A lot is happening in the world of search and social and as you know State of Search is not a news-reporting site but a site that interprets the news and looks at why something is happening and what that means to you.
That doesn’t mean however we are not interested in the news. In this post we will bring the top stories of what happened last week with links to articles around the web. So you will know what you’ve missed.
Here’s what happened last week
Google Analytics Rolls Out Solutions Gallery
Google rolls out “Google Analytics Solution Gallery” with solutions for campaigns dedicated to branding, e-commerce, lead generation, etcetera
Twitter rolls out improved Search with old(er) tweets
Twitter updates its Twitter Search, primarily for mobile, and with that an additional update to twitter.com: you’ll now be able to find older Tweets using search.
Google wins advertising case in Australia
Google won a court case in Australia where the High Court ruled Google was not responsible for messages conveyed by paid advertisers on its site.
Eric Schmidt Confirms Identity Verification Impacts Rankings
Sneak peeks into the soon to be released book, “The New Digital Age”, by Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, confirm what we already thought: Google+ is a verification tool. And will impact rankings.
Eric Schmidt to sell 42% of his shares?
The same Eric Schmidt was said to be selling 42% of his shares to Google, which will make him a lot of money, but also less powerful within Google.
Yahoo! to use Google on Contextual Advertising
Is it the Marissa Mayer connection? Maybe, but Yahoo! , who is already partnering with Microsoft’s Bing on advertising, now has also struck a deal with Google.
Yandex bigger than Bing
Yandex surpassed Microsoft on the number of monthly search queries worldwide in November and December 2012, according to a recently released comScore qSearch report.
Google must extend payments across Europe for use of content
Google must extend its offer made last week to pay French publishers for use of their content to all media companies across Europe.
Microsoft on the attack (again) to Google
Microsoft seems to be back on the war path against Google with its latest “Scroogle” campaign.
Facebook deleted all EU facial recognition data
Both the Irish data protection commissioner and a German regulator confirmed Facebook deleted all European facial recognition dataNews | Tags: Eric Schmidt, Facebook, Google, microsoft, yahoo