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Common Search Query Modifiers

While people can search for almost everything through the search engines, a recently conducted study has found that certain terms are used very commonly with each query. Read more →

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Google Launches Chrome Extension To Block Sites On SERPs

Google announced the availability a new tool on the Chrome browser that lets users block low-quality websites from their search results pages. Read more →

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Google Accuses Microsoft Of Search Results Plagiarism

Google has publicly claimed that the Microsoft search engine, Bing, is copying Google’s search results. Read more →

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Google Fights Self-Promo Claims By Harvard Professor

2011 has started with Google having to face multiple attacks of self promotion and invasion of privacy from a number of fronts. Claims of bias in Google’s organic search results have risen time and again. The latest one comes from Harvard University. Read more →

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Advancing Google Place Search

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? Read more →

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Google’s New Image Format – WebP

Over the last few months and indeed over the last few years, Google has been introducing new features and tools to help speed up and improve a website. However, the one area in which progress seems to have been deficient, is images.  Read more →

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Popularity Of Navigational Searches

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. Read more →

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Google Provides Instant Search Results

A super-fast new search interface on, 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. Read more →

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Tracking User Interaction With Search Results

Results of a recent eye-tracking study conducted at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona sheds light on interesting user behavior on a universal search results page. Read more →

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Vatican Google Bombed

It has been reported that over the last weekend, the Vatican had been Google Bombed. Read more →

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3-Word Queries Send Most Traffic

Online ad network, Chitika, conducted a study to find out the ideal number of words in a search query to drive the most traffic. Read more →

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Bing Socialises Shopping Search

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. Read more →

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Yahoo! Reports Changes In Search Behaviour

A white paper released by scientists from Yahoo! Labs sheds light on the changes in search user behaviour. Read more →

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Google Mobile Updates Search, Latitude

Following the updates made to the Google Web search results interface, Google has also updated the mobile search results pages. Read more →

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Google Local Business Center Becomes Google Places

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. Read more →

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Twitter Claims More Searches Than Bing, Yahoo!

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. Read more →

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Google Enables Twitter Archive Search

Ever since the introduction of real-time search last December, Google has added content from sites like MySpace, Facebook and Buzz. The data is now available in 40 different languages. Google has also added a links feature to help people find the most relevant information with updates from Twitter. Read more →

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Organic v Paid Search: Which Is More Likely To Convert?

Recent research from sources such as comScore and Nielsen indicates, in a fairly decisive manner, that visits to a website that convert are more likely to come through a paid or sponsored link rather than from an organic or algorithmic link. Read more →

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Going Back To Nofollow

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. Read more →

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How Social Is Google Social Search?

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. Read more →

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