Home is Where Google Aims to Be Google Home is the logical reply to Alexa. The success of Amazon’s products prove consumers are ready for natural language voice search. Google’s plug-in home speaker can network with others in the house via Cast software to stream music and control some home-automation gear. You also can manage everyday tasks like Alexa, but it’s big draw is its Ask Google feature. That’s when the aforementioned Knowledge Graph and RankBrain gives the tiny speaker outsize heft. … [Read more...] about Read My Lips: Voice Now Posed for Big Mobile Search Wins
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Postscript: Via SEO Book’s write-up of the Fox News article, I came across this long interview about Fox’s SEO efforts — multiple people, each assigned to a different division. Wonder how they feel about Fox News calling them friendless scammers? Though, this is about Fox Interactive’s efforts, and they don’t oversee Fox News, Natasha Robinson points out. Still, it also makes me think that the Fox News editor and writer involved with this story lacked SEO training — bad news for a site that hopes to bring in some traffic. Perhaps they should see my Quick Tips For Newspapers & SEO post. … [Read more...] about SEO Is Not Search Engine Scamming (Unless You’re Scamming Yourself)
Yahoo’s New Search Clothes — But Will It Help? (Probably Not) Less than a month after seeming to pull out of the search game by announcing a search outsourcing deal with Microsoft, Yahoo seems to be doing a push to prove it still has search chops. The latest are new user interface changes to search results that are now being tested. Proof that Yahoo […] … [Read more...] about The Day In Search, August 24, 2009
Here's another one, you might miss. You might not think that sitting with a table of strangers during a lunch break is a place to learn something exciting and new but, this one can be a sleeper. I have met some of the most interesting people with the most fascinating experiences at the lunch breaks. These stories spark others to join in and before you know it we aren't strangers any more. Folks are openly sharing questions and answers with the group to real life search challenges. I learn, I contribute, and I swap a business card from time to time. If you are reading this, then you are probably part of a pretty small group of folks, the folks of search. You should network, because you never know when you are going to need an expert hand. That hand may be sitting across from you at a round table in a conference hall during a lunch break. … [Read more...] about Ask SEMpdx: What are the Benefits of Attending / Speaking at Search Engine Conferences?
I have watched social media creep into search results pages over the years. And I did select the word “creep” for a reason. In reality, social media existed long before Twitter and Facebook came into existence and became popular. People wrote articles/posts, and responses to articles, long before blogs came into existence. Yet links to articles and their responses, product reviews, and the like have appeared in search results for many, many years. We just didn’t use the label “social media” at the time. … [Read more...] about Is Social Media Ruining Search Results?