Bing adds new Features and Google Maps opens up to Home Based Businesses
Posted by ArtFireSEO on 03/26/2010 at 13:59:29
The is the SEO Roundup for March 26th
Bing’s New Updates
Since Bing’s launch we've watched Microsoft's new search engine steadily gain market share while adding interface updates that have prompted Google to match them. Bing recently announced a new set of features that are currently being tested and will likely be rolled out in spring/summer 2010. The new features include a more prominent placement of the Bing Quick Tabs feature on certain searches and what appears to be an announced integration of foursquare with Bing maps. We'll keep an eye on all the new features coming from the Bing team and keep you informed on the latest news from all the major search engines.
Google alters Search Results page for "Pogo Stick" Searchers
This bit of news is more interesting than groundbreaking, but it has the potential in the future to affect all online businesses. It appears that Google is altering their search results page when searchers come back to the results after clicking on one of the links. The search that was used in the example from Search Engine Land was for a smiley html code. If you take the link for that search, visit the first result, then hit the back button, you should see the "get more discussion results" option appear underneath the first result. If this feature is eventually rolled out to more types of pages, we could potentially see options like "see more product results" which could drive more use of Google product search. We'll keep an eye out for that potential feature and keep you posted.
Potential Solution from Google maps for Home Based Businesses
I'd like to start this by saying that I haven't seen any official Google announcement on this yet, so it is likely a limited test. It looks like Google is testing methods to allow home-based businesses to be listed in Google Maps without the businesses publishing their real address. This is potentially good news for home bases business owners as it would allow you to gain some of the benefit from being listed in Google maps without the privacy concerns of having your home address displayed. We'll keep you updated on this feature, and as soon as we know more, you will.
SEO Roundup Question of the Week from: DancingWindDesigns
What is the number one, most important thing to do for outstanding SEO in our studios?
Thanks for the question! The most important thing you can do for outstanding SEO is to not do the same thing over and over again. Testing is very important, and part of testing is doing different things. If you want to have outstanding SEO in your studio you need to try different keywords, different orders of words, and different lengths of descriptions. What it comes down to is that you need to do something, anything, with the intent of comparing results. Beyond testing, I can tell you that the most important aspect of your studios SEO is your items titles. If you're going to start testing someplace, I'd start there.
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