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Leap Motion and the Future of Gestural Search

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When the Leap Motion Controller debuted, response was lukewarm at best. But there's little doubt that once the functionality is there, the developer community will explode with ideas and many of these will be search-centric in nature. When the Leap Motion Controller debuted, response was lukewarm at best. But there's little doubt that once the functionality is there, the developer community will explode with ideas and many of these will be search-centric in nature. 0 Comments

To The SEO Community: Keep Sharing, Stay Humble

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Hopefully we can always remember that, while there may be competition, we all work within a unique industry that is stronger because there is a common bond. We need each other. We need to continue to share our experiences and be willing to help. Hopefully we can always remember that, while there may be competition, we all work within a unique industry that is stronger because there is a common bond. We need each other. We need to continue to share our experiences and be willing to help. 0 Comments

Note to FTC: Google Satisfies Information Needs Way More Than Shopping Needs

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Government time and money could be better used supporting the type of innovation at companies like Google – as opposed to pandering to the sour grapes of a few envious competitors who just happen to be reporting fabulous success stories themselves. Government time and money could be better used supporting the type of innovation at companies like Google – as opposed to pandering to the sour grapes of a few envious competitors who just happen to be reporting fabulous success stories themselves. 0 Comments

Search vs. Social: The 50 Shades of Gray in Online Information Retrieval

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Those who posit Facebook with improved search poses a genuine threat to Google’s search dominance are painting a broad picture with a narrow brush. Users utilize search universally while turning to social in certain specific contextual situations. Those who posit Facebook with improved search poses a genuine threat to Google’s search dominance are painting a broad picture with a narrow brush. Users utilize search universally while turning to social in certain specific contextual situations. 0 Comments

Search Engine Users Dislike Personalized Search But Like the Results

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The majority of search engine users are not OK with tracking used to personalize search results or offer targeted advertisements, though satisfaction with the results offered is at an all-time high. It seems user education is in order. The majority of search engine users are not OK with tracking used to personalize search results or offer targeted advertisements, though satisfaction with the results offered is at an all-time high. It seems user education is in order. 0 Comments

How Search Engines Work

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Download this PDF, which offers a basic understanding of the science of information retrieval on the web. "How Search Engines Work" goes a long way toward helping search marketers dispel myths and do their jobs more professionally and proficiently. Download this PDF, which offers a basic understanding of the science of information retrieval on the web. "How Search Engines Work" goes a long way toward helping search marketers dispel myths and do their jobs more professionally and proficiently. 0 Comments

Filthy Linking Nostalgia

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Websites that have the most links rank more highly and are therefore discovered more often. And the more often they are discovered, the more links they acquire, making these sites "Filthy Linking Rich." What was true in 2004 remains true today. Websites that have the most links rank more highly and are therefore discovered more often. And the more often they are discovered, the more links they acquire, making these sites "Filthy Linking Rich." What was true in 2004 remains true today. 0 Comments

Search Engine Algorithms & Research

As a searcher or search engine optimization specialist, do you really need to understand the algorithms and technologies that power search engines? Absolutely, said a panel of experts at a recent Search Engine Strategies conference. As a searcher or search engine optimization specialist, do you really need to understand the algorithms and technologies that power search engines? Absolutely, said a panel of experts at a recent Search Engine Strategies conference. 0 Comments

Search Engine Glossary

Definition of terms relating to search engines, such as phrase search, Boolean operators, stop words and more. Definition of terms relating to search engines, such as phrase search, Boolean operators, stop words and more. 0 Comments

Search Engine Conferences

Guide to major conferences about search engines, or where search engines are discussed as part of the procedings. Guide to major conferences about search engines, or where search engines are discussed as part of the procedings. 0 Comments

Hobnob with the Gurus at Search Engine Conferences

Attending one of these search engine or information industry conferences is a great way to immerse yourself in knowledge and hobnob with some of the savviest people working in the web search arena. Attending one of these search engine or information industry conferences is a great way to immerse yourself in knowledge and hobnob with some of the savviest people working in the web search arena. 0 Comments

Special Search Tools Roundup

Search tools maven Avi Rappoport covers new articles, announcements and reports from the world ofweb site search software. Search tools maven Avi Rappoport covers new articles, announcements and reports from the world ofweb site search software. 0 Comments