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Google lets users block sites from search results

Google now allows users to block sites from search results, allowing for a more personalized, more relevant search experience. When you run a search, each result should have a "Block all example.com results" link beside it. Clicking that button will hide the domain in your future searches. When Google hides a result you've blocked, you'll see a "blocked results" message at the top of the...

Google introduces new Twitter snippets in search results

Google has made some improvements to the way Twitter accounts show up in search results. Rather than just a link to the account, you'll now see improved snippets featuring the Twitter user's icon and most recent tweet. It doesn't sound like a big deal, but the new enhanced snippets are particularly useful when you're trying to distinguish between two people with the same name, or when you're...

Google Social Search gets more visible

Google has rolled out an update to its search results that will make your friends and contacts play a prominent role in what you see first. Google Social Search has been around since 2009 but has played a fairly minor supporting role until now. With the update, Google will use data from sources like Buzz, Reader, Twitter, Quora, and Flickr to position your personalized search results. ...

Bing caught copying search results from Google

In a case of Internet espionage that makes the antics of double agent Cold War operatives seem like frivolous child play, Bing has been caught stealing search results from Google with its Bing toolbar and IE8's Suggested Sites feature. Google first suspected foul play in May 2010. By October 2010, with Bing results beginning to look uncannily like Google's, it knew something had to be done...

Facebook partners with Bing to add social juice to your search results

Facebook and Bing have announced a partnership that will bring your social network to your Bing search results. When you search on Bing, while logged into Facebook, you'll see your friends' faces next to any results for pages they've "liked," making it easier to spot results you might be interested in. Facebook will also factor into Bing's improved people search, popping up people you're more...

Google's new search index, Caffeine, finally arrives

Almost a year ago, we told you about Google's experiments to improve the speed and relevance of its searches with a new index code named Caffeine. I had forgotten all about that until this week, when Google's official blog revealed that Caffeine is finally here. Google says searches will be 50% faster now, and that Caffeine means Google's index is closer than ever to keeping pace with the live...

Google updates mobile search

Hot on the heels of Yahoo, Google has launched an update to its mobile search page. There are a few major changes: Customize your personal home page with gadgets including stock listings, news feeds, and movie listings. Google's mobile search page now remembers your location. So if you were looking for movie listings in Des Moines, then decided to look for a barber shop, Google would show...

Ask.com adds official blog feeds to web results

Ask.com has started including official blog feeds in their search results when you search for popular brands or web site names. The feed listing displays the last three or four posts on the website's official blog at the top of the results page, along with a link to the blog itself. The feed even appears above the sponsored listings. When you search Download Squad, for example, you'll see our...

Search results are getting safer

It seems like the world of search is getting a bit safer after all. SiteAdvisor has reported that search engines linked to 12% fewer sites that showed risky content, as deemed by McAfee. The report also found that search results by Google, AOL and Ask are far less likely to contain risky leads like MSN and Yahoo!. Some surprising results, though, were that paid results in search engines were...

Kinderstart loses against Google

In its famous cast against Google, claiming that Google dropped its PageRank down to zero, Kinderstart is out in the alley. They lost their case against Google claiming that Google manipulated search results, and took them out of the Google search results since they were a competitor. It's over, and from now on we never have to hear about Kinderstart again. Maybe next time they will try to get...

Google Zeitgeist Results for July 10th 2006

I love checking out Google's Zeitgeist results. You can really find some truly amazing top ranked search terms for the month, and even the week. I especially like to see if any of my searches actually made it for the top results for that particular month or week. The results are in, and again, there are some pretty interesting ones. Drop a note in the comments and let us all know if you were one...

Google testing new search results page

It looks like Google is testing new features in their search results age. As you can see in the screenshot, there is a blue arrow that appears next to results now that, when twirled down, can reveal new information such as images, related links and even the ability to search the site - all before you actually click to visit it (could this possibly be a result of those Ask.com commercials with...