All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Amit Singhal’

Is Google Making Too Many Changes To Search?

Google celebrated the ten year anniversary of its initial public offering this week, and reflected on the past decade of search and some of the major changes it has made. Everybody knows that Google is constantly changing its algorithm. They’ve said in the past that they make changes every day (sometimes multiple changes). It would appear, however, that the changes …

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Google Reportedly Expanding ‘Not Provided’ To 3rd-Party Paid Search

Update: OK, this just happened. Last month at the Search Engine Marketing Expo (West), Google’s Singhal said there would soon be an announcement related to changes with the controversial “not provided” issue. Google implemented secure search a few years ago, and by doing so, stopped providing publishers with keywords searchers use to find pages on their sites. It has, however, …

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Google: Expect Announcement Related To ‘Not Provided’

Google’s Amit Singhal had a discussion with Danny Sullivan on stage at SMX West on Tuesday evening. Danny has now shared a section of that (above) in which the controversial “not provided” subject comes up. Singhal says there may soon be an announcement related to some changes with that – specifically with how Google is currently handling this for organic …

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Google Says Knowledge Graph Is The ‘Swiss Army Knife’ To Your Site’s Corkscrew

With the Knowledge Graph, Google is trying to be the “Swiss Army Knife” to publishers’ corkscrews. That is according to Google SVP and software engineer Amit Singhal, who spoke at SMX West earlier this week. Do you think this is a good analogy? Has your traffic suffered from Google putting its own content on search results pages? Let us know …

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Google: Star Trek Is The Destiny Of Search

Google has released a new video called “Breakfast with Google’s Search Team,” in which VP, Search, Amit Singhal talks about the future of search. “The destiny of search is to become that Star Trek computer,” he says, bringing up a familiar (at this point) reference. Other Google engineers talk about things like the Knowledge Graph, Gmail in personal results and …

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Is Google A Monopoly Or Do People Just Prefer It?

The Wall Street Journal ran an opinion piece from Nextag CEO Jeffrey Katz, calling Google a monopoly and slamming the company’s business practices. This is nothing new, of course. We see these types of complaints all the time, and various government bodies continue to give the company a hard look. The European Commission has even given Google a July 2 …

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Google Penguin, Panda, Matt Cutts & Amit Singhal In Lego Art Form

Aaron Wall at SEOBook commissioned an art project, which features a number of Lego art-style pictures of various Google employees and SEO celebrities, as well as some Google update-specific pieces. We already looked at Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt (who was portrayed again as an evil ice cream man). Here are the artist’s renditions of Matt Cutts and Amit Singhal, …

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Google: Personalized Search Results Are Lifting Clickthrough Rates

Google launched Search Plus Your World earlier this year. Most Google users probably just know it as Google filling their results with a lot more results based on social connections. A lot of users complained about it, but Google appears to consider the whole thing a success (not unlike the Penguin update). Google Fellow Amit Singhal spoke at SMX London …

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Nobody At Google Understands Everything At Google

This morning, Google Fellow Amit Singhal participated in a keynote interview with Danny Sullivan and Chris Sherman at SMX London. The whole thing was liveblogged at Search Engine Land, the conference’s sister site. I’ve been picking apart some of the things Singhal talked about throughout the day. Here’s the rest so far: Google’s Amit Singhal: Penguin A Success Want To …

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Google: Why Are You Asking Us If Your Ears Make You Look Fat?

Google Fellow Amit Singhal spoke at SMX London this morning. Daniel Waisberg at SMX sister site Search Engine Land liveblogged the whole discussion. Towards the end, Singhal answered a humorous question from Danny Sullivan, who asked about funny searches Singhal had come across. The liveblog says: “Amit says that once he read a query along the lines ‘do my ear[s] …

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Want To Tell Google How To Improve? Tell Amit Singhal.

Matt Cutts fields a whole lot of questions about Google. He often offers helpful advice via his blog, comments on other blogs, Twitter, and of course through his Webmaster Help videos, but Google Fellow Amit Singhal is the guy that leads the team that looks at all the messed up search results. Singhal spoke at SMX London this morning, in …

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Google Pubcon Q&A: 24 Takeaways

At Pubcon in Las Vegas today, Matt Cutts and Amit Singhal, two key members of Google’s search team, took the stage to talk about Google search, and answer questions from webmasters. Here are 24 takeaways from what they said: 1. Google is getting better at communicating with webmasters. 2. Mobile and social are the future. 3. Google is getting better …

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