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If Google Were A Guy, Our Jerk Search Would Be Over

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.20.2015 | Comedy

If you're a search engine and a comedy site targets you with four spoofs, you must be one meaty target. And so we bring you CollegeHumo...

Understanding the Value of Being on Page 1

Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Josh Gershonowicz

Location. Location. Location. Anyone who's ever bought a home or spent more than a minute watching HGTV knows this is the first, second and third rule of real estate.

France Is Still Pushing Google To Delete Search Results

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.21.2015 | Technology

PARIS (AP) -- France's data privacy regulator rejected Google's appeal of an order to remove search results worldwide upon request, saying Monday tha...

Embarrassing Phrases Your State Googles More Than Any Other

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.28.2015 | HuffPost Home

It seems nothing is sacred, not even our Google search history. But it's OK because it turns out we feel empowered knowing that Missourians are i...

How Google Is Changing The Way We Think

The Huffington Post | Alexis Fitts | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology

Google, the humble search engine, has grown a lot over the years. It’s an advertising powerhouse, building a series of products that run our li...

A Blogger's Introduction to SEO: Interview with Gareth Bull

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 08.14.2015 | Technology
Scott De Buitléir

SEO, however, is a discipline that I'm still slowly learning all about. It's not just about choosing the right keywords -- although that certainly helps - but there seems to be lots to keep abreast of, in order to climb to the top of that all-important Google search.

Google Home Service Ads: Will it Kill or Help Local Business Owners?

Eric 'E-Rock' Christopher | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Eric 'E-Rock' Christopher

With the recent growth of Angie's List, HomeAdvisor, and Amazon's announcement of their own home services program, Google apparently wishes to enter this arena by promoting their own program called Home Service Ads.

Here’s What Americans Were Googling During The GOP Debates

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

Primary debates typically suffer from low ratings, but Thursday night's showdown for the top 10 Republican contenders was expected to buck tradit...

Google's New Feature Will Help You Avoid Other Humans

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology

What happens when you carefully research a hot new walk-in-only restaurant, make big plans to go, then find it's completely packed when...

Google Will Soon Let You Buy Things Using Your Voice

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.15.2015 | Technology

We're not quite at the point where you can simply imagine a product to have it billed to your credit card and shipped to your doorstep, but Google is ...

Googling With a Twenty Something

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 06.24.2015 | Comedy
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

A twenty-something is by no means old, but those of us who have passed over the 25 hump may have noticed a few changes-both physically by our metabolism slowing (and froyo consumption on the rise), and mentally- the things we worry about, the questions we have, etc.

Google Finally Takes A Stand Against Revenge Porn

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology

The company will honor requests from revenge porn victims to take down Search results linking to sensitive content.

Predicting the Future Google

Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Josh Gershonowicz

While these changes will certainly take time and a multitude of other shifts will happen in the meantime, it's always good to keep a pulse on where Google is going. It effects us all, for better and for worse.

Google Just Made It Even Easier To Order Food Online

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 05.13.2015 | Technology

Nom nom nom. Nom nom nom nom.

Too Big to Search

Dan Rockmore | Posted 05.06.2015 | Technology
Dan Rockmore

Access to the world's information is at present almost completely in the hands of a few large companies and largely in the hands of just one. As an aid to thinking rather than shopping, diversity in search might be crucial. Lack of such diversity might be bad for business, but might be even worse for humankind.

Google Search Is About To Change In A Big Way

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology

Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

The Internet Makes Us Think We're Getting Smarter (Spoiler: We're Not)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.01.2015 | Science

Google puts a nearly infinite amount of knowledge at our fingertips, but a new study says that the search engine isn't making us any smarter. Inter...

The Google Staff Report: March Madness Not Worth Watching

David Balto | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
David Balto

The accidental release of the FTC's unredacted staff report on the Google investigation has caused quite a stir. However, what initially seems like The Sound and the Fury is actually just a tempest in a teapot.

Google Is Ranking for Mobile Optimization. Here's What Marketers Need to Know (and Do).

Liz O'Neill Dennison | Posted 05.17.2015 | Technology
Liz O'Neill Dennison

Earlier this month, Google announced that as of April 21st, they'll use mobile-friendliness as a ranking factor in their mobile search results.

Change In Google Search Puts Company Statements Above News Stories

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology

A little-noticed change in the way Google selects search results has allowed company statements to top the list of news links shown when users search for information on businesses

Making Cocktails At Home Just Got Easier, And You Can Thank Google

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.05.2015 | Taste

For those times you need a cocktail IV, but just can't happen to find one.

Please #FindMe -- A #Hashtag Story

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

This is a story that started out as one thing and ended up as another. It was happening in real time. I was writing about hashtags while multi-tasking on Facebook and Twitter where another story was unfolding.

Why Google Works

Eric Schmidt | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Eric Schmidt

Google works very differently from other companies that have been dubbed "gatekeepers" and that are regulated accordingly. We are not a ferry, a railroad, a telecommunications network, or an electricity grid with only one line serving you and no competitors allowed. No one is stuck using Google. People have choices, and they exercise them all the time. We know that if we cease to be useful, our users will leave. The barriers to entry are negligible, because competition is just one click away.

2014's Most Popular Google Searches Tell A Powerful Story

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.04.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

A person's search history can reveal a lot, and as Google found, people around the world searched for one encouraging thing more than anything else: h...

No More Scrolling, Facebook Search to the Rescue

Julio Fernandez | Posted 02.21.2015 | Technology
Julio Fernandez

Up until this past week, the ability to search for Facebook information that one of your friends posted was impossible, and the only way to find it required knowing the person who wrote it and scrolling through all of their posts; a very time consuming task.