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Wolfram Alpha Offers Handwritten Results for April Fools Wolfram Alpha Offers Handwritten Results for April Fools

If there’s one thing that the internet lacks, it’s quality handwritten content. For decades, computers have been slowly but surely killing off the need for actually writing anything down. Lucky for us, Wolfram Alpha is here to bring a little …

Bing’s New SEO Tags Let You Tell Them Exactly Where You Should Rank (April Fools’) Bing’s New SEO Tags Let You Tell Them Exactly Where You Should Rank (April Fools’)
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Attention SEOs: Bing is finally rewarding you for all your hard work. Starting today, new Bing SEO tags let you tell Bing exactly where your page should rank. Easy as that. The new SEO tags cut out the middleman and …

Bing Adds Time Period Sorting To Search Results Bing Adds Time Period Sorting To Search Results

Bing has added a new way for users to sort their search results by time period. You can sort by “Past 24 hours” to see the top links that have surfaced during the last day, for example. You can also …

Google Announces Opt-Out Tool To Keep Content Out Of Its Specialized Search Engines Google Announces Opt-Out Tool To Keep Content Out Of Its Specialized Search Engines
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Google has launched a new way for sites to opt out of having their content show up in Google Shopping, Advisor, Flights, Hotels, and Google+ Local search. Matt Cutts announced the feature in a very brief post on the Google …

LinkedIn Revamps Its Search Algorithm, Adds Features LinkedIn Revamps Its Search Algorithm, Adds Features

It doesn’t come with all the fanfare of Facebook’s Graph Search, but another important social network has just revamped its search engine. LinkedIn announced some new search capabilities, which it describes as “smarter and more streamlined,” and though Facebook’s Graph …

Angel Tompkins Nude Pic Shows Up In Google Knowledge Graph Angel Tompkins Nude Pic Shows Up In Google Knowledge Graph
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Update: Google has removed the image from the Knowledge Panel. Rather than replacing it with a non-nude image, they went with no image at all. The image in question is also gone from the image search results (though it’s still …

Google+ Adds a New Search Filter for Photos Google+ Adds a New Search Filter for Photos

Google+ search has just gotten a little more useful. Now, when searching anything within the social network, you can filter the results to only show photos. Just search for whatever you’re looking for, and hit the drop-down menu at the …

Google Re-Indexes Digg After Spam Removal Screwup Google Re-Indexes Digg After Spam Removal Screwup

Wednesday afternoon, Digg disappeared from Google. Vanished. Gone. It was clear that Google had de-indexed Digg, but why? To what end? Was it because Digg had just announced plans to build a Google Reader clone to satisfy angry users when …

Google Updates Sports Search Results with More Detailed Info Google Updates Sports Search Results with More Detailed Info

It looks like that full NCAA Bracket isn’t the only sports-related information that Google is adding to search results. They have just announced an update that will display interactive info cards for various sports-related queries. This includes schedules, stats, and …

‘NCAA Bracket’ Google Search Returns Bracket On Results Page ‘NCAA Bracket’ Google Search Returns Bracket On Results Page

Google has a new March Madness feature for basketball fans. When you search “NCAA Bracket” in Google, the search engine will return a bracket on the actual page, so you can see where all the teams are at in the …

Bing Tests Authorship-Looking Images In Search Results Bing Tests Authorship-Looking Images In Search Results

It appears that Bing is experimenting with showing pictures of people in search results similar to how Google does with its authorship feature, but for when results are about a person, rather than written by them. Danny Sullivan at Search …

Google Now May Be On Its Way To iOS [Rumor] Google Now May Be On Its Way To iOS [Rumor]
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For almost a year, Google Now has remained an exclusive feature of Android. The service may very well be coming to Chrome in the near future, but an iOS version seemed unlikely. Well, it’s not unlikely anymore if a leaked …

Google Expands Public Alerts to Japan to Help with Natural Disaster Preparedness Google Expands Public Alerts to Japan to Help with Natural Disaster Preparedness

Google has expanded its new public alert program to Japan, a country that is still feeling the effects of a massive hurricane and tsunami that hit two years ago. Google Public Alerts, first launched in the U.S. following hurricane Sandy, …

Twitter App Update: Better ‘Old Tweet’ Search Plus Tweet Context for In-App Web Browsing Twitter App Update: Better ‘Old Tweet’ Search Plus Tweet Context for In-App Web Browsing

Twitter has just announced a small update to both its iOS and Android apps, although the iOS app benefits more from it. Across both apps (as well and mobile.twitter.com), Twitter has tweaked their search function to provide more context for …

Facebook Promotes Graph Search to the Less Than 0.1% of Users with Graph Search Facebook Promotes Graph Search to the Less Than 0.1% of Users with Graph Search
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Let’s just say that Facebook has 1 billion MAUs. Yes, they announced that milestone a little while back so they most definitely have a few more than that, but for the purposes of this calculation just indulge me. Ok, 1 …

Google Adds Your Google Calendar Data To Search Results Google Adds Your Google Calendar Data To Search Results

Google announced today that it has added Google Calendar data to the Gmail Search Field Trial. This is the feature that lets you search Google’s regular web search and get relevant content from your Gmail account right on the main …

Google Is Struggling With Long Queries Google Is Struggling With Long Queries
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Google is currently unable to process search queries past a certain length. If you reach that threshold, you’ll be greeted by a 414 error, with the message, “The requested URL/… is too large to process. That’s all we know.” Search …

Learn How To Make Searchable Google Drive Files Learn How To Make Searchable Google Drive Files
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Despite some early concerns, Google Drive has proven to be pretty awesome. Developers may find it especially awesome as it can easily be used to store documentation. You may also want to make these files searchable by others, but how …

Google Finance Gets 3 New Stock Exchanges, VIX Index Google Finance Gets 3 New Stock Exchanges, VIX Index

Google announced today that it has added three new stock exchanges to Google Finance, which will make some followers of international markets happy. Google has added Singapore, Korea and Israel stock exchanges, as well as the Chicago Board of Exchange …

Are These Google’s Ranking Signals For Google News? Are These Google’s Ranking Signals For Google News?
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Computerworld has a new report out about an old patent of Google’s that is drawing some attention. It looks at ways Google might be ranking content in Google News, which is not only helpful for all publications trying to gain …

Major UK Flowers Site Interflora Gets Slapped By Google Major UK Flowers Site Interflora Gets Slapped By Google
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Update: While Google hasn’t named Interflora, the company seems to have confirmed the situation with an out of the blue post about paid links on Google’s Webmaster Central blog today. There’s nothing new. It’s just Matt Cutts reminding everybody that …