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Cutts: Last Time I Checked, Bing Was Still Using Google As A Signal Cutts: Last Time I Checked, Bing Was Still Using Google As A Signal
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Microsoft unveiled its big “Bing It On” campaign this week. Part of that is a site, which allows users to perform a search query, and choose which results they prefer. After five rounds, the tool reveals whether your picked Bing …

Google’s Matt Cutts On Why Ads Can Be More Helpful Than Organic Results Google’s Matt Cutts On Why Ads Can Be More Helpful Than Organic Results
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Some people think Google’s search results pages are getting too cluttered. There’s no question that Google has been adding more elements to them over the years. In fact, just today, Google announced that it is expanding the “Knowledge Graph Carousel,” …

Google Expands Knowledge Graph Carousel Google Expands Knowledge Graph Carousel
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About a month ago, Google expanded the Knowledge Graph into all English-speaking countries, and introduced the Knowledge Graph Carousel placing more visual Knowledge Graph content directly underneath the search box: Today, Google announced that it is taking the initial steps …

Now It’s Even Harder To Get First-Page Google Rankings Now It’s Even Harder To Get First-Page Google Rankings
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It seems like the chances for sites to get their content into organic Google search results is continuing to decrease. In a recent article, we looked at some of the recent changes Google has made to its algorithm, including things …

Google Shows That It Cares If Your Site Is Optimized For Smartphones Google Shows That It Cares If Your Site Is Optimized For Smartphones

Google is testing a new mobile search feature, which displays a small smartphone icon next to results for pages that have been optimized for smartphones. The feature was first spotted by Bryson Meunier, the Director of Content Solutions at Resolution …

Google Crams More Google+ Into Search Results Google Crams More Google+ Into Search Results
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Google is showing an “actively discussed on Google+” link underneath some search results, which are (as you may have guessed) actively being discussed on Google+. It’s unclear what the criteria are for such a result displaying this, but it is …

Google Just Got A Lot Better At Math Google Just Got A Lot Better At Math
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If you ever use Google to solve math problems, you may start using it even more now. If you didn’t use Google to solve math problems, you may want to consider starting. Google has launched a new scientific calculator feature, …

Google May Soon Really Push This Knowledge Graph Thing In Front Of Your Face Google May Soon Really Push This Knowledge Graph Thing In Front Of Your Face

Google is testing a new feature for its Knowledge Graph results. Alex Chitu at Google Operating System shows what it looks like (above). He credits someone by the name of Maarten with the find. The top row of Knowledge Graph …

Google Wants To Know How Satisfied You Are With Its Results Google Wants To Know How Satisfied You Are With Its Results
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Google is testing a new way for users to give feedback on the quality of search results. In light of algorithm updates like Panda and Penguin (along with their subsequent data refreshes), people have plenty of feedback to offer (at …

Are Short Title Tags More Important In Google Now? Are Short Title Tags More Important In Google Now?
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Ruth Burr, the lead SEO at SEOmoz put out an interesting article, suggesting that shorter title tags may be more important in Google these days. SEOmoz was finding that some of its posts with longer titles were not displaying the …

Check Out This Potential Google Search Interface Check Out This Potential Google Search Interface
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As Google will often do, it is currently testing a new interface for its main search product. The experiment includes a top navigation style, eliminating the left panel completely. Every search option resides above the search results. Techno-Net discovered the …

Google Talks Showing Multiple Results From The Same Site Google Talks Showing Multiple Results From The Same Site

Google’s head of webspam, Matt Cutts, put out a new Webmaster Help Video, responding to the user submitted question: Under which circumstances will Google decide to display multiple results from the same website? “The answer has changed over the years,” …

Bing Out-Googles Google With Clean Results Pages. Like It? Bing Out-Googles Google With Clean Results Pages. Like It?
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When Google rose to popularity, ever so long ago, it was considered to be revolutionizing search. Think about what search was like back then. AltaVista, Yahoo, and a bunch of others were competing for your queries, but Google brought a …

Google Search Results Pages May Soon Be Even More Cluttered Google Search Results Pages May Soon Be Even More Cluttered
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Google has been testing/experimenting with some richer search results pages for things like movies, actors, bands, books, people, etc. We wrote about it last month when a reddit user posted a screen cap, but from the sound of it, these …

Google Eliminates the Click from the Instant Preview Process Google Eliminates the Click from the Instant Preview Process
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Google announced that it has made it “easier” to choose the result you want. It’s not as major as it sounds. Essentially, they just made an adjustment to how Instant Previews work. Here’s the full announcement: In addition to some …

Bing Launches Action Buttons in Search Results Bing Launches Action Buttons in Search Results

Bing announced the release of “Action Buttons” in search results today. These are buttons on certain types of search results (including travel-related) that allow you to engage in specific actions related to that result. Think about things like checking into …

Yahoo Redesigns Search Results Pages Yahoo Redesigns Search Results Pages
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Yahoo announced a new redesign to its search results pages, which are available on web search, image search, Yahoo News, Yahoo Blogs, Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports. “We have been working to unify the search experiences across web, multimedia, and …

Google and Bing Changes You Need to Know About Google and Bing Changes You Need to Know About
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There have been a whole lot of announcements from the major search engines this week, that all webmasters should be aware of – especially from Google, because while its market share may have slipped slightly (while Bing-powered search has grown …

Google Beefs Up NFL Search Results Google Beefs Up NFL Search Results

It should be easier to find NFL scores on Google moving forward, which is a good thing because the season is quickly approaching. That’s not all though. Google has expanded its NFL-related search results to include even more information, thanks …

Google Introduces List Snippets in Search Results Google Introduces List Snippets in Search Results
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Google announced a new kind of snippets it will be showing on search results pages now. These snippets will appear on results for sites that are list pages. “Snippets—the few lines of text that appear under every search result—are designed …

Sitelinks in Google Search Results Get Some Updates Sitelinks in Google Search Results Get Some Updates
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Google announced today that it is launching an update to its sitelinks feature in search results. These are the links that appear under some search results that point users to different parts of that that site. Now, sitelinks are full-sized …