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OK Google: ‘The End of Search as We Know It’

June 4, 2013 No Comments

“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.

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Company Logos Coming to Google Search Results, Thanks to New schema.org Markup

June 2, 2013 No Comments

Since announcing the schema.org project two years ago, little has changed with the markup. That changes today as Google announced a new schema that supports company logos.

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How Google Might Generate Snippets for Search Results

April 21, 2013 No Comments

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?

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Are Search Engine Marketers Warming up to AdWords Enhanced Campaigns?

April 3, 2013 No Comments

As of the time of this writing, it’s been just over 3 weeks since the release of enhanced campaigns, the biggest upgrade to AdWords in the last 5 years. 

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How Search Works – Google Tells All

March 19, 2013 No Comments

In an ongoing effort to enlighten us and fight spam, Google tells all today in an infographic entitled How Search Works that was released just moments ago.

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As Google’s Search Share in China Shrinks, a New Competition Emerges

March 14, 2013 No Comments

Recent data compiled by comScore, a digital business analytics firm, shows continued strength for Google in the search engine field.

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Facebook Working on Better Search, But Won’t Rival Google, Engineer Confirms

February 26, 2013 No Comments

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.

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Introduction to China’s Largest Search Engine: Baidu

January 1, 2013 No Comments

Why Consider Using Baidu?
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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%.

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Google Tests Smartphone Icon in Search Results to Identify Mobile Content

August 8, 2012 No Comments

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.”

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