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Bing Updates Social Sidebar On iPad Bing Updates Social Sidebar On iPad
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Bing has been tweaking its search results interface for the past week or so. First, they added people and places information to the middle column (Snapshot). After that, they launched a redesign of the social sidebar. Today, Bing has updated …

Yahoo Has A New Search Deal With AVG Yahoo Has A New Search Deal With AVG
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Antivirus maker AVG announced on Thursday that it has formed a new Search and Distribution relationship with Yahoo. AVG’s Secure Search offering is now powered by Yahoo. This is interesting, considering that Yahoo’s own search is powered by Bing. AVG …

Twitter Adds Trend Matching, Negative Keyword Targeting to Promoted Tweets in Search Campaigns Twitter Adds Trend Matching, Negative Keyword Targeting to Promoted Tweets in Search Campaigns

Twitter has just unveiled some new options for advertisers who use Promoted Tweets inside search results which allow them to both manually and automatically improve their campaigns across the platform. First up, Twitter has added new manual features for negative …

Google Is Testing A New Flight Explorer Tool Google Is Testing A New Flight Explorer Tool

Google may soon have another weapon in its travel search arsenal. While only in testing stage right now, the company has a new tool out called Flight Explorer. You can access it at google.com/flights/explorer. TheNextWeb appears to have spotted the …

U.S. November Search Engine Rankings: Google And Microsoft Up, Yahoo Down U.S. November Search Engine Rankings: Google And Microsoft Up, Yahoo Down

comScore has put out its monthly search engine rankings for the United States, looking at the month of November. Google sites made up 67% of explicit core search queries conducted, up 0.1% from October, according to the firm. Explicit core …

Chrome To Get Even More Search-Friendly Chrome To Get Even More Search-Friendly
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One of the best parts about Chrome has always been the omnibox, and the ease with which searching the web is compared to browsers that came before it (though some have caught up in this regard now). Google has made …

Google On Reconsideration Requests: Tell Us About The Link Network Or The SEO Google On Reconsideration Requests: Tell Us About The Link Network Or The SEO
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Google put out a new Webmaster Help video today. This time Matt Cutts talks about what to include in a reconsideration request, which you may have to submit if Google has caught you violating its quality guidelines. “The goal of …

Facebook Privacy Changes: Here’s the Rundown Facebook Privacy Changes: Here’s the Rundown
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Facebook is announcing a handful of privacy-related changes today; a couple that make it simpler for users to access and change their personal settings and another that may make a small percentage of the user base upset (what’s new, right?). …

Google Shopping Service Will No Longer Be Available In China Google Shopping Service Will No Longer Be Available In China

Google is shutting down its shopping search offering in China, effective today. The announcement came in a blog post from the company. Here’s the post (via TechCrunch) from Google vice president of product Sameer Samat (as translated by Google Translate): …

Google Results Estimates Are Only Accurate To About 3 Digits Google Results Estimates Are Only Accurate To About 3 Digits
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Google put out a new Webmaster Help video responding to a user-submitted question about Google’s estimated numbers for results on queries. The specific question was: How reliable is the site: query and why does the total count sometimes change from …

Google Adds Interactive Places “Carousel” to iPad Search Results Google Adds Interactive Places “Carousel” to iPad Search Results

Google has just launched an update for iPad users that makes places searches more “interactive.” Mainly, Google has added a new scrolling results bar that when clicked, displays expandable place cards for whatever location you’re interested in – restaurants, bars, …

Elections, iPhone 5, and Kim Kardashian Top 2012 Yahoo Searches Elections, iPhone 5, and Kim Kardashian Top 2012 Yahoo Searches
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As the month of December rolls along, you can expect more and more of these types of lists to pop up. It’s that time of the year for the year-in-review wrap-ups, and today it’s Yahoo that’s giving us some insight …

Does Google the Link Lister Equal Google the Publisher? Does Google the Link Lister Equal Google the Publisher?
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Is Google a publisher? Or is Google simply a displayer of links? Are these two things the same? Those questions are at the heart of a Australian case that just tipped against Google, and are likely at the heart of …

Google Is Now Giving You Medical Info In The Knowledge Graph Google Is Now Giving You Medical Info In The Knowledge Graph
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Google announced today that it will start showing information for medications with the Knowledge Graph. Specifically, results may include “key facts — side effects, related medications, links to in-depth resources, and more”. Obviously, this will be info presented right on …

Google Expands Its Click-To-Call Ad Feature Google Expands Its Click-To-Call Ad Feature

Google has been working on expanding its click-to-call ad feature in a few different ways. Today in a blog post, Google provided an update about what it’s been doing. The company recently introduced a click-to-call button for ads using Call …

Google Is Trying To Figure Out What You’re Not Already Searching For Google Is Trying To Figure Out What You’re Not Already Searching For
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Google is pinging people at random times, and asking them what they want to know at that moment, in an effort to uncover new types of information that it can potentially provide to users. This is a research strategy that …

It Was an iPhone 5-Kardashian-Gangnam Style Kind of Year, According to Bing It Was an iPhone 5-Kardashian-Gangnam Style Kind of Year, According to Bing

Brace yourselves: the year-end lists are coming. As 2012 comes to close, it’s vital that we all take a step back and review all of the inane crap we seek out on search engines. First up, it’s Bing with a …

Twitter Updates Apps with Media-Rich Discovery, Better Search Twitter Updates Apps with Media-Rich Discovery, Better Search

Twitter has been working to make the tweet a self-contained entity for some time now. They want the tweet to contain all of the media that a user needs to get the full experience – with no need to click …

Gmail Adds Some More Search Improvements Gmail Adds Some More Search Improvements

Google announced today that you can now search for emails by file size in Gmail. To do so, you would enter queries in formats such as: “size:5m” or “larger:5m”. Gmail will also let you search for emails, based on when …

Google Now Has A Windows RT Search App Google Now Has A Windows RT Search App

Google has finally launched a search app for Windows RT, weeks after the Windows 8 app was released. Here are the features as listed in the Windows Store: Google Searchbox – Type your search right from the app home screen, …

Did Google Shopping Just Get Better For Online Businesses? Did Google Shopping Just Get Better For Online Businesses?
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In October, Google completed its transition from the old Google Product Search to the new Google Shopping experience. This was a move to an all paid-inclusion model tied in to Google’s Product Listing ads, which show up in regular search …