All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘search plus your world’

Google Favors Google+ Less In Search Results

As you may know, Google released a huge list of algorithm changes it made in the month of March. We’ve already looked at what Google had to say about the Panda update, and Google’s increased focus on freshness. Another noteworthy change from the list is: Better indexing of profile pages. [launch codename “Prof-2″] This change improves the comprehensiveness of public …

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How Far Does Your Google Search Query Travel?

How far does your Google search query travel? According to Google,1,500 miles on average. This is a factoid Google Fellow Ben Gomes dropped in an interview with ReadWriteWeb about the inner workings of Google Search. There wasn’t much in the way of new information revealed in the interview, but like Google’s own videos on the topic, it’s still interesting. “The …

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Microsoft May Or May Not Be Involved In New Antitrust Complaints Against Google

Microsoft may or may not be involved with antitrust complaints against Google in Europe, related to Google+. Pretty vague, I know, but conflicting reports are painting it that way. Reuters first reported: “Microsoft and several other companies have complained to EU antitrust regulators about Google’s social networking tool,” and that, “The complaints, which have not yet been filed formally with …

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Mark Zuckerberg Google+ Profile More Relevant Than Facebook Profile?

Let me preface this by saying that I don’t consider myself to be part of the anti Search Plus Your World crowd. I think it has its pros and cons. I will say that I don’t like when it leads to Google serving me less relevant results (which I think is happening more as a result of other algorithm tweaks …

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Google Shows Twitter Results In “Search Plus Your World” Fashion

Update: A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews: “Like you wrote up in your article, it’s not new. Search plus Your World builds upon existing search features such as Social Search, personalized search, and authorship. You will continue to see existing Social Search features including +1s and content shared by your connections on Google+ and other sites. We’ll continue to look at …

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Google Privacy Changes: What Do They Mean To You?

Google announced this week that it is rolling out a new, main privacy policy that covers the majority of its products. The company is consolidating over 60 privacy notices into the main privacy policy. It’s keeping a few separate for “legal and other reasons”. Do you think Google’s privacy strategy is good or bad? Let us know in the comments. …

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Search Plus Your World: Page Reportedly Tells Googlers To Work Elsewhere If They Don’t Like It

If you work at Google, and you have a problem with Google’s “Search Plus Your World” features, you can find another place to work. Perhaps Facebook. That seems to be popular destination for former Googlers. Google CEO Larry Page, according to a report from PandoDaily, told employees at a staff event: “This is the path we’re headed down – a …

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Are Google’s Results Better Or Worse With Google+ Integration?

Earlier this month, Google launched “Search Plus Your World”. We’ll refer to it as “SPYW” to save time. The set of personalization features essentially equates to Google injecting a whole lot of Google+ into Google search results. This has been met with widespread criticism that continues two weeks later. According to a lot of the chatter going on, Google has …

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Focus On The User: Facebook, Twitter & Myspace’s Version Of Google

Facebook Director of Product Blake Ross has created a bookmarklet that people can add to their web browsers to take the “Search Plus Your World” out of their Google search results. Granted, Google has its own toggle to turn the feature on and off from the search results page, but this goes further. First, here’s a video about it: On …

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“Search Plus Your World” Indexing Content Faster?

You know those new personalized search feature Google launched last week that everybody’s talking about? It looks like there may be another advantage to using Google+ for search. Apparently Google is showing content quicker in the personalized results than it is for non-logged in users. Paul Allen (the unofficial Google+ stat-keeper), of FamilyLink fame, said in a Google+ update: It …

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Google Search Plus Your World: Marketing Implications

Google launched Search Plus Your World (SPYW) this week (as if you didn’t know), and has sent waves of controversy throughout the media – mostly with regards to competition and relevancy. But what do the changes mean for marketers? Online marketing firm iProspect reached out to WebProNews to offer some commentary, after distributing a POV to its clients with insights …

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Google vs. Facebook: The “Search Plus Your World” Saga Continues

Wow. “Search Plus Your World” has really left a mark. Google’s new set of Google+ integrations and personalization features into search results has caused nothing but controversy since Google announced it earlier this week. There are two main reasons: competition and relevancy. We discussed both at length here. Twitter has fueled much of the fire by publicly making comments about …

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