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Google Search Is About To Change In A Big Way

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 04.20.2015 | 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 03.20.2015 | 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 03.18.2015 | 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 03.12.2015 | 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 03.04.2015 | 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.

The Questions People Googled In 5 U.S. Cities This Year

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman & Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.24.2015 | Technology

New Yorkers wanted to know how to harmonize, network and cosplay.

5 Ways SEO Is Going To Change In 2015

Jose Vasquez | Posted 02.14.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

It's starting to look like 2015 is going to be an even bigger year, and savvy search marketers are already starting to plan their strategies. If you want to stay ahead of the competition, keep your eyes peeled for these five changes likely to come with the new year

Apparently Everyone Is Wondering If Print, TV Are Dead

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.13.2014 | Media

Print is dead. Print is alive. Newspapers are done. Newspapers are everything. Cable TV is a thing of the past. Cable TV is still a thing! Finding ...

Google Adds $250 Million to Its Illicit Drug Marketing Tab

Tom Galvin | Posted 12.30.2014 | Technology
Tom Galvin

Google is a great company with brilliant minds. It has proven that it can do amazing things when it puts its mind to it. Hopefully, one of these days, it will make keeping dangerous and sometimes tainted drugs that come from disreputable overseas peddlers a priority as well.

Can A Search Engine Make You More Creative?

Fast Company | Rebecca Greenfield | Posted 09.23.2014 | World

Type "beauty" into Google image search, and you'll see endless photos of white models. Search "beauty" in Yossarian, the metaphorical search engine, a...

Here Are The Most-Googled Brands In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business

Wisconsinites love their PBR and tech giants such as Microsoft, Google and Yahoo reign supreme on the West Coast, at least according to America's Inte...

How Google Explains the World

Nish Gera | Posted 10.12.2014 | Technology
Nish Gera

The whys, whats and hows of human existence, from the mundane to the existential, are now being asked in the Google search bar, countless times a day. These seven Google Autocomplete questions show a sliver of these.

Trust: The Church and Facebook

Trey Lyon | Posted 10.05.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

You don't undo those things with better packaging, or a new release of an old product. You have to do the deep, soul-baring, painful work of repentance and asking forgiveness -- and do it without caring if this person ever comes to your church or not.

Correcting the Record

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 09.07.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

The world is revolving more and more around search results. Google, Bing, Yahoo -- all return slightly different results for any search (so don't neglect to check all of them). What really matters is that you are presented prominently and at your best.

For Germans, Google Is a Digital Feudal Lord

Wolfgang Mulke | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
Wolfgang Mulke

While European companies have to comply with comparatively strict data privacy protection laws, Google's hunger for information seems to know no bounds. That has led to demands for uniform data privacy protection standards for all participants in the market. Otherwise, the European companies reason, Europe will be dependent on the Americans in the digital age.

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 06.04.2014 | Technology

You think you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google. Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with ju...

Europe's New Google Rule Has Many Americans Angry And Confused

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA and TOBY STERLING | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Europe's moves to rein in Google — including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say...

Do You Have a Right to Privacy... From Google?

Michael Gregg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

From Google Search's exhaustive indexing of personal information, to revenge porn sites and surveillance cameras, is personal privacy still relevant?

Google's Already Being Asked To Kill Links People Don't Like

Reuters | Alexei Oreskovic | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc is already getting requests to remove objectionable personal information from ...

Europe's High Court Has No Business Telling Google How to Edit Its Search Results

Peter Scheer | Posted 07.14.2014 | Technology
Peter Scheer

The EU court decision is an embarrassment. It reads like a bureaucracy interpreting tax regulations, not a high court balancing first principles of free speech and individual privacy.