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Google Says It’s Now Working To ‘Promote Good Guys’ Google Says It’s Now Working To ‘Promote Good Guys’
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Google’s Matt Cutts says Google is “now doing work on how to promote good guys.” More specifically, Google is working on changes to its algorithm that will make it better at promoting content from people who it considers authoritative on …

Google’s Santa Tracker Goes Live On Christmas Eve Google’s Santa Tracker Goes Live On Christmas Eve
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Earlier this month, Google revealed its new Santa Tracker for 2013. While it may have lost NORAD to Microsoft, it put together its own (and arguably better) Santa Tracker experience to help kids keep track of where the big man …

Google: Your Various ccTLDs Will Probably Be Fine From The Same IP Address Google: Your Various ccTLDs Will Probably Be Fine From The Same IP Address

Ever wondered if Google would mind if you had multiple ccTLD sites hosted from a single IP address? If you’re afraid they might not take kindly to that, you’re in for some good news. It’s not really that big a …

Google Trends Gets A Few Updates Google Trends Gets A Few Updates

Google announced that it has made some updates to Google Trends, including a new homepage, more countries for top charts and hot searches, and a faster mobile experience. The changes come as Google has released its year-end Zeitgeist looking at …

Webmasters Think Google Has Eased Up On EMD Sites Webmasters Think Google Has Eased Up On EMD Sites
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Back in 2012, Google launched the EMD update, which the company described as a small update, affecting 0.6% of English-US queries to a noticeable degree. It was designed to demote low quality exact match domain sites. We don’t really hear …

Google Improves URL Removal Tool Google Improves URL Removal Tool

Google has launched an improved version of its URL removal tool in Webmaster Tools, aimed at making it easier to request updates based on changes to other people’s sites. Google suggests that you could use the tool if a page …

Bing And OneNote Can Work Together To Help You Learn How To Cook Bing And OneNote Can Work Together To Help You Learn How To Cook

Back in November, Microsoft released a new version of OneNote for Windows 8 devices with a heavy focus on sharing. While one could say the main focus was sharing OneNote content across multiple devices, the Bing team enabled sharing between …

Google Zeitgeist 2013 Is Out, Mandela Tops Search Trends Google Zeitgeist 2013 Is Out, Mandela Tops Search Trends
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It’s that time of year. Google has released the 2013 Zeitgeist. Google says it’s the “most global Zeitgeist to date,” as it features over 1,000 top 10 lists and top trending searches from 72 countries. “It’s perhaps unsurprising that the …

Bing Thinks It Had A Pretty Good 2013 Bing Thinks It Had A Pretty Good 2013

As we near the end of the year, we all start to look back and reflect upon our accomplishments. Me? I finally achieved the nirvana of sleeping for 13 hours straight. As for Bing, the search engine feels it accomplished …

The Latest From Google On Guest Blogging The Latest From Google On Guest Blogging
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The subject of guest blogging has been coming up more and more lately in Google’s messaging to webmasters. Long story short, just don’t abuse it. Matt Cutts talked about it in response to a submitted question in a recent Webmaster …

Google Goes After Yet Another Link Network Google Goes After Yet Another Link Network
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Earlier this month, Google revealed that it would be cracking down on more link networks, following a larger trend that has been taking place throughout the year. Google’s Matt Cutts hinted on Twitter that Google was taking action on the …

Should Google Show Ads In Knowledge Graph Results? Should Google Show Ads In Knowledge Graph Results?
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It seems that more and more of the Google search results page is for sale these days. Last year, Google turned its shopping results into an all paid model. Then came the testing of banner ads on branded searches. We’ve …

Google Adds Ski Slope Imagery To Street View Google Adds Ski Slope Imagery To Street View
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Google announced that it has gathered some new imagery of ski slopes for Street View using its Street View snowmobile. Google introduced the snowmobile back in 2010 when it gathered imagery from Vancouver and Whistler. It’s good to see it’s …

FairSearch Deems Google’s EU Proposal ‘Ineffective’ FairSearch Deems Google’s EU Proposal ‘Ineffective’
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A couple weeks ago, Google addressed the ongoing antitrust probe it has been facing in Europe, highlighting the latest version of its concessions with hopes to “move forward”. The company said it would give links to rival sites ““much more …

Bing Updates Satori With New Info, Including TED Talks Bing Updates Satori With New Info, Including TED Talks
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Did you ever want to know if a prominent person has ever given a TED talk just at a glance? Well, thanks to Bing’s new Satori upgrades, you can. Bing announced today that its Satori technology (think Google’s Knowledge Graph) …

Google Webmaster Tools Now Shows Structured Data Errors Google Webmaster Tools Now Shows Structured Data Errors

Google announced today that it has launched a new error reporting feature for the Structured Data Dashboard in Webmaster Tools. The company began testing this earlier this year, and has used feedback from webmasters to fine-tune the feature. Users can …

Tumblr Makes Search More Dashboard-Like Tumblr Makes Search More Dashboard-Like

Tumblr announced an update to its search feature today, which lets users view search results in a similar fashion to the all familiar dashboard. That is opposed to the more traditional image search-style that Tumblr has been employing. Actually, you …

Google Gives You A Checklist For Making Sure Your Mobile Site Is Up To Snuff Google Gives You A Checklist For Making Sure Your Mobile Site Is Up To Snuff
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Google has put out a checklist for improving mobile websites. The search engine recently made several ranking changes for sites not configured for smartphone users, so you may want to pay attention. The list is broken down into three main …

Variety Calls Demand Media ‘Epic Fail’ Variety Calls Demand Media ‘Epic Fail’
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We’ve been following the Demand Media story with intrigue over the last few years, as it has proven to be the highest profile example of how a site can truly game Google, and make a business out of it, only …

Yahoo Is Getting 31% Of Its Revenue From Microsoft Deal Yahoo Is Getting 31% Of Its Revenue From Microsoft Deal

The relationship between Yahoo and Microsoft has been a little rocky this year, but it has come out that the “Search Alliance” between the two companies is generating as much as 31% of Yahoo’s revenue. The SEC reportedly sent letters …

Google Lets Anyone Create Street View Imagery For Google Maps Google Lets Anyone Create Street View Imagery For Google Maps
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Google has now enabled users to create their own Street View imagery to share and make visible to people using Google Maps. Now the amount of Street View imagery available is going to grow tremendously, offering a lot more to …