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BizReport | Search Marketing June 26, 2013

FTC tells search engines to better distinguish paid from organic results

Have search engines been doing enough to distinguish clearly between organic search results, paid search results and ads? Not according to the Federal Trade Commission, who this week notified several search engines that they need to do better.... >>

BizReport | Search Marketing February 18, 2011

Google merges social with search results, excludes Facebook

The search engine this week announced that social search results will no longer linger at the bottom of the results page. Now they will be slipped in among other listings. But don't expect to see your friends' Facebook 'Likes' appear... >>

BizReport | Research archives October 09, 2009

Ofcom studies how kids think search results are ranked

Results of a recent Ofcom study in the UK found that around one-third of British school children believe Google ranks search results based on how true the source is. ... >>

BizReport | Search Marketing July 01, 2009

Catalyst: Googlers like Bing but won't remain loyal

When it comes to search, Google has long been the top dog. Enter Bing, the new search offering from Microsoft and buzz is that the engine is actually faring quite well against some stiff competition. However, is the launch buzz... >>

BizReport | Search Marketing May 14, 2009

Google to boost search listings with Rich Snippets

Website owners can now pack a bigger punch in search results displayed by Google with the introduction of Rich Snippets.... >>

BizReport | Trends & Ideas archives March 25, 2009

Google lengthens snippets and refines related search

Google has announced two tweaks that they believe will make their search engine more effective in helping users to find the information they need, in the language they want.... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives March 02, 2009

Ads added to Google News

In today's tough economic climate, Google is determined to squeeze every penny it can out of its Internet properties, including Google News.... >>

BizReport | Search Marketing February 25, 2009

Hitwise: Long tail of search gets longer

Internet users today are using longer and longer search queries, according to Hitwise, prompting some marketers to relook at their long-tail strategies. ... >>

BizReport | Search Marketing October 29, 2007

Not all countries go gaga for Google

While Google may be the dominant search engine in a majority of countries, many are developing their own search engines, and a few have managed to keep Google at bay. ... >>

BizReport | Search Marketing September 27, 2007

Changes ahead for MSN Live Search

Beginning this week, and for the next month or so, Microsoft is rolling out changes to the way Live Search makes queries and how results are displayed, in a bid to snatch some of Google’s share of the search market.... >>

BizReport | Research archives June 12, 2007

McAfee declares 4% of search results "risky"

A new study from a virus protection firm indicates that online marketers need to be more careful than ever about how secure their websites are. According to McAfee, roughly 4% of search results include a dangerous website. ... >>

BizReport | Search Marketing June 01, 2007

Search engines have small results overlap

Not all search engines return the same, or even similar, results according to a new study by InfoSpace.... >>