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How Google Pigeon Impacted Local Queries, and What You Can Do

Since Google’s local algorithm update, “Pigeon,” took effect in July, local businesses have been scrambling to adjust. Search Engine Watch – Latest

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Was Google Maps a Proof of Concept for Google’s Knowledge Base Efforts?

Not everything we read in a paper or in a patent from a search engine is something that happens in real life; but sometimes it is. I like coming across a patent now and then that is dated but does a good job of describing something that happened as set out in that patent or …

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Google Dorking: Feds Warn Against Malicious Cyber Actors

Three federal agencies have issued a warning that malicious cyber actors can use advanced search techniques to discover sensitive information on websites. Search Engine Watch – Latest

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Google Quick Answer Fail: NSFW Advice On “How To Eat Sushi”

Google continues to expand the number of quick answers it offers in its results, as well as the size of those answers themselves. But since Google takes these answers from other sites without any human review, that can lead to goofs. The latest: some advice on eating sushi that might not go down… . About …

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Google Gives Older Browsers a Retro Look

If you’re going to act like it’s 2011, Google will treat you like it’s 2011. Search Engine Watch – Latest

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Report: HTTPS URLs Have No Discernible Ranking Benefit In Google Currently

In August 2014, Google announced that they would give a small ranking boost to HTTPS with the new HTTPS ranking factor. Now that it is a few weeks later, many are wondering how much of an impact does HTTPS URLs actually have on rankings. The answer according to SearchMetrics is none currently…. . About SEO, …

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Google Says There’s No Bug, Older Versions Of Its Search Page Showing Up On Purpose

After more than 200 comments on a Google Search Help Forum thread last week, reporting a glitch that caused an older version of Google’s search page to display in certain browsers, a Google employee claimed there was no glitch at all. According to Googler Nealem, the page was working just… . About SEO, PPC, SEM, …

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Buffer’s Complete Guide to Mobile Social Media: Strategies for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ by @kevanlee

I spend my days writing content from my desktop computer for people who will read the content on their smartphones and tablets. Go figure. Mobile devices are fast becoming the preferred method of reading, sharing, and engaging with online content. It’s strange to think that the content we create on desktops and laptops will end up on dozens of different …

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What The Google Adwords Preview Tool Can Do For You

Using Google AdWords Preview Tool can help determine if your ads are displayed for a particular search term and geographical location. It can show you how the ad looks on devices such as tablets and mobile. searching for your own ads without clicking them can increase cost per clickAnd — it does so without accruing …

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Did Google acquire Game Maker and Distributor CiiNow?

Google was officially assigned the pending patent applications from CiiNow last Wednesday (August 27, 2014) in a transaction that was reported as being executed at the end of July. From searching through the USPTO, I don’t see any other patents assigned to CiiNow, so that appears to have been all they owned. The USPTO assignments …

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Tennis Great Althea Gibson Honored in Google Doodle

Gibson was the first black player to compete in the tournament now known as the U.S. Open. The USTA has called her 1950 appearance the “No. 1 moment in black tennis history.” Search Engine Watch – Latest

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Bing, Following Google, Will Test Close Variants in Exact Match

Bing says it will test the inclusion of close variants in exact match for a portion of queries, which some say helps pave the way for a future with keywordless search. Search Engine Watch – Latest

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Hack or Glitch? Google Image Search Only Displays Car Crash

On August 26, Google Image Search users were shown images of a Russian car crash rather than results related to the actual search terms they used. Search Engine Watch – Latest

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Identifying Entity Types and the Transfiguration of Search @Google

The World Wide Web is a vast resource for information. At the same time it is extremely distributed. A particular type of data such as restaurant lists may be scattered across thousands of independent information sources in many different formats. In this paper, we consider the problem of extracting a relation for such a data …

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Move Over Google Knowledge Graph, Here Comes Knowledge Vault

Google has been talking about the Knowledge Vault, an upgraded Knowledge Graph that touts “automatic knowledge base construction” and doesn’t rely on community-curated databases. Search Engine Watch – Latest

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