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Google Now Searches Across Apps On Android

About a month ago, Google announced that it would start indexing deep links in Android apps just like websites, so it could return results from apps in search results for mobile users. Today, the company announced that starting now, Android users using the Google Search app or Google in Chrome or the Android browser can get to app content from …

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Consumer Watchdog Complains About Google Again

Frequent Google critic Consumer Watchdog (the ones behind the legendary Eric Schmidt evil ice cream man video) has filed a new formal complaint against Google with the Federal Trade Commission. This time it’s about Google Shopping results. The organization calls the way Google displays results from Google Shopping “deceptive and unfair”. “The way that the Internet giant is featuring results …

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Ecommerce Sites Aren’t Utilizing Site Search Data Like They Should Be

SLI Systems has put out a report finding that most eCommerce sites are missing out on a big opportunity to use data from their internal site search tool to improve the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns. The firm surveyed 160 global eCommerce professional, and found that 57% don’t use site search reports and data to enhance their marketing. 50% of …

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Google Aims To Put European Antitrust Issues In The Past

Google addressed the ongoing antitrust probe it has been facing in Europe again this morning, highlighting the latest version of its concessions with hopes to “move forward”. Google says it will give links to rival sites “much more real estate and visibility,” include rival sites’ logos with these links for “even greater prominence, and accompany the links with dynamic text …

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Here’s Google’s Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again (This Time Saying A Living Author Is Dead)

It seems that Google’s Knowledge Graph is making headlines for erroneous information almost as often as it is for expansion and new features. Less than a month ago, we looked a pretty embarrassing example, when the St. Louis Cardinals’ Wikipedia page was vandalized, only to have Google’s Knowledge Graph describing the team as “a gay butt sex team based in …

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Is Google Being Transparent Enough?

Many would say that Google has become more transparent over the years. It gives users, businesses and webmasters access to a lot more information about its intentions and business practices than it did long ago, but is it going far enough? When it comes to its search algorithm and changes to how it ranks content, Google has arguably scaled back …

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Google Answers User Questions About Remarketing Lists For Search Ads

We recently pointed you to an hour-long video from Google discussing how to improve your search campaigns with remarketing lists for search ads (RLSA), though the majority of that is Q&A. If that wasn’t enough, Google has a new Office Hours video out on the subject. In this one, a product specialist takes on a number of questions as businesses …

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Google Offers Webmasters New SEO Advice Video

Google has put out a new video of SEO advice from Developer Programs Tech Lead, Maile Ohye. She discusses how to build an organic search strategy for your company. “What’s a good way to integrate your company’s various online components, such as the website, blog, or YouTube channel? Perhaps we can help!” she says in a blog post about the …

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Should Google Be Forced To Filter Search Results?

There are a lot of people out there with things in their past that they’re not proud of. Sometimes those things make there way to the Internet and do a great deal of damage to their reputation. This stuff comes up when people search on Google, and Google traditionally has not removed such content unless required to do so by …

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USC Study Finds Major Expansion Of Locations Google Uses To Serve Search Results

Researchers at USC have put together a new study looking at how Google serves information to its users, finding that the company has dramatically increased the number of locations it utilizes to do so over the past year. And I do mean dramatically. According to the researchers, they went from less than 200 locations in October last year to over …

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Tumblr Search Gets Smarter, NSFW Content Easier to Manage

Tumblr has just announced a big improvement to their search function, one that they say will help users better explore the 65 billion posts now currently housed on the site (65 billion posts, yeah). Now, when you search a term, the results page shows posts that mention said term, not just the ones tagged with those terms. For instance, a …

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Google+ Saved Searches Are Going Away On November 15th

Google is getting rid of the”saved searches” feature in Google+, but if you actually use it, you probably already knew that. It’s more likely that you don’t use it or haven’t used it lately. Otherwise, it probably wouldn’t be going away. Google is alerting users of the news when they go to actually look at one of the searches they …

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