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Blekko Shuts Down, Becomes Part Of IBM Watson

Blekko Shuts Down, Becomes Part Of IBM Watson

By Chris Crum 15 hours ago

Back in 2010, an alternative search engine called Blekko emerged. It came from Rich Skrenta, co-founder & former CEO of Topix and NewHoo (which went on to become The Open Directory Project or DMOZ). It aimed to crowd source search …

Old Report About Old Google Test Ruffles Feathers Old Report About Old Google Test Ruffles Feathers

An algorithm change Google probably only used in a limited test roughly eight years ago is apparently the top story in tech this morning. It will likely give Google’s competitors more talking points, but probably won’t make a lot of …

Bill Slawski On Google's Knowledge And Answers Bill Slawski On Google's Knowledge And Answers

In case you haven’t noticed, Google has changed a lot over the years, and much of the search engine’s focus is on showing users answers and information about what they’re looking for directly on search results pages through things like …

Google: Easy Mobile Forms Are Crucial Google: Easy Mobile Forms Are Crucial

Google has been making a lot of moves to get mobile users a better user experience. As you may know, the company recently announced a pair of ranking signals for this purpose. One that’s already in effect will return in-app …

Google Just Announced Another New Ranking Adjustment Google Just Announced Another New Ranking Adjustment

Google just announced that it is cracking down on doorway pages with a new ranking adjustment, which will launch soon. Do you think doorways pages have been a noticeable problem in search results? Share your thoughts in the comments. Doorway …

Is Google Looking Desperate in Firefox? Is Google Looking Desperate in Firefox?

Google is getting louder about wanting Firefox users to switch their default browser back to its search engine. As you may know, Mozilla replaced Google with Yahoo as the default search provider in Firefox in the United States back in …

Should Google Count Company Statements As News? Should Google Count Company Statements As News?

As you’ve probably noticed in the past, Google sometimes includes an “In the News” section in its search results. This points users to a few sources that have newsy information about whatever it is that they searched for. The feature …

Google: Fact-Based Ranking Isn't Already In Use Google: Fact-Based Ranking Isn't Already In Use

A recently released Google research paper has been drawing some attention throughout the search industry. It proposes a signal for ranking search results based upon “the correctness of factual information provides by the source,” rather than links. Do you think …

How To Use Google’s New Blocked Resources Report How To Use Google’s New Blocked Resources Report

Google just introduced a new Webmaster Tools feature called the Blocked Resource Report, aimed at helping webmasters find and resolve issues where Google can’t use images, CSS, or JavaScript that has been blocked. Blocked resource prevent pages from rendering properly, …

Here’s An Hour of Google Helping Small Businesses Here’s An Hour of Google Helping Small Businesses

If your’e a small business still trying to navigate this thing we call the web and to figure out how to best get Google to treat your site well, you might want to watch the latest video from the Google …

Google Ditching 4 Search Funnels Columns in AdWords Google Ditching 4 Search Funnels Columns in AdWords

Google launched Search Funnels columns a little over two years ago (three years after first introducing Search Funnels reports), enabling advertisers to incorporate Search Funnels data into their everyday optimizations by adding the columns to their campaign, ad group, keyword …

Google’s Twitter Deal May Impact Your Reputation Google’s Twitter Deal May Impact Your Reputation

Last month, we learned that Google and Twitter have struck a new deal to put real-time tweets back into Google’s search index after going without them for a few years. Google isn’t expected to implement tweets into its results in …

Google Ranking Signal Not As Pressing As You Thought Google Ranking Signal Not As Pressing As You Thought

Last week, Google announced two new ranking signals related to mobile. One has already been implemented, and takes into account app indexing when showing results to signed-in users who have apps installed on their devices. The second signal looks at …

Drink Up – Google Wants to Make You a Bartender Drink Up – Google Wants to Make You a Bartender

No, Google won’t serve you drinks – but it’ll tell you how to make them. Google has added cocktails to the list of instructables it’ll show with the Knowledge Graph – so if you’re wondering how to make a tequila …

Should Facts Outrank Links As A Google Signal? Should Facts Outrank Links As A Google Signal?

Google has a new paper out that discusses how it might rank pages based on facts as opposed to links. If this were to become the case, it would represent a huge move for the search engine, which has historically …

How To Set Up App Indexing For Ranking In Google How To Set Up App Indexing For Ranking In Google

Last week, Google made two announcements about how it will rank search results on mobile devices going forward. The one that has received the greatest amount of attention is the inclusion of a mobile-friendly ranking signal, which will go into …

Yahoo’s Search Market Growth Flatlines Yahoo’s Search Market Growth Flatlines

In November, Yahoo and Mozilla entered a partnership that made Yahoo the default search experience on Firefox, replacing Google, which had held the spot for the past decade. The deal showed some great early results for Yahoo in terms of …