In August ’09 Bing gained 0.4% of the search market, to achieve 9.3% of total search query volumes in the U.S. In the same month, Google’s market shared dropped by one point to 64.6% while Yahoo’s market share remained unchanged at 19.3%.
The farecast technology works to help identify trends in flight prices, showing you as you search whether or not fares are expected to stay the same, get cheaper, or rise in price. Bing Travel Tools
Think of Bing Cashback as a Credit Card rewards program, but only a million times better. Depending on the retailer, your purchases could net you as high as 30% of the purchase price back in cash form (though most offers are between 5 and 15%. Bing Cash Back
Google Sidewiki Google Sidewiki is a new feature being Sept 23, 2009 to the Google Toolbar that allows anyone to leave comments about pages as they surf the web. Anyone can view your comments who also have Sidewiki enabled.
Not so thrilled with the idea that people might leave comments on your site? I suspect many will be uneasy about this, especially if competitors begin link dropping.
Unfortunately, there’s no way you can block the comments from being displayed.
You can, however, claim the first comment for yourself. If you’ve verified ownership of a site through Google Webmaster Central, then you’ll see a special notice whenever you comment on one of your own pages:
The key is finding where the desired audience spends its time interacting with and sharing content . Whatever the tactical mix is, it’s an investment in time and relationships – not a short term “link dump” to promote optimized link bait. http://mashable.com/2009
Twitter and SEO Google is already indexing tweets (albeit not in real-time) so Twitter pages and even individual tweets have already started appearing within Google search results.
A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.
A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.
A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.
Google Wave Video - http://cnettv.cnet.com/google-wave/9742-1_53-50072681.html
Post Rank allows you to enter a feed URL and returns statistics about its posts, including which are the most popular based on how many times they are shared on a variety of social networking sites Google, Digg, Del.icio.us.
Hillary’s new book...The book includes best-selling authors Stephen R. Covey ( Seven Habits of Highly Effective People ), Brian Tracy ( Million Dollar Habits ) and Ken Blanchard ( One Minute Manager ).