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Google Says It Will Follow Five Redirects At The Same Time When Crawling Google Says It Will Follow Five Redirects At The Same Time When Crawling

About a year ago, Google put out a Webmaster Help video discussing PageRank as it relates to 301 redirects. Specifically, someone asked, “Roughly what percentage of PageRank is lost through a 301 redirect?” Google’s Matt Cutts responded, noting that it …

Google Adds Regional Dialects To Business Categories Google Adds Regional Dialects To Business Categories

Late last month, Google announced that it was adding 1,000 new categories in the new Places dashboard for businesses. This is an effort to significantly expand the breadth of available categories internationally. The announcement was made in the Google product …

Google Has Acquired SlickLogin, Which Lets You Log In Using Sounds You Can’t Hear Google Has Acquired SlickLogin, Which Lets You Log In Using Sounds You Can’t Hear

Google has acquired SlickLogin for an undisclosed figure. The startup launched only five months ago at TechCrunch Disrupt, and quickly managed to catch the interest of the technology giant. SlickLogin has not even become available to the public yet, but …

Google Puts Valentine’s Day-Themed CAPTCHAs All Over The Web Google Puts Valentine’s Day-Themed CAPTCHAs All Over The Web

Google is really getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day this year. Not only did they have a doodle, they had a different doodle for the U.S. than they did the rest of the world, and it was a very …

Donkey Cutts Is Donkey Kong With Matt Cutts Donkey Cutts Is Donkey Kong With Matt Cutts

Somebody has made a Donkey Kong game with Matt Cutts as the ape. It’s called, appropriately, Donkey Cutts. In the game, social signals increase your rank, and you get ten points for jumping over penguins and pandas, or lose the …

FairSearch Welcomes Google’s Publishing Of EU Agreement, Will Review And Criticize Later FairSearch Welcomes Google’s Publishing Of EU Agreement, Will Review And Criticize Later

As reported earlier, Google has made its full agreement with the EU publicly available. The proposal should keep Google from getting fined as the result of a three-year antitrust investigation, and includes: changes to AdSense terms making it easier for …

Come on, Google. Come on, Google.

Come on, Google. You’ve gotta do something about this Knowledge Graph situation. I’m all for quick easy knowledge, and believe it or not, I’m a fan of the concept behind the Knowledge Graph, but the execution just isn’t ready for …

Google Publishes Full Agreement With EU Google Publishes Full Agreement With EU

Last week, the EU announced that it had obtained “an improved commitments proposal” from Google over the three-year antitrust probe into the company’s search business. In other words, the European Commission is finally satisfied with what Google is offering to …

Valentine’s Day Google Doodle Shares Love Stories From Real People Valentine’s Day Google Doodle Shares Love Stories From Real People

Google’s Valentine’s Day doodle for the U.S. is unlike any other Doodle the company has offered before. The search engine has offered interactive doodles many times, but this one presents a series of candy hearts, each telling a different love …

Google Shoots for 10 Gigabit Fiber in Three Years Google Shoots for 10 Gigabit Fiber in Three Years

The U.S. has slow internet. It sucks. The giant iron fists of a handful of monopolistic ISPs continue to pound the weak, helpless masses. One bright spot in the dark, depressing wasteland has been Google Fiber, Google’s one gigabit high-speed …

Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside To Step Down In March Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside To Step Down In March

Dennis Woodside has been CEO of Motorola Mobility since Google bought the company in 2012. Since then, Motorola has produced two of 2013′s best smartphones – the Moto X and Moto G. That kind of excellence may very well continue …

Matt Cutts Talks About A Typical Day In Spam-Fighting Matt Cutts Talks About A Typical Day In Spam-Fighting

The latest “Webmaster Help” video from Google is an interesting (and long) one. Google webspam king Matt Cutts talks about a day in the life of someone on the webspam team. Here’s the set of questions he answers verbatim: What …

Google Tells You How To Make Infinite Scroll More Search-Friendly Google Tells You How To Make Infinite Scroll More Search-Friendly

Does your site utilize infinite scroll? When does right, it improves the user experience, and saves users from having to click over to multiple pages to find the additional info they seek. Have you ever considered how it might affect …

Google Analytics Gets A New Look Google Analytics Gets A New Look

Google announced that it is pushing out some design tweaks to the navigation and sidebar in Google Analytics. “We think this is a simpler and more beautiful way to present your reports, dashboards and will make your analysis easier and …

Google And VMWare Team Up To Bring Windows Apps To Chromebooks Google And VMWare Team Up To Bring Windows Apps To Chromebooks

Google has seen the popularity of Chromebooks increase, but one of the biggest knocks against them is always the lack of desktop app support. That changes now to some extent. Google announced today that it has partnered with VMWare to …

FairSearch Wants To Know More About Google’s Proposal To EU FairSearch Wants To Know More About Google’s Proposal To EU

Last week, the EU announced that Google had offered what it considered “an improved commitments proposal” to end a three-year antitrust probe without the company having to pay a fine. While the EU did say it would inform complainants of …

Google Gets Better At Calling Your Mom Google Gets Better At Calling Your Mom

Google announced that an update to the Google search app on Android makes it easier to call or text family members, by letting you use words like “wife” and “mom”. Google will simply recognize who you’re talking about without you …

Google Search Appliance Gets Big Update With Version 7.2 Google Search Appliance Gets Big Update With Version 7.2

Google has launched a major update to the Google Search Appliance with version 7.2, aimed at making it easier for employees and customers to find documents and easier for businesses to organize data. The new version comes with improvements to …

Google Now Officially Owns Nest Google Now Officially Owns Nest
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Google officially closed its acquisition of Nest on Friday, just after gaining approval from the Federal Trade Commission. The company revealed in an SEC filing (via Re/code) that the transaction closed on February 7th. Here’s the relevant snippet: In January …

Google Shows New Menu Results For Restaurants Google Shows New Menu Results For Restaurants

Google is showing some users new card-style menu results for restaurants. Allie Brown tweeted a screenshot (via Search Engine Land): Woah, when did Google start pulling menu items into the Knowledge Graph? https://t.co/9SMqJ0QcL2 pic.twitter.com/aOCJ7UMI9s — Allie Brown (@alliebrown89) February 11, …

Google Reportedly Trying Another Content Recommendation Product Google Reportedly Trying Another Content Recommendation Product

Google is reportedly getting ready to launch a new content recommendation tool for publishers that would point their website visitors to more of their articles. Search Engine Journal shares a snippet from an email it and other Google partners have …