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Expedia CEO Calls Google Penalty ‘Speculative’

It appeared last month that Expedia had been penalized by Google for its linking practices. Searchmetrics data showed a 25% drop in Google search visibility. Google and Expedia have both remained silent on the issues, but NenadSEO had blogged about what appeared to be Expedia creating a “huge amount” of paid articles with “fluff content” and “overly optimized anchor keywords”. …

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Expedia Apparently Penalized By Google For Linking Practices

It looks like Google has penalized travel site Expedia, one its competitors, which is part of the FairSearch Coalition, which regularly lobbies for antitrust action to be taken against the search giant. Data from SearchMetrics (via Search Engine Land) shows a 25% drop in Google search visibility for the site, and it has taken a hit on major keywords like: …

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Travel Deals: A Cure For the Common Christmas

“Next year we’re not doing a Christmas tree or gifts at all! We’re all just going to go to Hawaii!” Each year since my youth my mom has hollered this through a straitjacket of stringed lights as if it was a threat. Meanwhile, my siblings and I kept waiting with bated breath for her to make good on delivering this …

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Expedia To Power Travelocity Starting Next Year

Expedia and Travelocity announced a strategic partnership, which will see Expedia powering Travelocity’s platforms, and giving the site access to its own services. Travelocity will still continue to market its own brand, and will remained owned by Sabre Holdings and independent of Expedia. “Over the years, Travelocity has become one of the most recognized travel brands in the US and …

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Ironically, FairSearch Company Expedia Accused Of Breaking Antitrust Laws

Expedia, along with a number of other companies, including Orbitz, Travelocity, Sabre Holdings Corp., Marriott International, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and Hilton Worldwide, have been named in a federal lawsuit in California for conspiring to fix hotel room prices, to fend off smaller online retailers selling rooms at lower prices, Reuters reports. Plaintiffs Nikita Turik and Eric Balk are …

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Google Would Support A Transparency Review From The FTC. Competitors? No Comment.

Last month, search industry veteran Danny Sullivan called upon the United States Federal Trade Commission to scrutinize Google and other search engines – specifically, looking into their disclosure of paid listings. A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “Consumers benefit from clear labeling in search results, and we have always clearly disclosed which links are paid advertisements. That said, not all search …

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Expedia Complains To EU About Google Ahead Of Antitrust Decision

The EU is expected to make a decision on how to proceed in an antitrust investigation of Google after Easter. EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said as much earlier this week. That leaves time for more to complain about Google try to make their cases and influence the decision. Reuters reports that Expedia has now filed a formal complaint against …

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Expedia Last Minute Deals : Give Away Your Work

Planning a trip seams fun in theory but I just never seem to get around to doing it. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone else just took care of it? Yes, It’s called a travel agent and they’re too expensive for me. Thankfully there is always someone else willing to my work, at least in this regard. Expedia is making …

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