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Google Drops Links To Competitors In New Search Result Style Google Drops Links To Competitors In New Search Result Style

Mutliple reports have come out showing a new style of Google result for stock searches, which add additional financial information, but remove links to competing financial sites like yahoo Finance and MSN. TechCrunch shares a screenshot: That’s opposed to the …

Google To Writers: Don’t Upload Articles To Directories Google To Writers: Don’t Upload Articles To Directories
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Google has put out a new “Webmaster Help” video advising webmasters and writers against submitting articles to online article directories. It’s been pretty well-known that Google isn’t incredibly fond of these types of sites for a while now, but the …

Here’s Google’s Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again (This Time A Business Is The Victim) Here’s Google’s Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again (This Time A Business Is The Victim)

I’ve written a handful of times about how Google’s Knowledge Graph, on occasion, displays erroneous information. At first it seemed kind of rare, but now, I’m seriously beginning to wonder just how often this is happening. Rajni Singh, Associate Manager …

FairSearch Wants To See Google’s Latest Concessions Before A Settlement Is Reached FairSearch Wants To See Google’s Latest Concessions Before A Settlement Is Reached
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As previously reported, Google is said to be near a settlement with the EU over its three-year antitrust investigation. Google, according to Reuters, had submitted a new proposal, and a deal is expected to come within days. FairSearch, a coalition …

Google Announces Action On Another ‘Link Network’ Google Announces Action On Another ‘Link Network’
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Google has steadily been taking out link networks that violate its quality guidelines whenever possible, and Matt Cutts announced on Twitter that they’ve taken care of yet another one. This time it’s the French network Buzzea. Today we're taking action …

Google EU Antitrust Settlement Expected In Days Google EU Antitrust Settlement Expected In Days

Though this wouldn’t be the first time we thought so, Google and the EU are reportedly very close to finally settling the big antitrust probe that’s been going on for about three years. Of course, this isn’t official yet, but …

Seahawks Dominate Bing Search In 33 States Seahawks Dominate Bing Search In 33 States

On February 2, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos are going to duke it out in Super Bowl XLVIII. Madden NFL 25 tells us that Broncos are going to win, but Bing tells us a different story. Bing revealed today …

Google To Well-Established Sites: Don’t Coast On Your Laurels Google To Well-Established Sites: Don’t Coast On Your Laurels
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Google has released some new advice to webmasters of well-established businesses with domains that have been around for a long time. Keep up with the times, or you’ll be left behind. Said advice comes in the form of a “Webmaster …

Calacanis Moves On From Google Panda Update With Apparently Google-Proof Product ‘Inside’ Calacanis Moves On From Google Panda Update With Apparently Google-Proof Product ‘Inside’

Jason Calacanis is back with a new news app called Inside. It’s out for iOS and Blackberry with an Android version on the way. There’s also a mobile web version. Calacanis talks about the project as well as the demise …

Google Is Following Its Robot Purchases With An Artificial Intelligence Acquisition Google Is Following Its Robot Purchases With An Artificial Intelligence Acquisition

Update: DeepMind will reportedly be integrated into Google’s search team. That may be good news for those fearing a robot apocalypse, but who’s to say the robots won’t make use of other technologies employed throughout the company? Google has reportedly …

Google Continues To Improve Crawling Capabilities For Smartphone Content Google Continues To Improve Crawling Capabilities For Smartphone Content

Throughout 2013 and into 2014, Google has been making various improvements to the way it handles website content on mobile devices. That continues this week with the announcement of a new user-agent for crawling smartphone content. Google says it’s retiring …

Google Adds Knowledge Graph Info To Regular Search Results Google Adds Knowledge Graph Info To Regular Search Results

Google has added a new drop-down box on some search results, providing information about the site the result comes from. It’s using the Knowledge Graph to provide this information. For example, this result from CivilWar.org provides such a box explaining …

Cutts On How Much Facebook And Twitter Signals Matter In Google Ranking Cutts On How Much Facebook And Twitter Signals Matter In Google Ranking
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Google put out a pretty interesting Webmaster Help video today with Matt Cutts answering a question about a topic a lot of people would like to understand better – how Facebook and Twitter affect Google rankings. “Facebook and Twitter pages …

Yahoo Search Is Now Encrypted By Default Yahoo Search Is Now Encrypted By Default
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Yahoo has switched to secure search by default, meaning that the search traffic your analytics program is painting for you is even less complete than it already was. As you may recall, Google made this move a couple years ago …

Can Search Improvements Make Pinterest More Valuable To Businesses? Can Search Improvements Make Pinterest More Valuable To Businesses?
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Pinterest is becoming a better search engine, and it’s likely only getting started. Have you ever used Pinterest specifically to search for something? Do you think it is capable of providing helpful results for certain types of queries? Share your …

Stone: Jelly Will Probably Get A Search Feature, And Search Is Probably How It Will Monetize Stone: Jelly Will Probably Get A Search Feature, And Search Is Probably How It Will Monetize

Biz Stone appeared on Bloomberg Television today to talk about Jelly. Bloomberg is sharing the interview, which gives us some insight into some possible directions Stone and his team may take the app in. Users have been wondering who all …

Expedia Apparently Penalized By Google For Linking Practices Expedia Apparently Penalized By Google For Linking Practices

It looks like Google has penalized travel site Expedia, one its competitors, which is part of the FairSearch Coalition, which regularly lobbies for antitrust action to be taken against the search giant. Data from SearchMetrics (via Search Engine Land) shows …

Martin Luther King, Jr. Google Doodle Tradition Continues Martin Luther King, Jr. Google Doodle Tradition Continues

Google regularly features a doodle for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and that tradition continues today. This is the tenth year that Google has run a doodle for the day, but actually the eleventh doodle Google has honored Dr. King …

Dian Fossey (Of ‘Gorillas In The Mist’ Fame) Gets A Google Doodle Dian Fossey (Of ‘Gorillas In The Mist’ Fame) Gets A Google Doodle

Dian Fossey, the famed zoologist and gorilla researcher known for her book, Gorillas in the Mist (which was turned into a movie starring Sigourney Weaver as Fossey), is the subject of a worldwide Google doodle today on what would have …

Matt Cutts Discusses The Google Algorithm Matt Cutts Discusses The Google Algorithm
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video in which head of webspam Matt Cutts discusses the Google algorithm and how it ranks results on a page. More specifically, he responds to the following submitted question: Does Google use the …

The British Museum Honored With A Google Doodle On 255th Anniversary The British Museum Honored With A Google Doodle On 255th Anniversary

Google is celebrating the 255th anniversary of the British Museum with a doodle on its homepage in the UK. The museum, established in 1753, opened to the public in 1759, and currently holds a collection of about 8 million objects. …