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Now here is an interesting development – Google is no longer able to stream in reviews from TripAdvisor to Places pages after the user review giant blocked it.
TripAdvisor confirmed the move today in an email, stating that while it continues to evaluate recent changes to Google Places it believes the user does not benefit with the “experience of selecting the right hotel. [tnooz.com...]
TripAdvisor, whose top source of traffic is Google, acknowledged that its traffic from Google dropped by more than 10%, on a seasonally adjusted basis, since mid-October - just before Google announced the latest change to the way its search engine shows information about local businesses. [hotelmarketing.com...]
Tripadvisor's problem is that Google is now showing reviews from other sources, so Tripadvisor will probably get even less traffic from Google. Who will this hurt more