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Google Maps Adds Live Traffic Info To More Countries Google Maps Adds Live Traffic Info To More Countries

Google Maps has expanded its live road traffic feature into three more countries (one city each). These include: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Kuwait City, Kuwait and Guayaquil, Ecuador. “Now, the maps of these locations are much more useful, as drivers can …

Google Maps Gets Updated On Android, While Disappearing From iOS In iOS 6 Google Maps Gets Updated On Android, While Disappearing From iOS In iOS 6

Now that Apple has launched iOS 6, Google Maps is officially off of the iPhone Maps experience. Meanwhile, Google has launched an update for Google Maps for Android adding better sync across devices. “Just make sure you’re signed in to …

Google May Soon Update Its Webmaster Guidelines Google May Soon Update Its Webmaster Guidelines
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It looks like Google may soon be changing its Webmaster Guidelines. Patrick Sexton from FeedTheBot claims to have spotted an updated version of the guidelines, and posted about them. However, he says, two Google employees told him that they were …

Bing Ads Launches Keyword Suggestions Bing Ads Launches Keyword Suggestions
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Bing announced the launch of a new keyword suggestions feature for Bing Ads (formerly adCenter). Advertisers can now apply suggested keywords customized, based on the ads and keywords they’re already using. “On the Bing Ads Opportunities page, we now provide …

Bing Launches Bing News App For Facebook Bing Launches Bing News App For Facebook
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Bing announced the launch of a new Facebook app called My Bing News. The app lets you browse top stories and subscribe to categories you’re interested in. You can select from selected topics (Entertainment, Business, Health, Politics, Sports, etc.) or …

Survey Suggests Facebook Search Engine Could Instantly Grab 22% Market Share Survey Suggests Facebook Search Engine Could Instantly Grab 22% Market Share
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This week at TechCrunch Disrupt, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that search is something that Facebook will do, and that the company already has a team working on it. We talked about what this could mean to the search landscape, …

FairSearch Gets Blasted By Prominent Search Industry Voice FairSearch Gets Blasted By Prominent Search Industry Voice
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The FairSearch Coalition held en event on Thursday, called “Searching For Innovation And Competition In The Online Marketplace”. If you’re unfamiliar with FairSearch, it’s a group composed of Google competitors in the travel search space, and includes main Google rival …

Facebook Is Doing Search. Should Google Be Concerned? Facebook Is Doing Search. Should Google Be Concerned?
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Facebook is doing search. We’ve been talking about this for quite some time, but now it has come straight from the mouth of CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Should Google consider Facebook a threat in the search department? Do you think Facebook …

Check Out This Infographic From Google Maps Showing The Most Searched Spots Of The Summer Check Out This Infographic From Google Maps Showing The Most Searched Spots Of The Summer

Google has released a new infographic showing the most popular summer searches in Google Maps for different countries in the Northern Hemisphere. “North Americans sought out the best local beaches to help cool off from the summer heat. In comparison, …

Bing Up, Google Down In Latest Search Market Report Bing Up, Google Down In Latest Search Market Report
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comScore released its reports for the top 50 web properties in the U.S. and U.S. search market share today. The two reports may have a direct relationship in terms of the market share fluctuation between Google and Microsoft. In the …

Google Shopping Gets More Merchant-Friendly Google Shopping Gets More Merchant-Friendly
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Google announced some changes it has made for merchants in Google Shopping. For one, Google Trusted Stores annotations now appear on product pages within Google Shopping. Google says this provides merchants with “greater ability to attract new customers” and helps …

Google’s Class For Making You Less Stupid At Search Is Back Google’s Class For Making You Less Stupid At Search Is Back

In June, Google announced an online course for learning about how to become a Google power searcher. The course consisted of six free 50-minute classes with interactive activities and opportunities to connect with users using Google Groups and Google+. Google …

Google in Trouble (Again) over Autocomplete Google in Trouble (Again) over Autocomplete

Google finds itself embroiled in another legal case stemming from their autocomplete feature in search. This time, it’s former German First Lady Bettina Wulff, who claims that Google has defamed her and “destroyed her reputation” with its instant search. Wullf, …

Amazon Is Taking Searches Away From Google Amazon Is Taking Searches Away From Google
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People are starting their product searches on Amazon.com more, and on Google.com (and other search engines) less, according to a report from the New York Times. That should bode well for Google in any arguments it may face against regulators, …

Yahoo And Microsoft Introduce The Yahoo Bing Network, adCenter Becomes Bing Ads Yahoo And Microsoft Introduce The Yahoo Bing Network, adCenter Becomes Bing Ads
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Microsoft and Yahoo have announced the Yahoo Bing Network as the official name for their combined search marketplace, which came about as the result of the companies’ “Search Alliance” partnership. Likewise, Microsoft adCenter has become simply Bing Ads. “Bing Ads …

Are Bing’s Results Better Than Google’s? Are Bing’s Results Better Than Google’s?
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Does Bing deliver better search results than Google? Bing thinks so, and has launched a campaign trying to convince people that it’s right. It’s called “Bing It On,” and in addition to television ads, it includes the site BingItOn.com, where …

Cutts: Last Time I Checked, Bing Was Still Using Google As A Signal Cutts: Last Time I Checked, Bing Was Still Using Google As A Signal
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Microsoft unveiled its big “Bing It On” campaign this week. Part of that is a site, which allows users to perform a search query, and choose which results they prefer. After five rounds, the tool reveals whether your picked Bing …

Google’s Matt Cutts On Why Ads Can Be More Helpful Than Organic Results Google’s Matt Cutts On Why Ads Can Be More Helpful Than Organic Results
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Some people think Google’s search results pages are getting too cluttered. There’s no question that Google has been adding more elements to them over the years. In fact, just today, Google announced that it is expanding the “Knowledge Graph Carousel,” …

Bing’s Tool For Showing How Much Better Bing Is Than Google Struggles With A Search For Itself Bing’s Tool For Showing How Much Better Bing Is Than Google Struggles With A Search For Itself
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Bing launched Bing It On today. It’s a big campaign Microsoft is running, trying to show people that they will prefer Bing results in a blind comparison with Google results. It’s live at BingItOn.com. As I pointed out in a …

Bing Says Most People Prefer Bing To Google Bing Says Most People Prefer Bing To Google
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Bing has launched a new campaign to try and steal away some of Google’s users, by offering a “blind comparison test,” for users to pick the results they like better – those from Bing or those from Google. You can …

Yandex Opens Its Cloud Storage Service To Everyone Yandex Opens Its Cloud Storage Service To Everyone
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Back in April Russian search giant Yandex unveiled Yandex.Disk, their brand new cloud storage service. At the time, it was invitation only and only available in Russian. Today, they’ve dropped the invite requirement and opened up the service to everyone. …