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Google Adds Revenge Porn to Short List of Things It Removes from Search Results

Google Adds Revenge Porn to Short List of Things It Removes from Search Results

Google’s philosophy about what it surfaces in its search results has always been pretty laissez-faire. For the most part, Google prefers to “organize the world’s information” and “reflect the whole web”. To that end, Google only removes content from search on very limited occasions. Just ask Rick Santorum. Today, however, Google is adding another specific type of content to the …

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Someone Made A Comic About Matt Cutts And His Leave

Someone Made A Comic About Matt Cutts And His Leave

Ignite Visibility President John Lincoln, who contributes to Search Engine Land on occasion, created a comic about Matt Cutts and his leave from Google. I hate to spoil it, but on the other hand, I don’t really care. It turns out that John Mueller has really been Matt Cutts all along. Last July, Cutts announced he was taking leave from …

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Google Names Another Country Where Mobile Searches Have Overtaken Desktop

Google Names Another Country Where Mobile Searches Have Overtaken Desktop

Last month, Google casually noted in a blog post that mobile searches have overtaken desktop searches in ten countries including the United States and Japan. It didn’t elaborate on what the other countries were. Now, Google has mentioned another country by name. You can add the United Kingdom to that list. Matt Jackson at SocialMediaToday reports: During a presentation at …

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Google Algorithm Gets Mysterious Jolt

Google Algorithm Gets Mysterious Jolt

Google changes its algorithm constantly, so an update is hardly newsworthy unless it causes major changes. Something pretty big apparently happened with the algorithm on June 17 – so big that Moz is calling it the “Colossus” update. I don’t know if that name’s going to catch on or not, but according to its MozCast product, which measures the “temperature” …

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Google Trends Goes Real-Time

Google Trends Goes Real-Time

Google just announced its biggest update to Google Trends since 2012 when it merged with Insights for Search. The new version provides users with real-time data about trending searches ranked in order of popularity. On the homepage, there’s a ranked, real-time list of trending stories, which takes into account not only Google searches, but YouTube and Google News searches as …

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Google Sheets Now Lets You ‘Do More With Your Data’

Google Sheets Now Lets You ‘Do More With Your Data’

Google announced an update to Google Sheets, its spreadsheets application. Users can now add data labels to display exact values of bars or points. When the user uses line or scatter charts, they can change the shapes of data points, including stars, triangles, pentagons, etc. When you’re working with spreadsheets, it’s important to turn your raw data into a story. …

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Google Adds Cross-Device Measurement To DoubleClick

Google Adds Cross-Device Measurement To DoubleClick

Google just announced that it’s bringing cross-device measurement to DoubleClick to enable advertisers to measure all of their campaigns across the web. Cross-device conversions are Google’s estimates based on aggregated and anonymized data from users who have previously signed in to Google. Google wants advertisers to capture “leaked” conversions from their campaigns, which include when some “micro moments” take place …

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Uber Steals Another Google Exec

Uber Steals Another Google Exec

Uber has poached another Googler. According to a report from Re/code, former Google engineering VP Brian McClendon is set to join the on-demand car company and will head its new Advanced Technologies Center. McClendon worked for over a decade as Google’s head of Maps, Google Earth, and Street View. McClendon will continue to work on Maps and location services at …

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Google App Engine For PHP Is Now Available To All

Google App Engine For PHP Is Now Available To All

Google announced that it has peeled the “beta” label off App Engine for PHP, and is now making it available to all customers. Here’s an in-depth look from Google I/0 2013, when it was first unveiled: “App Engine’s default security policies and ability to patch underlying infrastructure automatically — even on apps in production — help reduce your apps’ susceptibility …

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Google Now Displays Fast Food Nutritional Info

Google Now Displays Fast Food Nutritional Info

Google has displayed nutritional information in search results for about two years now – making it easy for you to quickly pull up the calorie counts for a head of cauliflower, or a bunch of grapes, for instance. Now, Google is expanding this to include nutritional info on popular fast food items. If you search “calories in big mac”, for …

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New YouTube Gaming Site/App Coming This Summer

YouTube announced on Friday that it will launch YouTube Gaming this summer. This is a whole new app and website for gaming, which appears to be a competitor to Twitch, which Google previously tried to buy, but is now owned by Amazon. Amazon completed its acquisition of Twitch last September, buying it for $970 million. Google had been in talks …

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Will Google Have To Censor Search Results On A Global Basis?

Will Google Have To Censor Search Results On A Global Basis?

Google may end up having to censor its search results around the world, including on Google.com, just as it has been forced to do with certain European versions of its search engine. One of 2014’s big search industry stories was Google being forced to comply with a “right to be forgotten” regulation in the European Union. Ultimately, Google has had …

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