Leap Motion and the Future of Gestural Search - Search Engine Watch
When the Leap Motion Controller debuted, response was lukewarm at best. But there's little doubt that once the functionality is there, the developer community will explode with ideas and many of these will be search-centric in nature.
Google Fails to Keep Chrome for iOS Incognito Mode Searches Private - Search Engine Watch
UK development and design firm Parallax spotted the flaw in the latest version of the Chrome app that Google has updated to add support for Apple's iOS 7 mobile operating system and, perhaps ironically, a number of security improvements.
Hashtags Come to Google Search Results - Search Engine Watch
Now when you search Google for hashtags, Google will add related Google+ posts to the right of regular search results, as long as they have been shared publicly or directly with you, and provide links to search hashtags on other sites.
Major Search Engines and Directories - Search Engine Watch
When you think search, no doubt you think Google. But there are other popular major search engines (e.g., Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, and Baidu) that you can turn when searching for information, images, maps, videos, products, or something local.
How Search Engines Rank Web Pages - Search Engine Watch
These are the core concepts of modern search – ranking factors, signals, graphs, and personalization. This is neither a guide to Google nor Bing. It is a starting point to better understand the landscape of how search engines rank web pages.
Bing Redesigns Search Experience, Introduces New Logo - Search Engine Watch
The new look was designed to unite Bing with Microsoft's "One Microsoft" vision. The new design is a more organized, two-column layout with plenty of whitespace. Bing has also enhanced several other search features. Here's the full rundown.
How Google Collects Search Quality Date - Search Engine Journal
15% of queries that search engines come across each day have never been seen before. Google uses a variety of automatic and manual ways to rate for quality.
New Bing Product Search Launches - Search Engine Watch
Big changes are coming to Bing's shopping results. Bing announced it is integrating shopping information directly into the main search results to show users product features, specifications, reviews, and related products.
Yahoo Defeats Google: Gets More Unique Visitors in July - Search Engine Watch
Yahoo dethroned Google as the top destination of U.S. web users in July, comScore reported. Yahoo had an estimated 197 million unique visitors in July, compared to Google's 192 million. However, mobile device visits aren't included in those figures.
A Brief History of Google Search, as Demonstrated by Stephen Colbert - Search Engine Watch
As Google continues its worldwide dominance of search, we take a quick glance at the major events since a couple of kids in Stanford started their BackRub service. And who better to help us out than the Greatest Living American – Stephen Colbert.
How the Semantic Web Changes Everything for Search - Search Engine Watch
The semantic web will present numerous challenges for search marketers, but by acting now you can soften the impact and actually take advantage of the opportunity it presents. Here's how to work now to prepare for that eventual shift.
Reality Check: Google Isn't 'Killing' Organic Search - Search Engine Watch
A business owner measured the amount of space organic search results had in a SERP on a computer screen, and the finding was: 13 percent. Mainstream news sites picked up the story, pointing the finger at Google. But here's the rest of the story.
Semantic Search: What It Is & Why It Matters for SEO Today
This article explains what exactly semantic search is, why it’s important for SEO, and how to optimize your content for semantic search.
How to Dominate the Entire First Page of Bing - Search Engine Watch
Owning the first page of Google is a great first step to a successful reputation management campaign; however, Google isn't the only game in town. Next up, you'll want to monopolize your brand real estate on Page 1 of Bing. Here's how to do it.
Yelp's New Wordmap Helps You Avoid Hipsters - Search Engine Watch
Users can search cities by keyword so they can discover (or avoid) certain areas they live in or would like to visit. This heatmap extracts keyword density of Yelp reviews all over a city, and the patterns in the maps are pretty entertaining.