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Bing Launches Homepage Improvements

Bing Launches Homepage Improvements

By Chris Crum 7 hours ago

Microsoft announced that it will now feature high-definition images on its home page, as well as new image captions, customization features and quick access to Office Online. The daily homepage image will be wide-screen and HD (1920×1080 pixels). “We get …

Google Shows Social Profiles On SERPs Google Shows Social Profiles On SERPs

Google is now displaying social profile links in the “knowledge panel” section on the right-hand side of search results for some people. This appears to be mainly the case for celebrities at this point. Here, you can see it displaying …

Twitter Now Indexes Every Tweet Ever Twitter Now Indexes Every Tweet Ever

Twitter’s search engine just got a lot more comprehensive. It’s long been a helpful tool for real-time search, but now it’s going to be a lot better at surfacing historic content. The company announced on Tuesday that it now indexes …

Google Adds 'Mobile-Friendly' Label To Results Google Adds 'Mobile-Friendly' Label To Results

Update: Google’s official announcement is now live. Much of Google’s work in search this year, as well as its guidance for webmasters, has been related to mobile search. Google has really ramped up its efforts of late to improve the …

Google Adds LInks To Answers (For Its Own Content) Google Adds LInks To Answers (For Its Own Content)

Google is showing users “Show me how” links for some of its quick answer results. Unfortunately, so far, the only examples we’ve seen point you to Google’s own content. Search Engine Roundtable points to an example shared by Tommy Sands …

‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Going Global? ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Going Global?

Links removed from Google’s European search engines may end up having to be removed from Google’s other search engines. As you may know, Google has been removing links from its European search results because of what has come to be …

New Way To Submit Editors' Picks To Google News New Way To Submit Editors' Picks To Google News

Google is giving publishers who appear in Google News a new way to submit Editors’ Picks, which can appear on the Google News homepage or select section pages. The Editors’ Picks feature has been around for quite some time, and …

Facebook Has A New Directory For Local Places Facebook Has A New Directory For Local Places

Facebook has an interesting new local search and discovery tool available at Facebook.com/places. It gives users a look at places with Facebook pages, including those your friends have been to (with their comments) and others who have left reviews. The …

Twitter May Regret Not Getting Google Deal Done Twitter May Regret Not Getting Google Deal Done

Remember the days when you could search for something that was in the news on Google and get a set of realtime search results comprised mainly (but not solely) of updates from Twitter? It was a helpful feature that let …

Google Search App Gets Update On Lollipop Google Search App Gets Update On Lollipop

Google announced that it’s beginning to roll out Material Design to its search app on Android Lollipop. This means results have “bold colors, fluid animations and simplified layouts”. Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Samsung Galaxy Note4 users can now set …

Philae Gets A Google Doodle (Already) Philae Gets A Google Doodle (Already)

Philae, European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Rosetta mission probe, has soft-landed on a comet. This is the first time in history this has been done. It didn’t take Google long to whip up a Doodle to celebrate this amazing feat. “Our …

Google Asks for Ebola Donations, Will Match 2:1 Google Asks for Ebola Donations, Will Match 2:1

If you opened up Google.com today, you may have noticed that Google is now prompting users to donate to the fight against Ebola. And for every dollar you donate through Google, the company plans to donate two until a goal …

Google Doodle Points To 'Did You Mean' Results Google Doodle Points To 'Did You Mean' Results

Google has a doodle up for Veterans Day. Interestingly, clicking it takes you to a search for “Veteran’s Day” with an apostrophe, complete with a “Did you mean: Veterans Day” prompt. I’m sure it’s a common error, and Google does …

Facebook Is Terribly Slow At Rolling Out Post Search Facebook Is Terribly Slow At Rolling Out Post Search

A lot of people are talking about “Too Many Cooks“. Maybe you’ve heard. It’s been trending on Twitter all weekend and throughout Monday. If you’re on Twitter, you can easily see what people are saying about it, from people you …

Groupon Getaways Gets Its Own App Groupon Getaways Gets Its Own App

Groupon just announced the launch of a new travel discovery app based on its popular Groupon Getaways category. This would appear to follow the trend of big Internet companies breaking their services up into more dedicated apps. The new Groupon …

Bing: We're Not Giving Up On Search [Updated] Bing: We're Not Giving Up On Search [Updated]

Update 2: Asked for additional comment or further clarification on Stefan’s comments, the spokesperson says, “We have nothing further to share.” Update: The initial headline to this article was “Bing Abandons Hope Of Competing With Google (In ‘Pure’ Search)”. Bing …

Is The Matt Cutts Spam-Fighting Era Over? Is The Matt Cutts Spam-Fighting Era Over?

It’s not 100% clear yet, but it’s looking like for webmasters and SEOs, the era of Matt Cutts is a thing of the past. His career at Google may continue, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be the head of …