| Newsletter Archive: 2010 |
Google Moves Social Search Forward With Buzz
The concept of social search is promising, in that the average person is indeed more likely to care about the thoughts and opinions of his friends than those of random individuals. And Google's now advanced social search a bit by bringing Google Buzz into the equation.
Google Retreats In China Ahead Of License Renewal Attempt
Early this year, Google took a stand against censorship in China and announced the possibility that it would shut down Google.cn.
Facebook Tapped For Real-time Search
OneRiot, a leading real-time Internet search engine, just recently announced that it will include posts coming from popular social networking web site Facebook in its search results.
Bing Improves Mobile Experience
Using Bing from a mobile browser just became a much more pleasant - and efficient - experience. Microsoft introduced a handful of upgrades yesterday designed to make m.bing.com work well enough that people shouldn't have to bother downloading a separate app.
Google Removes AdWord Report Center
Google AdWords Blog has reported that they are going to retire the Adwords reporting center tab very soon. The reports that were used to be under the reporting center tab will now be shifting to the campaign tabs, where the users used to maintain their files and other reports.
Google Adds 'Analyze Competition' To AdWord Tools
Now, apart from your own progress and performance, you can measure your competitor's performance too with the help of Google AdWords new tool called, 'Analyze Competition'.
How Bing And Google Differ In Search
The following are the rough Bing vs Google search engine optimization notes from the SEO 101 Internet radio show that aired today which I co-host with John Carcutt; listen to the archived show in podcast format.
The Evolution Of Search
Today I have the privilege of posting an interview with Shashi Seth, the Senior VP of Search Products for Yahoo! It was a fun interview for me, because the very first interview I ever did was with Shashi back on October 24, 2006.
Microsoft Tries Out New Mobile Ad Solution
As smart phones become more and more ubiquitous, mobile search will become more and more common. And Microsoft - like many tech companies - wants to profit from this trend, so the corporation began testing a mobile ad solution with Hyatt, Quiznos, and a firm called Geodelic this week.
YouTube Video Editor Debuts
Most experts agree that "universal search" (search that goes beyond 10 blue links) is the way of the future, and as it becomes more popular, videos will start showing up on the first page of search results more often.
Google Patents New Local And Organic Search Results
Have you ever wondered how Google might be coming up with the geo-local elements of a SERP? Ok, well, I probably haven't, lol, but I came across a recent patent award that was actually quite interesting.
Where To Turn When Google Fails
With Google being the first choice for the large majority of us, where do you go when Google fails to deliver the answers you need? According to research from online ad network Chitika, almost 80% of users visit Yahoo or Ask.com, leaving Bing to claim third spot with only 16.4% of visitors.
Google Is Enhancing Its Users' Experience
Lately, you may have noticed that the Google search engine results page radiates a new feeling. As you click the Search button after keying in your searches, you may have seen that theres a new section to the left of your screen.
Google Unveils Page Speed For Ads And Trackers
Study after study has shown that people often abandon sites when pages don't load within a few seconds. It's likely that slow-loading ads drive many folks to use ad blockers, too.
Google Completes Caffeine Update
Google's new Web indexing system - called Caffeine - is ready to go, and the changes are significant enough that everyone from the most specialized SEO expert to an elderly person looking up knitting patterns may notice.
Microsoft Ends Bing Cashback Program
Only two years since it was first adopted by Microsoft, Bing Cashback has seen the end of its tunnel. Microsoft has decided to cut the chord on its Bing Cashback mainly due to its lack of traction in the market.
Google Removes Webmaster Resource Link Dates
Google has quietly made a change recently in Google Webmaster Tools. They have removed the date that is reported when they report the links to your website.
Yahoo Set For Facebook Integration
The act of using different Yahoo products will soon become a lot more social for many people. Yahoo announced today that it's moving forward with a form of Facebook integration, increasing the amount of back-and-forth that will take place between sites this week.
Yahoo Names New CTO
A rather important position at Yahoo is no longer empty. Yesterday, Chief Architect Raymie Stata - who's spent about six years with the company - was given the title "Chief Technology Officer and Vice President."
Google Search For Mobile Connects With Apps
Don't be surprised if developers start speaking more fondly of Google over the next few days, weeks, or even months. They're likely to be earning a bit more money since Google has started teaching Google Search for mobile to return mobile app results.
Google Launches Calculator To Promote Apps
Google's products and services may soon establish footholds in many more companies. The search giant has introduced a tool that it's calling the "Go Google Cloud Calculator" in order to highlight the benefits of using Google Apps and all that it involves.
Google Shifts Stance On Long Tail Search Results
Matt Cutts posted a new Google Webmaster Video addressing (finally!) the issues surrounding the many changes in long tail search engine results.
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