As voters in Scotland prepare to head to the polls, Bing has analyzed search and social data to predict the outcome of the independence referendum.
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The latest Apple device will likely put added pressure on hyper-local searches, making it even more important for businesses to ensure they can be found.
In addition to working on a Penguin update before the year ends, Mueller has said Google is working to improve the speed of its algorithms overall.
The feature, which had disappeared by September 12, included a link to headlines and news within the Knowledge Graph.
Bing says it looked at a number of signals that suggest possible use of URL keyword stuffing and its efforts have since impacted 3 percent of queries.
Google says showing ad extensions in more prominent locations will give consumers easier access to information about businesses and will improve mobile ad performance.
Product Listing Ads (PLAs) can now be displayed alongside contextually relevant results, which will help advertisers connect products to interested shoppers and better monetize traffic.
The doodle includes an eight-scene slideshow with images of Tolstoy himself, as well as scenes from his works "War and Peace," "Anna Karenina," and "The Death of Ivan Ilyich."
Google Webmaster Trends analyst John Mueller says sites shouldn't focus on individual factors of individual algorithms, but rather on fixing sites themselves to improve rankings.
After Getty Images filed a lawsuit citing "massive infringement," Bing has temporarily removed the new tool it said would make it easier to display images and slideshows on websites.
The BrightLocal Local SEO Industry Survey included nearly 1,800 SEOs and found more than a third of local SEOs have turnover of less than $30,000 and the average local SEO handles nine clients.
Broad match modifiers help advertisers control the intent of users seeing ads, but Bing says advertisers may have been missing out because of grammatical errors in queries.
Reps for the search engine reportedly say more computing power is required as search queries shift from text to voice and image.
As the 2014 NFL season kicks off, Bing is making predictions, which it has also enabled in Cortana, and Google is launching a football-themed GIF generator to capitalize upon increased search interest.
YP says it will add hyper-local data about products and services to "a select portion of [its] 20 million business listings" as a result of the deal.
Google users who want to search for content from blogs must now filter their queries in Google News instead of using the separate Blog Search page.
Google is reportedly allowing retailers to promote in-store products across all devices, regardless of whether the products are available online as well.
The tool will allow users to search for keywords in posts they are "in the audience for" on Facebook, the social network says.
Google’s John Mueller says Google will stop showing authorship in its search results because "this information isn’t as useful to our users as we’d hoped."
The Google subsidiary says it has added adaptive Shopping campaigns, bid optimization for Shopping campaigns, and purchase detail reports to make reporting and optimization easier.