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Mary Anning: Influential Paleontologist Honored with Google Doodle Mary Anning: Influential Paleontologist Honored with Google Doodle

When it comes to paleontology, Mary Anning’s findings provide a bedrock. The British fossil collector and dealer, born in 1799, is said to have helped spark fundamental shifts in scientific thinking when it comes to prehistoric life. And today, Google …

John Oliver’s Take On European Google Ruling Is Pretty Good John Oliver’s Take On European Google Ruling Is Pretty Good

Last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. They don’t necessarily have to delete all results requested, but may find …

FairSearch And Other Companies Pressure European Commission On Google FairSearch And Other Companies Pressure European Commission On Google

FairSearch is calling attention to a new campaign by The Open Internet Project seeking to raise “further scrutiny” of Google’s potential settlement with the European Commission over a lengthy antitrust investigation. The Open Internet Project is a group of European …

Google Responds To Link Removal Overreaction Google Responds To Link Removal Overreaction

People continue to needlessly ask sites that have legitimately linked to theirs to remove links because they’re afraid Google won’t like these links or because they simply want to be cautious about what Google may find questionable at any given …

Rubik’s Cube Invention Celebrated with Playable Google Doodle Rubik’s Cube Invention Celebrated with Playable Google Doodle

Today, Google is celebrating one of the most ubiquitous and frustrating puzzle toys ever conceived–the Rubik’s Cube. Originally called the Magic Cube, the Rubik’s Cube celebrates its 40th birthday this spring. Google has honored the occasion with a (you guessed …

Google Adds Location Management Features For Businesses Google Adds Location Management Features For Businesses

Google is rolling out new features for the bulk management tool for Google Places. These include status of your locations on Maps, an updated data conflicts interface, an improved edit timeframe, automatically-enabled social features, and new functionality for manager addition/removal …

Report: Google To Have ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool Up In 2 Weeks Report: Google To Have ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool Up In 2 Weeks

Earlier this week, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. It’s up to the search engines to determine whether or not …

Larry Page Gives Something Of A State Of The Google Address Larry Page Gives Something Of A State Of The Google Address

Google has released its 2013 Founders’ Letter (yes, it is May, 2014) written by co-founder and CEO Larry Page, who hasn’t been present on the company’s last couple earnings calls. In it, Page says there are over 100 billion searches …

Google Extends Knowledge Graph To Google Maps Google Extends Knowledge Graph To Google Maps

Google continues to expand its Knowledge Graph in different ways. It’s now being extended to Google Maps and getting video content. James Gibbons spotted a new Google Maps feature called Quick Facts, which appears when you search for some locations. …

What Have Google’s Biggest Mistakes Been? What Have Google’s Biggest Mistakes Been?

Do you feel like Google makes many mistakes when it comes to trying to improve its search results? Do you think they’ve gone overboard or not far enough with regards to some aspect of spam-fighting? In the latest Google Webmaster …

Google Tells You How To Serve Your Homepage To International Users Google Tells You How To Serve Your Homepage To International Users

Google is offering some new guidance on creating homepages for international users. The company took to its Webmaster Central blog on Monday morning to discuss the topic. Specifically, it looks at three ways to configure your homepage (or landing page) …

Dorothy Hodgkin Gets A Google Doodle Dorothy Hodgkin Gets A Google Doodle

Dorothy Hodgkin is the subject of a Google doodle today. Hodgkin was a British biochemist, who was actually born in Cairo, Egypt. Hodgkin won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964, making her the first British woman to win a …

Google Shopping Results Now Rank Products On Some Queries Google Shopping Results Now Rank Products On Some Queries

It appears that Google is now ranking products by their ratings in some Google Shopping results – the sponsored results that appear either at the top or on the right of the search results page. Jon Gregoire at CPC Strategy …

Google Maps App Gets A Bunch Of New Features Google Maps App Gets A Bunch Of New Features

Google announced some new features for its Google Maps app on Android and iOS, including lane guidance, the ability to save a map for offline use, new restaurant, bar and hotel filters, Uber integration, public transit notifications, and location saving. …

Google Shows When You’re Near A Store That Carries A Product You Searched For Google Shows When You’re Near A Store That Carries A Product You Searched For

Google announced that it has added functionality to Google Now to show consumers when they’re near stores that carry products they have searched for. In a Google+ post, the company said, “You’ve been looking for the perfect pair of hiking …

Google: Links Will Become Less Important Google: Links Will Become Less Important

Links are becoming less important as Google gets better at understanding the natural language of users’ queries. That’s the message we’re getting from Google’s latest Webmaster Help video. It will be a while before links become completely irrelevant, but the …

Matt Cutts’ Floating Head Reminds You About Your Pages’ Body Content Matt Cutts’ Floating Head Reminds You About Your Pages’ Body Content

Google has released a new public service announcement about putting content in the body of webpages. Naturally, this features Matt Cutts’ head floating in the air. “It’s important to pay attention to the head of a document, but you should …

Google Updates Guidance On ‘Sneaky’ Redirects Google Updates Guidance On ‘Sneaky’ Redirects

Google announced that it has updated its guidance for webmasters on “sneaky redirects”. It has updated the relevant section in its quality guidelines. It now includes examples that illustrate violations. “Redirects are often used by webmasters to help forward visitors …

Google On Criteria For Titles In Search Results Google On Criteria For Titles In Search Results

Google has talked about titles in search results in multiple videos in the past, but once again takes on the topic in the latest Webmaster Help video. They keep getting questions about it, so why not? In fact, Cutts shares …

Google Drops Some ‘Upper Decker’ Knowledge (Courtesy Of Another Parked Domain) Google Drops Some ‘Upper Decker’ Knowledge (Courtesy Of Another Parked Domain)

Remember that story from the other day about Google’s questionable “answers” as it relies on websites to fill in the gaps in “knowledge” that its proper Knowledge Graph can’t answer? Well this one’s just funny. Just think of the traffic …

Pinterest Gets Better At Vertical Search, Launches ‘Guided Search’ Pinterest Gets Better At Vertical Search, Launches ‘Guided Search’

Pinterest is positioning itself as more than just a place to pin cool pictures. It also wants to help you find ideas for things. It’s not as though people haven’t already been using it for that purpose (especially for recipes), …