As they have for the past 7 years, Google honored Dr. King with a new Doodle. Coloring the Google logo in a mosaic-like pattern of purple, blues, and yellow, it prominently features a profile likeness of King as the first "o" in the Google logo.
Articles by Thom Craver
Once again, the Google AdWords team has reported on its continued efforts to eliminate bad AdWords ads. This year, they've released an infographic that recounts all they have done over the past year to reduce the number of bad ads that appeared.
In the wake Facebook unveiling Graph Search, Bing is now adding more Facebook data into its social sidebar results. Bing has added status updates, links, comments, and images of relevant content that your Facebook friends have shared.
Google released new images to prove that a donkey was not in fact taking a dirt nap after being run over by a Google Street View car. Rather, trying to put conspiracy theories to rest, Google's images show the donkey was merely taking a dust bath.
Shashi Seth, Senior VP of the Connections business unit, has announced he's leaving Yahoo. During his three and a half years at Yahoo, Seth's responsibilities included overseeing Yahoo Search, Local, Shopping, Mail, Flickr, Answers, and many more.
Conducting a web search on Facebook will return a new search results page featuring a two-column layout. On the left, you'll find search results plus social details powered by Bing; on the right, sponsored ads and related searches will appear.
Google's Doodle today celebrates Frank Zamboni, the creator of the standard in ice cleaning and resurfacing for ice rinks the world over. You can both watch ice being resurfaced by a pixelated man on a Zamboni, or click the Doodle to play a game.
Facebook's new Graph Search isn't a product that will compete against traditional web search of Google and Bing. This is about filtering and sorting through the 240 photos and nearly 1 trillion connections of the entire Facebook community.
The new image search allows you to find photos available for re-use using the Creative Commons licensing terms using a standard Yahoo Images search. Simply look for the "Any Usage Rights" label along the left sidebar and select "Labeled for Reuse."
Izik is a new search experience built specifically with the iPad and Android tablets in mind using Blekko's algorithms, sans-spam thanks to human curating. The goal in creating Izik was to change search to be more touch-friendly on tablets.
Search engines auto-correcting your spelling mistakes is almost expected nowadays. Recently Bing gave a sneak peak of what goes into making a great spell checking engine and how it makes search feel like magic to its users.
Google's DoubleClick division announced the Conversions API to help retailers quickly and automatically track off-line conversions originating from paid ad campaigns. However, privacy advocates are concerned with Google's new offline reach.
For the 12th consecutive year, Yahoo has revealed the most popular searches of the year. From memes and obsessions to scandals and viral photos, Yahoo managed to capture dozens of top 10 lists based on people's search queries.
In a message geared toward holiday shoppers, Bing is calling out Google for it's new paid ad shopping results model. Microsoft has launched a national campaign trying to spotlight Bing as what honest search results should look like.
Many third parties will create email campaigns, distribute them to lists of prospective customers, and measure successful deliveries and click-throughs to your call to action. You need to go further: tag your inbound links with tracking parameters.
If one of your goals is to have a website visitor download a file, such as a PDF, then you have two key methods to track non-HTML downloads in Google Analytics: events or virtual pageviews. Here's how to use both and determine the best one for you.
Klout and Bing have teamed up to include Klout Scores and influential topics into the Social Sidebar. And on Bing searches, the "People Who Know" section of the Social Sidebar will now include people Klout believes to be influential about the topic.
Have you ever played the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? Google has now made it even easier, offering a one-box for actor searches that includes the actor's Bacon Number, which is the number of connections between Bacon and the actor in your query.
Continuing their aggressive positioning to get people to try Bing, Microsoft and Amazon have partnered up to make Bing the default search option on the Kindle Fire. Bing will be the default engine for the Silk Web browser on the new Kindle line.