Search Engine

A New Search Engine Enters the Market – OneSearch from Verizon Media

This news comes out of left field – a new privacy-focused search engine has been launched by Verizon Media called OneSearch. One of the promises made by OneSearch is that it won’t track, store or share personal or search data with advertisers, putting it in direct competition with DuckDuckGo. The new search engine can be …

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Microsoft Brings Visual Search To Windows Search Bar

On December 16, Microsoft announced that Windows users are now able to initiate Bing visual searches right from the search bar, without having to open a browser. US users will be the first to get the feature during the initial roll out, while international markets will follow shortly after that. Users can submit a full …

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Nextdoor’s ‘Local Deals’ Ads Let SMBs Target Specific Neighborhoods

A new ad product called “Local Deals” is being launched by Nextdoor. This is the first broad-based self-service offering for small businesses (SMBs) on the site. To set up a Local Deal, SMBs have to create a free Business Page. After that, they are guided through the simple ad-creation process in a wizard. Users will choose …

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Traffic From Image’s Swipe To Visit Feature Now Appears In Search Console

If visitors arrive on your pages via Google’s Image’s Swipe to Visit feature, they are now accounted for in Search Console under the new “AMP on Image Results” search appearance. This news was announced by Google on August 21. By having Search Console data on how users arrive on your site might be able to help …

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TikTok’s Parent Company ByteDance Is Launching A Search Engine

The parent company behind TikTok, ByteDance, is taking part in the world of search marketing as it rolled out its own search engine on August 12. The new search engine, called Toutiao Search, is an extension of an existing news aggregator, which is also owned by ByteDance. The results that Toutiao pull are from the web …

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Reservations, AR Navigation Coming To Google Maps

Soon, Google Maps users will be able to view their flights and hotel reservations directly from the mobile app, and even use augmented reality to direct them as the travel on foot. These features are part of Google’s expanded Maps offerings aimed at travelers. The Reservations tab, which is viewable from the Your Places section of …

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Google Adds Playable Podcasts Directly In The Search Results

Google has announced that you are now able to play podcasts directly in the desktop and mobile search results. Google said, “Starting today, when you’re searching for a podcast about a topic on Google, we’ll show you playable episodes in Search results alongside web pages, news, images and videos.” Here are some screen shots of this …

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Google Beats Out Microsoft, Amazon, IBM In Image Recognition Study

Over at Perficient Digital, an image recognition study was released that looked at the accuracy of the respective technologies. The study found that Google Vision beat out the competition, which included Amazon AWS Rekognition, IBM Watson and Microsoft Azure Computer Vision. As you can see below, Google has scored the highest among the technologies: There were …

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“Popular Dishes” Have Arrived In Google Maps Listings

Google Maps has added a new section to eatery listings called “popular dishes” which gives prospective diners a faster way to check out a restaurant’s most talked about food and drinks. The popular dishes section is located within a listing’s overview tab and is already availabe on Google Maps for Android devices. The section will …

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