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Google Search Algorithm Update: Your Domain to the Nth Power?

Google has rolled out a significant change in their natural search algorithm, announced last Friday.  According to industry bloggers, the new change might be connected to a Google’s patent submitted last May: Query rewriting with entity detection (U.S. Patent 7,536,382). Historically, a Google keyword search (brand or non brand) would only result in a single […]

Impact of the Microsoft-Yahoo Search Alliance on SEO, a Report from 360i

In late 2009, Yahoo! & Microsoft’s Bing announced a strategic partnership, better known as the Search Alliance, which would effectively consolidate the search landscape by allowing Bing to power both paid and natural search results across the Yahoo! network.  Last week, Yahoo! officially announced that the transition to Bing-powered natural search results was complete for […]

Google Places Now Welcomes Conversation between Brands & Consumers

Per an announcement on its Lat Long blog, Google is now allowing businesses to respond to consumer reviews within Google Places listings. Google Places, formerly known as the Local Business Center, was launched in April and provides businesses with the ability to get found, communicate with customers and provide real-time updates and offers. Prior to […]

360i Report on Mobile Search

Search has become the starting point for both consumers and marketers finding their way around the web, and it’s undergoing a rebirth as mobile devices proliferate. Marketers now have more opportunities to meet consumers’ needs exactly when and where their search is conducted. In the second POV of our summer-long mobile series, we take a […]

One Year Later: Bing Buzzed, but Didn’t Bother Google

It’s been a year since Microsoft unveiled its new “Decision Engine,” Bing, amid a flurry of hype and speculation. Microsoft said the new engine was developed to help searchers navigate more easily through information online – an objective perhaps most vividly captured in the company’s slew of commercials poking fun at “search overload.” Bing, which […]