Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Google News For iPhone Gets Redesign The Google Mobile Blog announced Google News on the iPhone, Android and other smart phone devices has a new design. The new design looks more like the desktop version of Google News with minor changes to make it fit better on the smart phone screens.The new design has more stories and images, […] Yahoo Brings ‘Real Time’ Updates To News Shortcut Yahoo has enhanced its News shortcut with real-time feeds and updates. The idea is to make the News Shortcut more current and more social with Twitter content in the form of videos, photos and tweets. The new shortcut has a horizontal tabbed interface that offers access to each category of information (see screens below). According […] Google Tackles Its “UI Jazz” Problem, Tests Streamlining Search Options Feature Sometime later today, a small number of … [Read more...] about The Day In Search, November 19, 2009
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Google has run a sting operation that it says proves Bing has been watching what people search for on Google, the sites they select from Google’s results, then uses that information to improve Bing’s own search listings. Bing doesn’t deny this. As a result of the apparent monitoring, Bing’s relevancy is potentially improving (or getting worse) on the back of Google’s own work. Google likens it to the digital equivalent of Bing leaning over during an exam and copying off of Google’s test. “I’ve spent my career in pursuit of a good search engine,” says Amit Singhal, a Google Fellow who oversees the search engine’s ranking algorithm. “I’ve got no problem with a competitor developing an innovative algorithm. But copying is not innovation, in my book.” Bing doesn’t deny Google’s claim. Indeed, the statement that Stefan Weitz, director of Microsoft’s Bing search engine, emailed me yesterday as I … [Read more...] about Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Google Maps Vs. Bing Maps: Summer Vacation Planning Showdown Wouldn’t it be great if there was one mapping service that offers everything you need to plan a trip to somewhere you’ve never been? Sure, map sites are generally pretty similar. You can see maps, find business listings, get driving directions, see images and stuff like that. But it’s actually more complicated than that. At […] Argentine Court Orders Google To Censor Results, Halt Suggestions An Argentine court has ordered Google to stop “suggesting” searches that lead to sites deemed anti-Semitic and remove the sites from the search engine’s index. The company has reportedly said it won’t take action until getting the official order from the Buenos Aires court. The injunction, which represents censorship of search results, stems from a […] Likes Are Not … [Read more...] about The Day In Search, May 20, 2011
Google’s latest search algorithm change designed to fight spam and improve its search results went live yesterday. Plenty of people are seeing its impact already. Better or worse? It’s easy to find some examples of things being bad; it’s hard to say overall if there’s been a net improvement or not. Judging Relevancy Is Tricky I’ll go through some examples, but let me start with some caveats. If you dive into some forums, you’ll find plenty of people screaming. People tend to scream after any update that things have gotten worse because they’ve lost rankings. Few scream about how things have improved, much less provide examples. In short, relying just on forums can give you a skewed view. That doesn’t mean you ignore what you might discover through forums, however. Few know the quality of any search engine’s search results as well as SEOs. They might not be happy if something outranks them, but good ones know if something better or … [Read more...] about Did Penguin Make Google’s Search Results Better Or Worse?
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. Enterprise SEO Tools 2013: A Buyer’s Guide Are you responsible for SEO in your large organization? Wondering about tools that can help automate and cut the time it takes to manage huge, distributed projects? Search Engine Land’s sister site, Digital Marketing Depot, regularly takes deep dives into areas we can’t always cover in depth while we’re keeping up with the rapid change […] Newly Launched Bing Offers Pulls Deals From Across The Web Bing is appealing to fans of daily deal sites with the launch of Bing Offers, a one-stop shop for online deals and coupons. Boasting one of the largest collections of local deals on the web, Bing Offers pulls deals from various partner sites. Users can search by business name, category or keyword to locate specific […] Webcast: Effective “Big Data” Management = Successful Online … [Read more...] about The Day In Search, April 25, 2013