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Microsoft locks down Cortana: Blocks integration with other browsers, search engines

PCWorld - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Microsoft is tightening control over Cortana. Only its Microsoft Edge browser and Bing search engine will work with searches initiated through Windows 10's digital assistant, the company said Thursday.
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Microsoft blocks Google Chrome & other browsers from Cortana in latest Windows 10 release

Search Engine Land - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Even before this change, Microsoft was already getting around another choice I'd made: to have Google be my default search engine. That's because with Windows 10, there's no way to set a systemwide choice about your search provider. You can only use ...
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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone relaunches Jelly as a human-powered search engine

TechCrunch - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Calling it an “un-pivot,” Biz Stone is bringing back Jelly, the Q&A app he created in 2013. Launching today, the new and improved Jelly remains close to its roots, but with an added twist.

10 big changes with search engines over my 20 years of covering them

Search Engine Land - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
Enter search engines, our new best friends that seemed to have an answer for anything we needed. They revolutionized how we gather information in the way the smartphone changed how we communicate - yet unlike the smartphone, search has been a ...

You Could Look It Up by Jack Lynch review – search engines can't do everything

The Guardian - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
But the search engine is hardly infallible. It is commonly assumed these days that all useful information is on the internet, but it isn't.
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Search engine optimization basics for small business

A-Town Daily News - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Why should you care about search engine optimization? Well, if you are in business, you want customers to find you online. Did you know that 97-percent of Americans use the internet to search for local businesses.

Why SEOs should not ignore Bing Webmaster Tools

Search Engine Land - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
You can use Bing Webmaster Tools reports to get a larger picture of what may be causing the issues. It will also allow you to see if it's a Google-specific issue or involves all search engines. Keep in mind Bing Webmaster Tools reports includes Yahoo ...
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8 Mistakes Made During Search Engine Optimization That One Needs To Avoid

Business 2 Community - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Following “SEO Best Practices” can be difficult for online marketers. With search engines changing algorithms on a periodic basis, every SEO strategy needs to adapt and adjust with the latest techniques while giving up on age-old practices.

Microsoft blocks Cortana integration with other browsers, search engines - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Microsoft is tightening control over Cortana. Only its Microsoft Edge browser and Bing search engine will work with searches initiated through Windows 10 digital assistant, the company said Thursday.

How To Create Content That Search Engines Will Love

Customer Think - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
As you create content for your website or blog, your primary goal is to provide high quality information that benefits your audience.
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Google search engine baffles public, Ofcom study shows

Financial Times - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
In Ofcom's research, adults who use search engines were shown a picture of the results returned by Google for an online search for “walking boots”.
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Google and Microsoft End Fued Over Android

Search Engine Journal - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Google has gained one new antitrust investigation and had another one withdrawn all in the span of one week. Microsoft officially withdrew its antitrust complaints against Google, while saying the company is “changing legal priorities”.

SilkRoad Research: Job Search Engines Drive Six Times More Interviews Than Job Boards

Business Wire (press release) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
SilkRoad Research: Job Search Engines Drive Six Times More Interviews Than Job Boards. Indeed outstrips the competition by a wide margin according to SilkRoad's 5th Annual Top Sources of Hire Report. SilkRoad's Top Sources of Hire features insights ...

Ryft says its new fuzzy search engine is 600x faster than traditional alternatives

SiliconANGLE (blog) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Even though organizations are replacing more and more of their proprietary infrastructure with commodity gear, not every workload is better served by x86-based servers.

Kiddle aims to be Google for kids: 7 features every parent should know

International Business Times UK - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Kiddle is the latest kids-friendly search engine that squarely aims to become the Google for kids. Ironically, it makes use of Google's algorithm to create a customised search experience targeted solely at kids.

Improve internal linking for SEO: Calculate Internal PageRank

Search Engine Land - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Modern search engines use links to crawl the web. The crawlers used by these search engines click on each link that appears on a page - both internal links and external links - and then all the links on each subsequent page, and so on.
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Google Is One Big Fat Pirate-Linking Search Engine

Digital Music News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Getty Images claims that Google 'siphons traffic' away from the company's premium website. In the complaint, Getty claims that pre-2013, the search engine only included low-resolution thumbnails, but shortly afterward switched to a high-resolution ...

Fake companies trolling job search engines

KOKI FOX 23 - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
They posted a warning on their website. The woman gave a warning of her own: don't be afraid to say no and do your research. FOX23 Consumer Adviser Clark Howard saw an increase in calls from people being ripped off by fake job offers. One thing ...

The complicated local path to purchase: 7 marketing tasks to do yourself and 7 to outsource

Search Engine Land - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The Local Search Association (LSA) conducted its annual Local Media Tracking Study of more than 8,000 consumers in 2015 and found that consumers started their search for local information most commonly with search engines, but only by a plurality - 40 ...

Better in-store attribution is here

Search Engine Land - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Lately, I've been particularly excited about the ability to better track online searches that result in offline purchases (also called SOBO - search online, buy offline). In this article, I'll cover some of the offline attribution progress we've seen ...