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Is Google Making Too Many Changes To Search?

Is Google Making Too Many Changes To Search?

By Chris Crum August 20, 2014

Google celebrated the ten year anniversary of its initial public offering this week, and reflected on the past decade of search and some of the major changes it has made. Everybody knows that Google is constantly changing its algorithm. They’ve …

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Google Doodles Shows Perseid Meteor Shower Google Doodles Shows Perseid Meteor Shower

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Google Alerts Webmasters About Faulty Redirects Google Alerts Webmasters About Faulty Redirects

Google announced a couple months ago that it would start calling out sites in mobile results for faulty redirects. This was aimed at saving users the “common annoyance” of tapping a search result only to be redirected to a site’s …

Dropbox for Android Gets Better At Search Dropbox for Android Gets Better At Search

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Tumblr announced a “little update” to its Android app. It will now let you filter searches by post type. As the company said in its thought-provoking announcement, “Comes in handy sometimes. Cool?” As a matter of fact, yes, this should …

Google Commits $250 Million To Battle Drug Abuse Google Commits $250 Million To Battle Drug Abuse

Late on Friday, news came out that Google committed $250 million at $50 million per year over the next five years, to develop an internal program that will help the search engine spread awareness about drug abuse, and combat rogue …

What Google’s New Ranking Signal Means For You What Google’s New Ranking Signal Means For You

This week, Google introduced the webmaster and SEO world to a new ranking signal. Webmasters using HTTPS (HTTP over TLS, or Transport Layer Security) to make their sites more secure will be looked upon more favorably than those that don’t …

Yelp Launches Mobile Review Translation On iPhone Yelp Launches Mobile Review Translation On iPhone

Yelp announced the launch of automated review translation in its iPhone app. They offer reviews in fifteen languages in 27 countries. As the company continues to expand internationally, this will only become more important. The app makes use of Bing …

Google Announces New Ranking Signal Google Announces New Ranking Signal

Google announced that HTTPS is now a ranking signal used in its algorithm. The company has been pushing the use of HTTPS (HTTP over TLS/Transport Layer Security) for quite some time, and called for “HTTPS everywhere” at Google I/O, so …

Foursquare Tells Businesses Why New App Is Better Foursquare Tells Businesses Why New App Is Better

As you may know, Foursquare launched its new check-in-less app today. If you want a rundown on what to expect as a user, read this. Given that the focus of Foursquare has shifted from check-ins to local search, you can …

Foursquare’s New, Still Check In-Less App Is Here Foursquare’s New, Still Check In-Less App Is Here

Foursquare went and pissed a bunch of people off when they decided to “unbundle” and separate the core functions of their main app into two apps. They relegated check-ins to a new app, called Swarm, and promised that Foursquare would …

Wikipedia Highlights Content Google Is 'Forgetting' Wikipedia Highlights Content Google Is 'Forgetting'

It was recently reported that Google is removing links to Wikipedia articles from search results in Europe thanks to the new “right to be forgotten“. The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, has now put out a statement. Do you think …

Google 'Forgets' At Least One Wikipedia Article Google 'Forgets' At Least One Wikipedia Article

Okay, if this thing wasn’t already getting out of hand (it was), it certainly is now. A Wikipedia link is reportedly being removed from Google search results as a result of Google’s process for complying with the new “right to …

Google News Publisher Center Launched Google News Publisher Center Launched

Google announced the launch of a new Google News Publisher Center, where publishers can make changes to their news site details, update section URLs, and label sections. You can change your site name, label it with things like “blog,” “satire,” …

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MetaFilter Reportedly Recovering From Google Update MetaFilter Reportedly Recovering From Google Update

A few months ago, MetaFilter founder Matt Haughney revealed in a blog post that a decline in Google traffic resulting from a 2012 algorithm update had led him to lay off some of the site’s staff. He wrote: Today I …