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Google Patent Aims to Use TV as a Signal in its Search Algorithm

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A new patent granted to Google will use signals related to TV shows that are "currently being displayed in proximity to an electronic device" being used to perform a search. A new patent granted to Google will use signals related to TV shows that are "currently being displayed in proximity to an electronic device" being used to perform a search. 0 Comments

Germany Wants Access to Google's Search Algorithm

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German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Google needs observing and noted anything that does not feature in its top search results might as well not exist. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Google needs observing and noted anything that does not feature in its top search results might as well not exist. 0 Comments

Google’s AdSense for Shopping Takes PLAs to Retail Sites

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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. 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. 0 Comments

YouTube Keyword Tool Goes Missing

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Google replaced YouTube's keyword tool with Display Planner's AdWords video keyword suggestions on September 1, requiring users to access an AdWords account. Google replaced YouTube's keyword tool with Display Planner's AdWords video keyword suggestions on Sept. 1, requiring users to access an AdWords account. 0 Comments

The NSA Has a Hush-Hush Google-Like Search Engine

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The search tool, ICREACH, is reportedly capable of handling 2 to 5 billion new records every day, including email, phone call, fax, Internet, and text message metadata. ICREACH is reportedly capable of handling 2 to 5 billion new records every day, including email, phone call, fax, Internet, and text message metadata. 0 Comments

Bing Search Gets Conversational

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The search engine has added conversational understanding to its repertoire, meaning users can search for answers to related questions more easily. The search engine has added conversational understanding to its repertoire, meaning users can search for answers to related questions more easily. 0 Comments

New Settings Page Fits the Bill for DuckDuckGo

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The search engine that says it doesn’t track its users has released an updated Settings page, adding options for Instant Answers and Auto-Suggest and removing an option for Meanings. The search engine that says it doesn’t track its users has released an updated Settings page, adding options for Instant Answers and Auto-Suggest and removing an option for Meanings. 0 Comments

What Makes Content Shareable & Why It Matters for SEO

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Not all content marketing practices yield equal results. In today's landscape of SEO and social media, shareability is one of the most important qualities for a content marketing campaign. So what makes content shareable and why does it matter? Not all content marketing practices yield equal results. In today's landscape of SEO and social media, shareability is one of the most important qualities for a content marketing campaign. So what makes content shareable and why does it matter? 0 Comments

Bing Launches Search Removal Request Form in Europe

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Microsoft's search engine Bing has finally responded to the recent European Court of Justice "right to be forgotten" ruling. Bing has created a form for people to use who want embarrassing things written about them to be removed from search results. Microsoft's search engine Bing has finally responded to the recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) "right to be forgotten" ruling. 0 Comments

You've Been Hit by Penguin! Should You Start Over or Try to Recover?

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If you've been affected by Google's Penguin algorithm, the results can sometimes be devastating. Can your site ever recover, or does it make more sense to just scrap the site and start with a new one? This post will help you decide. Can your site ever recover from Penguin, or does it make more sense to just scrap the site and start with a new one? This post will help you decide. 0 Comments

Lucky Duck: Why Things Are Going Swimmingly for DuckDuckGo

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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? 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? 0 Comments

How Bing Chooses Your Webpage Titles

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A new blog post from Bing explains how they choose the titles for webpages, and why they might replace the one you've selected with something entirely different. In a new blog post, Bing explains how they choose titles for webpages, and why they might replace yours with something else. 0 Comments

Search Engine Traffic Declines While Engagement Remains Steady [Study]

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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. A Shareaholic analysis of search engine data has found a steady decline in the number of visitors coming from search engines over six months. 0 Comments

Yandex's Sibir Reverse Image Search Technology is Pure Awesome

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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. Yandex has developed an amazing service with Sibir, its content-based image retrieval. It has raised the bar for reverse image searching technology. 0 Comments

Google Warns Smartphone Searchers About Homepage Redirects

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When Google believes a site will redirect a mobile visitor to a homepage, rather than the actual page shown in search results, Google will tell searchers that clicking the link "May open the site's homepage" with an option below it to "Try anyway." When Google believes a site will redirect a mobile visitor to a homepage, rather than the actual page shown in search results, Google will tell searchers that clicking the link "May open the site's homepage" with an option below it to "Try anyway." 0 Comments

New Kenshoo Technology Integrates Paid Search, Facebook Ad Targeting

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Kenshoo has announced "Intent-Driven Audiences," which gives advertisers the ability to create custom audiences made up of people who have clicked search ads, and are then are targeted to receive ads across Facebook's ad inventory, including mobile. Kenshoo has announced "Intent-Driven Audiences," which gives advertisers the ability to create custom audiences made up of people who have clicked search ads, and are then are targeted to receive ads across Facebook's ad inventory, including mobile. 0 Comments

5 Reasons Why Pitching International SEO is a Pain

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For global corporations, the move to international SEO is inevitable. Despite these challenges, companies can't afford to avoid international markets, regardless of the difficulty. Each of these difficulties can be overcome. For global corporations, the move to international SEO is inevitable. Despite these challenges, companies can't afford to avoid international markets, regardless of the difficulty. Each of these difficulties can be overcome. 0 Comments

Happy Birthday, Bing: Microsoft's Search Engine Turns 5

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Today marks the fifth birthday of Microsoft's Search Engine, Bing. Here's a brief look back Bing, from its launch in 2009, how it has grown to adapt to mobile and social media, and how the search engine sees itself evolving in the near future. Here's a brief look back Bing, from its launch in 2009, how it has grown since, and how the search engine sees itself evolving in the near future. 0 Comments