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Yahoo Said To Show Google Results Instead Of Bing In Firefox

Yahoo Said To Show Google Results Instead Of Bing In Firefox

Well, this is odd. Yahoo is reportedly displaying search results – both organic and paid – that are powered by Google when some users search using Mozilla’s Firefox web browser. That is according to Aaron Wall at SEOBook, who has screenshots comparing the usual Bing-powered version of results and the Google-powered ones. It’s completely unclear just how widespread this is …

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Google Asks Webmasters About Combining Sites In Search Console (Webmaster Tools)

Google Asks Webmasters About Combining Sites In Search Console (Webmaster Tools)

Google wants to know if webmasters would find it useful to combine different sites in Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools). The company has a survey out inquiring about the subject. “For example, to view a combined Search Analytics report that includes different URL versions of your site (http and https) and different subdomains (mobile and international subdomains),” Google explains in …

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Interstitials May Start Hurting Your Search Rankings

Interstitials May Start Hurting Your Search Rankings

Ahead of Google’s mobile-friendly update in in April, there was talk around the SEO industry that interstitials (content that appears over top of a page, which impedes the process of getting to the desired page) could be looked upon as hurting the mobile user experience, and therefore hurt webmasters in in rankings as Google started to take into account the …

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What Marketers Should Know About The AOL-Bing Deal

What Marketers Should Know About The AOL-Bing Deal

Microsoft and AOL announced a major agreement which sees AOL assuming management and sales responsibilities for all of Microsoft’s display, mobile, and video ad inventory across the U.S., U.K., Canada, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan. AOL will run the ads across Microsoft’s MSN homepage and verticals, Outlook Mail, Xbox, Skype, and in apps. The two companies also made …

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Facebook Is Messing Around With Its Search Interface

Facebook Is Messing Around With Its Search Interface

Update: It seems that this is all related to Facebook’s Trending topics. The addition of the News search option enables you to view search results basically in the format that Facebook already shows trending topics when you click on them. You see different types of results like: “In the Story,” “Friends and Groups,” “Articles,” etc. A Facebook spokesperson tells us, …

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Study Slams Google For ‘Reducing Social Welfare’ With ‘Lower Quality Results’

Study Slams Google For ‘Reducing Social Welfare’ With ‘Lower Quality Results’

Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu and Yelp collaborated on a study of Google’s search results, and have declared that Google is hurting the consumer experience of search results by favoring is own content which in some cases may be inferior to organic results that would otherwise be surfaced. The paper was presented at Oxford University’s Antitrust Enforcement Symposium, and …

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Google Adds Pinterest Carousel To Search Results

Google Adds Pinterest Carousel To Search Results

Google has just given content marketers another reason to make sure Pinterest is a part of their strategies. Now, when users search for Pinterest content on Google from a mobile device, it will display a carousel-style section on the search results page letting them swipe through various content from Pinterest before clicking through to the app or mobile site. Here, …

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Yahoo Tries Another Aggressive Tactic To Get People To Change Default Search

Yahoo Tries Another Aggressive Tactic To Get People To Change Default Search

Yahoo is pretty serious about trying to get users to choose its search engine as their default experience. Since last fall, we’ve seen the company try a variety of strategies. Now, they’re even trying to get people to switch to Yahoo when they…install Java updates. That’s the word form The Wall Street Journal, which reports that the company announced a …

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Will Matt Cutts Be Back At Google In 2016?

Will Matt Cutts Be Back At Google In 2016?

Google’s former head of web spam Matt Cutts will not be returning to the company this year from the sound of it. He reportedly said on an internet talk show that Google has extended his leave throughout the remainder of the year. Cutts appeared on Leo Laporte’s Twit.tv show, and according to Search Engine Land, he talked about this during …

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Instagram Just Made Some Big Content Discovery Improvements

Instagram Just Made Some Big Content Discovery Improvements

Instagram just announced two major improvements in an area where it’s been severely lacking for its entire existence – discovery. There’s a new Explore page with trending tags and places and a more powerful search experience making it easier for users to find people, places, and tags. Instagram says it sees over 70 million photos and videos posted every day. …

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Looks Like This Signal Is Pretty Important To Google Again

Looks Like This Signal Is Pretty Important To Google Again

Back in 2011, Google launched an algorithm update aimed at showing more high quality pages that were only minutes old for queries related to recent events or hot topics. The update was all about freshness of content, and after that, Google’s search results began showing newer content at the top of the page more frequently than before, even if sometimes …

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Google Adds Revenge Porn to Short List of Things It Removes from Search Results

Google Adds Revenge Porn to Short List of Things It Removes from Search Results

Google’s philosophy about what it surfaces in its search results has always been pretty laissez-faire. For the most part, Google prefers to “organize the world’s information” and “reflect the whole web”. To that end, Google only removes content from search on very limited occasions. Just ask Rick Santorum. Today, however, Google is adding another specific type of content to the …

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