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Google Search Chief Amit Singhal Announces New Ad Tweaks
2014-03-13 13:44:15

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google is a company that is forever in beta and is always optimizing its appearance to give the best results. Those optimized results are both for the user in the form of search results, but also in ads by displaying ads that will perform best for the advertiser. In an onstage interview on Tuesday with Search Engine Land founding editor and search guru Danny Sullivan at the Search Marketing Expo conference in San Jose, Google search...

Google Looks To Fine-Tune Searches With Algorithm Overhaul
2013-09-27 08:54:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google unveiled a major overhaul of its search engine on Thursday, saying it had updated its main search algorithm to give better answers to the increasingly complex queries it receives from Web users. The update, code-named “Hummingbird,” is the biggest change to Google’s search engine since early 2010, and could have a major impact on traffic to websites. "It is really big," said Google search executive Amit Singhal....

Google Adds Search Improvements
2013-05-16 09:27:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online During yesterday´s 2013 I/O keynote, Google senior vice president Amit Singhal announced “the end of search as we know it” before unveiling new mobile-like features to the thing Google is most known for: Google search. By combining several features and services, Google plans to turn the search process from keyword=results to “Answer, Converse, Anticipate.” Knowledge Graph, Google´s system for...

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2012-08-13 08:04:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A Google initiative designed to personalize search results for members of its social network is no longer being actively pursued by the Mountain View, California-based tech giant, a company representative told The Telegraph on Sunday.. Amit Singhal, the Google official in charge of improving the website's information retrieval systems, told Emma Barnett, Digital Media Editor for the UK newspaper, that the company had found a...

Google Fine Tunes Search Results
2012-03-16 06:22:18

Google, in an attempt to stave off its competition, is developing new web search technology for its search engine. This new technology is called “semantic search” and will give more facts and answers to search queries instead of strictly web links. According to Amit Singhal, a top Google search executive, the search engine will search a database containing information on hundreds of millions of entities – people places and things. The Wall Street Journal notes that if...

Google Rolling Out Personalized Search Results For Plus Members
2012-01-10 10:46:00

Users of Google's social networking service will soon see more personalized results when using the company's search engine, thanks to new technology that will scan a person's Google+ account to provide information uniquely tailored to each individual. The "Search plus Your World" service, as Google is calling it, was announced in a Tuesday blog post by Amit Singhal, who is responsible for improving information retrieval at the Mountain View, California-based company. According to Bloomberg...

Google Updates Its Search Engine
2011-11-05 04:24:17

Google said on Thursday that it is updating its search engine to make 35 percent of searches more effective. The company said in a blog post that it is updating its Caffeine web indexing system, which it introduced last year. The system allows Google to crawl and index the web for content quickly, making searches more relevant to current content. "If I search for [olympics], I probably want information about next summer´s upcoming Olympics, not the 1900 Summer Olympics (the only...

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2011-06-15 05:30:00

Google unveiled an array of new search features on Tuesday designed to accelerate and simplify Web searches as users increasingly access the Internet from handheld mobile devices. Among the new features are voice and image recognition tools that allow users to use speech or images to conduct their searches more quickly. At a briefing on Tuesday, members of Google's search team unveiled the company's latest improvements, saying they were designed to deliver information "in the blink of an...

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2011-02-02 09:45:00

Google is accusing Microsoft's Bing search engine of copying their results after an investigation showed that faked results for nonsensical words created by the Mountain View, California based company for use on their search engine later turned up on the Redmond, Washington firm's website. The accusations first came to light in a Tuesday morning post by Danny Sullivan of the Search Engine Land blog. In his report, Sullivan said that Google "has run a sting operation that it says proves Bing...

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2010-12-03 07:34:16

Internet search giant, Google, is modifying its algorithms after an online eyeglass merchant got his website listed at the top of search rankings by being consciously rude to his customers, sparking numerous complaints. Google's Amit Singhal posted a blog, entitled "Being bad to your customers is bad for business," in which he said the company made changes after a report by The New York Times drew Google's attention to the matter. According to the NY Times story, the owner of the online...