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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 …

Bing Talks More About Its New Authors Feature Bing Talks More About Its New Authors Feature
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As previously reported, Bing has launched a new feature that surfaces authors of news articles articles in its social sidebar. Bing did not talk about how to be included in this in its announcement. With Google, you have a specific …

Google EMD Update: It Will Be Back Repeatedly Google EMD Update: It Will Be Back Repeatedly
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Not that this will come as much of a surprise, but Google’s EMD update, which Matt Cutts announced a week ago, will be an ongoing, periodic update, much like our other algorithmic friends Panda and Penguin. Danny Sullivan confirmed as …

Google Results Are Getting More Local Google Results Are Getting More Local
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Google released a big list of 65 changes it has made to its algorithms over the course of August and September, and some of those changes are specifically geared towards making Google better for finding local information. Google has been …

Google Has Been Messing Around With The Way It Displays Snippets In Search Results Google Has Been Messing Around With The Way It Displays Snippets In Search Results

Google has been busy as usual making numerous changes to its search algorithms, and on Thursday, the company posted a big list of 65 changes it made during the months of August and September. 7 of these changes were related …

Google Makes Changes To Improve SafeSearch Google Makes Changes To Improve SafeSearch

On Thursday, Google released a list of 65 changes it made during the months of August and September. 5 of the changes are related to SafeSearch, Google’s filter feature that allows you to search without having to see adult content. …

Google Makes More Changes To How It Displays “Answers” Google Makes More Changes To How It Displays “Answers”

Google released its big list of 65 changes it made during the months of August and September, and once again, quite a few of them had to do with “answers”. These are the the results Google delivers that don’t take …

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
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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”
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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
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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 …