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Exploring the Recently Updated Bing Images Search!

Jun 26, 2012 | 70,645 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).

Bing and Yelp Join Hands for Local Results!

Jun 15, 2012 | 1,583 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Microsoft's Bing has entered into a partnership with Yelp, after which the local search results will include Yelp's reviews. Yelp has been quoted on the deal as- “Yelp will surface content including, review snippets, photos, business attributes, and more, to Bing users in the U.S.”

Search experts are of the view that this collaboration between Bing and Yelp is to relieve the pressure built on Bing after Google acquired Zagat.

Bing Partners with Encyclopedia Britannica to Search Results!

Jun 14, 2012 | 1,467 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Microsoft Bing has teamed up with Encyclopedia Britannica to add more data to its search results. It was announced on Thursday by the search engine that it will include Britannica Online answers directly in the Bing results page. With this new feature the company has made it easier for users to find details on the topics they search for.

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Google’ Trusted Stores Seal Program Rolls Out for US Businesses!

Jun 8, 2012 | 2,453 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google officially rolled out the red carpet for US merchants wanting to get on board the free Trusted Stores seal program. This program was announced in October 2011 and was being tested, and has now opened its doors for US based businesses. Interested merchants can head here to sign up for the program. The program will allow the participating business to get a Trusted Store badge and clicking on it will give the customers all they want to know about the store’s shipping and customer service record. This badge will appear beside the store’s AdWords ads.

Google Collaborates with eNom and Go Daddy to Simplify Domain Verification!

Jun 6, 2012 | 1,604 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has simplified the domain verification process required in Webmaster Tools and Google Apps. The search engine announced that together with eNom and Go Daddy webmasters will have a faster way of verifying their sites in certain Google services. As per the new service offer, customers of Go Daddy and eNom can go through a simple sign-on process and verify their ownership of a domain without much fuss.

Larry Page Looks ‘Beyond Today’ With Google Glasses as He Takes Google Ahead at Zeitgeist UK!

May 28, 2012 | 1,798 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google's CEO, Larry Page gave a presentation titled "Beyond Today" at Zeitgeist 2012 in the UK. He spoke of search, priorities, Google glasses and Google’s self-driving cars. He threw light on the direction Google is going to take ahead and where the priorities of the company lay. Page discussed a lot about the year he’s spent as CEO of the company after Eric Schmidt stepped down from the post. Page revealed details of Google’s evolution in the past year and how the company’s focus has altered towards other better things to come.

Google Unveils the ‘Knowledge Graph’ with Real Answers and Not Just Links!

May 17, 2012 | 2,358 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has formally introduced its “Knowledge Graph” with the tagline- “things not strings”. This means get ready to get real answers and not just links. Google will share its knowledge with users on many things including: places, people, things, technology, entertainment, fine arts, sports, geography, weather and much more.  All these things will be revealed by the ‘knowledge graph’ apart from usual search results. This is a step forward in the direction of people getting answers about concepts/meaning of the search term; and not just getting to see pages with the search query in them. As Google says, “This is a critical first step towards building the next generation of search, which taps into the collective intelligence of the web and understands the world a bit more like people do.”

Digital Analytics India Symposium to Be Held in Bangalore on 8th June!

May 11, 2012 | 1,777 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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It is finally happening! The event that all digital analytics and research professionals were looking forward to- the DAA India Symposium. Participants get to meet, listen to and interact with industry leaders and world class speakers.

DAA Digital Analytics India Symposium to Be Held in Bangalore on 8th June!

Bing Search Result Pages Gets A New Look!

May 3, 2012 | 1,944 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The Bing search results page has a whole new design. Bing’s new design goes for a de-cluttered clear look so that users can scan results easily without being distracted. The design is a result of Bing’s experiments on the same post user feedback. The clean new look aims for better search experience.

Removing an Image from Google Image Search – Video!

May 2, 2012 | 1,609 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Now you can easily remove an undesirable image from Google Images search results. You have the option to report an image that you want to have taken off, as explained in this video by Jeff LaFlam, Google Consumer Experience Specialist.

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