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A few weeks ago Google announced that it would be cracking down on the content farms for the benefit of their users. This popular search engine decided to respond to the needs and complaints of their users that were fed up with sites that provided very little original information. Content farms enlist copy or text [...]
It started with a New York Times article. One that featured a business that kept popping up at the top of search indexes, even though it had hundreds upon hundreds of negative reviews. Upon further investigation though, it may have been popping up on top because of all those negative reviews.
The search engine giant Google is currently being investigated—yet again, for fears that it may be violating anti monopoly laws and intentionally stifling innovation and the success of its competitors. Although it originally faced queries in the US based on suspicions that it was violating the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, which is supposed to guard against monopoly, this time it is being investigated by the European Union.
With Twitter and Yahoo updating their search engines, Google is jumping on the bandwagon and testing new features as well. Coming on the heels of the instant and real-time search features, the full page preview is in the works. This feature will allow the user to view a preview of the linked page. The previews are in the testing phase and not all Google users are currently able to take advantage of it.
The effectiveness of a search engine takes on a whole new meaning for online business owners. Their indexing process is responsible for driving traffic to sites and as such can have a direct impact on the success of an online enterprise. Courting search engines through the process of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) has become an industry itself, with companies, freelancers and DIY guides popping up everywhere. Google still reigns supreme, but the recent rebranding of MSN Live Search and changes to the Yahoo search platform, optimization specialists must now consider which of the search engines to primarily focus on. While there is some indication from tracking firms that Bing is beating Yahoo in search, perhaps what optimization specialist and online business owners should be focusing on is a joining of forces between Bing and Yahoo.
Dogpile, a relatively unknown Meta search engine, compiles results from a variety of different directories and search engines. The results are compiled into an easy to read list. Dogpile relies on multiple different search engines, including LookSmart, MIVA, About, Ask, Bing, Yahoo and Google. They claim to have the ability to search a far greater portion of the internet as opposed to a traditional search engine. With a clever ‘pet’ named Arfie, Dogpile, and other services like it, may soon overpower traditional search engines. As an audio search engine, Dogpile has the ability to quickly cut through unrelated websites and present the user with a list of useful sites guaranteed to meet their needs.
Today, we have many choices when it comes to search engines. Still, most of us are still turning to Google when we need to find accurate information fast on the Internet. Google has managed to maintain its hold as the number one choice of searchers throughout the years because it is known for the accuracy and speed of their results. If you have a website you are trying to promote or are simply an avid user of Google bar search how it works is a subject that probably interests you.
A library can be seen as a collection of information that reflects society as a whole. Historical text, popular fiction and periodicals all help create a picture of human beings, their past and their present. It wasn’t too long ago that a research project for school or a medical question meant a trip to the library. Today, the efficiency and accuracy of the Internet has replaced the library for many people. The Wayback Machine search engine was created to ensure that the Internet, much like the library of yesterday, presents a complete picture of not only who we are now but of who we were then.
If you are looking for a specific piece of information on the Internet, you would have to spend literally days sifting through the millions of sites if it were not for search engines. Search engines are simply programs that do the searching for you. They use the words or phrases, called keywords that you have input into their request box to locate websites that contain the information you are looking for. Popular search engines, like Google, Bing and Ask, processes millions of requests every day. They churn out search engine result pages, loaded with websites, in mere seconds. When you consider the sheer amount of data contained on the web, it is easy to understand how truly amazing these programs are.
I once had a friend who met a very nice man. She dated him for several weeks before Googling him late one night. She found out that he had been in a good deal of trouble with the law and ended the relationship the next day. It makes you think – what sort of information is sitting out there in the digital world about you. Even worse, what if there is inaccurate information? Learning how to perform a complete search for yourself with Google just makes sense in a world where everything is digital.