Google's placement of its own flight-finding service in search results is resulting in lower click-through rates for companies that have not bought advertising, according to a study by Harvard University academics. The study provides...Show More Summary
Google's never taken kindly to governments that it thinks overstep their bounds. It abandoned China after deciding not to follow Chinese censorship laws. It regularly declines requests to remove search results that criticize governments around the world. Show More Summary
Google has proposed a settlement to the European Commission that involves making legally binding changes to its search results in Europe. If this agreement is adopted, Google will change its results page by clearly highlighting search results from its own services and including links to rivals.
The three-year Google antitrust investigation might be over. An agreement means that Google must clearly label search results for its own services such as Google News or Google+, but it won't involve any changes to Google's search algorithm.
Google has reportedly reached an agreement with the European Commission to change its search practices after a two-year investigation on whether the search engine giant favors its own properties in the search results. Unnamed sources...Show More Summary
Google Plus offers many benefits to any organization. It yields opportunities to better understand clients and their needs, position your company as an authority with Authorship, and increase visibility in search results. Considering it’s all free, can you afford not to use it?
Google is the subject of yet another anti-competitiveness complaint, this one from UK Internet company Streetmap. The mapping alternative has had enough of Google giving its Maps preferential treatment, so they have put their lawyers on the case.
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Bing Puts a ‘Pin It’ Button on Image Searches (SocialTimes) Bing will now allow Pinterest users to pin images directly from the image search results to their boards, the company announced Friday. Show More Summary
AV Test, an antivirus testing company from Germany, reports that Bing is five times more likely to show malware infected websites in search results than Google. The company evaluated searches over a number of search engines, Google and Bing included, for more than a year and a half. Show More Summary
Google’s search results in Europe could soon look a bit different if a number of new reports about the company’s settlement with the European Union’s competition commission are correct. After a three-year investigation into its potentially...Show More Summary
The details of a long-awaited deal between Google and the EU are finally out. The agreement requires Google to list three competitors in certain types of search listings, and to agree to other, wide-ranging conditions.
Microsoft may knock Google's search results, but its Google that's doing a better job of blocking malicious sites.
The Bing vs. Google race has just become tighter with the launch of Bing's new Pinterest integration. The new feature adds a handy "Pin it" button to every image result on Bing, making it possible to pin it to your Pinterest boards without needing to go to the actual website, or even open the full-size version of the image. Show More Summary
To settle charges that it’s artificially boosting its own properties in search results, Google is offering to let consumers know that it’s the company behind Google Shopping. The Guardian reports that Google has made a settlement offer...Show More Summary
Bing will now allow Pinterest users to pin images directly from the image search results to their boards, the company announced today. “Last fall, we hosted a group of lifestyle and design bloggers at the Bing headquarters to better understand their search and social media habits,” explained Bing program manager Chen Fang in a blog post. Show More Summary
Not all search engines are created equal—and when it comes to Microsoft’s Bing, it seems that means malicious websites are happily returned far more often than by Google. An 18-month project by German independent testing lab AV-Test reveals that Bing returns five times as many results which link through to malware infested websites than Google.... Read More
Bing just got served a piece of its own Scroogle pie, after an independent study found that Microsoft’s search engine delivers malware-infested websites in its results at nearly five times the rate of Google. Researchers at the AV-Test...Show More Summary
When a Microsoft (MSFT)-led group called Fairsearch Europe filed an antitrust complaint against Google (GOOG) and its Android platform this week, it didn’t merely say that the company was rigging its search results to benefit its own products. Show More Summary
iTunes links mysteriously began disappearing from Google search results earlier this month, and Google was quick to confirm that a technical issue was the cause — and not that it was pulling them intentionally. As it turns out, the problem may have actually been Apple’s fault. According to a report from search engine experts SISTRIX, [...]Show More Summary