Last July, a Google Blog post titled More Wood Behind Fewer Arrows announced the closing of Google Labs, where a number of experimental projects taking place at Google were available for the public to explore and try out. Many of those projects sprouted out of Google’s 20 percent time approach, where engineers are encouraged to spend one day a week, or 20 percent of their time, working on projects that aren’t necessarily part of their job description. Amongst those projects starting out as 20 percent time projects are Gmail, Adsense for content, Orkut, and Google Suggest. We’ve been told that the 20 percent initiative isn’t going away, but Google seems to be growing a little more secretive. … [Read more...] about Is Google Aiming at Building Faster Networks and Data Transmissions?
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Danny Sullivan is a Founding Editor of Marketing Land. He’s a widely cited authority on search engines and search marketing issues who has covered the space since 1996. Danny also serves as Chief Content Officer for Third Door Media, which publishes Marketing Land and produces the SMX: Search Marketing Expo conference series. He has a personal blog called Daggle (and keeps his disclosures page there). He can be found on Facebook, Google + and microblogs on Twitter as @dannysullivan. … [Read more...] about California Governor Brown To Sign Autonomous Vehicle Law At Google Today
Ben: Yeah, mobile is very much a mindset, and I think that maybe this is just some of the companies, and experiences that I like. But the companies and brands that focus on building out a mobile experience or started with a mobile experience, their desktop experiences tend to be more simplified, and a little bit more articulate. … [Read more...] about Mobile SEO: The latest usage trends and content strategies for maximum impact
I’d take the speculation a step further and posit that most local searches in the future won’t return any set of local results in the way that we think of them today. Instead, Google will provide a succinct, direct answer to a query that we’ve done by talking to our phones, wearables, automobiles, IoT devices and, to a lesser degree, traditional text-based searches. … [Read more...] about As search changes, Google changes
The way we source information and find products is still far from frictionless. For example, consider the planning of an upcoming holiday. We could buy a package deal and that would remove a lot of the administrative tasks, but it would be far from a tailored product. … [Read more...] about What does Web 3.0 mean for search?