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TripAdvisor And Expedia Executives Say Google Slows Search Traffic

Executives at TripAdvisor and Expedia say their respective companies no longer get as many free links on Google search pages when consumers look for travel-related services, such as hotel rooms, rental cars, flights and other needs for trips or vacations. They claim Google pushes its own lodging offerings in search results, a move that hurt traffic. On the earnings call Thursday with investors and analysts, TripAdvisor Chief Executive Stephen Kaufer said “Google has gotten more aggressive."

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