Tag Archives: Search Engine Land

Mac “Spotlight” Search Drops Google For Bing; Becomes More Siri-Like In OS X “Yosemite”

It looks like Bing has gained another win with Apple, becoming integrated into a new version of Spotlight in Apple’s forthcoming Mac OS X “Yosemite” operating system. Spotlight will also tap into a wide-range of search resources similar to how Siri works on iOS. During...

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How To Run Single-Device Only Enhanced Campaigns. It Can Be Done!

When I speak about Enhanced Campaigns, I invariably get an audience question like this: “How can I create single-device campaigns? I know it’s possible somehow, tell me how!” I recently figured out the answer. Why The Need For Single-Device Campaigns? I am not usually a proponent...

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Doonesbury Comic: We Need A Company Slogan; Don’t Be Google

Yesterday’s Doonesbury comic strip mocks Google’s company motto and slogan of Don’t Be Evil. The new “Z + Z Bud” company wants to add a company motto to their branding and they think long and hard about what it should be. They said, Google uses “Don’t Be...

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Google To Bring Always-On, “Eyes Free” Search To App

One of the most interesting and talked about features in the Motorola-made Moto X is always-on voice search. Activated by saying “OK, Google,” it permits totally hands-free search. Unfortunately this standout feature didn’t sell enough handsets to keep open Moto’s...

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SearchCap: Google Right To Be Forgotten Form, Yahoo Search Bar & App Indexing Languages

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: How Google’s New “Right To Be Forgotten” Form Works: An Explainer Google has taken a big step forward in complying with the European Union’s new “Right To Be...

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Google App Indexing Now Supports Eight New Languages

Google announced that their App Indexing protocol, the ability for Google to link search results to your mobile apps direct deep content now supports eight new languages. App Indexing lets developers markup their content so that if a searcher has an Android app installed on their phone, and the...

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Search In Pics: Google Patio Remodel, Yahoo Robot Cake & Google Doodle Finalists

In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. Google’s Remodeled Patio Area Time Lapse Pictures: Source: Google+ G...

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Press Release Sites See Huge Drop In Google Ranking After Panda 4.0

Yesterday I reported at Search Engine Land that Panda 4.0 may have hurt press release sites and showed SearchMetrics data for PRWeb, PR Newswire...

Despite Google’s Efforts, Counterfeiters Are Commonplace On AdWords

Should a company that includes the phrase “don’t be evil” in their code of conduct be expected to block counterfeiters from buying ads on their search engine result pages? Is it “evil” to sell AdWords to websites that are filled with copyright infringing photos? These...

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Yahoo Search Testing A Fixed Top Search Bar

Ruben Gomez noticed that Yahoo is testing a new user interface for their search results, which sticks the top search bar to the top of the page, no matter how far you scroll down the page. Here is a picture showing the scroll bar midway down the page, but the top search bar stuck at […]

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