Google is continuing to integrate Plus into other Google services and features. The most recent addition is the option to start a Google+ Hangout with any YouTube video.
Google and Yahoo are both reportedly bidding on Hulu. The bids are due this Wednesday, and if a major search or display ad group wins Hulu, it will make a substantial impact on web marketing.
Google has announced a partnership with ESPN to improve the way sports data is displayed on the search page. While the microdata is currently exclusive to select groups, any sports-oriented site will soon be able to take advantage of the markup.
Bing continues to give webmasters an unprecedented level of communication regarding the Microsoft values on SEO. These 18 fundamentals are especially important considering that the Bing-Yahoo alliance now holds over 30% of U.S. market share.
YouTube recently reached a settlement with several major music publishers who filed a class action lawsuit in 2007. Not coincidentally, Google used this opportunity to launch a new music platform inside of YouTube. The new music page includes recommendations based on what you’re already listening to, local concerts, information on the most popular songs on …
Yahoo and Bing are a powerful combined force, and have been the only real threat to Google since the Bing-Yahoo “search alliance” that began last year. In the initial phases, Bing and Yahoo joined together only in the U.S. However, they quickly expanded to numerous additional key areas. This year, Yahoo is planning to migrate …
Google Music Beta is getting an additional service called “Magnifier.” The service is designed to expose users to new artists and songs, many of which can be downloaded for free via Google Music.
Google Maps is getting a new “weather” layer that lets you check out location-specific and regional weather at a glance. The change continues to demonstrate Google’s commitment to travel features.
Google has had plenty of legal issues involving violated copyrights on YouTube. However, Google has now reached a licensing agreement with former litigants and launched a new music page.
The Yahoo-Bing Search Alliance is continuing in full force, with 7 additional countries having migrated to a Bing back-end as of 8/19. The migration should finish by the end of the year, and both Yahoo and optimizers will see changes once the move is complete.