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Google Catches Up With US Election Fever!

Jan 3, 2012 | 1,614 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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With less than a year to go for the US presidential election, Google has launched a new US Election hub. Available to Internet users world wide, this can be viewed at google.com/election.

The 2012 election hub covers upcoming election in a never-done-before way. Similar to the election hub launched prior to 2008 election, 2012 election hub allows you to set filtering parameter in accordance to the news you want to see. Predefined parameters for major presidential election are running President Obama along with 7 Republican, who are hoping to topple him.

Three's Company! Gmail- Contacts And Google+ Integrated

Dec 15, 2011 | 2,067 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Connecting with people is much easier now, as Google has integrated its three services- Gmail-Contacts and Google+. So, now you can see and filter emails while on Google+ and can get your notifications while using Gmail and see your Contacts updated thru Google profiles.

Google Announces A New Markup For Multilingual Content!

Dec 6, 2011 | 2,020 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The fact that there are many websites that cater to a global audience, has prompted Google to better its support for multilingual content with improvement in two basic cases. These scenario being- multiregional websites that have the same content in various regions, with only minor changes like prices; and those multiregional websites that have product/services pages in a different language for every country (French/German etc).

Top Bing Searches 2011- Justin Beiber Is The Most Searched Person!

Dec 1, 2011 | 2,794 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The American choice of celebrities underwent quite some change in the year 2011, as pop star Justin Beiber took the number one place among the most searched people. Bing has released a list of the top searches in 2011, and is a reflection of the collective interest of Americans in the year.

As compared to the 2010 edition, there have been some major changes.

Google Bids Farewell To Wave, Knol, Friend Connect And More Products!

Nov 24, 2011 | 1,737 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Continuing on its spring cleaning path, Google has announced the end of seven more of its failed products including the failed social network Wave and the knowledge platform Knol. It seems that Google is walking steadily on its path to shut down its products that haven’t taken off. Some of the earlier products that have been axed include- Buzz, Jaiku, and even Google Labs.

Google Axe Google Bids Farewell To Wave, Knol, Friend Connect And More Products!

Post Complaints, Google Brings On Board Verbatim Search!

Nov 16, 2011 | 3,360 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In the last week of October, Google stealthily removed the “+” search operator from its set of search tools. By adding a “+” before a search term, made it mandatory that the specific words showed up in your search results. But, this tool was removed by Google as it considered the double quotes a better way of searching specifically.

At Last Google+ Rolls Out Pages For Businesses And Brands!

Nov 9, 2011 | 3,047 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The wait is finally over! Since its launch and going public, now, Google+ has now finally opened its doors and is ready to welcome businesses on board. Businesses can now have their own commercial pages, on Google+ now, and use the platform to connect to fans.

Google To Offer Free Websites To Indian SMBs!

Nov 3, 2011 | 1,360 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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This is big news for Indian small and medium enterprises, Google India is launching a nation wide initiative that offers them a chance to get online with a free website, personalized domain and hosting.

What Is The Offer All About?

Two Ex-Groupon Employees Working For Google Sued By Groupon!

Oct 29, 2011 | 2,980 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In a fresh development in the Google-Groupon feud, Groupon has sued two of its ex-managers (that work for Google now) in an Illinois court on 24th October. The company has accused the former sales managers of doing the forbidden, that is taking trades secrets with them when they quit the company. These two managers- Michael Nolan and Brian Hanna work for Google now, since September 2011. Michael had worked with Groupon for two years while Brian since January of this year.

While Google has not been named in the suit, they have been mentioned as the new employers of the errant ex employees. As Groupon stated: "In their new positions with Google Offers and/or Google, Hanna and Nolan will provide the same or similar services as they provided at Groupon," requiring them "to employ confidential and proprietary information that they learned while employed at Groupon," according to the complaint.

Bing Falls Short From Google In Page One CTR – Recent Study Reveals!

Oct 22, 2011 | 2,064 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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There is no big fight over who wins when it comes to Google and Bing searches. But a new study from Slingshot digs a bit deeper and studies the click through rates for the top 10 searched on Bing and Google. Also the study brings out a comparison of user behaviors on these two search engines.

The Purpose Of The Study

This study was designed to help SEOs make the right choices when optimizing and get better return on investment from the search campaigns. The study focused on the CTR curve for organic U.S. results for the top 10 positions in Google and Bing results. What followed once the data was collected was to compare the two curves and the amount of long-tail click-through can a key word have, while enjoying a stable search ranking.

When it came to user behavior, it was studied what impact do images, videos, news, places, and shopping results have.

The Results- Bing Lags Behind: