Check out the top SEO, search engine and Internet marketing industry news stories from around the Web this week.
Eye-Tracking in Google Maps: Study Shows Value of No. 1 Ranking & Social Content
Recent eye-tracking studies conducted by Mediative proves that being found in the top spot in Google’s local results is important. The study also shows that social content and signals can boost rankings further down the page.
Secret Lab Hides Google’s Boldest Future Projects
According to the New York Times, Google has a secret lab, unknown to most of the company’s employees where engineers are working on hundreds of projects including smart refrigerators, robots that bring in the groceries and elevators that can take you to outer space.
Local Digital Ad Revenue to Hit $37.9 Billion by 2015
According to BIA/Kelsey, spending on local digital ads will grow from $23.3 billion in 2011 to $37.9 billion in 2015.
Twitter, Mozilla Strike Deal That Bakes Twitter Search Into Firefox 8 Search Box
Twitter and Mozilla Firefox have made an agreement that makes Twitter search one of the default search options in the new Firefox 8 web browser.
Possible Google Music Store Screenshots Surface
TechnoDroidVe, a Spanish-language blog recently leaked possible screenshots from the new Google Music store, a service that Google may be announcing on Wednesday.