Posts Tagged ‘search engines’

Google to Charge for Product Listings in Google Shopping Switch

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Big changes are afoot at Google … it looks like the end of free product listings in Google Product Search.

Back in May, Google announced that it would soon switch from the free to list-in Google Product Search to the paid only Google Shopping service. Webmaster are currently notified via email about the transition that Google hopes to complete in the Fall of 2012, with the change coming first to the US, and then later on internationally.

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Use Stumbleupon for Inspiration

Monday, March 19th, 2012

This is kind of a surprise … not only is Stumbleupon still alive, but it also has new capabilities …

I have ignored Stumbleupon for years, and just stumbled upon the service again while checking broken links here on the site. The site was big back in the days when Digg dominated the tech news landscape and MySpace was the place to be on.

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Bing Launches Linked Pages

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

This almost sounds like Bing might be thinking of getting into the social networking business …

One of the issues that you may have when searching for friends, family or people online is that you will get all sorts of results. Depending on the person’s Internet activities and popularity on the Internet, you may get some, none or a lot of results about that person on the first pages of the search engine you are using. Other factors like the person’s name play a role as well. If you are searching for a popular name, you may have to wade through hundreds of results before you get the first hit.

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How to Add Search Engines to Internet Explorer

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Just in case you’re not happy with your default IE9 search provider …

Internet Explorer gives you options to select a default search engine, also called search provider, during the initial setup on first start. You find a list of search providers that are currently installed in the browser under Manage Add-ons. Please note that this guide uses Internet Explorer 9 to walk you through the steps of setting up a search provider, and that it may differ if you are using a different version of Microsoft’s Internet browser.

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Google Stands Against PROTECT IP

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Good for Google; free speech is much more important than the risk of some web site sharing a few copyrighted mp3s …

Last week a bill was tabled in the American senate that would allow the Department of Justice to take out a court order against sites accused of infringing copyright. Google’s Erik Schmidt came out strongly against the bill in London on the 18th. Is this an attempt on Google to do no evil, or is there more at stake for the company here?

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Google Data Explorer – What Can It Do?

Friday, February 18th, 2011

I’m still a little bit confused about what this is supposed to be used for, but it’s an interesting development, none the less.

The Google Public Data Explorer is now declared open. We take a first look at what it has to offer

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Blocking Spam in Search Engines

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

If you think about it, this is kind of a scary development; especially if you run a website …

You may have read that Google created an extension for its Google Chrome browser exclusively that can be used to block results in Google search from appearing again. The main reason for creating the extension however is not that, even though it is a nice side effect.

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Spam – Google’s Next Big Challenge

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

If Google could figure out how to do this right, it sure would improve the quality of their search results …

The search engine is the 900-pound gorilla of its field – but optimization experts have learned to tickle the gorilla too well for its results to be useful in notable fields. Can it fight back?

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Search Engine Labels Money Sites as ‘Spam’

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

After reading this, I find myself interested in trying out Blekko, just to see what kind of results it comes up with …

UK money sites tagged by automated systems as ‘spam’ – but founder says its open approach means it can improve, unlike Google or Bing

A new search engine called Blekko which promises only to show results from “trustworthy” sites has run into problems with two big UK websites, MoneySavingExpert.com and CompareTheMarket.com, which it thinks are spam-laden.

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Alibaba Leads the Charge for China’s Internet Expansion

Monday, September 13th, 2010

No wonder so much money is being thrown at internet expansion in China; it’s inevitable that someday, the market for online goods in China will be worth billions. It’s also kind of sobering to read that they’ve got an eye on the global market too.

China’s biggest online marketplace launches platform AliExpress as it sets its sights on the US, India and Japan

Perched on stage beside the hulking figure of Arnold Schwarzenegger last weekend, Alibaba boss, Jack Ma, looked slighter than ever. But the entrepreneur did not need the Californian governor’s tips on keeping lean and building muscle. In just over a decade, he has turned a tiny startup into an online titan.

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