hotels that show up in search results, based on the …