Quantcast

search Articles

Square Launches A Search Engine For Merchants Square Launches A Search Engine For Merchants

Square announced the launch of the Square Directory, which it is calling “the first web-based search engine that enables customers to discover their favorite places by location or specific items; as well as find loyalty deals and specials.” As the …

Bing:  We Aren’t Keeping Track Of The Results From The Bing It On Tool Bing: We Aren’t Keeping Track Of The Results From The Bing It On Tool
· 1

Bing is not keeping track of the results from the Bing It On tool, which lets users decide whether they like Google’s or Bing’s results better for any given query. Despite all of the numbers Bing threw around in a …

Bing It On Challenge Finds Only 33% Of “Primary Google Users” Would “Use Bing More Often” Bing It On Challenge Finds Only 33% Of “Primary Google Users” Would “Use Bing More Often”
· 15

Last month, Bing launched the Bing It On Challenge, a campaign and website where people can do a “blind taste test” comparison of Google’s search results compared to Bing. Today, Bing has provided an update of how it’s been going. …

Google Webmaster Guidelines Get An Update Google Webmaster Guidelines Get An Update

Remember when an update to Google’s Webmaster Guidelines was spotted prematurely, before Google pulled it back down? Well, Google has officially updated them now. “Both our basic quality guidelines and many of our more specific articles (like those on links …

Google Shopping Transition To Be Complete Oct. 17 Google Shopping Transition To Be Complete Oct. 17
· 4

We knew it was coming in October, but Google officially announced today that starting October 17, Google Shopping results in the U.S. will start coming only from merchants who are Product Listing Ads advertisers. “We will be ranking these results …

Safari Makes Google Searches Encrypted, Distorts Analytics Safari Makes Google Searches Encrypted, Distorts Analytics
· 1

Mobile Google searches are more secure from Safari on iOS 6 than they were in previous versions of iOS or from other mobile browsers. Apple is reportedly routing Google searches through the SSL version of Google, which Google made the …

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Gives Birth to Baby Boy Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Adding to the eventful 2012 for Marissa Mayer, the 37-year-old Yahoo CEO gave birth to her first child last night – a baby boy. The news was tweeted out by Mayer’s husband, Zachary Bogue. “Baby boy Bogue born last night. …

Gmail Gets Ability To Search Through Attachments Gmail Gets Ability To Search Through Attachments

Little by little, Google has been improving search in Gmail. Back in May, Google made improvements to autocomplete predictions in Gmail, so that they would take into account the actual content of emails. About a month ago, Google added support …

Google Penalties Won’t Necessarily Kill Your Rankings Google Penalties Won’t Necessarily Kill Your Rankings
· 4

According to Google, just because your site is manually penalized, it does not mean that your site will vanish from the rankings. In fact, it may not hurt it much at all in some cases. A lot of that depends …

TheFind Thinks Google Shopping Will Hurt Consumers TheFind Thinks Google Shopping Will Hurt Consumers
· 7

Google is scheduled to complete its transition to the paid inclusion-based Google Shopping model for its product search results next week. Some retailers have expressed disdain for the move, while others have embraced it. At least one has compared Google …

Google Lets You Watch Movie Trailers From SERPs Google Lets You Watch Movie Trailers From SERPs
· 1

Google announced via Google+ update today that it has added a “Trailer” button for movie search results, which let you watch a trailer from YouTube without having to leave the search results. Here’s the post: Google59 minutes ago Finding the …

Google Launches New Google Trends (With Insights For Search) Google Launches New Google Trends (With Insights For Search)
· 2

Google announced today that it is merging Insights For Search into Google Trends, creating the “new Google Trends“. Google Trends now includes features from both products, and the line chart and map have been updated to use HTML5-based Google Chart …

Yahoo To Focus On Mobile And Personalization Yahoo To Focus On Mobile And Personalization
· 1

Yahoo will reportedly be increasing its focus on mobile and personalization moving forward under new CEO Marissa Mayer. Mayer held a meeting with Yahoo employees to discuss the company’s plans, and these were major themes. Business Insider obtained a summary/outline …

We’ve Now Had Google News For An Entire Decade We’ve Now Had Google News For An Entire Decade
· 1

Google announced over the weekend that it is celebrating the tenth anniversary of Google News’ launch. The product was unveiled on September 22, 2002, and has gone through quite a few changes in that time. According to Google, Google News …

People Are Increasingly Turning To Social Over Search People Are Increasingly Turning To Social Over Search
· 27

To be clear, people are still turning mostly to search for seeking the answers to their questions. However, the gap between search and social networks is narrowing. Are you getting more traffic from social media than you were a year …

Look At All This Stuff Google Maps Has Launched Since Apple Dropped It Look At All This Stuff Google Maps Has Launched Since Apple Dropped It

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the company revealed iOS 6, which replaces Google Maps in the operating system with Apple’s own product. This week, iOS device users got “treated” to Apple’s new product. Suffice it to say, there’s …

Facebook Now Lets You Delete Your Search History Facebook Now Lets You Delete Your Search History
· 4

Since the dawn of search engines, internet users have utilized the ability to delete their search history. It’s a simple, quick, and painless way to prevent prying eyes from getting up in your business, for lack of a better phrase. …

Million Short Launches Its Version Of “Bing It On” Challenge (Million Short It On) Million Short Launches Its Version Of “Bing It On” Challenge (Million Short It On)
· 1

Did you have fun with the Bing’s Bing It On Challenge? Well, welcome to the arena MillionShort It On, a similar offering from alternative search engine Million Short. We reported on Million Short a while back. It’s an experimental search …

Google Maps Adds Live Traffic Info To More Countries Google Maps Adds Live Traffic Info To More Countries

Google Maps has expanded its live road traffic feature into three more countries (one city each). These include: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Kuwait City, Kuwait and Guayaquil, Ecuador. “Now, the maps of these locations are much more useful, as drivers can …

Google Maps Gets Updated On Android, While Disappearing From iOS In iOS 6 Google Maps Gets Updated On Android, While Disappearing From iOS In iOS 6

Now that Apple has launched iOS 6, Google Maps is officially off of the iPhone Maps experience. Meanwhile, Google has launched an update for Google Maps for Android adding better sync across devices. “Just make sure you’re signed in to …

Google May Soon Update Its Webmaster Guidelines Google May Soon Update Its Webmaster Guidelines
· 2

It looks like Google may soon be changing its Webmaster Guidelines. Patrick Sexton from FeedTheBot claims to have spotted an updated version of the guidelines, and posted about them. However, he says, two Google employees told him that they were …