All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘search plus your world’

Google Stops Labeling Personalized Search Results

It appears that at some point, Google stopped labeling personalized search results based on its “Search Plus Your World” feature. Are you still seeing personal results labeled as such? Have you noticed the disappearance? Let us know in the comments. Google launched Search Plus Your World back in January of 2012. The reaction from users was mixed.You can toggle the …

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Google Adds Your Email To Search Results

Google has announced a handful of “search engine of the future” items. One involves the international expansion of the Knowledge Graph and the addition of Knowledge Graph results to search suggestions. One is about improved Voice Search for iOS. More on these things shortly. Perhaps the most interesting of Google’s announcements is the addition of Gmail inbox content to Google’s …

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Google On How Users Can Build Networks For Search

Google Developer Programs Tech Lead Maile Ohye posted a twenty-minute video about Google+ and the +1 button to the Webmaster Central blog today. For many of you, there’s not going to be a whole lot of new info. It’s really about the basics, and how it all works, apparently geared toward people who have yet to navigate the path that …

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Are Google’s Results Better Today Than They Were 5 Years Ago?

According to Google CEO Larry Page, you’d be astounded by how bad Google search was 5 years ago. Do you think Google is significantly better than it was five years ago? How about two years ago? One year ago? Let us know what you think in the comments. Google has done a whole lot in the past five years. In …

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Google+ Gets A Little Less Emphasis From Google Search

Beyond algorithm updates, Google has made at least two major changes to its search engine this year: Search Plus Your World and the Knowledge Graph. The former was designed to offer users a search experience more tailored to their own personal web experience and social connections. The latter was designed to give users the info they’re looking for without having …

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Google: Personalized Search Results Are Lifting Clickthrough Rates

Google launched Search Plus Your World earlier this year. Most Google users probably just know it as Google filling their results with a lot more results based on social connections. A lot of users complained about it, but Google appears to consider the whole thing a success (not unlike the Penguin update). Google Fellow Amit Singhal spoke at SMX London …

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Will Google Add Google Drive Content To Search?

Google finally announced the official launch of Google Drive today, after years of anticipation. What do you suppose the chances are that Google will integrate your stored files into search results when relevant? We asked Google if they have such plans. “We have nothing to announce at this time,” a Google spokesperson tells us. Not exactly a no. Think about …

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Wajam Makes Personalized Results Less Obtrusive On Google

Some people like personalized search results based on their social connections. Some don’t. Google thrust Search Plus Your World upon users earlier this year, to mixed reviews. While it has an on/off toggle, it has littered search results with more content based on what people you may be connected via various social networks (like Google+ – not Facebook/Twitter) have shared. …

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Is Social Really A Great Indicator Of Search Relevancy?

It’s clear that titles matter to search. You’re less likely to rank well in search engines for key phrases if those phrases are not in the title of your content. It’s also clear that search engines are putting a great deal of emphasis on social signals when ranking content. Interestingly enough, titles also have a direct impact on just how …

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The New Google+ Is Only The Beginning

Google launched a big redesign of Google+ on Wednesday. It’s in the process of rolling it out over the next few days. A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “The new version of Google+ will gradually start rolling out to all Google+ users globally this morning.” Do you like the new Google+ design? Is it an improvement over the previous version? Tell …

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Should Google Favor Google+ More Or Less In Search Results?

In a letter to investors this week, Google CEO Larry Page expressed Google’s goal to create “a beautifully simple experience across Google”. That’s what the company’s controversial privacy policy change is all about. It’s about tying all of Google’s products together as one Google. Should data from the various Google services you use be integrated with one another? Tell us …

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Larry Page Talks A Lot More About Search Than Social In New Letter

In case you were thinking Google is more concerned with social than it is with search these days, perhaps Larry Page’s 2012 Update from the CEO will change your mind. You can find the word “social” used once. You can find the word “search” 23 times (OK, to be fair, Google+ is mentioned 10 times). Under the heading “Next-Generation Search,” …

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