According to The Wall Street Journal, Google has removed over 100,000 links since the “right to be forgotten” ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) came into effect in May.

The figure came out just a day after Google, along with Yahoo and Microsoft, met with European data regulators for discussing the search engines' handling of the ruling. The report also claims that Google has removed a majority of such requests, a number that could even exceed the 100,000 mark.

Infographic: How big is Google?

Jul 28, 2014 | 1,213 views | by Ritu Sharma

We all know Google is the most popular search engine but do we know how big is it? Statistics reveal 191 million people visited various sites of Google, in November 2012.

how big is google 1 Infographic: How big is Google?

An average of four billion hours of YouTube videos were viewed monthly in 2012. In 2013, worldwide internet traffic dropped by 40% when certain Google services went offline for just 5 minutes. Google Maps has now passed 20 petabytes of storage.

Google announced the introduction of dynamic sitelinks via the Inside AdWords blog. The dynamic sitelinks are automatically generated sitelinks that are displayed below your ad text, it makes connecting potential customers to relevant pages on your website easier. Google explains it as another example of AdWords tools that add value to your ads while saving time as well as simplifying campaign management.

Shop.org and Forrester Research recently published a study which reveals that search marketing including paid and SEO was the most effective customer acquisition tactic for 85% retailers surveyed. According to the research, paid search was the channel most heavily invested in.

state of retailing online 2014 Search Marketing the Most Effective Customer Acquisition Tactic for 85% Retailers, According to Survey!

According to 75% survey respondents PPC drove more revenue in 2013 than 2012. 19 % respondents said that paid search accounted for over 50% of their marketing budgets.

People create, share and exchange information on social media networks. Statistics and trends reveal 43% users share pictures on social media networks. 84% users share information because it is a way to support causes and issues they care about. Each day, 4.75 billion items are shared on Facebook.

what people share1 Weekly Infographic: Why, What and How People Share on Social Media Networks?

We have come up with a list of some of the most informative and interesting articles we found across the web this week. Go through them and explore some of the most useful ones across content marketing, search engine optimization, link building, social media and email marketing.

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It’s official now, Google has announced on Google+ that users can now add calendar events and reminders to their Google Calendar by merely doing a search in Google through a desktop or mobile device.

Users can avoid last minute rush before heading out of town. For example if you are going to Santa Cruz and need to buy a sunscreen, you can just type” remind me to buy sunscreen when I get to Santa Cruz” in +Google Chrome to receive a reminder when you reach Santa Cruz.

The local social networking site, Foursquare has announced a few changes that include a new logo, a new look and most significantly a new feature, personalized local search which will be the core focus of their business. Foursquare contends that local search doesn’t “get” its users., thus all users get the same result when conducting a local search in a particular area. The new version of Foursquare will match up users with a local embellishment that suits their requirements.

The market research company for search engine advertisers, AdGooroo, has published a report titled “ The Luxury Market and Paid Search” that has analyzed the paid search activity by luxury brands and retailers in the U.S. across five categories namely beauty & cosmetics, apparel, handbags, shoes and watches. Within the above mentioned categories, Top 10 Luxury Brands by paid search spending, Share of Voice based on paid search impressions, Top 10 Retailers by paid search spending and Retailers Sponsoring Branded Keywords of the top 10 brands were examined.

Bing has recently announced to make the Insertion Order management available online. You can now use Bing Ads Insertion Orders as well as create and manage them online. There is no need to rely on email or fax any more. The new online work flow makes the billing process way easier and faster than before.

Insertion Order Online Bing Online Insertion Orders now Available on Bing!

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