Tag Archives: Google Web Search

Google webspam report: 60% increase in spam detection

Google detected 40 billion pages of spam every day in 2020, which is up from the previous year by 60%. These 40 billion pages included hacked sites, deceptively created sites, and other forms of web spam, scams and fraud. Google announced its new webspam report for 2020 that can be …

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Google officially dropped Q&A on Google in search results

Google has confirmed with Search Engine Land that it is doing away with the Q&A on Google search feature. This launched initially in India for searchers there in 2019 and now Google is telling those who submitted questions or answers that it will be going away. A Google spokesperson told …

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Google's Research Director Peter Norvig On 'The Future Of Search'

MIT’s Technology Review published an interview with Google Director of Research Peter Norvig that explores his (and presumably Google’s) thinking about problems in search and “next-generation” search functionality that Google is working on. There’s nothing strikingly new in the interview but it’s an interesting overview and window into some of …

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Tell Matt About Your Google Web Search Bugs

Notice a bug in the Google web search results? If so, Matt Cutts wants you to report them to him on his blog. There is one big rule, Matt said: I only want to see specific queries that seem to show bugs, and the more concisely you can explain something, …

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Cheat Sheet For Google Cheat Sheets

Lifehacker points to a two-page Google Cheat Sheet PDF document that contains information on the company, their services, the IP addresses for Googlebot, Google domains, famous operators and much more. But aren’t there more Google cheat sheets? Sure — here are some others: Google’s Cheat Sheet: From Google, with mainly …

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Supplemental Results and Google's Extended Databases

Until very recently, you might have seen a label next to a search result in Google that indicated it was a “supplemental” result. A couple of patents from Google, one of which was granted this week and one from earlier this year, discuss how a search query might return results …

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Google Testing Sitelinks In Search Suggestions

It was just a few months ago when Google.com added search suggestions to the main page. Now, I am receiving reports that Google is testing enhancing those suggestions by showing URLs in the suggestions, in some cases. For example, Sam at Oh! Nuts emailed me a screen shot of Google …

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Hitwise: Google's Lead Growing, Searches Getting Longer

Google’s share of the U.S. search market continues to grow according to Hitwise data released today. (PDF download) Google’s market share rose from 72.11% in February to 72.39% in March, while both Yahoo and Live Search saw declines. Year-over-year numbers are also in Google’s favor: It’s up 8% over March …

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