Despite being launched as a closed beta, Google+ (the social network from the world’s search engine giant) managed to win over a massive customer base. After just four weeks of limited availability, Plus had garnered 25 million users. While there haven’t been official numbers released in the three weeks since, it’s becoming increasingly clear that […]
Google and MIT are collaborating on yet another project. This time around, MIT is getting Google’s support for research into mobile education. The deeper investment is a signal flare for both the rise of mobile and Google’s continued investment in reaching users through education.
The Bing-Yahoo search alliance is getting far enough along that several webmaster tool elements are combining. Bing Webmaster Tools users will now see data from Yahoo searches in their traffic information.
Over the last two months, Google has been experimenting with a new sitelinks format. Now that format is official. This change may alter how you’re seen on the search results page. We’ll walk you through what you need to change.
Google’s Map Maker is getting a new community resource, known as the “Map Makerpedia.” This wiki-like set of guides helps Google ease the angle of the learning curve while building contributor loyalty.
Today (August 17th), Google is celebrating the 410th birthday of French lawyer and mathematician Pierre de Fermat. The doodle is a tribute to Fermat’s last theorem.
“Panda,” Google’s major search algorithm change that was released in the U.S. earlier this year, has had a major impact on the way we interact with search. However, it has taken a long time to spread to all users. As of this week, Panda’s conquest is almost complete: the algorithm updates are in effect for […]
Bing has made an update to their webmaster tools. You can now change the permission levels of users who have access, giving you a stronger safety net against accidental index removals and more.
Google and Firefox have been playing buddy-buddy nearly since Mozzila brought their browser to the stage. The collaboration could come to an end this November, however, when the Google-Mozilla search contract is slated to lapse. This contract has Google set as the default browser in Firefox. In turn, Firefox gets a share of revenue generated […]
The “filter bubble” theory discussed by Eli Parser has led to concerns about how automatic personalization of technology is narrowing our view of the world. However, a recent experiments shows that the personalized results have only a minor impact, and can easily be overcome by appropriate optimization.