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Yahoo Launches Yelp Integration For Local Search Yahoo Launches Yelp Integration For Local Search

We heard last month that Yahoo and Yelp were teaming up to add local business reviews to Yahoo’s local search results. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reportedly revealed the partnership in an employee meeting. These things never stay inside the company. …

Google Launches Official Google+ Page For Webmasters Google Launches Official Google+ Page For Webmasters

There is now an official Google+ page for Google Webmasters. Matt Cutts tweeted a link to it, and the page made its first post last night: So far, that’s all that it has to offer, but we can probably expect …

Google Expands Link Network Crackdown Across Europe Google Expands Link Network Crackdown Across Europe

Google has been cracking down on link networks like never before in recent months. That continues with a couple more announcements from head of webspam Matt Cutts. In January, Cutts said Google was taking action on French link network Buzzea. …

Matt Cutts Was ‘Trying To Decide How Sassy To Be When Answering This Question’ Matt Cutts Was ‘Trying To Decide How Sassy To Be When Answering This Question’

Google has put out a new “Webmaster Help video” with the title “Can sites do well without using spammy techniques?” That’s a bit rephrased from the actual question that prompted the response: Matt, Does (sic) the good guys still stand …

Moz Partners With Bitly For Click Tracking And Link Data Moz Partners With Bitly For Click Tracking And Link Data

Bitly announced today that it will provide click tracking technology and inbound link data to Moz to help users better understand who is linking to websites and how relevant those links are. The data will use number and frequency of …

Google Reportedly Facing $5 Billion Fine In India Google Reportedly Facing $5 Billion Fine In India

Google is reportedly facing a $5 billion fine from the Competition Commission of India in relation to an antitrust probe launched two years ago. The probe began after a complaint from consumer advocacy group Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) …

Women’s Day 2014 Gets Google Doodle Women’s Day 2014 Gets Google Doodle

Google is celebrating International Women’s Day 2014 with a doodle, and featuring a video with women from around the world. Google says in a Google+ post, “Happy International Women’s Day! Celebrated every year on March 8, we’re getting started a …

Yahoo Launches Indoor Maps In Latest Search Effort Yahoo Launches Indoor Maps In Latest Search Effort

Yahoo announced that it is now offering indoor maps for some places. The feature comes as the result of a partnership with Nokia, utilizing its Here service. Yahoo has released maps for various shopping malls, train stations and airports, not …

Google Gets More Hawaii Street View Imagery Google Gets More Hawaii Street View Imagery

Back in 2012, Google added some stunning imagery from the Hawaiian Islands to Street View. Today, the company announced the addition of more. The new imagery comes as a result of the Trekker Loan Program Google announced last summer, which …

Now There’s A Matt Cutts Whack-A-Mole Game Now There’s A Matt Cutts Whack-A-Mole Game

So remember that Matt Cutts Donkey Kong game from a few weeks ago? That has inspired a new Matt Cutts Whack-A-Mole game, in which (you guessed it) you get to whack Matt Cutts with a gavel over and over again.

Google Changes Result In Duplicate Listings For Businesses Google Changes Result In Duplicate Listings For Businesses

Google has run into some “complications” upgrading local businesses to the new Places dashboard. In some cases, businesses’ accounts and another accounts that they don’t control were both verified for the same business using the old Places dashboard. In other …

Google Adding Underwater Street View Imagery For Sydney Google Adding Underwater Street View Imagery For Sydney

Not content to just photograph the world’s land for Street View, Google has been acquiring imagery from under the sea as well. Back in 2012, Google teamed up with The Catlin Seaview Survey to add underwater imagery from the world’s …

LinkedIn Recruiter Gets Searchable Custom Fields LinkedIn Recruiter Gets Searchable Custom Fields

LinkedIn announced that it has made custom fields searchable in LinkedIn Recruiter, potentially making the search tool more useful for finding people based on very specific criteria. LinkedIn uses the example of a candidate who isn’t available until a certain …

Xbox One Gets Bing Web Search Today Xbox One Gets Bing Web Search Today

Are you finding your Xbox One search experience a bit underwhelming? Sure, you can use Bing to search through your console’s online marketplace, but the same can’t be said for the Web. Well, that’s all changing this week. In the …

Bing Saves Is Now Available To All In Open Beta Bing Saves Is Now Available To All In Open Beta

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Man, I wish I could bookmark this Web site in anything other than my browser?” You probably haven’t, but Bing thinks you might have. Last month, Bing introduced a new feature called Bing Saves. …

Google’s ‘Completely Clear’ Stance On Disavowing ‘Irrelevant’ Links Google’s ‘Completely Clear’ Stance On Disavowing ‘Irrelevant’ Links

We knew that when Google launched the Disavow Links tool, people were going to use it more than they should, even though Google made it clear that most people shouldn’t use it at all. A person doing some SEO work …

Here’s How Google Determines Whether Or Not Your Links Are ‘Paid’ Here’s How Google Determines Whether Or Not Your Links Are ‘Paid’

Google put out a new 8-minute video about paid links. Matt Cutts talks about the various things that the search engine takes into consideration when determining whether or not links are “paid”. 99 percent of the time it’s abundantly clear, …

Google Officially Announces Restaurant Menu Results Google Officially Announces Restaurant Menu Results

Earlier this month, Google was spotted showing new card-style menu results for restaurant searches for some users. One tweeted a screenshot: Woah, when did Google start pulling menu items into the Knowledge Graph? https://t.co/9SMqJ0QcL2 pic.twitter.com/aOCJ7UMI9s — Allie Brown (@alliebrown89) February …

Googler Rachel Searles Writes Sci-Fi Novel Googler Rachel Searles Writes Sci-Fi Novel

Googler Rachel Searles has a new sci-fi book out called The Lost Planet. Matt Cutts points us to it, and has only good things to say about it: Amazon has a pretty substantial preview. Searles is from the search quality …

Can Google Solve The Scraper Problem? Can Google Solve The Scraper Problem?

Google has a form called the Scraper Report for people to report when they see a scraper site ranking ahead of the original content that it’s scraping. The idea is that you can let Google know about people stealing your …

Google Voice Search Built Into Chrome Beta Google Voice Search Built Into Chrome Beta

At Google I/O last year, Google showed off conversational search on the desktop, including the now famous “OK Google” command. In November, this functionality became available via a Chrome extension. Now, the functionality is coming directly to Chrome. Google announced …