Working after hours at an agency can be quite the experience. The combination of deliverable reviews, data crunching and process definition, mixed with an empty office and some zany consultants, ultimately leads to shocking discoveries in the search landscape.
Google senior vice president Amit Singhal says he’s been dreaming of building a Star Trek-like computer since he was a child. And in May, Google rolled out an update to the Chrome browser that brings the search engine one step closer to becoming a know-it-all supercomputer, just like the one on the USS Enterprise.
Google’s algorithm updates, including Penguin 2.0, are analogous to a rancher herding his cattle. The cattle are probably not going without some sort of a fight, but eventually they’ll get to where the rancher wants them to go. Google’s been telling webmasters for many years that the key to search success is to create exceptional [...]
Dogpile isn’t a household name when it comes to search engines, but the feisty little search pioneer has continued to survive over the years even as Google came to dominate the search market.
I love looking at Google Trends to see when a particular keyword spikes in search. As an Internet wizard, it’s entertaining; as a content marketer, it helps with article ideation and promotion. Remember when the Harlem shake videos were popular, or the goat edition videos that went viral?
News broke over the weekend that Yahoo! has agreed to buy microblogging site Tumblr for an estimated $1.1 billion. Responses to the news have been, to say the least, negative: Mashable has a list of user reactions on Twitter and Tumblr that range from shocked and angry to outrageous and silly. The general consensus from [...]
Survivors like Lycos have lived to tell the tale of their place in the early days of Search. While Ask Jeeves survived by shifting over time to focus on Q&A, Lycos has evolved over the years into a network of community and social sites.
Ten years ago, Ask Jeeves was the friendly butler – the genteel gentleman who served up search results when you looked for information online. Today the site’s progeny, Ask.com, competes in the hot question-and-answer space, propelled by an advertising blitz that includes movie theater commercials.
Geek.com broke the story that Google, in a never-ending quest to improve the user experience, plans to merge its disparate chat functions into one service called Babble. It’s a smart move; with at least five different platforms and varying degrees of compatibility, creating one messaging service can provide users with nearly frictionless sharing and communication.
Most Americans are well acquainted with the likes of Google, Bing and Yahoo!, while some of us are familiar with blekko and DuckDuckGo. But it’s the international search competitors that – as much as they might intrigue us – are still relatively unknown in the United States. Baidu, described by some as “the Google of China,” has more than a 70 percent market [...]