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Google Adds Search To The Android Camera With Goggles Update Google Adds Search To The Android Camera With Goggles Update

Google has released a new update for Google Goggles on Android. The features primarily deal with making it a better shopping tool. New features include improved recognition of products, the ability to browse similar products, and easier search from the …

Netflix Brings “People Search” to Xbox 360; Makes Library Searchable by Actor, Director Netflix Brings “People Search” to Xbox 360; Makes Library Searchable by Actor, Director
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Earlier this month, Netflix launched an update to its Xbox 360 app that brought the “Just for Kids” platform to the console. “Just for Kids” is a section that highlights programming that’s appropriate for youngsters so parents can feel confident …

Ironically, FairSearch Company Expedia Accused Of Breaking Antitrust Laws Ironically, FairSearch Company Expedia Accused Of Breaking Antitrust Laws

Expedia, along with a number of other companies, including Orbitz, Travelocity, Sabre Holdings Corp., Marriott International, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and Hilton Worldwide, have been named in a federal lawsuit in California for conspiring to fix hotel room prices, …

Bing Webmaster Tools Changes Site Activity Calculations Bing Webmaster Tools Changes Site Activity Calculations
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Bing announced a new change to its Webmaster Tools, related to how it calculates Change in the Site Activity widget. Vincent Wehren explains on Bing’s Webmaster Center blog, “For the metrics Clicks from search, Appeared in search, Pages crawled, and …

Facebook’s Sponsored Search Results Go Live Facebook’s Sponsored Search Results Go Live
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Last month, Facebook began testing a new feature for advertisers. “Sponsored Results” allow marketers to purchase ads that appear within search results in Facebook’s search bar when a user types a certain keyword. Now, according to TechCrunch, Facebook is telling …

Bing Has A Special Place For Quora In Search Results Bing Has A Special Place For Quora In Search Results
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Bing announced today that it is adding Quora content to the social sidebar, which it introduced earlier this year. Users will see top Quora contributors related to query topics in the “People Who Know” section. Users can hover over the …

Google Panda Update: Data Refresh Launched Monday Google Panda Update: Data Refresh Launched Monday
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Google tweeted today that it launched a data refresh for the Panda update on Monday. According to the company, about 1% of queries were noticeably affected. Follow @google A Googler @google Panda data refresh this past Monday. ~1% of queries …

Fantasy Football: Check Out These New Features From Yahoo Fantasy Football: Check Out These New Features From Yahoo

Yahoo announced that it has some new features for fantasy football this year. This is the company’s fifteenth year of offering fantasy football, and they’re offering fans the ability to make money by competing in the Yahoo Pro Leagues, which …

Facebook Ads: Disney, Zynga Testing New Search Format Facebook Ads: Disney, Zynga Testing New Search Format
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Facebook is finding more places to cram ads, in case you haven’t noticed. As the company’s stock suffers, Facebook needs to please investors, and that means, obviously, making more money. What better way to monetize 955 million active users than …

Google: Star Trek Is The Destiny Of Search Google: Star Trek Is The Destiny Of Search
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Google has released a new video called “Breakfast with Google’s Search Team,” in which VP, Search, Amit Singhal talks about the future of search. “The destiny of search is to become that Star Trek computer,” he says, bringing up a …

Google Webmaster Tools Gets Alerts For Search Queries Data Google Webmaster Tools Gets Alerts For Search Queries Data
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Google announced today that it is adding alerts for Search Queries data to Webmaster Tools to complement its recently rolled out Crawl Errors alerts. You can get the alerts forwarded to your inbox if you sign up for email forwarding …

100 Million New People Can Now Use Google Voice Search 100 Million New People Can Now Use Google Voice Search

Google announced this morning that Voice Search for Android is now available in 13 new languages – Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, European Portuguese, Finnish, Galician, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak and Swedish. With the addition of these new languages, Google …

Microsoft Shows Off Bing Windows 8 App Microsoft Shows Off Bing Windows 8 App

Microsoft has unveiled the Bing app for Windows 8, touting speed as one of its strong points. “Based on the modern design principles of Windows 8, Bing provides elements like autosuggest, search results, and fluid navigation using tap and swipe,” …

Bing Now Powers 25.6% Of U.S. Searches Bing Now Powers 25.6% Of U.S. Searches
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comScore released its monthly U.S. search engine rankings report for July, which sees Google leading the market at 66.8%, flat from June’s report. Microsoft sites were slightly up (0.1%) at 15.7%, followed by Yahoo sites (flat) at 13%. The Ask …

Google Maps For Android Update Makes Public Transit Data More Useful Google Maps For Android Update Makes Public Transit Data More Useful

Google announced the launch of a new update for Google Maps For Android, which makes transit information more useful. For one, the Transit Lines layer now lets you select a specific mode of public transportation to display on the map, …

Matt Cutts: Google Updates Will Be Jarring For A While Matt Cutts: Google Updates Will Be Jarring For A While
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Google Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts made a surprise appearance at the Search Engine Strategies conference in San Francisco this morning, dropping a fair amount of knowledge on the SEO community. Bas van den Beld at State Of Search has a …

Google Decides To Stop Supporting Prayer Times In Search Results Google Decides To Stop Supporting Prayer Times In Search Results

Google used to have a rich snippet for prayer times, which sites for religious organizations could use to show these times in Google’s search results pages underneath their main listing. Google has decided to no longer support the mark up …

Google Gets Better At Not Having To Send Users To Other Sites Google Gets Better At Not Having To Send Users To Other Sites
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Google went longer than usual without sharing its normally monthly lists of algorithm changes and “search quality highlights,” but finally, at the end of last week, the company put up one giant list covering changes it made in June and …

Watch This New Google Video About URL Parameters Watch This New Google Video About URL Parameters
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Google has released a new video about configuring URL parameters in Webmaster Tools. It’s about 15-minutes long, and features Google Developer Programs Tech Lead Maile Ohye discussing the how to help Google crawl your site more efficiently, and manage a …

Google Launches Big Improvements To Patent Search Google Launches Big Improvements To Patent Search

Google announced today that it has added European patents to go along with its U.S. patents in its patent search tool. In addition to adding millions of patents, Google has added a feature called the Prior Art Finder. “Typically, patents …

Google Reveals Some Recent Changes To How It Ranks Results Google Reveals Some Recent Changes To How It Ranks Results
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Google released a giant list of 86 “search quality” changes it made in June and July, beyond the various changes it had already blogged about. We’re breaking down the list by various categories to take a closer look at the …