Some new research has shown that internet users give Google the thumbs up over Bing, regardless of the actual search results returned.Survey Monkey asked 641 people to choose which page of search results they preferred - some received a set of search results labelled Google and some received a set labelled Bing. The Google branded page was chosen by the majority of...
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Google last month offered to mark out its services from rival products in Internet search results and provide links to at least three competing search engines to end a 30-month investigation by the European Commission.
(10 days ago)
Google's search, mail, maps, and cloud services are practically de facto public utilities. Fire up your browser, and there Google is. But don't take Google for granted—there's much more to its core services than meets the eye. With this toolbox of tips, usability tricks, and third-party services, you can rule the Google universe and bend it to your will. The following will...
(3 months and 10 days ago)
This might sound a bit creepy, but Google will now let you search through your own photos on Google+ via the main Google Search bar. The feature helps you find photos you uploaded on Google+ by typing the “my photos” prefix followed by your search term in the Google Search box. What’s interesting about this feature is that thanks to a hefty dose of maching learning, Google...
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Law will force search engines and news aggregators to pay royalties to publishers for showing extracts of their articles in search results.
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Web sites that dominate the search engine result pages understand that SEO is both an art and a science. And while Google and Bing provide resources and guidelines to webmasters, the lack of transparency to how these search engines work created an industry of snake oil salesmen that promise top results and engage in tactics that only penalize those that fall for their bogus...
(2 months and 19 days ago)
By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Rivals say Google could reinforce its dominance unless EU regulators win more concessions from the Internet search giant over accusations it restricts consumer choice and competition. Google last month offered to mark out its services from rival products in Internet search results and provide links to at least three competing search...
(10 days ago)
Would you be upset if people searching for your name are prompted to search for your name plus the name of an erectile dysfunction drug like Viagra or Cialis? For example, if you search for "Eric Goldman," a search engine might suggest that you search for "Eric Goldman Viagra." I suspect many of us would never discover that the search engines were doing this, and those who...
(2 months and 15 days ago)
Google announced the rather stark "end of search as we know it" at its annual Google IO conference today. Really, the search engine giant is looking to change that way users go about finding information through its various Google services. This is done with the expansion of Google Now across all Chrome devices, with Answer, Converse and Anticipate experiences. Developing...
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Google's proposed settlement of a European Union antitrust case amounts to continuing its discrimination against other search companies -- but putting a warning label on the practice, said an industry group.The search giant has proposed labelling its own in-house services to indicate to users that they are not the result of "natural search". It also proposes including links...
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