Underneath the display, Cuil is also working to do what it views as a twist. It’s trying to diversify the results by topic, so that in the case of Harry Potter, for example, you might get pages about the book as well as the … [Read more...] about Cuil Launches — Can This Search Start-Up Really Best Google?
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After ten long months since the last Panda update, it seems that Google has begun its roll-out of Panda 4.2. We have completed a rapid analysis to present the first winners and losers after this update in this week’s SEO Visibility. The roll-out of this Panda update is expected to take several months to be completed. In this regard, we will keep an eye on the data as this progresses. … [Read more...] about Google Panda Update 4.2: Winners and Losers
This improves the search experience for mobile users. App indexing signals the a broadening of search potential. The more content that is indexed, the greater the user’s search experience and results. Google drives higher engagement with apps. As Google’s indexing page explains, “App Indexing helps you drive usage of your app through Google. Deep links to your app appear in Google Search results on Android so users can get to your native mobile experience quickly and easily.” … [Read more...] about Why It Matters For The Future Of Search
And so we wind up with a browser that doesn’t let you set the default font size. Talk about an affront to Accessibility. I mean, as I get older I’m actually going blind. For real. I’ve been nearsighted all my life, and once you hit 40 years old you stop being able to see things up close. So font selection becomes this life-or-death thing: it can lock you out of the product completely. But the Chrome team is flat-out arrogant here: they want to build a zero-configuration product, and they’re quite brazen about it, and Fuck You if you’re blind or deaf or whatever. Hit Ctrl-+ on every single page visit for the rest of your life. … [Read more...] about The “Google Doesn’t Get Platforms” Family Intervention Memo
Free expression is one of our core values. We believe that more information means more choice, more freedom and ultimately more power for the individual. Free expression is, of course, also at the heart of Google’s business. Our products are specifically designed to help people create, communicate, share opinions and find information across the globe. We hope this step toward greater transparency—and these tools—will help in ongoing discussions about the free flow of information. … [Read more...] about Privacy, Profit & The Emergence Of Google’s “Evil Twin”