What’s New in SEO for February 8, 2011

Writing by SEO Journal

We have compiled the latest news and updates from the big three, Google, Bing and Yahoo as it relates to SEO and the search engines overall.

WHAT’S NEW THIS WEEK WITH GOOGLE:
Microsoft’s Bing uses Google search results—and denies it
Google conducted experiments to understand how Bing is using their search results. This post includes screenshots of search result pages from both, displaying the similarities. Google claims that Bing results are a cheap imitation of their own.

WHAT’S NEW THIS WEEK WITH YAHOO!:
Quirky Queries: Zorilla, Trenta and Jennifer Lopez on Yahoo! Search
This post includes a summary of some of the strangest search queries from the past month. Odd searches included “zorilla”; the most foul-smelling animal on the planet, Starbucks’ giant sized “Trenta”, and the age of American Idol star Jennifer Lopez.

WHAT’S NEW THIS WEEK WITH BING:
Setting the record straight
In response to Google, Bing states that they do not copy results from competitors and claim that it is insulting that Google says that they have. According to Bing, Google’s experiment was rigged through “click fraud” since Bing uses click stream data as a part of their algorithm.

So there you have it, the latest news in search from Google, Bing and Yahoo. We will be bringing you more exciting updates and news related to SEO and the world of search engine optimization each week, so check back often!

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