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Google Has a Jesus-Shaped Hole in Its Graph

We already know that Google hates America, so it should be no surprise that the largest search engine in the world also hates Jesus. Search Engine Roundtable’s Barry Schwartz posted about a thread on the Google Web Search Help forum, in which one Google user says that he’s noticed something amiss with Google’s knowledge graph results. Apparently, Jesus doesn’t get …

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Matt Cutts Is Disappearing For A While

Just ahead of the holiday weekend, Google’s head of webspam Matt Cutts announced that he is taking leave from Google through at least October, which means we shouldn’t be hearing from him (at least about Google) for at least three months or so. That’s a pretty significant amount of time when you consider how frequently Google makes announcements and changes …

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Bing Adds New Twitter Search Features

Bing announced on Friday that it is rolling out a feature that lets you search for specific Twitter profiles or hashtags. If you just do a hashtag search, it will give you results for recent tweets for it like so: If you start your search with an “@,” it will recognize that you’re looking for a Twitter handle: It will …

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Apple Reportedly Buys Another Search Company

Earlier this week, Apple unveiled its new operating systems for Macs, iPhones, and iPads. As previously reported, there are some significant search-related features and changes that would appear to suggest Apple is really looking to be more of a search provider. Now, TechCrunch is reporting that the company has quietly purchased “social search engine for places” Spotsetter, which will apparently …

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Is Apple Weaning People Off Google?

As you’ve probably heard, Apple revealed its new Mac and iOS operating systems on Monday – OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 respectively. While the company didn’t exactly pitch them as such, it revealed some new features, which some think are designed to take on Google in the search department. Do you think people will use Google any less as …

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Google Expands App Indexing Into More Languages

Google launched app indexing globally in English a couple months back after testing it since November. Now, they’re expanding it into more languages. The feature enables Google to deliver in-app content in search results on mobile devices (specifically Android devices for now). For example, if you search for “Dee Barnes,” you might get a result from Wikipedia. With app indexing, …

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Here’s How To Get Google To Delete Search Results

Google has revealed a new process for takedown requests in relation to the recent controversial “right to be forgotten” ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union. The ruling says that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. The search engines will consider them on a case-by-case basis, so …

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Google Responds To Link Removal Overreaction

People continue to needlessly ask sites that have legitimately linked to theirs to remove links because they’re afraid Google won’t like these links or because they simply want to be cautious about what Google may find questionable at any given time. With Google’s algorithms and manual penalty focuses changing on an ongoing basis, it’s hard to say what will get …

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Here’s Why Pinterest’s New Funding Is Good News For Your Business

Pinterest has reportedly raised a new $200 million round of funding, valuing the company at $5 billion. Investors are apparently impressed with the direction the already popular visual social media site is taking, which includes new native ads and enhancements to the search experience. Is Pinterest search part of your business strategy? Will it be in the future? Let us …

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Google: People Expect Search Ads To Be Locally Relevant

Google is sharing some new research on local search from Ipsos MediaCT and Purchased, which the search giant commissioned in order to get a better grasp on consumers’ local search behavior. The research looks at over 5,000 people, who completed an online survey or logged their smartphone search and in-store activities in a mobile diary. “Here’s what we learned,” says …

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Google: Links Will Become Less Important

Links are becoming less important as Google gets better at understanding the natural language of users’ queries. That’s the message we’re getting from Google’s latest Webmaster Help video. It will be a while before links become completely irrelevant, but the signal that Google’s algorithm was basically based upon is going to play less and less of a role as time …

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LinkedIn Charges You To View Full Names, But Only If You’re Logged In

For some reason, LinkedIn is hiding the last name of some members on profile pages when you’re logged in. This appears to be happening at least when you’re searching for a person on Google. As far as we can tell, it makes no sense. Darren Nix at 42floors pointed this out in a blog post, though I noticed it the …

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