In a world of millions of websites and billions of Google searches, even the coolest products and sites are hidden in the masses. Sometimes it feels like you will never be found. While a concentrated and continuous effort of SEO can increase your chances of being discovered, there are also a couple of quick things […]
Google and Firefox have worked together for years to create better search and browser integration and they will continue to do so. But the release of Firefox 4 brings with it an intriguing new development. Bing is now a default search option for Firefox.
This obviously brings up some interesting questions for the future of search. […]
On this fine Valentines’ Day where lovers embrace and singles groan, Google and BING have decided to celebrate with colorful search engine doodles.
Google took a different approach from their usual horizontal “Google doodle” to create a more vertical logo, inspired by Robert Indiana’s 1973 eight cent love stamp.
BING on the other hand took their traditional […]
Steve Tullis, Senior Program Manager Lead, Bing, Microsoft confirmed that click through rate is an important factor in the Bing raking algorithm.
Simply stated: If you rank for a key term and your customers aren’t clicking on your link your rankings are going to move down and you’ll be in need of local search engine optimization […]
For more than five years Yahoo has slowly been losing it’s search engine users. Yahoo has recently introduced a series of new features in hopes to better contend with the search-engine-giant Google.
Attempting to make the Yahoo search engine more “actionable,” Yahoo is integrating what it calls “quick apps”.The first test of these new “quick apps” […]
Everyone is talking about Facebook’s new location-based service, and so far there are mixed feelings about it and the privacy concerns it brings up. But for those who are complaining that Facebook is sounding a little like Big Brother, apparently they haven’t heard about Yahoo’s newest patent. Only days after finalizing a patent to predict the future, Yahoo was granted a patent for their new “Who, What, When, Where Communications Network” (or W4 COMN for short).
Basically, they will use this technology to gather information about anyone or anything connected to the Internet. It presents a framework for them to crawl and index anything and everything, taking notice of, well, everything. For example, […]
After plenty of talking, buying, and rumors, Bing is finally powering yahoo searches. But what does that really mean?
Microsoft now controls 28.1 percent of the search engine market. Google is still looking high and mighty at 65.8 percent.
If you do any kind of search, it may look the same, but simply look at the status […]
Yesterday Yahoo was granted a patent they filed in 2009 that allows them to use the internet and how people are acting on the internet to predict future outcome of events.
That’s right, predicting the future. Their patent includes formulas and methods that use internet activity to provide a general prediction for how something will happen. […]