Since its inception in 2007, universal search results have have morphed to show a multitude of choices for searchers to choose from, like videos, images, maps, shopping results, and news. In its latest research, Searchmetrics studied the universal...
With both Mother's Day and Father's Day approaching, Jordan Rost, Brad Johnsmeyer, and Allison Mooney of Google looked at Google search trends, YouTube search trends, and Google Consumer Surveys to see what was top of mind for new and expecting...
Google is wishing everyone a happy Earth Day this year with six animated Doodles. For Google's annual salute to Earth Day in 2014, the company has incorporated a series of six animals – the Rufous hummingbird, dung beetle, moon jellyfish, Japanese...
Welcome to the years of paid links.link bait, Caffeine, Google bombs, and page speed as a ranking factor. By this point, Google's Matt Cutts had plenty of important things to teach us all about the evolving landscape of search and SEO.
Since 2000 Matt Cutts has been working with Google. After a brief stint with the SafeSearch team, where he earned the nickname "porn cookie guy" (thanks Wikipedia.hey, if Google can "borrow" from you I can too, right?
What should an ecommerce site do when a product is no longer in stock or has been discontinued? Should it: Keep serving a product page for something that's no longer available? Show a 404? Redirect users to a similar product instead?
Evergreen content is a valuable resource for your website. The term "evergreen content" refers to content that won't quickly become out of date or totally incorrect within a short time period, such as a week or a month.
Patent wars are nothing new. Every day, tech companies battle in and out of court over patented innovations. Take high profile cases like Oracle v. Google, for example, or recent cases like Microsoft's battle to uphold its mapping patent.
According to the latest data from the comScore Video Metrix service, 183.8 million Americans watched 48.7 billion online content videos in January 2014, while the number of video ad views totaled 26.9 billion.
I was watching the Super Bowl (#GoHawks) when my wife asked me about hashtags. Granted, I was writing down every hashtag that came up on the screen for an analysis I did later that night, but her question surprised me.
The top four U.S.online video content properties in comScore's December 2013 U.S.online video rankings are well-known brand names: Google sites, driven primarily by video viewing at YouTube; Facebook; AOL; and Yahoo sites.
For the second year in a row, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) is using Bing Maps for their annual Santa tracker. Google is running their own Santa Tracker, which has officially launched for this holiday season.
One of my favorite discussions to have with the Millennials at my office revolves around what it was like to be in college without cell phones. They have a very hard time getting their heads around the notion of not being in constant contact with...
Google's Matt Cutts has put out an open call on his personal blog asking for suggestions for what people would like to see added or changed in Google Webmaster Tools for 2014. Cutts first did this back in 2007.
Google has emerged victorious in its eight-year battle for its Books service, with a judge ruling that Google's use of copyrighted material was allowed under fair use. The case, brought against Google by The Authors Guild, has been running since...
Google officially turns 15 today. For the first time, the search giant is wishing itself a happy birthday with a playable Google Doodle in which you play as the lowercase "g" in Google's name and whack a piñata to score as much candy as possible.
Forty-eight percent of consumers trust ads in search engine results, online video, and social networks. That's according to a recent report from Nielsen, Trust In Advertising 2013, which found that consumer trust in online advertising is increasing.
Day 3 of TechCrunch Disrupt 2013, the world's largest hackathon, was quite electrifying. After being here for three days, you could definitely feel the energy spike (and security too) as two influential speakers were set to appear.
A small army of commentators have already commented on YouTube's decision to retire Video Responses. But virtually no one seems to have noticed that YouTube has dramatically changed the list of social media sites where you can share YouTube videos.
L'Oreal announced that they are launching a new makeup line to be sold online designed by YouTube beauty guru Michelle Phan. This launch shows how L'Oreal is tapping into YouTube as a force for driving makeup sales.