This week at the Search Engine Roundtable I covered some important search related news. Most importantly, Bing partnered with Facebook to add a social element box to the Bing results based on your Facebook friends and what they like. Google's Marissa Mayer is changing roles, no longer vp of search products, she is moving to location and local services. Google updated their link reports in Webmaster Tools. Google also added more features to the parameter handling in Webmaster Tools. Google is testing blue mouse over events in the search results and AdWords at the bottom of the search results. Yahoo is rumored to be looking to sell again, they even went offline for an hour yesterday and are closing the UK directory next month. Google had a great third quarter, at leaser fiscally. Google Maps in Antarctica has Peguins as the Pegman. SES Chicago is next week and we will be offering live blog coverage. That was this past week at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- Bing Gets Something Google Can't Get, Facebook Data
- Did Google's Marissa Mayer Get Promoted or Demoted?
- Google Updates Link Reports Before Bing
- Google Improves Parameter Handling For Faceted Navigation Control
- Google Testing Highlighting Search Results On Mouse Over Event?
- Google Testing AdWords At Bottom Again
- Yahoo Looking To Sell Again? This Time, I'm All For It
- Yahoo Was "Down a Bit" Yesterday Afternoon
- Yahoo Closing More Directories, Now UK Directory
- Surprise: Google's Q3 2010 Earnings Up
- Google Maps Penguins - Peguins For Street Views
- SES Chicago 2010 Live Blog Coverage Schedule