I posted about this new change to Google a few weeks ago, For anyone who has not seen Google has rolled out this feature in most markets, this one will probably have a big impact for websites which are 1. Slow to load 2. Heavy on advertising above the fold. One thing I think is also crazy with this new change is that these new units cover the whole right column of paid ads.
* After rolling over first News Results listing…
* Think this will even drive more emphasis to be the top 3 as spots.
Well a colleague at work has spotted another huge SEO hack from a popular bar/website in Australia, Helm bar website has been hacked and a less then impressive meta description is showing. With around 700 searches a month for the brand terms this is not good at all.
Google has made some interesting changes to their maps listings, this will see the map listing moved to the right and organic listings moved to the center. This removes the old 10 pack listings which were used previously. This change is an interesting one and I am sure it will have an impact for websites traffic, especially paid search listings on the left of the page they will see a large drop in traffic also with only 2 organic listings now on location pages these will also suffer traffic drops, this just emphasizes the fact for a strong Google local strategy.
Myspace has released a new layout today which will see the website fight back against strong competition from market leaders such as Facebook and Twitter, which have been dominating the market for the last 2 years. Myspace once has dominance and pretty much owned the social media space before the new players came into the market.
Check out the video below of the new changes to Myspace –
As we all know BP has been under some strife recently due to their massive oil spill.
Well pretty much every PR company, News site and random blog in the world and news source has linked back to the BP website, the bad thing is that these links are from negative sources. The good point is that this is one crazy amotun of LINK JUICE for BP.