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Google News Gives Publishers New Way To Submit Editors’ Picks Google News Gives Publishers New Way To Submit Editors’ Picks

Google is giving publishers who appear in Google News a new way to submit Editors’ Picks, which can appear on the Google News homepage or select section pages. The Editors’ Picks feature has been around for quite some time, and …

Facebook Has A New Directory For Local Places Facebook Has A New Directory For Local Places

Facebook has an interesting new local search and discovery tool available at Facebook.com/places. It gives users a look at places with Facebook pages, including those your friends have been to (with their comments) and others who have left reviews. The …

Twitter Regretting Not Getting That Google Deal Done? Twitter Regretting Not Getting That Google Deal Done?

Remember the days when you could search for something that was in the news on Google and get a set of realtime search results comprised mainly (but not solely) of updates from Twitter? It was a helpful feature that let …

Google Search App Gets Update On Lollipop Google Search App Gets Update On Lollipop

Google announced that it’s beginning to roll out Material Design to its search app on Android Lollipop. This means results have “bold colors, fluid animations and simplified layouts”. Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Samsung Galaxy Note4 users can now set …

Philae Gets A Google Doodle (Already) Philae Gets A Google Doodle (Already)

Philae, European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Rosetta mission probe, has soft-landed on a comet. This is the first time in history this has been done. It didn’t take Google long to whip up a Doodle to celebrate this amazing feat. “Our …

Google Asks for Ebola Donations, Will Match 2:1 Google Asks for Ebola Donations, Will Match 2:1

If you opened up Google.com today, you may have noticed that Google is now prompting users to donate to the fight against Ebola. And for every dollar you donate through Google, the company plans to donate two until a goal …

‘Veteran’s Day’ Google Doodle Results In ‘Did You Mean’ Results ‘Veteran’s Day’ Google Doodle Results In ‘Did You Mean’ Results

Google has a doodle up for Veterans Day. Interestingly, clicking it takes you to a search for “Veteran’s Day” with an apostrophe, complete with a “Did you mean: Veterans Day” prompt. I’m sure it’s a common error, and Google does …

‘Too Many Cooks’ Reminds Us That Facebook Is Really Slow At Rolling Out Graph Search Features ‘Too Many Cooks’ Reminds Us That Facebook Is Really Slow At Rolling Out Graph Search Features

A lot of people are talking about “Too Many Cooks“. Maybe you’ve heard. It’s been trending on Twitter all weekend and throughout Monday. If you’re on Twitter, you can easily see what people are saying about it, from people you …

Groupon Getaways Gets Its Own App With ‘Flexible Search’ Groupon Getaways Gets Its Own App With ‘Flexible Search’

Groupon just announced the launch of a new travel discovery app based on its popular Groupon Getaways category. This would appear to follow the trend of big Internet companies breaking their services up into more dedicated apps. The new Groupon …

Bing: We’re Not Giving Up On Search [Updated] Bing: We’re Not Giving Up On Search [Updated]

Update 2: Asked for additional comment or further clarification on Stefan’s comments, the spokesperson says, “We have nothing further to share.” Update: The initial headline to this article was “Bing Abandons Hope Of Competing With Google (In ‘Pure’ Search)”. Bing …

Is The Matt Cutts Era Over? Is The Matt Cutts Era Over?

It’s not 100% clear yet, but it’s looking like for webmasters and SEOs, the era of Matt Cutts is a thing of the past. His career at Google may continue, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be the head of …

Report: Big-Spending SMBs Prioritize Search Report: Big-Spending SMBs Prioritize Search

Search engine marketing is the top digital marketing priority for most higher-spending small and medium-sized businesses, according to anew report from BIA/Kelsey. These are businesses spending over $25,000 a year on advertising and promotion. On average, they’re spending $79,000. 60.6% …

Google Maps App Gets Design Revamp Google Maps App Gets Design Revamp

With the release of the latest version of Android, Lollipop, Google has been launching big updates for its major apps. In recent days, we’ve seen announcements about the new Google Calendar and the new Gmail. Google Maps is the latest …

Google: WMT Automated Action Viewer ‘Not On The Horizon’ Google: WMT Automated Action Viewer ‘Not On The Horizon’

Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller hosted a Webmaster Central Office Hours hangout on Tuesday, and talked about he prospect of Google adding a feature to Webmaster Tools, which would let them know about automated actions that were taken against …

Where Do I Vote? Google’s Election Day Doodle Answers That Question With Polling Place Lookup Box Where Do I Vote? Google’s Election Day Doodle Answers That Question With Polling Place Lookup Box

You may be wondering, “Where do I vote?” Google knows this question is on many people’s minds across the United States today as the midterm elections are underway. Google is taking the opportunity to turn its homepage into a tool …

Google Penguin Update Still Lurking, Keep An Eye Out Google Penguin Update Still Lurking, Keep An Eye Out

It’s been a while since Google launched the most recent version of its famous (or infamous, depending on how you want to look at it) Penguin update. If you haven’t seen any changes in your rankings, don’t assume you’re in …

Matt Cutts Won’t Be Back At Google Any Time Soon Matt Cutts Won’t Be Back At Google Any Time Soon

Back in July, Google’s head of webspam Matt Cutts announced that he was taking an extended leave from work to enjoy his personal life. On Friday, he revealed in a tweet (via Search Engine Roundtable) that he won’t be back …

Halloween Gets Multiple Doodles From Google Halloween Gets Multiple Doodles From Google

While we’ve still got a while to go here in the U.S., it’s already Halloween some parts of the world, and Google is showing a variety of doodles as opposed to one static image as usual. If you navigate over …

Google Webmaster Tools Adds Mobile Usability Tracking Google Webmaster Tools Adds Mobile Usability Tracking

Google announced the addition of a new Mobile Usability feature to Webmaster Tools, which shows you issues Google has found with your site. It includes graphs that look at issues over time, so you can see any progress you’ve made. …

Yahoo Taps Hipmunk For Flight And Hotel Search Yahoo Taps Hipmunk For Flight And Hotel Search

Hipmunk announced that it has been named Yahoo’s exclusive flight and hotel search provider, and is now integraed with Yahoo Travel, giving users access to Hipmunk’s own travel search offerings. Hipmunk CEO Adam Goldstein said, “After our recent funding round, …

Jonas Salk Gets A Google Doodle On His 100th Birthday Jonas Salk Gets A Google Doodle On His 100th Birthday

Jonas Salk is the subject of today’s Google Doodle as the company celebrates what would have been his 100th birthday. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1995. Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist, who is credited with discovering and …