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Old Report About Old Google Test Ruffles Feathers

Old Report About Old Google Test Ruffles Feathers

By Chris Crum March 20, 2015

An algorithm change Google probably only used in a limited test roughly eight years ago is apparently the top story in tech this morning. It will likely give Google’s competitors more talking points, but probably won’t make a lot of …

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 …

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 …

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 How To Make Your Site Mobile-Friendly

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 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 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 …

Yahoo Mail Gets New Search Features Yahoo Mail Gets New Search Features

Yahoo announced the launch of some new search features for Yahoo Mail including easier folder search, refined search, and search suggestions. “Your inbox is the perfect digital memory – from photos to documents, travel plans to shopping orders, events and …

Marlboro Mascot Yields a Funny Google Search Result Marlboro Mascot Yields a Funny Google Search Result

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Twitter Talks Google Deal, User Growth Twitter Talks Google Deal, User Growth

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 …

Firefox Deal Continues To Help Yahoo, Hurt Google Firefox Deal Continues To Help Yahoo, Hurt Google

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 …

Google Responds To Yahoo's Firefox Deal Google Responds To Yahoo's Firefox Deal

Google released its Q4 and fiscal year 2014 financial results on Thursday with full year revenue up 19% year-over-year at $66 billion and revenue of $18.1 billion for the quarter, which was a 15% year-over-year increase. During the company’s conference …

Zuckerberg Opens Up About Facebook Search Zuckerberg Opens Up About Facebook Search

As you may know, Facebook greatly expanded its search offerings last month when it launched the ability to search posts. You can now search keywords and get back results from people and pages you’re connected to. It instantly made Facebook …