With Google stepping up its efforts to penalize link networks and those who buy and sell links, and algorithms like Panda meant to reward sites with high-quality content, how important will backlinks be to Google's search algorithm in the future?
In conjunction with the arrival of "Star Trek Into Darkness", Bing has added a couple of features that fans should appreciate: a home page Easter egg when you search for "beam me up" and a new language option to Bing Translator: Klingon.
Google is working toward its vision of what the future of search should be, and yesterday at the I/O event announced developments that are helping that vision become a reality. The question: How will businesses continue to remain relevant online?
Trekkies and geeks worldwide will certainly rejoice at today's Google Doodle – complete with animations and its own storyline – that celebrates the 46th anniversary of the original "Star Trek" TV series, which originally aired September 8, 1966.
Craig Silverstein, the first employee hired by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, is leaving the company. Silverstein, who helped build the Google search engine, met Page and Brin while the three attended Stanford.
What began as a pure search engine has evolved to include AdWords, Gmail, Google News, image search, universal search, Chrome, Instant search, Google+ and the +1 button, voice search, and more. See it all in a six minute video from Google.
Google has added voice search to Google Maps for Chrome users, allowing users to ask for directions verbally and more find hard-to-spell locations. The addition is part of the ongoing integration of voice-recognition technology.
Google+ has been banning accounts that seem to be using fake names and discussing ways in which celebrity identities can be verified. Several groups, including the hacktivist organization Anonymous, have been banned for community standards violations.
No, it’s not a Shakespearian app. It’s Google’s latest business development. Straight from the mouth of the company that put voice search ... read more