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LinkedIn Reveals New Search Architecture LinkedIn Reveals New Search Architecture

LinkedIn just announced a new search architecture that it has already implemented, moving away from Lucene, upon which its early search engines were built, to Galene. LinkedIn’s Sriram Sankar and Asif Makhani explain, “Around a year ago, we decided to …

Google Calls Out Sites In Mobile Results For ‘Faulty Redirects’ Google Calls Out Sites In Mobile Results For ‘Faulty Redirects’

Google is calling out webistes with “faulty redirects” in mobile search results to save users from having to deal with the “common annoyance” of tapping a search result only to be redirected to a site’s mobile homepage. This occurs when …

Here’s Another Matt Cutts Floating Head Video (About The Most Common SEO Mistake) Here’s Another Matt Cutts Floating Head Video (About The Most Common SEO Mistake)

We’ll just keep this one short like the video itself. The most common SEO mistake you can make, according to Matt Cutts, is not having a website. Hopefully you feel you’ve gotten your money’s worth on that one. Once again, …

Google ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests Reportedly Averaging 10K Per Day Google ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests Reportedly Averaging 10K Per Day

After the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests for search results to be deleted in what has become known as the “right to be forgotten,” Google immediately received 12,000 …

Is Apple Weaning People Off Google? Is Apple Weaning People Off Google?

As you’ve probably heard, Apple revealed its new Mac and iOS operating systems on Monday – OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 respectively. While the company didn’t exactly pitch them as such, it revealed some new features, which some think …

Google Talks Determining Quality When There Aren’t Links Google Talks Determining Quality When There Aren’t Links

Google has a new Webmaster Help video out talking about how it looks at quality of content that doesn’t have many links pointing to it. Specifically, Matt Cutts takes on the following question: How does Google determine quality content if …

Google Ads Reportedly Catch Eye Of UK Regulator Google Ads Reportedly Catch Eye Of UK Regulator

Google is reportedly being monitored by the Financial Conduct Authority, a financial services watchdog in the UK, in relation to its comparison ads. The Telegraph’s James Titcomb reports (h/t: Greg Sterling): Of particular concern is that Google’s listing of search …

Google Expected To Expand ‘Ok, Google’ With ‘Always-On’ Listening On Android Google Expected To Expand ‘Ok, Google’ With ‘Always-On’ Listening On Android

The Moto X lets you search Google without touching the device. It utilizes “always-on” listening, which makes the device more useful when you’re doing other things (like driving). Rumor has it that this type of functionality is coming to the …

Google’s Transparency Called Into Question Again Google’s Transparency Called Into Question Again

Though it’s back in Google’s results now, another company is making headlines for being penalized by Google. This time it’s Vivint, which produces smart thermostats, and competes with Nest, which Google acquired earlier this year. PandoDaily’s James Robinson wrote an …

Press Release Sites Take A Hit In Google’s Rankings Press Release Sites Take A Hit In Google’s Rankings

It would appear that some big name press release distribution sites have taken a hit in Google. Sean Malseed at Seer Interactive pointed out that PRWeb lost over half of its traffic, and dropped out of the first 20 Google …

Is Google’s Panda Update Helping Small Businesses? Is Google’s Panda Update Helping Small Businesses?

Early last week, Google pushed out a couple of big algorithm updates: a new version of the so-called “Payday Loans” update and a new generation of the famous/infamous Panda update. Google has been talking up the latter for a while, …

Matt Cutts Talks Google Link Extraction And PageRank Matt Cutts Talks Google Link Extraction And PageRank

In a new video, Matt Cutts, Google’s head of webspam, discussed how Google views two links with different anchor text on one page pointing to the same destination, and how that affects PageRank. The explanation is Cutts’ response to the …

Google To Present New Approach To Take-Down Requests Soon Google To Present New Approach To Take-Down Requests Soon

Earlier this month, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. Search engines may not actually delete all results requested, but must …

Google Puts Knowledge Graph Info In Ads Google Puts Knowledge Graph Info In Ads

Google is testing a new feature for search ads, which includes links to popups that contain Knowledge Graph information. It appears to replicate a feature that Google already utilizes in organic results. This was launched in January: Typically, like most …

Bing Is Shutting Down Its Webmaster Forums Bing Is Shutting Down Its Webmaster Forums

Microsoft announced that it is shutting down Bing’s Webmaster Forums as they have apparently not grown in a meaningful way. As of the end of this month or early next month, the Bing Webmaster Community Forum will be no more. …

Google’s eBay Hit Was Apparently Manual Google’s eBay Hit Was Apparently Manual

As reported last week, eBay appeared alongside the biggest apparent losers from Google’s most recent Panda update, which is supposed to be softer than past updates, and make things a little better for smaller sites and businesses. According to reports, …

Google Gives Webmasters New Page Rendering Tool Google Gives Webmasters New Page Rendering Tool

Last week, Google named some JavaScript issues that can negatively impact a site’s search results, and said it would soon be releasing a tool to help webmasters better understand how it renders their site. The tool has now been announced. …

Google: Panda 4.0 Brings in ‘Softer Side,’ Lays Groundwork For Future Google: Panda 4.0 Brings in ‘Softer Side,’ Lays Groundwork For Future

Back in March, Google’s Matt Cutts spoke at the Search Marketing Expo, and said that Google was working on the next generation of the Panda update, which he said would be softer and more friendly to small sites and businesses. …

Rachel Louise Carson Google Doodle Celebrates Environmentalist and ‘Silent Spring’ Author Rachel Louise Carson Google Doodle Celebrates Environmentalist and ‘Silent Spring’ Author

Today, Google is celebrating influential environmentalist Rachel Louise Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring is credited with exposing everyday Americans to the various environmental problems facing the country, and thus sparking the modern day environmental movement. Her work played a …

Google Names JavaScript Issues That Can Negatively Impact Your Search Results, Readies New Webmaster Tool Google Names JavaScript Issues That Can Negatively Impact Your Search Results, Readies New Webmaster Tool

Ever wonder about how Google handling the JavaScript on your site? It’s a common question, as Google’s Matt Cutts has discussed it several times in Webmaster Help videos. Google took to its Webmaster Central blog on Friday to talk about …

Microsoft Announces New Version Of Windows Called ‘Windows 8.1 with Bing’ Microsoft Announces New Version Of Windows Called ‘Windows 8.1 with Bing’

Microsoft announced on Friday that some lower cost Windows devices will come with a new edition of Windows called Windows 8.1 with Bing. Microsoft hardware partners, the company says, will be announcing new Windows devices over the next couple of …