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Now Webmasters Have Google App Indexing To Think About Now Webmasters Have Google App Indexing To Think About
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Google announced on Thursday that it is testing app indexing with Android apps. This, the company says, will create a seamless user experience across mobile apps and websites, when it comes to search results pages. With more and more searches …

Twitter And Bing Renew Search Deal Twitter And Bing Renew Search Deal
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Bing announced today that it has renewed its search deal with Twitter, which provides tweets in search results for a “near real-time” experience. Bing had this to say in a blog post: At Bing, we believe that for every search …

iGoogle Is Now Officially Dead (Redirecting To Regular Homepage) iGoogle Is Now Officially Dead (Redirecting To Regular Homepage)
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We’ve known for about a year and a half that iGoogle was going to be shut down, but the day has finally come. If you try to access it, you’ll now be redirected to the Google homepage. Google announced the …

Google App Indexing Will List Deep Links From Android Apps In Search Results Google App Indexing Will List Deep Links From Android Apps In Search Results
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Google announced today that it is testing app indexing, which it says is aimed at creating a “seamless” user experience across sites and mobile apps from search results pages. Googlebot will now index content in Android apps, and webmasters will …

Bing Has An Amazing Halloween Homepage Bing Has An Amazing Halloween Homepage

For major holidays, the Google Doodle usually outshines whatever Bing does it for its homepage. For Halloween this year, Google certainly impressed with a witchy doodle, but Bing is the definitive winner this year. For this year, Bing outfitted its …

Halloween Witch Casts A Variety Of Spells Over Google Doodle Halloween Witch Casts A Variety Of Spells Over Google Doodle

Google has tapped a “Halloween witch” for some fun with today’s homepage doodle. It’s an interactive one, which lets you choose different combinations of ingredients to drop into the witch’s brew for a variety of different spells, which let you …

Bing Hero Ads: Microsoft’s Answer To Those New Google Branded Search Ads? Bing Hero Ads: Microsoft’s Answer To Those New Google Branded Search Ads?

Last week, there was a lot of talk about a new ad format Google is testing that essentially places a banner-like graphic near the top of a search results page when the user searches for that brand. While Google indicated …

iGoogle Will Officially Be Dead In 3 More Days iGoogle Will Officially Be Dead In 3 More Days
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Google announced in July of last year that it would be shutting down iGoogle, its personalized homepage product. The announcement came in one of the company’s semi-regular “spring cleaning” announcements, despite being in the summer. Google is able to shut …

Google’s ‘Misinformation Graph’ Strikes Again Google’s ‘Misinformation Graph’ Strikes Again
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Users have encountered another blunder from the Google Knowledge Graph with Google showing some quite questionable content, and presenting it as “knowledge” on a very high-traffic search term. This is only the latest in a series of misfires from the …

European Commission Asks Google Competitors To Review Antitrust Proposals European Commission Asks Google Competitors To Review Antitrust Proposals
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At the beginning of the month, European Commission antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia gave a speech providing an update on where the lengthy Google antitrust probe stood. He said the Commission had been negotiating with the company, and Google had offered …

USC Study Finds Major Expansion Of Locations Google Uses To Serve Search Results USC Study Finds Major Expansion Of Locations Google Uses To Serve Search Results

Researchers at USC have put together a new study looking at how Google serves information to its users, finding that the company has dramatically increased the number of locations it utilizes to do so over the past year. And I …

Google Takes An Hour To Explain How To Use Remarketing Lists For Search Ads Google Takes An Hour To Explain How To Use Remarketing Lists For Search Ads
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Google hase released the recording of a new webinar about remarketing lists for search ads (RLSA). “Remarketing lists for search ads (RLSA) is a powerful new feature that brings together intent, context and audience to help you get more sales …

Matt Cutts On Creating More Content For Better Google Rankings Matt Cutts On Creating More Content For Better Google Rankings
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You may think that having more webpages increases your chances of getting better Google rankings. Well, you might be right. Kind of. This is the topic of the latest Google Webmaster Help video from Matt Cutts. “I wouldn’t assume that …

Edith Head, Famed Costume Designer, Honored with Google Doodle Edith Head, Famed Costume Designer, Honored with Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring famed Hollywood Costume designer Edith Head, whose illustrious career included 8 Academy Award wins and 35 nominations. Head won the Oscar for Best Costume Design for the films The Heiress, Samson and Delilah, All About Eve, …

Facebook Discusses Ranking Graph Search Results Facebook Discusses Ranking Graph Search Results

About a month ago, Facebook finally added the ability to find status updates and other posts in Graph Search, though the feature is still slowly rolling out (like pretty much everything else Facebook announces – “new” News Feed anyone?). Since …

Tumblr Search Gets Smarter, NSFW Content Easier to Manage Tumblr Search Gets Smarter, NSFW Content Easier to Manage
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Tumblr has just announced a big improvement to their search function, one that they say will help users better explore the 65 billion posts now currently housed on the site (65 billion posts, yeah). Now, when you search a term, …

Google Is Apparently Reducing Authorship In Results Google Is Apparently Reducing Authorship In Results
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Matt Cutts spoke at Pubcon in Las Vegas, discussing numerous SEO topics as usual. Bruce Clay has a pretty good basic recap here. You can see 25 minutes of his speech here: There doesn’t appear to be a whole lot …

Candy Corn Rises Above Adversity To Become The Most Searched For Halloween Candy On Yahoo Candy Corn Rises Above Adversity To Become The Most Searched For Halloween Candy On Yahoo

Candy corn gets a bad rap. Every Halloween, you’ll see posts start popping up all over the place decrying the classic candy for being the worst thing to ever grace this planet, or jokes about the world’s stock of candy …

Is This A Promise Google Should Be Breaking? Is This A Promise Google Should Be Breaking?
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Brands may soon be getting even more love from Google as the company is reportedly testing big banner-style imagery on ads on brand-specific search results pages. Do you think these visually-branded ads on search results pages would improve the search …

Google+ Saved Searches Are Going Away On November 15th Google+ Saved Searches Are Going Away On November 15th
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Google is getting rid of the”saved searches” feature in Google+, but if you actually use it, you probably already knew that. It’s more likely that you don’t use it or haven’t used it lately. Otherwise, it probably wouldn’t be going …

Yahoo Microsoft ‘Search Alliance’ Encounters More Friction Yahoo Microsoft ‘Search Alliance’ Encounters More Friction

More friction between Microsoft and Yahoo regarding the two companies’ “Search Alliance” has been made public thanks to court documents obtained by Reuters. The two companies have been having a quiet legal battle about rolling out Microsoft’s Bing search technology …