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Google Launched An Update This Week To Improve Domain Diversity

Google launched an algorithm update that affects the diversity of search results. Google’s head of webspam and Distinguished Engineer, tweeted: Follow @mattcutts Matt Cutts @mattcutts Just fyi, we rolled out a small algo change this week that improves the diversity of search results in terms of different domains returned.  Reply  ·  Retweet  ·  Favorite20 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto …

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Are Bing’s Results Better Than Google’s?

Does Bing deliver better search results than Google? Bing thinks so, and has launched a campaign trying to convince people that it’s right. It’s called “Bing It On,” and in addition to television ads, it includes the site BingItOn.com, where Microsoft is encouraging users to take its version of the Pepsi challenge – a blind comparison test between Bing results …

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Cutts: Last Time I Checked, Bing Was Still Using Google As A Signal

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 or Google for each one. The one you picked the most, must be your search engine of choice. It’s an …

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Google’s Matt Cutts On Why Ads Can Be More Helpful Than Organic Results

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,” its visual placement of fairly large Knowledge Graph results directly underneath the search box, to the rest of the English …

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Google Expands Knowledge Graph Carousel

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 to expand the carousel throughout the world as well. Over the next couple days, Google says it will begin showing …

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Now It’s Even Harder To Get First-Page Google Rankings

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 to make it better at natural language, give it a decreased dependence on keywords, and giving users more direct answers, …

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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 Media, who blogged about it, showing the following screen cap: He says he was seeing the icon next to Wikipedia …

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Google Crams More Google+ Into Search Results

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 out there. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable blogged about the feature, after spotting some chatter about it in the …

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Google Just Got A Lot Better At Math

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, which appears when you enter such a problem in the search box. As you can see from the image above, …

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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 results, according to Chitu, appear only once you click on a new “explore more” link that appears in the side …

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Google Wants To Know How Satisfied You Are With Its Results

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 least on the forums, and in blog comments). A Google spokesperson gave us the canned statement, “As you know, we …

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Are Short Title Tags More Important In Google Now?

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 right titles in search results. Rather, Google was returning the keyword-heavy part of the content’s URLs as the titles. Pretty …

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