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Check out the top SEO, search engine and Internet marketing industry news stories from around the Web this week.

Keeping Up With Google: Bing Launches New “Search Quality Insights” Series
Bing recently announced a new “Search Quality Insights” series so users can get a better understanding of how Bing creates its search results. Google launched a similar series in December called “Search Quality Highlights.” Find more details here.

Yahoo Sues Facebook Over 10 Patents
According to Mashable, Yahoo filed a complaint against Facebook

Pew Report: 65% View Personalized Search As Bad; 73% See It As a Privacy Invasion
According to a recent report released by Pew, many view personalized search as a bad thing. Almost three-quarters of people who participated in the survey believe that search engines gathering personal data to customize results is an invasion of privacy. Read more details about the report’s findings here.

What People Are Pinning on Pinterest
RJ Metrics recently conducted a study of approximately 1 million pins across 9,200 different users to discover what people are pinning on Pinterest. The results showed that the most popular pin categories included Home, Arts and Crafts and Style/Fashion. Read more for details.

Study: 72% of Consumers Trust Online Reviews as Much as Personal Recommendations
According to this year’s Local Consumer Review Survey, 72% of consumers say they trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. Fifty-two percent of the people surveyed said that positive reviews make them more likely to do buy from a local business.

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Google is Watching You (Or Not): New Privacy Policy Takes Effect Today
Google’s new privacy policy is now in effect. Google states that the new policy will “simplify privacy across Google’s many properties and make it possible for the company to build a range of new products and services for consumers, including on mobile.” Read more details here.

Localeze/15miles Fifth Annual comScore Local Search Usage Study Reveals SoLoMo Revolution Has Taken Over
According to a recent study, social, local and mobile (SoLoMo) is currently dominating the search marketplace. Read more about the study here.

Bing Testing New, Google-y Local Search Results
Bing’s new display for local search results looks very similar to Google’s local search results. Compare the two, read the full article here.

comScore Releases January 2012 U.S. Search Engine Rankings
comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, released its monthly analysis of search. View the findings of the study here.

Foursquare Co-founder Naveen Selvadurai is Checking Out
Naveen Selvadurai, the co-founder of the social network, Foursquare recently announced that he will be leaving the company to pursue new projects.

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Search Dominates Other Sources for Local Information – Study
A new study performed by Harris Interactive showed that search is the most dominant way people look for local business information. The study also showed that on mobile devices, review sites have just as much influence as search engines. Read on for details.

Facebook Says 600,000 Accounts Compromised Per Day
In a blog entry, Facebook stated that every day 600,000 log-ins are compromised. Facebook’s proposed solution to this is “trusted friends.” If you’re locked out of your account, Facebook will send codes to your friends to give to you.

Google Introduces “Bid for Calls” on the PC
Google is now getting ready to launch, “bid for calls,” a pay-per-call (PPCall) offering on your PC. Find out the details here.

Do You Have Duplicate Content Issues Across Domains? Google Will Now Alert You
Google recently launched a new message alert to let site owners know when a particular URL doesn’t appear on Google because it has been flagged as a duplicate URL on a different domain. Read the full story here.

Powered by Nokia, the New Yahoo Maps Goes Live
The new Nokia-powered Yahoo Maps (NokiHoo) has just gone live in the US and Canada. Can it compete with Google Maps? Find out here.