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Google Displaying 7 Listings not 10, Same Domain Results Dominate!

Aug 22, 2012 | 1,216 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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This observation made by SEOmoz’s Dr. Peter Meyers only confirms what the search professionals have been observing for quite some time now. Google is testing to show only 7 SERPs instead of the traditional 10 listings. Another thing that has been noticed is that most of these results are from the same domain. In other words- the search results are shrinking and how! To this observation, Google has been quoted on the internet- “We’re continuing to work out the best ways to show multiple results from a single site when it’s clear users are interested in that site. Separately, we’re also experimenting with varying the number of results per page, as we do periodically.”

Google Experiments Integrating Gmail Emails in Search Results!

Aug 9, 2012 | 1,007 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has announced that it has started embedding Gmail emails into Google search results. This initiative is in the experimental stage right now and people signed into Gmail can find their emails by using Google search. The search results will have Gmail results on the top right section. Click on it to see your mails in order of significance of your search query.

Gmail 1 Google Experiments Integrating Gmail Emails in Search Results!

Presenting Google Handwrite for Mobile and Tablet Search!

Jul 27, 2012 | 1,321 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has introduced a whole new way of searching – Handwrite for search on mobile phones and tablets. As per the new feature, smartphone and tablet users can write search terms (just letters) with their fingers anywhere on the device’s screen and they will be presented with search results. This means end to bringing out the keyboard and pecking on the letters to type!

Google Announces a 35% Growth and $12.2 Billion Earnings in Q2 2012!

Jul 20, 2012 | 870 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google’s journey of gigantic earnings continues unabated in the second quarter of 2012 as well. The company has announced in a press release that its revenues topped $10 billion for the third quarter consecutively. The earning in Q2 2012 is $12.21 billion which is a healthy 15% higher than the $10.65 billion earned in Q1 2012. As compared to Q2 2011, revenue earned by the search engine giant has seen a dashing 35 percent increase.

Marissa Mayer is the New Yahoo! CEO!

Jul 17, 2012 | 715 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Marissa Mayer is the new president and CEO of Yahoo. Yahoo gave out a press release announcing her appointment as the next ‘Chief Yahoo!”. Marissa Mayer had been a part of Google’s core team for the past 13 years and she resigned from her post at Google over the telephone. She has gone on to become the fifth CEO Yahoo! has seen in the past 5 years.

Bing Search UK Gets a New Look!

Jul 12, 2012 | 1,208 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Bing has given a facelift to the search page for Bing UK by opting for a slicker, cleaner design and a bigger image. Other key highlights, as revealed by the Bing UK team include- better page load time, more relevant search results and a change in the manner of search results display.

Bing Introduces Disavow Links before Google!

Jun 30, 2012 | 1,364 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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It has not been more than two weeks since Google came with the announcement of building a disavow link tool into Google Webmaster Tools. Just when everyone was waiting for the search engine giant to come up with the Tool, Bing stole the show by launching its own disavow link tool before Google.

Google’s Offline Maps for Android Go Live across the World!

Jun 29, 2012 | 1,200 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has officially launched offline maps of Android devices in 150 countries around the globe. Google announced the advent of this new functionality earlier in June at the SMX West. Google explained the functionality of the new maps- “Now, you can download the latest version of the app in Google Play, then select and save a region of a map from more than 150 countries for use offline. Whether travelling internationally, carrying a WiFi-only device, heading underground on the subway or restricting your mobile data usage, you can now save up to six large metro areas (e.g., Greater London, Paris, or New York City and surrounding area) and use Google Maps for Android to find your way.”

Bing Maps Releases 165 terabytes of New Satellite Imagery!

Jun 28, 2012 | 1,701 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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What Bing is calling as its ‘largest satellite release to date’- includes 38 million square kilometers of satellite imagery. This release was announced in a blog post by Bing which said, “The latest Aerial release includes new Satellite imagery as well as Global Ortho photography. Both releases total 165 terabytes of new data live on Bing Maps. Prior to this, our existing Aerial footprint was 129 terabytes total.”

Exploring the Recently Updated Bing Images Search!

Jun 26, 2012 | 78,989 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Recently Bing announced quite a few changes in its image search. The new features include larger thumbnails, magnifying glass (hover-over image previews), a filter bar, search suggestions, and a What’s Hot section (for trending searches).