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Zuck Discusses Facebook Search On Earnings Call

Facebook reported its Q1 earnings on Wednesday, and while it wasn’t talked about a great deal, the subject of Facebook’s efforts in search did come up during the ensuing conference call. In his prepared remarks, CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned that Facebook is now seeing over a billion mobile searchers per day. The mobile search number is noteworthy for a couple …

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This Isn’t Really How Yahoo Expects To Compete In Search Is It?

Yahoo held a conference call on Tuesday to discuss its Q1 earnings. Over the course of the call, CEO Marissa Mayer said a lot about search in her prepared remarks before talking about the subject even more in the Q&A session. It turns out that she was apparently alluding to an actual product the company is building, which would aim …

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Yahoo Sheds Light On Search Performance, Future

Yahoo reported is Q1 financial results on Tuesday with revenues of $1.04 billion, down from $1.08 billion from the same period last year. The company missed on the bottom line and on net revenue, but the search business has clearly received a major injection of new life thanks to the company’s partnership with Mozilla. The company reported an increase in …

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Google Looks To Ease Frustrations As Mobile-Friendly Signal Rolls Out

Google posted a pair of blog posts about its new mobile-friendly update which has the webmaster world and businesses around the web on their toes. As you probably know, “Mobilegeddon,” or the new ranking signal began to roll out today. Google has said that it might take weeks for it to be completely rolled out. In the meantime, Google is …

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Yahoo Could Still Drop Microsoft Soon

Last week, Yahoo and Microsoft announced that they have reworked the terms of their search partnership after extending a deadline for coming to new terms. This followed speculation that Yahoo could put an end to the companies’ relationship, as CEO Marissa Mayer’s alleged unhappiness with the deal has been widely reported in the past. The companies decided to stay together, …

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Businesses Brace For Major Google Update

About two months ago, Google announced two mobile-related algorithm changes. While it was somewhat surprising that Google announced them so clearly, the actual changes were not all that surprising. The first one was based on app indexing, which Google has been getting off the ground for the past year or so. It was already in effect the time of the …

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More European Regulatory Interest In Search Emerges

Google has been under investigation by the EU for five years, and last week, the European Commission sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging it has abused its dominant position in the market for general internet search services by favoring its own comparison shopping product in general search pages. It also announced a probe into the company’s Android business. …

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Bing Copies Pinterest’s Approach To Image Search

Last week, Bing announced a redesigned image search experience across both desktop and mobile. The changes, it says, will result in more traffic to websites. In fact, it suggested that site will not only get more traffic, but higher quality, targeted traffic. While this hasn’t fully rolled out yet, Bing has been giving guidance to webmasters to help them take …

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Yahoo Emails Users To Tell Them To Stay Safe With Firefox

Yahoo really wants its users to to “stay secure & protected across the web,” and thinks the best course of action for them to attain such security is to get Firefox. At least that’s the message the company is sending Yahoo Mail users: As you can see, the message is strictly in the interest of users’ safety. “Firefox is loaded …

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Google Does More With Recently Added Ranking Signal

Google announced on Thursday that it has indexed 30 billion links within apps, and that it will now show Android users apps in search results even if the user hasn’t already installed them. This is the latest move by the search engine to further integrate the app ecosystem into search and improve mobile results. Are you taking advantage of Google’s …

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Yahoo And Microsoft Rework Search Alliance

Well, they’re not breaking up just yet. Yahoo and Microsoft just announced that they have agreed to amend their search partnership following the delay of talks about how to proceed, which led to a lot of speculation that they may part ways. The companies have vowed to continue working together, and have “reaffirmed commitments made by both companies in the …

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Should Google Be Slapped With Antitrust Action?

After a five-year long investigation, the European Commission announced it has sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging it has abused its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services by favoring its own comparison shopping product in general search pages. The commission says this infringes on EU antitrust rules because “it stifles competition and harms consumers”. …

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