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Drink Up – Google Wants to Make You a Bartender Drink Up – Google Wants to Make You a Bartender

No, Google won’t serve you drinks – but it’ll tell you how to make them. Google has added cocktails to the list of instructables it’ll show with the Knowledge Graph – so if you’re wondering how to make a tequila …

Should Facts Outrank Links As A Google Signal? Should Facts Outrank Links As A Google Signal?

Google has a new paper out that discusses how it might rank pages based on facts as opposed to links. If this were to become the case, it would represent a huge move for the search engine, which has historically …

Uber Looks to Build Its Own Navigation, Buys Mapping Company deCarta Uber Looks to Build Its Own Navigation, Buys Mapping Company deCarta

Uber has bought mapping company deCarta, acquiring its tech and its people. An Uber spokesperson confirmed the acquisition, which will close later this week, to Mashable: “A lot of the functionality that makes the Uber app so reliable, affordable and …

Google Significantly Upgrades Contacts Google Significantly Upgrades Contacts

Google just released a preview of its new Contacts experience, which comes across as a major upgrade right off the bat, unlike other recent next-generation email-related offerings from the company. As Google says, the new experience makes it easier for …

How To Set Up App Indexing For Ranking In Google How To Set Up App Indexing For Ranking In Google

Last week, Google made two announcements about how it will rank search results on mobile devices going forward. The one that has received the greatest amount of attention is the inclusion of a mobile-friendly ranking signal, which will go into …

Waze Adds AMBER Alerts Waze Adds AMBER Alerts

Thanks to a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Google-owned Waze traffic app will now feature AMBER alerts. “As of this writing, AMBER alerts have helped safely recover 728 children. We are proud to help …

Yahoo’s Search Market Growth Flatlines Yahoo’s Search Market Growth Flatlines

In November, Yahoo and Mozilla entered a partnership that made Yahoo the default search experience on Firefox, replacing Google, which had held the spot for the past decade. The deal showed some great early results for Yahoo in terms of …

How To Make Your Site Mobile-Friendly, According To Google How To Make Your Site Mobile-Friendly, According To Google

As you’re probably aware, Google is preparing to launch an algorithm change that includes a signal telling Google sites that are mobile-friendly should get a rankings boost. This will remain just one of many signals Google takes into account when …

Google May Start Offering .App Domains Google May Start Offering .App Domains

One of the hottest generic TLDs up for grabs by some of the Internet’s biggest companies was .App. According to reports, Google has now won that TLD, and is paying a whopping $25 million for it. According to Domain Name …

Google Isn’t Banning Porn on Blogger After All Google Isn’t Banning Porn on Blogger After All

If you post your own sexually explicit content on Blogger, Google’s gonna let you do you. Just don’t use blogger as a hub for commercial porn. Google has reversed a decision it made earlier this week to ban adult content …

Google Launches New Ranking Signal, Sets Date For Another Google Launches New Ranking Signal, Sets Date For Another

Google announced that it will be expanding its use of “mobile-friendliness” as a ranking signal beginning on April 21. That gives you a little less than two months to make sure your site fits the bill. The change will go …

Google Expands Paid Search Into A New, Obvious Place Google Expands Paid Search Into A New, Obvious Place

Google announced the launch of paid search results on Google Play, which will help app makers get their products discovered and help Google add another revenue source. Google is only making the offering available to a limited set of users …

Google Starts Android For Work Program Google Starts Android For Work Program

Google just announced a new program called Android for Work. It’s basically self-explanatory in that its aim is to get more Android smartphones and tablets in use in the workplace. “Over a billion people today carry Android smartphones—devices that are …

Google Tests B2C Chat From Search Results Google Tests B2C Chat From Search Results

Google is testing a new feature for businesses, which would enable them to live chat with prospective customers when the user finds them in search results. The feature appears to have been first spotted by Matt Gibstein, who pointed it …

Google Bans Porn on Blogger, Effective March 23 Google Bans Porn on Blogger, Effective March 23

If you like to post sexually explicit content on your Blogger blog, you might want to think about making the switch to Tumblr. Google has announced that it is banning “images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic …

YouTube Kids Launches as Google’s ‘First Building Block in Tech for Tykes’ YouTube Kids Launches as Google’s ‘First Building Block in Tech for Tykes’

YouTube is one of the biggest resources on the planet for content that can entertain, educate, and in the best cases, entertain and educate your kids. Of course, YouTube is also filled with a lot of stuff you probably don’t …

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 …