Official Google Blog: Translate between 41 languages with Google Translate

Google Translate recently added Turkish, Thai, Hungarian, Estonian, Albanian, Maltese, and Galician
to the mix. The rollout of these seven additional languages marks a new
milestone: automatic translations between 41 languages (1,640 language
pairs!). This means we can now translate between languages read by 98% of Internet users.

Official Google Blog: Translate between 41 languages with Google Translate.

TripAdvisor Joins the Travel Search Space – Search Marketing News Blog – Search Engine Watch (SEW)

TripAdvisor has launched a search engine where people can compare fares
from various airlines and booking agencies. The site which is known for
its reviews of travel destinations will also include a feature others
have yet to add – the inclusion of bag fees, food and other items such
as headphones.

One of our hotels, the Orlando Event Hotel, is listed in TripAdvisor’s Search Engine.  You can read about it and see reviews of their hotel, event space and wedding venues.  They are centrally located in Orlando Florida, near the Orlando airports, shopping and nightlife.  Overlooking Lake Ivanhoe with downtown city views.

TripAdvisor Joins the Travel Search Space – Search Marketing News Blog – Search Engine Watch (SEW).

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Yahoo Announces Changes In Algorithm – Search Marketing News Blog – Search Engine Watch (SEW)

Yahoo Announces Changes In Algorithm – Search Marketing News Blog – Search Engine Watch (SEW).

Yahoo confirmed Friday that the changes noted by others had been in the works for a few days and would continue for a few more

Paid posts should not affect search engines

Paid posts should not affect search engines.

Normally I wouldn’t weigh in on “sponsored conversations,” because I’ve talked about similar subjects before, but it’s worth reiterating Google’s position on paid posts that pass PageRank and why we feel that way. Here’s the short version as a comment that I left on Jeremiah Owyang’s blog:

Hotel CEOs bite back at anti-travel talk | Reuters

Hotel CEOs bite back at anti-travel talk | Reuters.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Political outrage over the use of public money on corporate perks is scaring many companies away from legitimate travel spending and could — if unchecked — cost thousands of jobs in the U.S. hospitality industry, according to hotel, casino and airline leaders.

SEOmoz | Google Won’t Remove that Page You Don’t Like, But You (or Your SEO) Can

A reputation management campaign has three basic components:

  1. Identify which search queries (keywords) produce
    prominently listed, undesirable results (typically this is only the top
    10 – aka Page 1)
  2. Create content on multiple sites with
    the intention of outranking the negative content (remember that, in
    general, Google will only list a maximum of two pages from a single
    domain on a given results page)
  3. Optimize those pages
    with content & links to achieve rankings higher than the negative
    content, thus "pushing it down" to the 2nd page of results (or further)

SEOmoz | Google Won't Remove that Page You Don't Like, But You (or Your SEO) Can.

Hotel.Mobi to facilitate hotel search for mobile devices

Hotel.mobi has launched www.hotel.mobi,
a web directory allowing mobile users to find hotels near their current
location and directly call the hotels’ booking desks in one single
click.

Hotel.Mobi to facilitate hotel search for mobile devices.

Microsoft starts testing new search engine

Microsoft has begun testing a revamped version of its Internet search
service, dubbed Kumo.com, as the software giant tries to improve its
third-place position in the online search market.

Microsoft starts testing new search engine.

Google taking over Expedia?

CNBC just reported that Google is potentially taking over Expedia.com!  Should be interesting to watch this play out.