SearchCap: Germany Wants Google’s Algorithm, Google My Maps Back & Bing Predicts Scottish Referendum

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • German Official: Google Should Reveal Its Ranking Algorithm
    One of the unanswered questions in the ongoing European-Google antitrust saga is what concrete changes or concessions critics want (or will accept) from Google. One of those things may have just come to light in a Financial Times interview with German justice minister Heiko Maas. Maas asserts in the interview that Google needs to become more “transparent” about its algorithm and […]
  • Google Revives, Upgrades My Maps
    Like many of Google’s local/mapping products, My Maps has had a … let’s call it a “checkered” history. It’s been heavily promoted and then seemingly ignored. It’s been renamed (to “My Places”) and had some of its features co-opted by other Google products. Perhaps most importantly, it wasn’t supported in the new Google Maps that […]
  • Image Ad Best Practices For The Google Display Network
    Your GDN ads shouldn’t be an afterthought! Columnist Rebekah Schelfhout explains how to create great ads for the Google Display Network.
  • Bing Offers Predictions On Scottish Independence Vote
    Bing is now offering predictions on the outcome of the Scottish Independence Referendum. Search Bing for [scottish independence] or [scottish referendum] and Bing will provide the best mathematical guess based on Bing Predicts. Here is the current prediction, which was last updated yesterday: Bing said it has successfully and accurately provided predictions on reality TV shows, […]

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