Quantcast
Apple Gives Business Local Listing Tool For Maps Apple Gives Business Local Listing Tool For Maps

Apple launched a new way for businesses to verify listings on Apple Maps – Apple Maps Connect. Between the popularity of Apple devices and the company’s increasingly independence from Google services, it’s probably a good idea to make sure you …

Groupon Wants To Get Your Business Found In The Search Engines Groupon Wants To Get Your Business Found In The Search Engines

Groupon announced what it’s referring to as a “bold initiative to build a page that lives on Groupon and search engines for almost every local business in the United States.” The initiative is called Groupon Pages, and is essentially business …

Google Penguin Update: You May Not Be Safe Just Yet Google Penguin Update: You May Not Be Safe Just Yet

As you may have heard, Google has launched a new Penguin update. It’s the first one in over a year, and has been anticipated pretty much since the last one. The update brings both good and bad news. It’s good …

Google Finally Launches Another Penguin Update Google Finally Launches Another Penguin Update

Update: It turns out the update is not finished rolling out, and will continue to roll-out worldwide over the coming weeks. Read this. Webmasters and SEOs have been waiting for Google to launch a new Penguin update for over a …

Is Google’s Core Business Actually In Trouble? Is Google’s Core Business Actually In Trouble?

Google released its earnings report for the third quarter on Thursday, and while the company managed to post a revenue increase of 20% year-over-year, analysts are concerned by slowing growth in its core ad business, which is how it makes …

Stephen Colbert Might Just Sue Larry Page’s Ass Over Knowledge Graph Screwup Stephen Colbert Might Just Sue Larry Page’s Ass Over Knowledge Graph Screwup

Apparently, Stephen Colbert is 5’11″ – a height that puts him on par with the likes of Brad Pitt, Richard Gere, and Orlando Bloom. Colbert’s proud of this. But there’s a problem. The jerk-offs over at Google are slandering his …

Is Amazon Google’s Biggest Search Competitor? Is Amazon Google’s Biggest Search Competitor?

There was a time when Google considered Bing its biggest competitor in search, which probably makes sense to most people, as it’s more of a direct competitor in terms of being a web search engine. It’s actually Amazon, however, that …

Google Is Getting A Lot Smarter At Listening To You Google Is Getting A Lot Smarter At Listening To You

Google announced a new update to the Google App (yeah, it’s just the Google app now, as opposed to the Google Search app), offering users more and smarter functionality for voice commands. Earlier this week, we learned about its ability …

Google Gives New ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Stats Google Gives New ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Stats

Google shared some new numbers related to the “right to be forgotten,” ruling, which has led to individuals requesting URL removals from search results. For all the background on that, peruse our coverage here. The stats appear on Google’s Transparency …

Is This New Panda Update Helping Small Sites? Is This New Panda Update Helping Small Sites?

If you’re feeling the effects of a Google algorithm update this week, there’s a good chance it’s Panda. No, Google hasn’t already launched another one. It’s still the last one. It’s just not done rolling out (at least as of …

It Looks Like Google Is Adding Another Ranking Signal It Looks Like Google Is Adding Another Ranking Signal

It looks like Google is going to be taking the mobile user experience of websites into account as a ranking signal in its algorithm It’s actually pretty surprising if they’re not already doing so. How much weight should such a …

Google Adds ‘Show Me My Bills’ Voice Command Google Adds ‘Show Me My Bills’ Voice Command

Google announced that the Google app now lets you tap the mic and say, “Show me my bills” or “My bills due this week” to get access to important billing information. The company said in a Google+ update: When you …

Google Is Not Going To Be Updating Toolbar PageRank Anymore Google Is Not Going To Be Updating Toolbar PageRank Anymore

It looks like Google Toolbar PageRank may officially be a thing of the past. This will no doubt please some, while upsetting others, but for better or worse, don’t expect it to be updated anymore. Do you think Toolbar PageRank …

Google Notes When Pages May Not Work In Mobile Results For More Users Google Notes When Pages May Not Work In Mobile Results For More Users

In July, Google announced that it would start telling mobile users when pages in their search results may not work. For example, if a page uses flash, Google would tell users that it may not work on their device. “A …

Google Now Shows Reddit And Others In ‘News’ Box Google Now Shows Reddit And Others In ‘News’ Box

Update: According to Danny Sullivan, who spoke with Google about the subject, the “In the News” box is now showing content from additional sources, including reddit, the Yoast blog, and other content deemed newsowrthy. This includes things that are not …

Netflix Launches New Mobile Search Experience Netflix Launches New Mobile Search Experience

Last month, Netflix launched a new search experience for its website, which included an “instant search” tool to give users quicker access to titles and actors. Over the weekend, the company announced a new search experience for mobile and tablets. …

A Lot Of First-Page Google Results Are Using HTTPS A Lot Of First-Page Google Results Are Using HTTPS

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

Google Thinks You’ll Find The New Penguin Update To Be A ‘Delight’ Google Thinks You’ll Find The New Penguin Update To Be A ‘Delight’

If the latest comments from Google about a pending Penguin update are to be be believed, webmasters will find the update just delightful. In all seriousness, it does sound like it will be a little better for those affected, but …

Tool Claims To Show Google Search Bias Tool Claims To Show Google Search Bias

As recently reported, Yelp has formed a coalition (not entirely unlike the FairSearch Coalition) with other Google critics/competitors Consumer Watchdog, Jameda, HolidayCheck, TripAdvisor, and Fight for the Future. The group launched the site Focus on the User, which comes with …

Report: Yahoo/Bing Sees Biggest Paid Search Market Share Increase In 5 Years Report: Yahoo/Bing Sees Biggest Paid Search Market Share Increase In 5 Years

The search alliance between Yahoo and Bing saw its biggest market share increase against Google in five years in Q3, in terms of paid search in the U.S., according to a new report from IgnitionOne. The report says the partnership …

To Minimize Legal Risk, Google Stops Showing Snippets For Some Publishers To Minimize Legal Risk, Google Stops Showing Snippets For Some Publishers

As you may know, Google and publishers in Germany have been going back and forth for quite some time. Google wants to continue providing search results for news stories like it has for years, but publishers think Google is taking …