Microsoft & Bing Search Engine Has the Largest Search Growth

Microsoft Sites, mostly representing the Bing search engine, reported 13% growth in US explicit core search queries between December 2010 and January 2011, according to comScore qSearch data. Microsoft’s explicit core search queries rose from about 1.97 billion to about 2.22 billion. Nearly 17 billion explicit core searches were conducted in January 2011, a 3% increase…

Google Launches Hotpot Local Focused Search with Social Integration

Google Places added a new social element called Hotpot that allows you to make recommendations that are then shared with your friends or contacts.  Hotpot is integrated with Google Places, getting business owners to claim their listings to help Google build their efforts in the online Yellow Pages space, while using social networking to build…