Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011 - 10:00 am 0 by

itunes-subscribe-video.pngIt was a busy week in search. Bing announced that they are now re-ranking search results based on your Facebook friend's likes. Bing also dropped the requirement to run silverlight for Bing Webmaster Tools. Sites are being hacked with dropped canonical tags, but do you need to worry? A new term about Panda is being used, it is named Pandalized. Google Webmaster Tools added an Instant Previews testing tool. Google dropped the additional verification requirement for removing URLs within Webmaster Tools. Plus Google fixed the weekend link reporting bug within Webmaster Tools. Google News revamped with a way to hide blogs and press releases, a cleaner home page with click to expand, multimedia and source diversity labels plus more. Google AdWords now shows the display URL in some promoted ads. AdWords My Client Center no longer requires a unique email address per new AdWords account. Google Define operator no longer takes you to the Google Definitions page, instead you get taken to Google search results. Google launched a search only blog. Google Social Search is now in 19 more languages. Finally, congrats to Matteo Lopez for winning the Doodle 4 Google competition. That was this past week at the Search Engine Roundtable.

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