Google Algorithm Update (‘Colossus’ or ‘News-Wave’) Google Trends-Related?

On June 17, Google’s algorithm seemed to get a mysterious jolt with a mysterious update that Google deemed a routine, non-major change. Google specifically said the update was not related to Panda, Penguin, or HTTPS. They wouldn’t comment further. They…

Google Trends Goes Real-Time

Google just announced its biggest update to Google Trends since 2012 when it merged with Insights for Search. The new version provides users with real-time data about trending searches ranked in order of popularity. On the homepage, there’s a ranked,…

Is This How Google Is Going To Use Tweets?

It looks like Google’s new Twitter integration might be starting to take effect, with one possible format seen in the wild on Android. Are you looking forward to Google utilizing Twitter more? Discuss. Earlier this year, it came to light…

Google’s Twitter Update Is About To Hit

Long story short, what you say and what others say about you on Twitter may start mattering a lot more. Do you expect to benefit from Google’s coming Twitter integration? Let us know in the comments. We learned in February…

Facebook Is Messing Around With Its Trending Section

Facebook is testing some changes to its Trending feature, which for some has become a staple of the Facebook experience since it launched on desktop early last year. In December, Facebook introduced some big changes, adding new sections to split…

Twitter Confirms It’s Messing With Its Search Experience

While covering Google’s closure of Google Moderator earlier, I searched Twitter on the desktop to see what people were saying about it (not much so far), and suddenly, just for a minute or two, Twitter was serving me a completely…

What Google’s Twitter Deal Means For You

News came out last week that Google and Twitter have struck a new deal to put real-time tweets back into Google’s search index. The companies aren’t providing much in the way of details about the deal at this point, and…

Twitter Talks Google Deal, Says User Growth Trend Already Turned Around This Year

Twitter reported its Q4 and fiscal year 2014 financial results on Thursday, with 97% year-over-year revenue growth for the quarter at $479 million. Ad revenue per thousand timeline views reached $2.37 in the quarter, which was up 60% year-over-year. The…

Google And Twitter Partner On Search Again

Google and Twitter have finally reached a new deal that will see Google indexing tweets in real time, according to a report from Bloomberg (and apparently confirmed by Re/code). The deal hasn’t been formally announced, and the terms are unknown.…

Twitter Search Now Indexes Every Public Tweet From Last 8 Years

Twitter’s search engine just got a lot more comprehensive. It’s long been a helpful tool for real-time search, but now it’s going to be a lot better at surfacing historic content. The company announced on Tuesday that it now indexes…