Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series looking back at the history of Google algorithm updates. Enjoy! Google’s Freshness, or “fresher results”, update – as the name suggests – was a significant ranking algorithm change, building on the Caffeine update, which rolled out i...
  • Wednesday, 22 November 2017 13:21
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Even former Google search executive Matt Cutts calls this new Google search behavior 'super annoying.' This story was updated to say this was a bug and Google is fixing it. Google has changed the default behavior of the search box on the Google.com home page. Now, when you go to Google’s home page...
Last week, Mozilla unleashed Firefox Quantum, a new version of its popular web browser that makes all manner of improvements to the experience. One particularly interesting tweak is the fact that its stock search engine is now Google, rather than Yahoo. In November 2014, Mozilla inked a deal with ...
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a non-profit network of investigative journalism centers in Europe and Eurasia, has launched a new data platform to enable journalists and researchers to sift more than 2 million documents and use the findings in their investigations. Peo...
  • Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:17
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Google is the search engine that we all know and love, but most of us are barely scratching the surface of what this amazing tool can really accomplish. In this article, we're going to look at eleven little-known Google search tricks that will save you time, energy, and maybe even a little bit o...
Google’s omnipresence in the lives of people has led to a wealth of information on what people think, want and desire. Such data is being used by researchers to understand human behaviours and psyche. Aneree Parekh is a research assistant at the department of psychology, Monk Prayogshala, Mumba...
Search engines are a sourcers best friend, but how do you know when to use what search engine and what type of search to perform? A search will pull up almost anything you ask it to do as long as you know how to ask the right questions. The key to a successful search query is knowing what’s availa...
Google on Wednesday announced the addition of new functionality for its recently launched job search portal, including features that display salary range and street-level location information. Salary information -- among the things users have requested most, according to Google -- will improve the l...
Mozilla has unveiled a new browser called Firefox Quantum, which is supposedly twice as fast as the older version of the program as it uses a new core engine, coupled with the significantly reduced use of memory space. Firefox Quantum represents the largest upgrade Mozilla has made to its web browse...
Google has confirmed the reports of a bug where configuring your search preferences to non-instant results, set to show 100 search results on a page, stopped working. The bug began sometime around October 18th, when we first noticed a Google Web Search Help thread with complaints. Google's Neale...
  • Wednesday, 15 November 2017 10:48
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DuckDuckGo - What Can You Do With It? DuckDuckGo is a search engine that offers quite a few useful features for Web searchers; add-ons, streamlined shortcuts, and "zero-click info", i.e., instant answers depending on the nature of the search query. Here are ten different things you probably didn't k...
Google has created a new search engine called Poly, which is designed for finding 3D objects to use in apps with virtual and augmented reality capabilities. If you’re developing for AR and VR, you need 3D objects in your apps— full stop. Now you can build on others’ work with 3D objects disco...
Searching for people online? Looking for an email address? Look closer to find friends old and new as well as business contacts with these email address directories and people search engines. Here are your best bets. 1-Pipl People Search - Free People Search Site In real time, Pipl scours databases ...
  • Thursday, 09 November 2017 11:58
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It’s not Spiderman’s latest web slinging tool but something that’s more real world. The Invisible Web (or The Deep Web) refers to the part of the Internet that’s not indexed by the search engines. Most of us think that that search powerhouses like Google and Bing are like the Great Oracle...
  • Tuesday, 31 October 2017 11:18
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Queries provide data mine for Microsoft's AI developments Microsoft's Bing search engine has long been a punch line in the tech industry, an also-ran that has never come close to challenging Google's dominant position. But Microsoft could still have the last laugh, since its service has helped lay t...
How has Google's local search changed throughout the years? Columnist Brian Smith shares a timeline of events and their impact on brick-and-mortar businesses. Deciphering the Google algorithm can sometimes feel like an exercise in futility. The search engine giant has made many changes over the year...
Ever been frustrated with your Web search results? Sure, we've all been there! In order to search the Web more effectively, there are a few basic skills that you need to learn to make your searches less frustrating and more successful. In this article, we'll go over the top ten most basic Web search...
Privacy search engines such as DuckDuckGo and Startpage are becoming increasingly popular. They usually leverage the big search engines in order to return results, but proxy search requests so that Google or Yahoo or Microsoft do not know who made the search. In other words, these see only that ...
Visual search engines will be at the center of the next phase of evolution for the search industry, with Pinterest, Google, and Bing all announcing major developments recently. How do they stack up today, and who looks best placed to offer the best visual searchexperience? Historically, the input-...
Will advertisers someday be able to buy recommendations? It’s one thing to build a useful voice skill or app, but quite another for consumers to actually find it. That’s because people need to know a particular skill or app exists before they can use it, and today’s voice discovery tools are a...
One of Google Photos’ best features is face recognition for easier grouping, search, and sharing with friends and family. Google is now extending that detection and adding naming support for your cats and dogs. The picture backup and management service has long been able to recognize animals i...
Google AdWords turns 17 this month, with its official birthday on October 23. It has been a long haul for Google, whose executives have been working diligently to bring search advertising to the masses. The ads began serving on desktop devices and made their way to mobile, but the biggest challenge ...
In partnership with academics from the University of Oxford, a London start-up has condensed the power of cloud based visual search technology to the size of a book. The Pholio device, which can safely store or access your media all in one place, allows an incredible level of search and discovery ac...
Search has been at the forefront of conversation for advertisers in recent months as the likes of Google, Pinterest and Asos announced their move away from the traditional search to focus on image and voice search. The step back from key words and search engine optimisation (SEO) has also brought a...
  • Monday, 16 October 2017 12:26
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Need a new show to watch? Bing helps make your options clear. Bing users in search of their next Netflix binge may now have an easier time finding the perfect show. Microsoft announced a few updates to its search engine through a blog post, with one of them being entertainment search results showin...
  • Friday, 13 October 2017 10:51
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