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Bing Adds Quick Answers For Local Info Bing Adds Quick Answers For Local Info

Microsoft announced that Bing will now display quick answers to queries related to local information. These come in the form of “facts” at the top of the search page, which provide things like phone numbers for restaurants, hours of local …

Facebook Finally Adds Graph Search To Mobile, Adds Post Search Facebook Finally Adds Graph Search To Mobile, Adds Post Search

Facebook has really been taking its sweet time with the roll-out of certain Graph Search features. While it has promised to make it available for mobile devices and add the ability to search actual posts for a long time, only …

Google Maps App Adds Real-Time Weather, Quick Facts Google Maps App Adds Real-Time Weather, Quick Facts

Google continues to tweak Google Maps to make it more useful for things beyond simply finding locations and directions. The latest features are the addition of real-time weather and “quick facts” about places you search for. Here’s a look at …

Google Drops Apps Search Lab Feature From Gmail Google Drops Apps Search Lab Feature From Gmail

Back in 2010, Google launched an App Search lab feature in Gmail, enabling users to bring up content from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides in their Gmail searches. Given that Gmail search just does this on its own now, the …

Yahoo Sees 3x Jump In Firefox Searches With Browser Update Yahoo Sees 3x Jump In Firefox Searches With Browser Update

As you may know, Yahoo recently entered a five-year partnership with Mozilla to see Yahoo Search become the default search experience in Firefox. This is a big deal in search because the browser has had Google in this spot for …

Google Still Working On Kid Versions Of Its Products Google Still Working On Kid Versions Of Its Products

Earlier this year news came out that Google was looking at catering to a whole new market – kids under thirteen years old. The Wall Street Journal reported at the time that the company was working on a new system …

Yahoo Releases Top Searches Of 2014 Yahoo Releases Top Searches Of 2014

Yahoo released its Year In Review, looking at the top stories and trends of the year based on the daily search habits of users. Here’s what the top ten looks like: Here’s a look at the top “obsessions” of the …

Google Penguin Update Will Probably Just Continue Indefinitely Google Penguin Update Will Probably Just Continue Indefinitely

As you may know, Google’s latest Penguin update, which launched in October, is still rolling out. Google had said that it would be a slow rollout from the beginning, but here we are two months later, and it’s still going. …

Yahoo Bing Network Search/Click Volumes Double YoY Yahoo Bing Network Search/Click Volumes Double YoY

Yahoo Search has been making headlines lately thanks to a five-year partnership with Mozilla, which sees the search engine become the default in the Firefox browser. The version that implements this just came out this week. When Yahoo released its …

Should Google Be Rolling Penguin Out During Holiday Shopping Season? Should Google Be Rolling Penguin Out During Holiday Shopping Season?

As you may recall, Google finally launched a new Penguin update in October after an entire year of not releasing one. The update, Google said, would roll out slowly. It was unclear just how slowly, but we knew it was …

Google Has Some Right To Be Forgotten Guidelines To Work With Google Has Some Right To Be Forgotten Guidelines To Work With

As we here in the U.S. were entering holiday mode last week, official “Right to Be Forgotten” guidelines made their way to the public over in Europe. These come from the Article 29 Working Party, which is made up of …

Bing Reveals Top Searches Of 2014 Bing Reveals Top Searches Of 2014

Bing has released its top searches of 2014. “Each year, billions of searches on Bing.com reveal the people, moments and events that captivate people’s attention,” a Bing spokesperson tells WebProNews in an email. “From celebrities, to sports controversies, to top …

Google Breakup Approved By European Parliament Google Breakup Approved By European Parliament

As previously reported, the European Parliament was considering a proposal to call for a breakup of Google. More specifically, it wants to separate the company’s search business from the rest of its offerings. When the subject came up for a …

Regulators Want ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Extended To Google.com Regulators Want ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Extended To Google.com

As reported last week, a French court ordered Google to pay fines of €1,000 unless links to a “defamatory” article are removed from its global network. This prompted many to wonder if Google would start removing links taken out of …

Firefox Adds To Its New Search Efforts Firefox Adds To Its New Search Efforts

Mozilla really wants to give you more non-Google ways of finding things. As you may know, it recently announced that it has entered into a five-year agreement with Yahoo, which will see the search engine become the default experience for …

Should Google Be Broken Up? Should Google Be Broken Up?

As reported late last week, the European Parliament is considering a call to break up Google. This would specifically involve breaking the search business away from the rest of the business. Do you think a break-up of Google is a …

Could Google Lose Apple Like It Lost Firefox? Could Google Lose Apple Like It Lost Firefox?

Google may be in danger of losing a major deal for its search engine, which could result in a reduction in market share. Google has already lost out to Yahoo as the default search engine for Mozilla’s Firefox browser in …

Google Agrees To Remove Defaming Links In UK Google Agrees To Remove Defaming Links In UK

Google has settled a defamation suit in the UK, which was filed in response to content Google simply indexed in its search results. The settlement is noteworthy as historically Google has not claimed responsibility for the content in its results. …

Google Still Uses Desktop Page Speed For Mobile Ranking Google Still Uses Desktop Page Speed For Mobile Ranking

As you may know, Google has been focusing on how it can better rank mobile search results. The big news last week was that it added a “Mobile-Friendly” label to results, and would give such sites a ranking boost. Google …

Google Takes Action On Link Network In Poland Google Takes Action On Link Network In Poland

For the past year or so, Google has been on a warpath when it comes to link networks, particularly in Europe. That is still going on, it would seem. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable reports that webmasters and SEOs …

Google: We Don’t Plan On Updating PageRank Again Google: We Don’t Plan On Updating PageRank Again

The writing has been on the wall for quite some time, but if you’re still clinging to any shred of hope that Google will be updating Toolbar PageRank again, it’s probably time to give it up. Do you think Toolbar …