Found in Search This Week: July 16, 2010

search engine newsEach week, we share the week’s biggest stories in SEO, social media, pay-per-click advertising, website design, website development as well as other Internet news.
MySpace Profiles to Get New Look

Starting today, MySpace is demoing a sleek, new look for its profiles. Besides a cleaner, more streamlined appearance, the made-over profiles will also feature a simplified left-hand navigation, more emphasis on the stream (MySpace’s answer to Facebook’s news feed) and the ability to follow MySpace friends on other social networks, including Twitter and Facebook. With this vastly improved user interface, MySpace is hoping to recover from the sharp decline the social network has experienced in recent years. The new look will be unveiled to a limited amount of users before an upcoming site-wide launch.

On the Horizon: Sign into Multiple Google Accounts at Once Through the Same Browser

Good news for your Google multi-taskers out there: Google is making it possible to log in to all of your Google accounts at the same time through the same browser. Currently, you can be signed into multiple accounts at the same time, but you have to open another browser to do so. Google is currently testing the multiple sign-in feature on Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Reader, Google Sites, Google Code and Google Docs. However, it has been noted that Gmail’s offline mode is disabled once you turn on multiple sign-in.

Google Lost a Small Amount of Its Marketshare in June

According to ComScore’s latest search engine rankings report, Google lost a little bit of stronghold on the market during the month of June, while Yahoo! and Microsoft Bing both experienced gains. In June, 62.6 percent of all Internet searches were conducted on Google, which is down 1.1 percent from May. Yahoo! comprised 18.9 percent and Bing comprised 12.7 percent of all June searches, both experiencing 0.6 percent gains from May. ComScore credits the rise in search traffic for both Yahoo! and Bing to contextual searches that tie content with related search results.

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