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Google’s ‘Transparency’ Under Fire Again Google’s ‘Transparency’ Under Fire Again

Google’s transparency is being called into question again in light of mixed messages it’s been sending webmasters about its two most famous algorithm updates – Panda and Penguin – both of which can have a devastating impact on businesses unfortunate …

Bing Wants Your Site To Be Mobile-Friendly Too Bing Wants Your Site To Be Mobile-Friendly Too

Let’s be honest, if you weren’t planning on making your site mobile-friendly for Google, you probably aren’t going to for Bing, but if you do make your site mobile-friendly, which is obviously good for users in addition to search engines, …

Google Panda Update MIA For About Six Months Google Panda Update MIA For About Six Months

What happened to the Google Panda update? It seems to have gone missing for about six months after Google last officially confirmed a refresh in September. Those keeping track indicate that it hasn’t been updated or refreshed at all since …

Bing: New Image Search Means More Traffic For You Bing: New Image Search Means More Traffic For You

Bing Image Search just got another makeover. This is its second since September. This time, the company is telling webmasters it will be able to send them more traffic, and high quality traffic at that. Do you think you’ll be …

Is Yahoo About To Drop Bing? Is Yahoo About To Drop Bing?

Well, here’s another juicy layer to add to the speculation about whether or not Yahoo and Microsoft will soon end their search alliance. Yahoo has reportedly been building its own mobile search engine that it’s currently testing, and that experience …

Getting To Know The New Twitter Search Getting To Know The New Twitter Search

Earlier this week, while searching on Twitter, I was presented with a revamped search interface, but only for a minute or two (luckily, it was long enough to get a couple screen grabs). Then it went away. Even while I …

Twitter Confirms It’s Messing With Its Search Experience Twitter Confirms It’s Messing With Its Search Experience

While covering Google’s closure of Google Moderator earlier, I searched Twitter on the desktop to see what people were saying about it (not much so far), and suddenly, just for a minute or two, Twitter was serving me a completely …

Google Is About To Face Charges In Europe [Report] Google Is About To Face Charges In Europe [Report]

The European Commission is about to “move against” Google, “setting the stage for charges” against it, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, and adding that the commission has been asking …

Blekko Shuts Down, Becomes Part Of IBM Watson Blekko Shuts Down, Becomes Part Of IBM Watson

Back in 2010, an alternative search engine called Blekko emerged. It came from Rich Skrenta, co-founder & former CEO of Topix and NewHoo (which went on to become The Open Directory Project or DMOZ). It aimed to crowd source search …

Should Yahoo & Microsoft End Their Search Alliance? Should Yahoo & Microsoft End Their Search Alliance?

The question of whether or not Yahoo and Microsoft will remain search partners is up in the air. The two companies have a decision to reach within the next month or so. In one scenario, the two companies could part …

FTC: Controversial Wall Street Journal Google Article ‘Misleading’ FTC: Controversial Wall Street Journal Google Article ‘Misleading’

On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal published an inflammatory report under the title “Google Makes Most of Close Ties to White House,” which attempts to make the case that Google was able to sway the outcome of the FTC’s antitrust …

Google Says More About Mobile-Friendly Ranking Signal Google Says More About Mobile-Friendly Ranking Signal

About a month ago, Google announced that it would begin using mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal starting on April 21. This gave webmasters some time to prepare to avoid potentially devastating effects in search results. This is a major update …

Things To Avoid For Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update Things To Avoid For Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update

Last month, Google announced a pair of new mobile-related ranking signals for its search algorithm. One is mobile-friendliness and the other is for content from apps that users have installed on their phones. You can learn more about taking advantage …

Old Report About Old Google Test Ruffles Feathers Old Report About Old Google Test Ruffles Feathers

An algorithm change Google probably only used in a limited test roughly eight years ago is apparently the top story in tech this morning. It will likely give Google’s competitors more talking points, but probably won’t make a lot of …

SEO Vet Bill Slawski On Google’s Knowledge And Answers SEO Vet Bill Slawski On Google’s Knowledge And Answers

In case you haven’t noticed, Google has changed a lot over the years, and much of the search engine’s focus is on showing users answers and information about what they’re looking for directly on search results pages through things like …

Google: Easy Mobile Forms Are Crucial Google: Easy Mobile Forms Are Crucial

Google has been making a lot of moves to get mobile users a better user experience. As you may know, the company recently announced a pair of ranking signals for this purpose. One that’s already in effect will return in-app …

Google Just Announced Another New Ranking Adjustment Google Just Announced Another New Ranking Adjustment

Google just announced that it is cracking down on doorway pages with a new ranking adjustment, which will launch soon. Do you think doorways pages have been a noticeable problem in search results? Share your thoughts in the comments. Doorway …

Is Google Looking Desperate in Firefox? Is Google Looking Desperate in Firefox?

Google is getting louder about wanting Firefox users to switch their default browser back to its search engine. As you may know, Mozilla replaced Google with Yahoo as the default search provider in Firefox in the United States back in …

Should Google Show Press Releases As News? Should Google Show Press Releases As News?

As you’ve probably noticed in the past, Google sometimes includes an “In the News” section in its search results. This points users to a few sources that have newsy information about whatever it is that they searched for. The feature …

Google’s Not Checking Your Facts Just Yet Google’s Not Checking Your Facts Just Yet

A recently released Google research paper has been drawing some attention throughout the search industry. It proposes a signal for ranking search results based upon “the correctness of factual information provides by the source,” rather than links. Do you think …

How To Use Google’s New Blocked Resources Report How To Use Google’s New Blocked Resources Report

Google just introduced a new Webmaster Tools feature called the Blocked Resource Report, aimed at helping webmasters find and resolve issues where Google can’t use images, CSS, or JavaScript that has been blocked. Blocked resource prevent pages from rendering properly, …