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Google Places For Business Gets Reviews Tab Google Places For Business Gets Reviews Tab
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Google has added a Reviews tab to the Places for Business interface so that businesses can look at user reviews on Google itself, as well as from other web sources in one place. “Now you can learn what your customers …

Google Aims To Put European Antitrust Issues In The Past Google Aims To Put European Antitrust Issues In The Past

Google addressed the ongoing antitrust probe it has been facing in Europe again this morning, highlighting the latest version of its concessions with hopes to “move forward”. Google says it will give links to rival sites “much more real estate …

Doctor Who Google Doodle Celebrates 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Google Doodle Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Today (Saturday, November 23rd, 2013) marks the 50th anniversary of the long-time-running British science fiction series Doctor Who. This day also marks when the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and its affiliates aired the 50th-anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor” …

Bing Improves Image Search With Deep Learning Bing Improves Image Search With Deep Learning
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Image search is a cornerstone of any search engine. That’s why both Google and Bing are doing everything they can to improve image search to bring up the most relevant images for any search imaginable. While some may argue that …

Here’s Google’s Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again (This Time Saying A Living Author Is Dead) Here’s Google’s Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again (This Time Saying A Living Author Is Dead)
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It seems that Google’s Knowledge Graph is making headlines for erroneous information almost as often as it is for expansion and new features. Less than a month ago, we looked a pretty embarrassing example, when the St. Louis Cardinals’ Wikipedia …

Google Wants Some Ideas For Webmaster Tools. Got Any? Google Wants Some Ideas For Webmaster Tools. Got Any?
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In a recent article, we asked if Google is being transparent enough. While the question was asked broadly, much our discussion had to do specifically with webmasters. Is Google providing them with enough information? I mean after all, a single …

Bing Partners With TripAdvisor To Offer Hotel Info, Reviews In Search Results Bing Partners With TripAdvisor To Offer Hotel Info, Reviews In Search Results
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Before you leave on any trip, it’s probably wise to search for hotels ahead of time. You might even want to book a room while you’re at it. It was already easy enough to do so with the numerous online …

Cutts Talks Disavow Links Tool And Negative SEO Cutts Talks Disavow Links Tool And Negative SEO
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Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video discussing the Disavow Links tool, and whether or not it’s a good idea to use it even when you don’t have a manual action against your site. Google’s Matt Cutts takes …

Microsoft Kicks Off The Holidays With Scroogled Merchandise Microsoft Kicks Off The Holidays With Scroogled Merchandise
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The holidays are right around the corner and you’re desperately trying to find that last minute gift for your significant other. If they happen to absolutely hate Google, Microsoft may have just the thing for them. Just in time for …

Is Google Being Transparent Enough? Is Google Being Transparent Enough?
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Many would say that Google has become more transparent over the years. It gives users, businesses and webmasters access to a lot more information about its intentions and business practices than it did long ago, but is it going far …

Google Gets Awesome New Street View Imagery From National Parks Google Gets Awesome New Street View Imagery From National Parks

Google’s Street View team has been working with the U.S. National Parks Service and Parks Canada to get new imagery on Google Maps for a plethora of interesting locations in the two countries. So far, Google has utilized its Street …

Twitter Makes Mobile Apps More Search-Friendly Twitter Makes Mobile Apps More Search-Friendly
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Twitter announced that it has updated its search feature on Android and iOS, making it more useful for actually finding stuff. With the update, users can toggle between top tweets and all tweets at the top of the search results, …

Here’s How Bing Works On Xbox One Here’s How Bing Works On Xbox One

In just a few days, Microsoft will officially enter the next-generation arena with the Xbox One. While the majority of the console’s focus will be on games, Microsoft will also use the console to push its own services, including Bing. …

Bing Lets You Connect Social Pages To Webmaster Tools Bing Lets You Connect Social Pages To Webmaster Tools
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Bing announced a new Connected Pages feature for its Webmaster Tools offering, enabling webmasters to connect their various other official pages to their account, and track how users are getting to them. You can now connect your pages from Facebook, …

Google Says It Will Remove Dead Body From Google Maps Google Says It Will Remove Dead Body From Google Maps
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Update: Looks like they’ve updated the imagery now. As previously reported, a man found an image of his murdered fourteen-year-old son’s dead body lying next to some train tracks in Google Maps in an image captured by satellite. The image …

Man Asks Google To Remove Image Of Son’s Dead Body From Google Maps (So Far, Google Hasn’t Done So) Man Asks Google To Remove Image Of Son’s Dead Body From Google Maps (So Far, Google Hasn’t Done So)
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Update: Google says it will take eight days, but it will replace the image. Another dead body has been spotted on Google Maps, and this time, the victim’s family is not happy. The image is shown for 901 Sanford Avenue, …

Matt Cutts Discusses Duplicate Meta Descriptions Matt Cutts Discusses Duplicate Meta Descriptions
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video featuring Matt Cutts talking about duplicate and unique meta descriptions. Cutts answers this submitted question: Is it necessary for each single page within my website to have a unique metatag description? “The …

Xbox One More Anticipated Than PS4, According To Yahoo Xbox One More Anticipated Than PS4, According To Yahoo
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Sony’s PS4 was released on Friday, and Microsoft’s Xbox One will be released exactly a week later. Obviously both consoles have been highly anticipated by gamers, and will compete for their dollars. Yahoo shared some search trend data with us, …

Google To Expand Efforts To Block Child Exploitation Google To Expand Efforts To Block Child Exploitation

Google has been battling child exploitation on the Internet since at least 2006. This past summer, the company announced some additional measures it was taking. For one, Google set up a new $2 million fund to encourage the development of …

Fair Use Prevails As Google Wins Book-Scanning Case Fair Use Prevails As Google Wins Book-Scanning Case
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So, you know that book-scanning legal battle that Google has been fighting for the past eight years against the Authors Guild? Google just won. In a New York court, Judge Denny Chin ruled that Google can continue its book-scanning ways …

Matt Cutts Talks Blog Comments And Link Spam Matt Cutts Talks Blog Comments And Link Spam
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If you run a blog, you no doubt come across spammy comments with links in them frequently. You may know that this can hurt your page in Google, but sometimes people leave comments with links that are actually relevant to …