Online Marketing News this Week – 7th Jan 2011

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155,214,354 pages of spam created since 1st Jan

This is according to the Blekko ‘Spam Clock’.   Spam puts pressure on the search engines and is  harmful to search results.  Added to this there is a conflict of interest created when spam pages earn Google money.  These and other issues are discussed by Danny Sullivan in his article Blekko Launches Spam Clock to Keep Pressure on Google.

Huge increase in use of mobile search accross the globe

Google have announced huge increases in the use of their AdMob service.  Interesting to see from the chart below that Europe is providing a very large chunk of that growth.

Google Mobile Ad Stats

Bing make a deal with Toyota

Bing will be the search engine provided with Toyota’s new in-car software, entune.

On board computer screen showing bing

Have a look also at this screen shot of features being offered by Toyota and think about the implications for local search:

Toyota Entune features

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