Search Engine News Updates: March 22-31-2010

Welcome to another weekly edition of Search and Social news updates where several contenders in this billion dollar Search Marketing Industry are attempting to claim their own unique identity. The latest Nielsen US search market share declared Bing claiming all time high, and the boiling issues between Google and the Chinese government appears set to continue for some time, and many more interesting Search Engine Optimization news from across the web…
Bing Hits All-Time High, Nabs More Web Search Share In February: Nielsen

Although Microsoft’s Bing search engine was welcomed with a healthy dose of skepticism when it was first unveiled almost a year ago, but while tracking web-search habits, research groups are indicating that market shares for Bing search engine share has moved up to 12.5 percent from…

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Google Building Browser Plug-In Promises Opt Out Of Analytics Tracking

In its relentless quest to be more than just the world’s preferred search engine, Google Inc. announced on its official blog posting that soon it will be developing a “global browser based plug-in” for its Google Analytics service that will allow users with an alternative choice to opt-out…

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Facebook Captures More Loyal Visitors Than Googlers To News And Media Sites

Well, it appears as though Facebook is not only resolutely dethroning Google in terms of being the most trafficked website in the U.S., but the social networking behemoth threatens to take over yet another category. A recent survey shows that Facebook is driving traffic to news and media sites…

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Google Unleashed AdWords Remarketing Feature To Expand Audience Reach

Say you clicked on an online ad from Google’s paid search listing. But while on the landing page, you suddenly withdrew from the site in a confused state as whether to finalize an ad conversion or not. To facilitate AdWords publishers, Google has rolled out a new “Remarketing” feature…

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Microsoft Introduces Slew Of New Features To Bing Maps To Compete With Google

Microsoft has garnered some new weapons to its arsenal in its battle against rival Google. The Redmond Vole earlier this week announced that it will be introducing several updates to its Bing search engine including Quick Tabs, an Answer box, and new mapping tools powered by Foursquare

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Google Auto-Alerts Protects Gmail Users With Suspicious Activity

In the online world, security has always been a concern and, as the techniques of attackers get more sophisticated, so do the tools to combat them. Search engine titan, Google has updated Gmail on Wednesday with new code designed to alert users when the system detects…

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Google Debuts Collaborative Bookmarking Tools With Lists Feature

Personalization makes search more convenient and fun too, and Bookmarks are not something a new concept for Google, but the search leader promises to deliver enriched information sharing between friends and groups of your top sites most surely is. Google last week unveiled a new experimental service called Bookmarks

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Yahoo Unveils New “Sketch-a-Search” iPhone Applications

Last week, Internet search pioneer Yahoo has unveiled two new search applications for the iPhone at the C.T.I.A. conference in Las Vegas, which allow users to speak or doodle their search terms rather than type them. One of the applications called “Sketch-a-Search” app…

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Yahoo Expands Closer Integration With Facebook Into Mailbox

Last December, Internet search pioneer Yahoo promised that it would make tighter integration with Facebook Connect across its properties worldwide, now the Sunnyvale, Calif., company continues to expand that relationship with the latest implementation enabling users to update their Facebook status from within Yahoo Mail…

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Nokia Sharpens Its Vision For Mobile Web With Novarra Acquisition

Finland-based Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phones maker announced on Friday that it has agreed to acquire the privately-held, Chicago-based Novarra, makers of the Vision mobile browser and server platform, enabling it to introduce a new service by employing the company’s Internet services technology in smartphones…

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Twitter Redesigned Homepage Adds Motivating Features To Tempt New Users

Twitter has just unveiled a completely revamped homepage, intending to give first-time visitors a glimpse of what the micro-blogging and social-networking site offers and the real-time benefits it can provide, beyond being just a repository of status updates, including adding something called “Twitter 101.”…

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