Archive for the ‘Search Engines’ Category

Mar 30 – The Original PPC Search Engine Launches New, Organic Web Search

by | March 30th, 2017 | Posted in Search Engines | Comments (1), a ground breaking pay per click search engine from the Dot Com era, launched a new Alpha version on March 28th, 2017 with a nostalgic design but to little fan fare. This time it’s positioning itself as “A human-powered search platform” with Organic search listings instead of paid.

Mar 10

Google’s New Mobile Friendly Algorithm Update

by | March 10th, 2015 | Posted in Search Engines | Comments (2)

Having a mobile friendly website might be one of those items that’s been on your to-do list, but was never a real priority and kept getting pushed back for more “important” tasks. You might regularly brush aside mobile recommendations from your web designer or digital marketing agency, or feel that mobile isn’t an important facet for your […]

Jul 26

Google Tests New SERP, Shifts Links to the Top

by | July 26th, 2012 | Posted in Search Engines | Comments (1)

When I opened my browser this morning (Google Chrome FTW!) and did a search on Google, I noticed that the Search Engine Result Page layout was quite different. I tried a couple searches to verify that it wasn’t a glitch in the matrix, and sure enough, I was seeing the new SERP with all my […]

Jul 13

Google Testing Combinations of Ads and Ad Formats in Image Search Results

by | July 13th, 2012 | Posted in Pay Per Click, Search Engines | Comments (0)

In keeping with Google’s habit of conducing AdWords SERPs tests on Fridays like the left side search tool test, the Olympic Logos test, and the “Related to” Ads Segmentation test, another unique test was spotted today for their Image Search pages. This test appears to be for SERP combinations with and without standard AdWords PPC […]

Jan 31

Google, what the (bleep) are you doing?

by | January 31st, 2012 | Posted in Search Engines, Social Media | Comments (4)

Google announced its new privacy policy last week – it was immediately met with Congressional concern, fire and brimstone from privacy advocates and some good old fashioned ribbing on Twitter from none other than Steve Martin (yeah, THE wild and crazy guy). This was just another dark cloud in a growing storm of concern regarding […]

Jan 12

Bing Testing a New Media Bar on the Homepage

by | January 12th, 2012 | Posted in Search Engines | Comments (2)

Likely in advance of the upcoming Windows 8, appears to be testing a new bar on the home page below the image. I first saw the new homepage on Tuesday, January 10th when I opened Internet Explorer 9. We opened Bing in different browsers, and on different machines, and did not see the new […]

Sep 08 Refreshes Homepage, Launches New Layout (Not HTML5 Yet)

by | September 8th, 2011 | Posted in Search Engines | Comments (1)

I’m sure there are plenty of you who are too excited for the NFL Kickoff 2011 to notice any small changes over at Or maybe you are celebrating the new football season by playing some Tecmo Super Bowl 2012 (I highly recommend this one). Well we’ll have none of those fun and games here […]

Apr 08

Bing’s Small and Powerful Social Media Marketing Move – Facebook “Like” Button Now on Home Page

by | April 8th, 2011 | Posted in Search Engines, Social Media | Comments (0)

In a progressive and highly tactical move, Bing has added a small and significant Social feature to their home page: the Facebook “Like” button. Bing is the first search engine to add the Like feature to their home page. In truth this is probably not even something that Google could do as they do not […]

Mar 08

Bing’s “Narrow By Date” Search Tool

by | March 8th, 2011 | Posted in Search Engines, Tools & Software | Comments (21)

Today’s post is day 8 of the 31 day Bing Challenge, where I’ve completely cut myself off from Google, to focus on Bing, for the entire month of March, 2011. Since I’m examining Bing’s search tools, features and options this week, I decided to spend today taking a look at the “Narrow By Date” search […]


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