I went on a BuzzFeed diet about a month ago, where I stopped following the site and reading the content there. I should have stuck to it, because I wouldn’t be wasting my time now dissecting one of its stupid, pageview-baiting stories. In this one, Pinterest is positioned as a better search engine than Google. The story runs through 10 examples illustrating how Pinterest “beats” Google “nine out of ten times.” But despite the headline, these aren’t examples of Pinterest being a better search engine than Google. They’re examples of Pinterest supposedly being a better image search engine than Google, which is a huge difference. Pinterest As Best Search Engine? For example, say I’m trying to find a site like BuzzFeed itself. I’d probably go to a search engine and enter “BuzzFeed.” On Pinterest, I get this: Which link takes me to BuzzFeed? None of them, because they aren’t links to sites, they’re links to … [Read more...] about Pinterest Isn’t A Better Search Engine Than Google
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I did a search at Google today for "cars" and was shocked. Rather than list links allowing me to search for "cars" on Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Voila, Naver and Yandex, Google instead favored its own search results. I'm glad the EU will be investigating whether this favoritism violates anti-trust laws. Consider the evidence. Here's a search on Google for cars: As you can clearly see, none of the competing search engines I've named are listed in the top results. Rather than show them, Google instead shows pages about cars that it has collected across the web using its own technology. Google's behavior like this is preventing its competitors from receiving valuable traffic, clearly something Google has done to ensure it remains dominant. I mean, consider that you can indeed search at Bing and find results for cars: But a search for "cars" at Google reveals none of this, to the searcher. It sends them directly to sites about cars! By doing so, rather than sending searchers to other search … [Read more...] about The Incredible Stupidity Of Investigating Google For Acting Like A Search Engine
Recently, the two heaviest hitters in the search engine world – Google and Bing – jointly announced that they would increase the file size limit for sitemaps from 10MB to 50MB. A sitemap file contains all the URLs that belong to a particular site, and the maximum number of URLs a sitemap file may contain remains capped at 50,000. While the jump from 10MB to 50MB may seem insignificant at first glance, it is actually a big change for the search engine world. Sitemaps’ Impact on SEO Sitemaps are invaluable files for search engine optimization (SEO). Essentially, a sitemap is a map of a website that shows how the website is structured, the links that comprise the whole, and how they interact. They are important for both users and search engines, and due to their nature, two main types of sitemaps exist – one for human visitors to navigate websites and another designed for search engines’ bots to crawl through for SEO purposes. Sitemaps are useful for search … [Read more...] about Sitemap Max File Size Limit Increased On Google and Bing
Notice anything different today? I sure hope so, because we’ve just launched the new Search Engine Land website! This is Search Engine Land’s first redesign since March, 2011. Our sister site, Marketing Land, has also been relaunched. While both sites obviously look different (more on that below), let me begin by talking about what hasn’t changed. You’ll continue to get the trusted, expert content that you’ve come to expect from us, ranging from breaking news to in-depth features, how-to articles, strategic advice, interviews with industry decision-makers and much more. Our mission remains the same as it’s always been: to help digital marketers succeed. That was our guide as we worked through the relaunch process. We hope you’ll find the website(s) easier to read, easier to discover new content, easier to share our content with others and easier to connect with us via email and social media. Our mission: to help digital marketers succeed. With … [Read more...] about Introducing The New Search Engine Land!
UK prime minister David Cameron unveiled a wide-range of efforts today to protect children against pornography on the Internet. A significant part of his speech attacked the search engines of Google, Bing and Yahoo for not doing enough and demanding changes by October. Below is Cameron’s speech, which I’ve annotated with observations on how difficult the things he demands might or might not be to implement. Search Engine Already “Deter” But How Can’t Be Said Cameron starts out somewhat softly, saying that the major search engines are already involved in a “major campaign” to “deter” people searching for child porn, but that he can’t give more details about what’s being done: The internet service providers and the search engine companies have a vital role to play and we have already reached a number of important agreements with them. A new UK-US taskforce is being formed to lead a global alliance with the big players in … [Read more...] about UK Prime Minister Attacks Google, Bing & Yahoo On Child Porn, Demands Better Efforts By October