Google has harnessed its sense of humor again with its own Konami Code for desktop voice search that unlocks a prize: free unlimited Google searches! To try it out, activate voice search, and then say: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right.
Google has created a festive Easter egg for smartphone users. On your mobile browser, simply do a Google search for [let’s go caroling] and a menu will pop up allowing you to select from "Jingle Bells", "Deck the Halls", and other holiday favorites.
To celebrate its 15th birthday, Google decided to share a neat Easter egg showing how Google used to look in 1998. To see it for yourself, simply search for "google in 1998" (without the quotes). Sadly, you can't do an actual search on 1998 Google.
In case you missed it, as part of Geek Week, YouTube added a fun Easter egg that lets you play the classic "Missile Command" Atari video game. To trigger it, play any video, click on white space, type in "1980", and your game will load.
Ever been watching a HD YouTube video and wondered what it would look like in crappy VHS quality? Me neither. But someone at YouTube did, and now we have a new YouTube Easter egg. Enable tape mode has been added to honor the first VCR's birthday.
Google's Matt Cutts and former ex-Googlers talk spam, rankings, and SEO tips. Google has safer results than Bing, Yandex, and Blekko. GM likes Facebook ads again. Here's a quick recap of search and social marketing news and tips from the past week.
By this point, pretty much everyone has done The Harlem Shake or been subjected to a rendition. Now YouTube, the site responsible for hosting the videos of the viral dance clips, does the Harlem Shake. No, not the employees, the website itself.
Type in almost any horror movie title and you will see bats hanging from Google's Knowledge Graph 'card' results. Almost any, because the SEW team tried a bunch of different results and not every known horror film triggered results.
Buzzman, an interactive agency from Paris, talked candidly with Search Engine Watch about the secrets of their success in promoting Tipp-Ex, a brand of correction fluid on YouTube. Apply these principles to your video content development!
A new Easter egg has been discovered on Google. Users who search for “Conway’s Game of Life” (minus the quotes) will see a cellular automata “game” invented by mathematician John Conway. But you’re limited to being a spectator on this one.