“People communicate with each other by conversation, not by typing keywords — and we’ve been hard at work to make Google understand and answer your questions more like people do,” said Google’s Amit Singhal in a post on features announced at Google I/O.
At the event’s keynote yesterday, Singhal said he always dreamed of building computers like those in Star Trek.
When you perform a search at Google, and you have a set of search results in front of you, how do you decide what to click upon?
Recent data compiled by comScore, a digital business analytics firm, shows continued strength for Google in the search engine field.
Facebook is working to improve internal search for the social network. Also, don’t expect Facebook to become a direct web search competitor to Google any time soon. That’s the official word from Facebook engineer and former Googler Lars Rasmussen, who was recently interviewed by the Sydney Morning Herald.
Rasmussen admitted Facebook search “could be a lot better”, but unfortunately, the interview was light on details about what we can expect in the way of new features.
Why Consider Using Baidu?
Baidu is by far the most-used search engine in China and is ranked #5 in the world for traffic according to Alexa. Baidu states that over 90% of China’s Internet users use Baidu search and that there are hundreds of millions of searches performed each day. Research firm iResearch reports that Baidu has 78% of the search market in China, while Google has just 18%.
Google is testing a smartphone icon on search results that link to mobile-friendly content. SEO Bryson Meunier spotted the test over the weekend and grabbed a screenshot to demonstrate what he saw on his Galaxy Nexus running Jelly Bean:
In the URL field on the search result, a smartphone icon appears to indicate the availability of mobile content. A Google rep confirmed the experiment to Meunier, saying “We’re experimenting with ways to optimize the mobile search experience, including helping users identify smartphone-optimized sites.”