A new search feature called Place Search was introduced by Google last week. After a rather unobtrusive start, local search is now looking like it might drastically change the presentation of results for organic search. Is this being done at the expense of other search services?
A recent post on the comScore blog indicates that when people wish to visit a particular brand’s website, they are likely to search using the site address rather than typing the URL in the browser’s address bar.
A super-fast new search interface on Google.com, known as Google Instant, has set the Internet abuzz. While the idea seems cool, many are worried about the ramifications of throwing so much information at users.
It has been reported that over the last weekend, the Vatican had been Google Bombed.
Online ad network, Chitika, conducted a study to find out the ideal number of words in a search query to drive the most traffic.
After having made it possible for users to share their opinions on search results relating to news and entertainment, Bing is now encouraging users to make the online shopping process more social.
A white paper released by scientists from Yahoo! Labs sheds light on the changes in search user behaviour.
Last September, Google launched the Local Business Center to help business owners to reach out to a larger audience. They have now renamed the service ‘Google Places’ in an attempt to help users understand the connection between Google and the Local Business Center.
Evan Williams, the co-founder of Twitter, said at the Chirp conference recently that Twitter users carry out about 600 million searches per day. Twitter’s director of search Doug Cook added that the number of queries reaches the 750 million mark on certain days and he expects it to cross 1 billion fairly soon.
For the past few years, the Search Daily News has refrained from slapping the rel=”nofollow” attribute on to links associated with comments on the site. This is now changing.
Google has now released Social Search in beta for all users. While this could mark the start of an exciting new era in organic search engine optimisation, there is one severe limitation to this feature.
While everyone has been talking about how Google is integrating more and more real time search results with the help of sites like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace, there is the less visible algorithm that powers search results, which Google has been working on making more real time.