German officials are planning to clip the wings of tech giants such as Google through heavier regulation. The country's Federal Cartel Office would be given powers to curtail Google's influence, were it decided that it had got too big for its boots.
The latest version of Google's "human rater handbook" aka search quality evaluation guide has leaked once again, and gives us more clues into how Google determines quality, including how expertise, authority, trust and reputation factor.
Generating positive returns and getting things done should be motivation for brands and agencies. Ensuring this happens involves effort from both sides. Sometimes a little relationship maintenance is needed to take things to the next level.
Google's Matt Cutts is taking a break until November to spend quality time with his wife, he says, but don't panic - he's leaving webspam in the capable hands of the team at Google and offered up resources for people to learn and stay informed.
DuckDuckGo continues to grow its user base, passing 1 billion searches early this year, and continues to integrate into our lives, with the news Apple will support it as a default search engine in OS X Yosemite. What's next for the search engine?
ClickZ wants to bring out your inner child, by launching a Vine competition that encourages you to show off your favorite action figure. The winner will be whisked away to San Francisco for our upcoming event.
Now Google is going so far as to provide how-to step-by-step instructions on everything from boiling an egg to changing a tire. Here are some of the results that we've uncovered by way of some simple Google searches.
Google says "Each request has to be assessed individually, and we're working as quickly as possible to get through the queue." It's not clear how many requests Google has received, but recent reports indicate takedown requests have topped 50,000.
A new study analyzes the best comparison shopping engines based on traffic, revenue, conversion rate, return on spend, average CPC, quality of merchant tools, and merchant response ratings to help guide marketing spend for online retailers.
A Shareaholic analysis of search engine data has found a steady decline in the number of visitors coming from search engines over six months. Based on average visit duration, pages per visit, and bounce rate, Google sent less engaged visitors.
Google has announced the launch of a new domain registration service. Called Google Domains, it is being launched as an invite-only beta for both new domain registrations and domain transfers. Domain registration is only $12 per year.
German publishers say Google and other search engines like Bing and Yahoo are in violation of the country's ancillary copyright law and want them to pay 11 percent of revenues generated from linking to and publishing snippets of their content.
When your social media campaign attracts the attention of Google's chief spam fighter Matt Cutts, it usually isn't a good sign. That's what happened after a company sought sponsored posts from bloggers to promote Internet Explorer for Microsoft.
The Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled in favor of a company claiming a competitor stole its trade secrets and has issued a temporary injunction requiring Google to remove the competing company from its search results around the world.
The original search marketing event returns with SES Atlanta. Here's a preview of the one-day event on July 9, which will feature sessions in two main tracks covering all aspects of SEO and PPC, and features keynote speaker Duane Forrester of Bing.
Yandex has developed an amazing service with Sibir, its content-based image retrieval. It has raised the bar for reverse image searching technology. Here's an overview of how the impressive technology works and why it's useful to users.
Bing has put significant resources behind a new datacenter project at Microsoft designed to give searchers faster and more relevant results. The Catapult project is a redesign of the data centers and machines that power Bing search.
Finding a new job is a two-way street. It's a marriage. The decision to work together is just as much the job seekers' as it is the employer's, Before you say yes to your first offer, here are some things to look for when evaluating your next gig.
Your initial instinct may be to gloss over the battle of Net Neutrality. However, proposed rules could directly impact the distribution of content, as well as the effectiveness of online advertising by businesses and brands unable to "pay to play."
Google plans to place an alert at the bottom of each page where it has removed links, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled last month that users can request that "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" links be taken down.