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The “RankBrain” Algorithm

In a series and waves of fresh algorithm changes from Google, we decode and look into the latest one. Most people are well aware of how Google deals with search queries that it is familiar with, but when it comes to queries it does not recognise (including those entered for the first time) the process […]

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The popularity of “rich answer” results

Before we get onto talking about the popularity of rich answer results it is worth explaining what they are as many people either: * Simply do not know, or, * Have seen it but were unaware it was rich answer. Rich answer is that box that appears at the top of the Google search page […]

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Can two rivals get married or at least engaged?

Well this is the hope as far as Yahoo and Google are concerned. The two companies are hoping to strike a new 3 year deal for the sharing of search results. Rather interestingly this is not a universal or clear cut deal as it will not apply to Europe and even as far as the […]

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Google drone parcel delivery

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Google drone to deliver your parcels?

Nearly all of us would associate Google with the internet and searching, but just to prove the point that Google is so much more than about this, we are opening the door to see what else Google gets up to. The title of this posting sounds like something out of a movie, yet in the […]

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Google book scanning

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Google’s so called ‘book scanning’ ruled lawful

It has been a court case that has lasted a staggering 10 years but finally a decision has been made. In short: There is nothing wrong with Google having the ability to scan books and provide snippets of them, even if they do not own the copyright. The issue was originally litigated about in 2005 […]

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Twitter moments is here!

Have you seen a new tab on your Twitter home page today? The moments tab has just been added for US users. If you are outside of the USA, you can still view a moment if someone has tweeted a link to one. Try @anthonynoto, the Twitter CFO if you would like to experience a […]

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