Live from the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, I’ll be liveblogging what Google has dubbed “an inside look at the evolution of Google search.” As it turns out, it’s the unveiling of Google’s new Real Time Search, shown above, as well as search by voice and search by picture improvements for mobile. Real time search is slowly coming in and will rollout over the next few days. If you don’t see it, try this link. Google’s official post is here. Below is the liveblogging as it unfolded. This is all I have to share on the event so far: Please join us on Monday, December 7th for an inside look at the evolution of Google search. We’ll discuss how search has transformed over the years, and will introduce a few new features that we hope will change how people search in the future. Speakers include Marissa Mayer, VP of Search Products and User Experience; Vic Gundotra, VP of Engineering; and Amit Singhal, Google Fellow. It’s an event … [Read more...] about Liveblogging The Google’s Web Search “Evolution” Event
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Businessweek ran an article today in which it assesses the current state of Google’s Wallet efforts. Osama Bedier, who came from PayPal and ran the Google Wallet initiative, is leaving the company. And, Google is rethinking its expectations of Wallet. Google Wallet is the consolidated product name for all stored credit card transactions online and on mobile devices. Google’s merchant credit-card processing service for e-commerce (once called Checkout) is being discontinued. The company also declined to introduce a plastic payment card at its Google I/O developer conference. That payment card was widely expected and set to follow a similar, earlier payment card introduction from PayPal. According to the Businessweek article, Google has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on Wallet-related acquisitions and development but has relatively little to show for it in terms of consumer adoption. Google told Businessweek it remains committed to the product. Unexpectedly, the … [Read more...] about Has Google Wallet Already Failed?
On the heels of a formal privacy complaint by former FTC employee Chris Soghoian targeting Google’s embedding of search queries in page URLs, a new class action lawsuit takes aim at the same thing. It seeks monetary damages and an injunction against Google’s alleged sharing of searches with third parties. Google Said To Share User Queries Filed in federal court (Northern District of California), the complaint asserts that Google’s shares queries in violation of Google’s own privacy policies as well as federal law and California state privacy and business practices statutes. The basic allegation of the complaint is the following: Google has consistently and intentionally designed its services to ensure that user search queries, which often contain highly-sensitive and personally-identifiable information (“PII”), are routinely transferred to marketers, data brokers, and sold and resold to countless other third parties. The user search queries … [Read more...] about Class Action Suit Targets Google, Seeks Elmination Of Search “Referrer” Leakage
Google has introduced a number of notable changes over the past few weeks. Among them are the availability of Duplex for public testing in select regions, the phasing out of Google+, and a possible new algorithm update that seems to have affected search rankings. In this news digest, we cover the stream of important Google announcements affecting search users, businesses, and the SEO and advertising community. So let's check out the latest developments. Also, tune in to our Search Marketing Scoop podcast, where Ross Tavendale, the Managing Director at Type A Media, and Garrett Moon, the CEO and Co-Founder at CoSchedule, are discussing all of these developments in greater depth. Listen to our podcast on iOS and Android: Podcast available on iTunes Subscribe on Android GOOGLE SEARCH NEWS Pay Your Respects to Google + At the beginning of the year, Google's Project Strobe began reviewing third-party developer access to Google account and Android … [Read more...] about Google News Digest: Duplex’s Public Testing, Goodbye Google+, and New Search Algo Update?
Episode Overview Mobile use has skyrocketed, surpassing the desktop. Learn the latest optimization and content strategies to maximize SEO: Generation Z and multi-gen usage trends How different industries are being impacted and the rise of mobile pioneering industries SEO content strategies for mobile iTunes Overcast Spotify Stitcher Episode Transcript Ben: Welcome to Mobile Month of the Voices of Search podcast series. I’m your host Benjamin Shapiro, and this month we’re going to take a close look at the small screen and discuss what SEOs need to know about optimizing their strategies, content, and technology for maximum impact on mobile devices. Ben: Joining us to kick off content this month is Jordan Koene, who is … [Read more...] about Mobile SEO: The latest usage trends and content strategies for maximum impact