All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘search engines’

Search Engines Remember 9/11 On Homepages

The major search engines are remembering 9/11 today on the tragedy’s 11th anniversary. Google has not put together an elaborate doodle or anything (they usually stick to more upbeat events for that), but is displaying a tasteful black ribbon underneath the search box. Bing has a much more visual display: Frankly, the image above doesn’t really do it justice. If …

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Is DuckDuckGo Gaining Ground on Google?

In recent years, the search industry has not changed a lot in terms of large players. Google has maintained the leader position with its ownership of nearly 70 percent of search market share. The #2 and #3 spots have changed slightly after the Microsoft-Yahoo Search Alliance in 2009. According to the most recent Experian-Hitwise statistics, Bing-powered search has risen to 30 percent.

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Yahoo! Sinks as Google and Bing Rise

The comScore search engine data for April isn’t out until tomorrow, but Search Engine Land has an unnamed source that has given them a rundown of the numbers. The story they tell is one we saw unfolding as far back as March. That is, both Google and Bing are rising in search market share, while search traffic for Yahoo! is …

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Experimental Search Engine Removes Top Million Sites From Your Results

Do you ever feel the search results that Google yields are too mainstream? Are you looking to explore the cavernous, cobweb-laden outer reaches of the interwebs? If you want to spend some time on some deep discovery, Million Short might be your ticket. Million Short’s name says it all. It’s a search engine that brings back results that are a …

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Google Isn’t as Privacy-Friendly as it Once Was

When Google was first incorporated, their unofficial motto was “Don’t be evil”. And, for the most part, they stayed true to this philosophy. During the search engine’s leaner years, I used to sing its praises to anyone who would listen. “You’re using Yahoo?”, I’d say, flabbergasted and bug-eyed. Google, with its simplistic design and clutter-free layout, seemed like a natural …

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Bateflix Is Netflix’s Porn Recommendation Engine

Attention everybody who hasn’t discovered internet porn, or wants to see some nudity & sex in a real storytelling context (sorry, internet porn), some guy has created a search engine for all of the movies available via Netflix that contain the MPAA’s greatest enemy. The site is aptly titled “Bateflix” and says it will help you find “the best porn …

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Vint Cerf Believes Google Could be Toppled

No, this is not an alarmist reaction to Google+ or anything like that. Instead, it’s an incredibly innovative person who understands there are future generations who could very well create something that succeeds Google’s position in the Internet industry. What we have is a Vint Cerf situation. That is, when he speaks, especially about the Internet, we listen, and listen …

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Bing Search Quality Insights: New Blog Series Sheds Light On Bing’s Inner-Workings

Google recently started a series of blog posts highlighting various points of progress it has made in its efforts to increase search quality. The results have essentially been lists of monthly changes Google has made to its algorithm and interface. This has been extremely interesting to watchers of the search industry and webmasters who are concerned with search engine optimization. …

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Yandex Gets Twitter Access, Launches Social Features. Should Google Worry?

Yandex, the Russian search engine giant, announced a new social networking search program. The announcement doesn’t mention Twitter specifically, but Search Engine Land is reporting that the search engine has made a deal with Twitter to gain access to the Twitter Firehose. Little has been said about how Yandex will actually used this, but reporter Greg Sterling says, Yandex “has …

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Blekko Gets Ads, DuckDuckGo Gets A Million Searches In A Day

Blekko sought out from the start to become the “third search engine” behind Google and Bing (Yahoo, for all intents and purposes counted as Bing, since Bing powers Yahoo Search). Google and Bing serve search ads to monetize their efforts. Now, the “third search engine” is testing ads, according to a report from MediaPost. These ads, however, are coming from …

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DuckDuckGo Challenges Google With DontTrack.us

Privacy in relation to Google is a big ticket item right now, as consolidation practices and other matters concerning personal identity and online advertising practices have become popular topics. It adds to the noticeable undercurrent of fear that, fueled largely by protests over sweeping Internet legislation, has been permeating. Perhaps fear is the wrong word. Maybe unease is better, but …

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Search Engines Given Code Of Practice

It looks like the copyright police are at it again. This time they are in a secret meeting with search engine companies making demand of them. In a document obtained by TorrentFreak, it has come to light that copyright holders held a meeting with search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo to make demands in regards to copyright. The meeting …

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