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Google Adds Call-Only Campaigns To AdWords Google Adds Call-Only Campaigns To AdWords

Google announced the launch of new call-only campaigns for AdWords. These let businesses reach customers by prominently showing their phone number, business description, and a call button on the search results page. “People are living their lives online and engaging …

Google Inbox Adds Tablet, Browser Support Google Inbox Adds Tablet, Browser Support

Last fall, Google launched Inbox by Google, a new email app, which it hopes will one day replace Gmail as the email experience people like to use. It’s still only available by invitation, but eventually it’s going to be available …

‘Marlboro Mascot’ Yields a Funny Google Search Result Thanks to John Oliver ‘Marlboro Mascot’ Yields a Funny Google Search Result Thanks to John Oliver

If you search for “Marlboro Mascot’ right now in Google, the first result you’ll see is an cartoon diseased lung smoking a cigarette. That’s Jeff, and according to HBO’s John Oliver, he should be the new Marlboro mascot. Oliver spent …

Google Facing Another Antitrust Probe – in Russia Google Facing Another Antitrust Probe – in Russia

Google is facing another antitrust investigation, as Russian search company Yandex has asked the country’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service to take a look at Google’s practices – specifically relating to Android. Yandex is upset by Google’s bundling of its search engine, …

Google Says You Should Avoid Link Building Google Says You Should Avoid Link Building

You know how you’ve been building links to your website for years, trying to get Google look upon it more favorably? Well, according to Google, you shouldn’t bother doing that. Do you think there’s still value to link building? Let …

‘Boyhood’ Star, Photographer Talk At Google ‘Boyhood’ Star, Photographer Talk At Google

With Richard Linklater’s Boyhood nominated for six Oscars, the film that has captivated so many since its premiere, will no doubt be one of the hottest topics in film over the coming weeks. If you haven’t seen it yet, what …

Google Helpouts Is Shutting Down In Two Months Google Helpouts Is Shutting Down In Two Months

Well, that’s strange. I was just thinking about Google Helpouts last week for the first time in I don’t know how long, and today, news is out that Google is killing the product. Google announced Helpouts in 2013. It was …

What Google’s Twitter Deal Means For You What Google’s Twitter Deal Means For You

News came out last week that Google and Twitter have struck a new deal to put real-time tweets back into Google’s search index. The companies aren’t providing much in the way of details about the deal at this point, and …

Need More Storage? Google and Microsoft Are Both Giving It Away Right Now Need More Storage? Google and Microsoft Are Both Giving It Away Right Now

Are you running out of cloud storage? If so, two major providers are giving it away right now. Microsoft is offering 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage for the next two years – and all you have to do is sign …

Google Starts Returning Quick Medical Facts Google Starts Returning Quick Medical Facts

Google is about to start displaying more medical information in its Knowledge Graph, enabling users to quickly search and retrieve important health info without necessarily having to click through to other sites. The company says it has been working with …

Site Takes Google Pounding, Reduces Staff Site Takes Google Pounding, Reduces Staff

Google updates can have devastating effects on websites that depend on traffic from the search engine to thrive. It’s become clear over the years that it’s not wise to depend on Google or any other one source of traffic, because …

Google Launches Upgraded URLs For AdWords Ads Google Launches Upgraded URLs For AdWords Ads

Google announced the launch of new “Upgraded URLs” for AdWords Ads, which enable advertisers to spend less time managing tracking updates while reducing crawl and load times for their websites. They also come with new ValueTrack parameters, which provide new …

Should Europe’s Search Law Apply To The World? Should Europe’s Search Law Apply To The World?

Late last year, EU regulators in Brussels said they wanted the controversial “Right to be Forgotten” ruling applied to search results on a global basis rather than just in its own jurisdiction as it stands today. In other words, if …

Chromecast Users Get $6 In Google Play Credit Chromecast Users Get $6 In Google Play Credit

It’s never been a better time to own a Chromecast, Google’s $35 streaming device. Not only does the functionality of the device continue to improve thanks to updates from Google as well as increased support by third-party apps, but Google …

Twitter Talks Google Deal, Says User Growth Trend Already Turned Around This Year Twitter Talks Google Deal, Says User Growth Trend Already Turned Around This Year

Twitter reported its Q4 and fiscal year 2014 financial results on Thursday, with 97% year-over-year revenue growth for the quarter at $479 million. Ad revenue per thousand timeline views reached $2.37 in the quarter, which was up 60% year-over-year. The …

Google Glass Will Be Back When It’s ‘Perfect’ Google Glass Will Be Back When It’s ‘Perfect’

Last month, Google Glass Explorer Edition went off the market. While it’s been pretty clear that the device would be back in one capacity or another, a plethora of articles have been written about how the device is “dead”. Glass …

Google And Twitter Partner On Search Again Google And Twitter Partner On Search Again

Google and Twitter have finally reached a new deal that will see Google indexing tweets in real time, according to a report from Bloomberg (and apparently confirmed by Re/code). The deal hasn’t been formally announced, and the terms are unknown. …

Google Shows Call-To-Action Links For Quick Answer Results From Third-Party Sites Google Shows Call-To-Action Links For Quick Answer Results From Third-Party Sites

Back in November, people started noticing that Google was showing call-to-action link for some of its quick answer results. The only examples anyone produced at the time came from Google’s own pages. For example, “adwords negative keywords” showed some info …

Here’s What Sites Are Doing With Google’s New .HOW Domains Here’s What Sites Are Doing With Google’s New .HOW Domains

Google announced that Google Registry is now offering .HOW domain names. This is the third domain Google has launched following .みんな (which means “everyone”) in Japanese and .SOY (which means “I am” in Spanish) for U.S. Hispanics. .HOW is aimed …

Google Touts Its Efforts To Combat Bad Ads Google Touts Its Efforts To Combat Bad Ads

Google released a new infographic looking at how it fought “bad advertising” on the web in 2014. If you’ll recall, Google released this video about how it makes ads safer back in 2012: The infographic is the latest look at …

Google, Uber Moving in on Each Other’s Turf? Google, Uber Moving in on Each Other’s Turf?

It’s possible that Google and Uber, two companies which, at least historically, have been friendly, are developing a bit of a rivalry. Uber has announced a “strategic partnership” with Carnegie Mellon University that will see the creation of the “Uber …