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Google Is Trying To Figure Out What You’re Not Already Searching For Google Is Trying To Figure Out What You’re Not Already Searching For
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Google is pinging people at random times, and asking them what they want to know at that moment, in an effort to uncover new types of information that it can potentially provide to users. This is a research strategy that …

It Was an iPhone 5-Kardashian-Gangnam Style Kind of Year, According to Bing It Was an iPhone 5-Kardashian-Gangnam Style Kind of Year, According to Bing

Brace yourselves: the year-end lists are coming. As 2012 comes to close, it’s vital that we all take a step back and review all of the inane crap we seek out on search engines. First up, it’s Bing with a …

Twitter Updates Apps with Media-Rich Discovery, Better Search Twitter Updates Apps with Media-Rich Discovery, Better Search

Twitter has been working to make the tweet a self-contained entity for some time now. They want the tweet to contain all of the media that a user needs to get the full experience – with no need to click …

Gmail Adds Some More Search Improvements Gmail Adds Some More Search Improvements

Google announced today that you can now search for emails by file size in Gmail. To do so, you would enter queries in formats such as: “size:5m” or “larger:5m”. Gmail will also let you search for emails, based on when …

Google Now Has A Windows RT Search App Google Now Has A Windows RT Search App

Google has finally launched a search app for Windows RT, weeks after the Windows 8 app was released. Here are the features as listed in the Windows Store: Google Searchbox – Type your search right from the app home screen, …

Did Google Shopping Just Get Better For Online Businesses? Did Google Shopping Just Get Better For Online Businesses?
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In October, Google completed its transition from the old Google Product Search to the new Google Shopping experience. This was a move to an all paid-inclusion model tied in to Google’s Product Listing ads, which show up in regular search …

Google Background Images Are Going Away, People Not Happy Google Background Images Are Going Away, People Not Happy
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Google has been shutting down services like crazy since Larry Page took the reins as CEO last year. Some are killed with little noise. Others are killed with a great deal of backlash. Remember Super Poke Pets? People using background …

Bing Lets You Download the Daily Homepage Photo Bing Lets You Download the Daily Homepage Photo
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Bing is known for its cool photos that serve as the backdrop for the homepage. They change every day, and are mostly unrelated to any current news, anniversary, or holiday (with some exceptions). For the most part, they’re simply cool …

Google Pushes New Toolbar PageRank Update Google Pushes New Toolbar PageRank Update
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Google updates toolbar PageRank about four times a year. They updated it in August, and now they’ve updated it again. As you would expect, some sites are going up, and some are going down, but in both cases, webmasters are …

Google Changes Up The Search Results Page Google Changes Up The Search Results Page
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As previously reported, more and more people have started to see the new look for Google’s search results pages. Essentially, Google has moved the search filtering options from the left-hand side of the screen to above the search results, freeing …

Here’s What Yahoo Is Doing For Election-Related Searches Here’s What Yahoo Is Doing For Election-Related Searches
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Yahoo put out a blog post outlining the various things it is doing with its search results for election-related queries. If you search “2012 Presidential Polls,” Yahoo will show you the latest national poll numbers at any given time: If …

StumbleUpon Ditches Explore Box In Toolbar, Pushes Users To Site StumbleUpon Ditches Explore Box In Toolbar, Pushes Users To Site
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I pulled out the old trusty StumbleUpon toolbar this morning to use the Explore Box (the StumbleUpon version of search) to stumble through some topic which I’ve already forgotten, to find the Explore Box was not there. I asked a …

Find Your Voting Location on Google, Facebook Find Your Voting Location on Google, Facebook
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Tomorrow, November 6th, is election day in the U.S. If you haven’t already voted and need to know where you should vote tomorrow, both Google and Facebook have tools to make it incredibly easy. Google has provided a quick answer …

Should Google Use Link Disavow As A Ranking Signal? Should Google Use Link Disavow As A Ranking Signal?
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Last month, as you may know, Google introduced its Link Disavow tool, after dropping a hint that it would do so months prior. What we didn’t know until this past week, however, is that there is a possibility that Google …

Google Adds Amber Alerts to Mobile and Desktop Searches Google Adds Amber Alerts to Mobile and Desktop Searches

Google is taking Amber alert information provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and working it into their search results, the company said today. Now, Amber Alerts will appear in users’ search results when they search for …

Happy Halloween! Google Doodle Query Hides Halloween Easter Egg Happy Halloween! Google Doodle Query Hides Halloween Easter Egg
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As reported on Tuesday, Google is running an interactive Halloween doodle on its homepage. It hit the other side of the world first, as usual, and today, it’s live here in these parts. You can read more about the nature …

Can Bing Now Lure More Searches Away From Google? Can Bing Now Lure More Searches Away From Google?
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October has been a huge month for Microsoft, and it’s going to be interesting to see how the company’s new products and implementations inspire Bing use. Is Bing poised to make a bigger dent in Google’s share of the search …

Google Launches New Public Alerts (Early Thanks To Hurricane Sandy) Google Launches New Public Alerts (Early Thanks To Hurricane Sandy)
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Google announced that it has added Public Alerts to Google Search and Maps from the browser, Google Maps For Android and via Google Now for android devices running Jellybean. We talked about the Google Now feature (and other new Google …

Bob Ross Paints Happy Little Trees in Today’s Google Doodle Bob Ross Paints Happy Little Trees in Today’s Google Doodle
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Let’s see a show of hands – how many of you have spent at least one lazy Sunday afternoon sprawled out on your couch watching episode after episode of The Joy of Painting? Huh? More than once? I thought so. …

Bing Launches Its Own Elections Site Bing Launches Its Own Elections Site

Bing announced the launch of Bing Elections at Bing.com/elections. It includes “real-time” algorithmic news results from what Bing calls “key national, partisan and non-partisan sources.” It also features an interactive map with national, state and local election results from the …

Bing Shows Off Its Windows 8 Apps Bing Shows Off Its Windows 8 Apps
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Windows 8 is now upon us, and the third-party apps are coming out of the woodwork. Here, we looked at StumbleUpon’s Windows 8-specific experience, for example. Here’s a look at Google’s. Here’s Netflix. And Kindle. It’s not a third party, …