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Google Has a Jesus-Shaped Hole in Its Graph 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, …

Matt Cutts Is Disappearing For A While 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 …

Bing Adds New Twitter Search Features 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: …

Apple Reportedly Buys Another Search Company 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 …

Is Apple Weaning People Off Google? 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 …

Google Expands App Indexing Into More Languages 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 …

Here’s How To Get Google To Delete Search Results 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 …

Google Responds To Link Removal Overreaction 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 …

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

Google: People Expect Search Ads To Be Locally Relevant 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 …

Google: Links Will Become Less Important 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 …

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

Pinterest Gets Better At Vertical Search, Launches ‘Guided Search’ Pinterest Gets Better At Vertical Search, Launches ‘Guided Search’

Pinterest is positioning itself as more than just a place to pin cool pictures. It also wants to help you find ideas for things. It’s not as though people haven’t already been using it for that purpose (especially for recipes), …

Google Starts Weekly Trends Roundup Google Starts Weekly Trends Roundup

Google announced that it will be sharing “a regular look back” at some of the top trending searches each Friday. We’ll see if this lasts longer than the monthly lists of algorithms they used to post, or if people will …

Should Apple Replace Google Search With Yahoo On iPhones And iPads? Should Apple Replace Google Search With Yahoo On iPhones And iPads?

Rumor has it that Yahoo is focused on trying to convince Apple to switch the default search experience on iOS to Yahoo rather than Google. Would you like to see this happen? Let us know in the comments. Kara Swisher …

This Infographic Compares Search And Social Advertising Across 6 Important Metrics This Infographic Compares Search And Social Advertising Across 6 Important Metrics

Kenshoo has put out an interesting infographic comparing the performance of search and social advertising. As it notes in the highlights, spend and advertiser revenue for both have been strong, social is growing faster, and both deliver positive ROI with …

Google Still Needs Websites To Help It Answer Questions Google Still Needs Websites To Help It Answer Questions

As Google’s Knowledge Graph continues to give users “quick answers” to their queries, it reduces the need to have to click over to another website. Google has quietly been serving a new kind of Knowledge Graph-style result, however, which actually …

Flight MH370 Search Narrowed, But Delayed

Flight MH370 was officially announced to be in a desolate area of the Indian Ocean around 1500 miles west of Perth, Australia on Monday. However, the area is a wide and unpredictable one with strong currents and trenches up to …

Users Search For Specific Brands, Have To Scroll Past Competing Services From Google Users Search For Specific Brands, Have To Scroll Past Competing Services From Google

Website owners often complain that Google is pushing organic results down the search results pages by putting its own services at the top. Google’s response is something like, “You’re the corkscrew, and we’re the Swiss Army Knife.” One of our …

LinkedIn Recruiter Gets Searchable Custom Fields LinkedIn Recruiter Gets Searchable Custom Fields

LinkedIn announced that it has made custom fields searchable in LinkedIn Recruiter, potentially making the search tool more useful for finding people based on very specific criteria. LinkedIn uses the example of a candidate who isn’t available until a certain …

Bing, OneDrive Team Up For Bing Rewards Promotion Bing, OneDrive Team Up For Bing Rewards Promotion

Can two segments of the same company team up? Aren’t they already a team? These are the questions we must ask ourselves as Bing teams up with OneDrive for a new promotion. Bing announced today that Bing Rewards members can …