Search Engine Journal: Google Search Allegedly Boosts YouTube Results Ahead of Competitors

Search Engine Journal: Google Search Allegedly Boosts YouTube Results Ahead of Competitors . “Google prefers ranking content from YouTube over other video sources, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. When Facebook and other competitors host a video that also appears on YouTube, Google will allegedly push the YouTube result ahead of others in search results.”

Law Technology Today: The Future of Google Maps

From Law Technology Today: The Future of Google Maps. “Google’s Ali Turhan shared a little more on how these promoted pins would impact more typical local results on both mobile and desktop experiences. And while, in typical Google fashion, there was a lot of ‘we’re experimenting with an array of different display options,’ the current plan was clear: one of the ‘organic local’ results is going to be replaced by a paid, promoted pin. (Apparently we have to call this ‘organic local’ now—obviously in need of yet another term, but I digress.)” Fewer organic listings, lots of spammy results as the article mentions, and Google Maps losings its credibility and people looking elsewhere. This seems really familiar…