Check out the top SEO, search engine and Internet marketing industry news stories from around the Web this week.
RIP Google Buzz
Google has announced that it’s officially putting Google Buzz to rest. This is so it can focus more on its newest social network, Google+. Google Buzz was launched in 2010 and was first seen as a threat to Facebook and Twitter, however, it never really got off the ground. Rest in peace, Google Buzz.
YouTube Merch Store to Sell Songs, Concert Tickets and Merchandise
YouTube recently launched a new merchandise store where musicians can sell digital downloads, concert tickets and branded merchandise on their YouTube channels.
New Social Network Combines Twitter, Blogging and Reddit
UberMedia’s newest creation, Chime.in, is a social network that combines the sharing power of Twitter, the depth of blogging and the voting capabilities of Reddit. How does Chime.in manage to combine the best features of these three social network superstars? Find out.
Bitly Launches Search Platform & Reputation Monitoring for Shortened Links
Bitly, the leader in the world of shortened URLs recently launched a new search platform that allows it to “crawl and classify” each shortened URL. Learn more here.
comScore Releases September 2011 U.S. Search Engine Rankings
comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, has just released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace. Read the findings here.