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Althea Gibson Honored With Google Doodle On Birthday Althea Gibson Honored With Google Doodle On Birthday

Althea Gibson is the subject of a new Google Doodle currently gracing the search engine’s homepage in the U.S. The tennis legend was born on this day in 1927. Gibson was the first black athlete to play international tennis, and …

German Regulator Won’t Pursue Complaint Against Google German Regulator Won’t Pursue Complaint Against Google

A regulator in Germany has reportedly decided not to pursue a complaint against Google by publishers who don’t like the way Google surfaces their articles. While a law passed in Germany last year that enables publishers to keep Google and …

Is Google Making Too Many Changes To Search? Is Google Making Too Many Changes To Search?

Google celebrated the ten year anniversary of its initial public offering this week, and reflected on the past decade of search and some of the major changes it has made. Everybody knows that Google is constantly changing its algorithm. They’ve …

Google Goes After More Link Networks Google Goes After More Link Networks

Google continues to penalize link networks in Europe, hitting two more over the weekend. Google has been on a warpath for the last year or so, penalizing link networks designed to game search results. Google now now hit one in …

Telegraph, Like Wikipedia, Keeps List Of Articles ‘Forgotten’ By Google Telegraph, Like Wikipedia, Keeps List Of Articles ‘Forgotten’ By Google

The “right to be forgotten” mess continues to get even messier. At least one newspaper is actually removing articles that have been removed from Google because of the law, from its own site, while also writing articles about removing such …

New Google Penguin Update Is Getting Closer New Google Penguin Update Is Getting Closer

It’s looking like we’ll probably be seeing Google launch a new version of the Penguin update before too long, though Google still won’t give an exact timeframe. Either way, they’re working on it, and it’s coming. Google webmaster trends analyst …

Bing Follows Google Into Conversational Search Bing Follows Google Into Conversational Search

Microsoft’s search engine is once again following Google’s lead, adding new conversational search capabilities. You may recall, Google announced its version over a year ago, and has slowly made improvements to it in the meantime. In May, for example, the …

Yahoo Buys Zofari For Local Search Yahoo Buys Zofari For Local Search

Yahoo has acquired Zofari, which offers a local search and discovery app of the same name. It first launched in 2012. Zofari announced the acquisition on its website (via TechCrunch), where it says: Since our very first alpha in 2012, …

Perseid Meteor Shower, Today’s Google Doodle Subject, Can Be Viewed Online Perseid Meteor Shower, Today’s Google Doodle Subject, Can Be Viewed Online

Google is showing a doodle for the annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks tonight. The Perseids are a well-known meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The point from which they appear to come lies in the Perseus constellation, which …

Google Notifies Webmasters About Their Annoying Faulty Redirects Google Notifies Webmasters About Their Annoying Faulty Redirects

Google announced a couple months ago that it would start calling out sites in mobile results for faulty redirects. This was aimed at saving users the “common annoyance” of tapping a search result only to be redirected to a site’s …

Dropbox for Android Gets Better At Search, Adds Document Previews Dropbox for Android Gets Better At Search, Adds Document Previews

It appears to be a good day for Android users in terms of getting better search features in third-party apps. As reported earlier, Tumblr has improved its search experience on Android. Now, Dropbox has launched an update for its Android …

Tumblr Makes Search Better On Android Tumblr Makes Search Better On Android

Tumblr announced a “little update” to its Android app. It will now let you filter searches by post type. As the company said in its thought-provoking announcement, “Comes in handy sometimes. Cool?” As a matter of fact, yes, this should …

Google Commits $250 Million To Battle Drug Abuse (And Of Course Settle A Lawsuit) Google Commits $250 Million To Battle Drug Abuse (And Of Course Settle A Lawsuit)

Late on Friday, news came out that Google committed $250 million at $50 million per year over the next five years, to develop an internal program that will help the search engine spread awareness about drug abuse, and combat rogue …

What Google’s New Ranking Signal Means For You What Google’s New Ranking Signal Means For You

This week, Google introduced the webmaster and SEO world to a new ranking signal. Webmasters using HTTPS (HTTP over TLS, or Transport Layer Security) to make their sites more secure will be looked upon more favorably than those that don’t …

Yelp Launches Mobile Review Translation On iPhone Yelp Launches Mobile Review Translation On iPhone

Yelp announced the launch of automated review translation in its iPhone app. They offer reviews in fifteen languages in 27 countries. As the company continues to expand internationally, this will only become more important. The app makes use of Bing …

Google Announces New Ranking Signal Google Announces New Ranking Signal

Google announced that HTTPS is now a ranking signal used in its algorithm. The company has been pushing the use of HTTPS (HTTP over TLS/Transport Layer Security) for quite some time, and called for “HTTPS everywhere” at Google I/O, so …

Foursquare Tells Businesses Its New App Is Better For Them Too Foursquare Tells Businesses Its New App Is Better For Them Too

As you may know, Foursquare launched its new check-in-less app today. If you want a rundown on what to expect as a user, read this. Given that the focus of Foursquare has shifted from check-ins to local search, you can …

Foursquare’s New, Still Check In-Less App Is Here Foursquare’s New, Still Check In-Less App Is Here

Foursquare went and pissed a bunch of people off when they decided to “unbundle” and separate the core functions of their main app into two apps. They relegated check-ins to a new app, called Swarm, and promised that Foursquare would …

Wikipedia Shows Content Google ‘Forgets’ Wikipedia Shows Content Google ‘Forgets’

It was recently reported that Google is removing links to Wikipedia articles from search results in Europe thanks to the new “right to be forgotten“. The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, has now put out a statement. Do you think …

Wikipedia Articles Not Exempt From ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Wikipedia Articles Not Exempt From ‘Right To Be Forgotten’

Okay, if this thing wasn’t already getting out of hand (it was), it certainly is now. A Wikipedia link is reportedly being removed from Google search results as a result of Google’s process for complying with the new “right to …

Google News Publisher Center Launched Google News Publisher Center Launched

Google announced the launch of a new Google News Publisher Center, where publishers can make changes to their news site details, update section URLs, and label sections. You can change your site name, label it with things like “blog,” “satire,” …