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Google Could Use Your Television Viewing As A Ranking Signal

Google Could Use Your Television Viewing As A Ranking Signal

By Chris Crum 16 hours ago

It seems almost crazy to think that Google could deliver your search results based on what you’re watching on TV at any point in time, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility, and the company was even granted …

Google Webmaster Academy Expands To More Languages Google Webmaster Academy Expands To More Languages

Google launched Webmaster Academy in 2012 as a way to help small businesses improve their web and Google presence through education about various webmaster topics. It even added Panda update guidance at one point. Last year, Google expanded the offering …

New Google Panda Update Refresh Suspected New Google Panda Update Refresh Suspected

Google hasn’t confirmed that it rolled out a new Panda refresh, but signs point to one hitting on September 5th (Friday), according to Search Engine Roundtable and SEOs. Barry Schwartz points to a post in the Google Webmaster Help forum …

Leo Tolstoy: Author Celebrated with Google Doodle Leo Tolstoy: Author Celebrated with Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy with a Doodle documenting some of his most important works, novels like Anna Karenina and War and Peace. Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born in Yasnaya Polyana in 1828 into Russian …

EU: Google Must Make Additional Concessions EU: Google Must Make Additional Concessions

It’s starting to look like the EU’s antitrust probe into Google may never end, as the European Commission has now said that Google must once again make more concessions. Google has already offered a revised proposal three times, aimed at …

Bing Takes Image Product Offline After Getty Suit Bing Takes Image Product Offline After Getty Suit

As reported last week, Getty Images is suing Microsoft over a tool the latter recently launched, which enables people to embed slideshows of images from Bing Image Search on their websites. The tool is called the Bing Image Widget, which …

Google: We Built Google For Users, Not Websites Google: We Built Google For Users, Not Websites

Google has said it before, but now it has said it again: “We built Google for users, not websites.” Think you got a raw deal from a recent algorithm change? Sorry, they built Google for users, not websites. Think Google …

Microsoft Gives MSN A Big Overhaul Microsoft Gives MSN A Big Overhaul

Microsoft announced a new rebuilding of MSN, which is geared toward a “mobile-first” and “cloud-first” experience. The top of the page includes quick access to what Microsoft is calling the “Services Stripe,” which includes email, OneDrive, OneNote, Facebook, Twitter, Office …

Google Settles Photographer Copyright Suit Google Settles Photographer Copyright Suit

Google announced that it has settled with a group of photographers, visual artists, and affiliated associations over a lawsuit related to copyrighted material in Google Books. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Google said in a statement, …

Google Gets Better Sitelinks Search Box Google Gets Better Sitelinks Search Box

Google announced that it’s now showing a new and improved sitelinks search box within search results, which will make it easier to find specific content on third-party websites from Google itself. The box is more prominent, and supports autocomplete. Here’s …

Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Bing Image Tool Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Bing Image Tool

Getty Images is suing Microsoft over a tool the latter recently launched enabling people to embed slideshows of images from Bing Image Search on their websites. The tool is called the Bing Image Widget, which Microsoft describes in the following …

Who You Are Still Matters To Google Who You Are Still Matters To Google

Google introduced authorship support over three years ago, leading webmasters and anyone concerned with SEO to jump through a new set of hoops to make sure their faces were visible in Google search results, and hopefully even get better rankings …

Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of) Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of)

Google Blog Search is no more – at least as a standalone offering from the search engine. Search Engine Land points out that if you go to its previous home – google.com/blogsearch – it simply redirects you to the Google …

Google Just Killed Authorship Entirely Google Just Killed Authorship Entirely

Google announced that it is no longer using authorship markup or displaying author information in search results, saying that it just wasn’t as useful as expected. Actually, it was Google’s John Mueller who announced the change on his personal Google+ …

Google Implements 'Knowledge Vault' Google Implements 'Knowledge Vault'

Google announced the launch of Knowledge Graph a little over two years ago. It’s already become inadequate for Google’s needs. The search engine wants to be able to quickly answer all of your questions without having to send you to …

Registration For 'Right To Be Forgotten' Events Open Registration For 'Right To Be Forgotten' Events Open

Google has opened up registration for its first public consultations regarding the “right to be forgotten” law in Europe. The company previously announced its scheduled dates, which are as follows: September 9 in Madrid, Spain September 10 in Rome, Italy …

Foursquare Now Offers Self-Destructing Tips Foursquare Now Offers Self-Destructing Tips

With Foursquare’s revamped app, tips are the new check-ins. Today, the company is trying to make tips more helpful by letting them disappear after they’re no longer relevant. Getting in on the ephemeral everything craze, Foursquare is unveiling ephemeral tips. …