A thorough analysis shows content that is receiving some impressions further down in the results and could use some extra attention. Here's how you can truly understand what is being indexed and showing in the search results of Google and Bing.
Google is disappointed about a court ruling in France that orders that they - as well as Bing and Yahoo - remove sixteen video streaming websites from the search index.
Former Formula One racing president Max Mosley beat Google in a French court which ruled Google must police certain S&M images of Mosley from showing up in the search results for a period of five years. Google said the ruling prohibits freedom of expression.
Several attorneys experienced in Internet defamation law allege that search engine Bing has recently changed its policy and is no longer complying with court-ordered removals of defamatory content. Bing denies that any of its practices have changed.
Webmasters have long been told to never create duplicate content. But what about necessary duplicate content, such as privacy policies and other required legalese that websites are required to carry? Google's Matt Cutts says don't stress about it.
Google has issued a special warning regarding a practice where a website inserts new pages into a user’s browsing history. Rather than returning to Google's search results, some users are being taken to a spoof page that is all advertisements.
Google and other search engines don't have to delete sensitive personal information from their indexes because they aren't subject to privacy requirements under existing European data protection law, according to one advocate general.
Blekko says the new search results empower users to get to the best content for any given query, rather than scanning through a list of blue links. The new results aim to give users choices, whether they are researching a topic or a product to buy.
A Searchmetrics analysis of news sources in Google's search results over several hundred thousand keywords in March 2013 shows that Patch.com had the most visibility, followed by Huffington Post, Disney’s Go.com, NYTimes.com and WashingtonPost.com.