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Google Adds More Explanation To Knowledge Graph Results Google Adds More Explanation To Knowledge Graph Results
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Google has added explanations to the “People also search for” results that it shows as part of its Knowledge Graph on search results pages. You know, like when you search for “Herman Melville,” and see that “people also search for” …

Now You Can See 25 Million More Buildings On Google Maps Now You Can See 25 Million More Buildings On Google Maps

Google announced that it has expanded its coverage of building footprints in Google Maps, adding 25 million new ones on the desktop and mobile versions. This includes coverage in Houston, L.A., Chicago, Miamai and the San Francisco Bay Area. So …

Larry Page Talks Social Signals In Search Larry Page Talks Social Signals In Search

Google CEO Larry Page spoke this week at Zeitgeist Americas 2012. You can watch the whole video here. Towards the end of the nearly 40-minute talk, an audience member from the Google Science Fair asked him about social signals in …

Blekko Launches New Suite Of SEO Tools Blekko Launches New Suite Of SEO Tools
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Blekko announced the launch of a new suite of premium SEO tools today. The suite features a re-designed user interface, and a number of new features. The suite includes page analysis, SEO report cards, inbound links organized by categories, Blekko …

What Personalization, Privacy And Competition Mean For Google’s Future What Personalization, Privacy And Competition Mean For Google’s Future
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As previously reported, Google has expanded its field trial for Gmail results on web search results pages. Now, it includes Google Drive and Google Content (though you have to actually sign up for the new field trial to get these …

DuckDuckGo Thinks You Don’t Want Personalized Search Results DuckDuckGo Thinks You Don’t Want Personalized Search Results
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DuckDuckGo is following Bing’s lead with a new ad telling you why its results are better than Google’s. Unlike Bing’s “Bing It On” campaign, however, DuckDuckGo isn’t pushing a blind taste test of side-by-side search results. They’re simply telling you …

Foursquare “Reinvents Local Search” with New Homepage Foursquare “Reinvents Local Search” with New Homepage
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Earlier, we told you that Foursquare was planning a new homepage that would put the focus on search and open up their personalized recommendations to everyone – even if they aren’t a member of the Foursquare community. And now, the …

Google Drive Gets New Compact Mode And Search Box Google Drive Gets New Compact Mode And Search Box

Google announced a couple of new features for Google documents today. One allows you to click a button to free up some more visual space, and the other lets you take quick actions from a search box. “Ever wanted more …

Foursquare to Launch New Search-Oriented Homepage Foursquare to Launch New Search-Oriented Homepage

We say it a lot whenever we’re talking about Foursquare – but the company that started as a simple gamified check-in app has been consistently “moving beyond the check-in” as of late. They recently launched a massive redesign of their …

Winsor McCay Comic Little Nemo Celebrated with a Google Doodle Winsor McCay Comic Little Nemo Celebrated with a Google Doodle
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Today, Google is treating us to a fantastic Doodle celebrating the 107th anniversary of famous American cartoonist Winsor McCay and his strip Little Nemo in Slumberland. McCay was born in 1869 (although this date is debated) in Spring Lake, Michigan. …

Online Ad Revenues Reach Historic High Online Ad Revenues Reach Historic High

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released a report on Internet ad revenues, which the organization says climbed to an all-time high of $17 billion in the first half of 2012. This is, in fact, a 14% year-over-year increase (compared …

Facebook Tests New Search Box Placement Facebook Tests New Search Box Placement
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Although it may just be a simple test (Facebook does hundreds of them every year) without the motivation that I’m about to assign it, Facebook is trying out a new top navigation bar setup for some users. The new format …

Here’s What Yahoo’s Homepage Is About To Look Like [Report] Here’s What Yahoo’s Homepage Is About To Look Like [Report]
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Yahoo is reportedly rolling out a new redesign to its homepage. It’s not dramatically different, but it’s different. Business Insider has gotten ahold of a couple of screen shots. Here’s the one showing what it looks like above the fold: …

Yahoo Bing Network CTRs, CPCs Consistently Higher Than Google [Report] Yahoo Bing Network CTRs, CPCs Consistently Higher Than Google [Report]
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Kenshoo has released a new report looking at global search advertising trends. While paid search budgets have been significantly higher year-over-year for all three of the year’s first quarters, the firm says there was not a lot of fluctuation in …

September U.S. Search Market: Google Up, Microsoft Flat, Yahoo Down September U.S. Search Market: Google Up, Microsoft Flat, Yahoo Down

comScore has released its latest numbers for the U.S. search market. They show Google sites up 0.3% in September at 66.7%, followed by Microsoft sites at 15.9% and Yahoo sites at 12.2%. Ask came in at 3.5%, and AOL came …

Google’s 7-Result SERPs Having A Bigger Effect On Sites Than Panda? Google’s 7-Result SERPs Having A Bigger Effect On Sites Than Panda?
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Google has been making it harder to get first-page rankings. That’s not just because all of the algorithm updates the search giant keeps launching, an increased emphasis on “answers” results, which require users to click over to other sites less …

Google Adds Familiar Navigation to Mobile Homepage Google Adds Familiar Navigation to Mobile Homepage
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Google is making efforts to make its mobile experience more unified, much like it has been doing with the desktop experience over the past year or so. Google has updated its mobile homepage to include a new navigation panel, which …

Google Maps Hot-Button Political Search Terms Across the U.S. Google Maps Hot-Button Political Search Terms Across the U.S.
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If you weren’t aware, Google has info on our searches just sitting around. Since we, as a nation, make millions and millions of searches every week, you’d expect that Google has quite a bit of that information. Today, they’ve put …

Uganda Independence Celebrated With Google Doodle Uganda Independence Celebrated With Google Doodle

Today officially marks 50 years of independence in Uganda, and Google is celebrating the occasion with a doodle in the country, visible at Google.co.ug. The country’s early independence from British rule began in 1962, though this gave way to rule …

Google Launches A New Google Search Appliance Google Launches A New Google Search Appliance
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Google Search Appliance has been around for about a decade, and today, the box has received a new update with version 7.0. This version adds universal search, refined relevance signals and some other bells and whistles. “The GSA 7.0 helps …

Google Reportedly Facing Privacy Policy Issues In Europe Google Reportedly Facing Privacy Policy Issues In Europe
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This year, Google changed its privacy policies, consolidating policies for various products into a more unified policy encompassing most Google products. This was announced back in January, and was implemented in March. Google faced a fair amount of criticism over …