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9 Mar/12

DuckDuckGo Traffic Still Climbing Like Crazy

DuckDuckGo Traffic Still Climbing Like Crazy

I have been using the DuckDuckGo search engine for some time now and have to say that I’m more than happy with the results it provides. For the majority of searches, it provides me with the information I need. And if it does not come up with a valuable result, I add !g to the search phrase to redirect the search to Google (see How To Improve Your DuckDuckGo Search Experience for additional tips and shortcuts).I also noticed that the search engine was really starting to take off traffic...

29 Set/10

Google Hiding Search Results Pages

Google Hiding Search Results Pages

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A few months ago, when you would have asked me why you are only seeing one page of results in Google Search, I would have told you that this is because you have searched for an exotic term that does not yield more than a handful of results. Today however I witnessed for the first time that Google seems to bey experimenting with their search results listings (again), by artificially limited the results to the first page. What happens?...

25 Set/10

Google: Apple is not our main competitor

Google: Apple is not our main competitor

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In an interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Alan Murray, the CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, discussed how and who Google now needs to compete against and it’s clear that the foundation of the company, search, is still its main focus going forward. In the interview, Schmidt described Microsoft’s search engine as their main competitor, describing it as a “well-run, highly competitive search engine.” He...




24 Ago/10

Another Google Search Change, That’s So-So

Another Google Search Change, That’s So-So

Google Search has seen lots of changes in the past years, but none were as drastic as the changes introduced over the course of the last year. Even if you blend out all the search experiments like instantly updating search results that are only visible to a minority of users, you are left with a few good additions, like encrypted search, and lots of bad ones like the search fade in interface. Search becomes polluted with ads and additional options that most users do not want or seem to...

5 Lug/10

Beginner’s Guide to SEO: Best Practices – Part 3/3

Beginner’s Guide to SEO: Best Practices – Part 3/3

We’ve reached part three of the SEO guide series. So far we’ve looked at: Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization, Part I – Keyword research and your general approach to an SEO strategy and, Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization, Part II – How you should think about developing your site and creating content. Now it’s time to look at link building, which as much as anything will determine where your pages rank for different...

17 Giu/10

What Bing Search Does And Could Do Better

What Bing Search Does And Could Do Better

I switched to Bing recently and had my fair share of experience with Microsoft’s search engine. The main reason for switching was a deterioration of quality results in Google Search. It began in May and has not changed since then. That, and the noise that has been added to search result pages over the past year. It happens that ads dominate the results in Google (and I count links to other Google products as ads as well). Bing on the other hand does many things better and a few things...

16 Giu/10

Google Will Move Https Search To New Domain

Google Will Move Https Search To New Domain

The introduction of encrypted search at https://www.google.com/ a month ago has increased the privacy of search engine visitors by preventing people from intercepting search terms and results. Encrypting all communication between the client’s computer and Google Search had a few side effects though. It was for one not possible to use all Google services. Google Image search was for instance not available for users who used the https version of Google. Organizations, companies and...

6 Giu/10

How To Change The Firefox Address Bar Search Provider

How To Change The Firefox Address Bar Search Provider

The default address bar search engine in the Firefox web browser is Google Search. This means that any search phrase that the user enters directly into the Firefox address bar gets send to Google Search which returns either a direct hit or a search results page. Some Internet users might prefer to have a different search engine as the default in Firefox. This can be done easily in the configuration of Firefox. To do that type about:config in the Firefox address bar. First time users need...

16 Mag/10

Openbook Is A Public Facebook Updates Search Engine

Openbook Is A Public Facebook Updates Search Engine

Openbook is a search engine that can be used by anyone to search Facebook Updates. The recent Facebook Search api changes have made the search engine possible. The goal of the Facebook Updates search engine on the other hand is to inform Facebook users about the underlying privacy risks of this new search feature. They demonstrate the privacy risk by suggesting to search for terms such as “cheated test”, “rectal exam”, “HIV test”, “lost virginity”...

7 Mag/10

Spokeo is the New Creepy People Search Engine

Spokeo is the New Creepy People Search Engine

Spokeo is the new people search engine that’s freaking users out, because when you “spokeo” yourself there’s a good chance you’ll find your home address, phone number, interests, gender, occupation, wealth level, marital status, photos, and more. The search engine compiles information from public records and public social media network pages to put together a pretty complete profile of individuals. My local news station ran a piece on Spokeo and profiled...

17 Feb/10

Google Buzz Search Engine

Google Buzz Search Engine

If you want to search Google Buzz for public messages you need to log into Gmail and use the search form at the top. There does not seem to be another official option to search public messages in Google’s new social messaging service. The public messages might eventually make it into the Google search engine but that is currently not the case. Users without Gmail or Google Buzz are therefor not able to search for Buzz messages. That’s where the third party search engine Buzzzy...

12 Feb/10

Facebook Login Screen Google Problem

Facebook Login Screen Google Problem

Tech savvy computer users enter domain names, which are also commonly known as urls, directly in the web browser’s address bar. Many inexperienced users on the other hand tend to search for the domain that they want to enter by entering the domain name into a search form and not the address bar. An inexperienced user searching for Facebook Login Screen for instance expects the first search result to lead to the search, in this case the Facebook login page to log into the social network. Google...

25 Nov/09

Test The New Google Search Interface Right Now

Test The New Google Search Interface Right Now

We mentioned a few days ago that Google was planning to release a new search interface. There were only a few screenshots available at that time and it was not sure when the general public was able to test and work with the new interface. The search interface has still not been released but the guys over at Gizmodo have found a way to activate it temporarily so that it can be tried and tested. You might recall that the main change is the addition of a permanent left sidebar in Google search...

11 Nov/09

Bing Videos And Bing Search Get Updates As Well

Bing Videos And Bing Search Get Updates As Well

Microsoft this time seems to be dead serious to compete at all levels with the seemingly almighty guys at Google and especially their search engine. Several key services over at Bing were updated today including the already reviewed Bing Maps service. But Bing Maps was but one service that got updated. Microsoft has also updated Bing Search and Bing Videos to make the services more appealing and useful to web users. Bing Videos for one got a new interface making use of a sidebar navigation...

21 Ott/09

The Power User’s Guide to Google Chrome, 2009 Edition [Google Chrome]

The Power User’s Guide to Google Chrome, 2009 Edition [Google Chrome]

Google Chrome has come a long way in the past year, steadily adding subtle but useful features for power users. Let’s take a fresh look at Chrome’s current offerings—especially for those willing to brave its early developer builds. Not long after Chrome’s release, our 2008 Chrome Power User’s Guide covered its best features for savvy surfers, such as keyboard shortcuts and startup switches. We won’t rehash those here; instead we’re going to round...

30 Set/09

Bing & Ping Preview

Bing & Ping Preview

The Microsoft Bing development team is trying to distinguish their search engine from Google by adding new features to their search engine. The latest feature that the team is developing goes by the name Bing & Ping. It has been designed to offer Bing users better options to share search results. This feature resembles the “social” buttons that are displayed on blogs and other websites. Bing & Ping integrates Facebook, Twitter plus email and copy options in the Bing...

21 Set/09

41 Image and Icon Search Engines Designers Should Know

41 Image and Icon Search Engines Designers Should Know

Let’s face it, most of us don’t create every single image and icon when we do web design. It is not because we can’t but merely because we’ve got better options. Kudos to many designers and their generosity, there are in fact a lot of really nice creative common images and icons on the Internet we can take advantage. All we need to know is – where to find them. In this post, we want to bring to your attention some of the really great search engines that...

10 Set/09

Did Google Just Increase The Font Size Of Google Search?

Did Google Just Increase The Font Size Of Google Search?

It is not often that Google changes something on the front-end of Google Search. The only element that the Google developers change regularly is the logo that adds a little bit of change to the search engine every other day or so. Changes to the rest of the front-end on the other hand are rare and it came as a surprise that the font size of the search form has been increased significantly. This has been tested with various web browsers like Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer which all...

21 Ago/09

Compare Current And Upcoming Google Search Results

Compare Current And Upcoming Google Search Results

Google is currently giving webmasters and other interested users a sneak peek of their upcoming search algorithm. Interested users can open a sandboxed search engine that is using the new Google search algorithm to test it. Google is mainly offering this new search engine to webmasters to test website rankings but it can also be used by other users as it seems to be faster and with less advertisements in its current stage. Webmasters who want to compare search engine results can open...

1 Ago/09

Google Adds Quick Search Options To Google Image Search

Google Adds Quick Search Options To Google Image Search

Google introduced a new feature to Google Search in last month that would allow users to quickly change several important factors of the search without having to configure them in advanced options or using a plugin or add-on to do so. The new features are available by clicking on the options link in the Google search results. They are displayed on the same page in a sidebar like interface and provide quick access to options that allow a user to change the time period of the search results,...