Found in Search: September 24, 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.

Wikipedia Tests Article Feedback Tool

Collective encyclopedia giant Wikipedia introduced an article assessment tool that will allow readers to rate articles according to several criteria, including sourcing, completeness, neutrality and readability. The new tool is part of Wikipedia’s Public Policy Initiative to create better content.

Google Places/Maps Now Supports Rich Snippets

As Google announced on the Google LatLong Blog and Google Webmaster Center yesterday, Google Maps/Places now support the display of rich snippets, or rich data such as reviews, people and events to add more context to local search results. (Read More)

Google to Dispense Mobile Devices to Small Businesses to Allow Check-ins, Reviews

In order to compete with popular location-based social media services on Foursquare,Yelp and Facebook, Google is reportedly sending out 8 million custom mobile devices to small businesses around the U.S. These mobile devices will help encourage customers to check in to, rate and write reviews of businesses and possibly use Google Checkout. (Read More)

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