SearchCap: Google Knowledge Maps, Right To Be Forgotten & No Google Algorithm Updates

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Google’s Knowledge Graph Expands Into Google Maps

    Google is expanding its Knowledge Graph into Google Maps. The company has confirmed to Search Engine Land that some locations in Google Maps will now get a new “Quick Facts” info card, and that the data are from Google’s Knowledge Graph. This new feature began appearing on Monday (May 12). The info card appears in […]

  • Bing Ads Launches Live Chat Support And Industry Insights Portal With Research, Case Studies

    Today, the Bing Ads team announced the launch of live chat support and a new industry insights portal. Live Chat will be available at all hours every day of the week for in its English-language markets. Customers can use Live Chat to ask questions about campaign set up, optimization tactics, billing issues and more. The […]

  • Google Updates iOS Search App To Include “Smarter” Voice Search Cues & Customized Alerts

    The Apple-focused website 9to5Mac.com reported today that Google’s iOS Search app has been updated to version 4.0, with new voice search cues and customized alerts from Google Now. With the updates, the app’s new voice search cues offer more conversational-styled search queries. According to the app’s iTunes page, users can have a “smarter” conversation, asking […]

  • The “Right To Be Forgotten”: EU Court Gives People Ability To Delete Their Google Search Results

    The “right to be forgotten”: a triumph of individual privacy rights or censorship? It’s going to depend on how it plays out in specific circumstances. The Luxembourg-based European Union Court of Justice, Europe’s “top court,” ruled earlier today that Google can be compelled to remove information about individuals from search results as part of a […]

  • Those Google Ranking Shifts Are Not A Google Update, Google Denies Any Algorithmic Changes

    Over the past week or so, there has been a lot of various signals across the search community that Google’s algorithms and rankings were updating; so much so that people were bracing themselves for a major Penguin or Panda-like algorithm announcement from Google. Google never made the announcement, and so I asked Google if anything […]

  • 5 Tactics We Used To Build Links Last Month

    There are a lot of questions around link building tactics these days, especially when it comes to how companies can actually build links that won’t get them in trouble. In fact, one of the most common questions I hear at conferences and from clients is, “How do you build good links?” The answer, of course, […]

  • New Google Sports Knowledge Graph May Include NBA Video Recaps

    Search for [miami heat] on Google and you may not just see information about scores, schedules, standings and so on, but you may also see a video hosted on YouTube from the NBA with a game recap. Google is now showing video thumbnails in the NBA knowledge graph. The picture above shows how the result […]

  • How To Save URLs To The Wayback Machine On Demand

    Yesterday, Search Engine Land featured a post about the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine now providing access to more than 440 billion archived web pages back to 1996. As I’ve written about before on Search Engine Land and my infoDOCKET blog, the Wayback Machine is an absolutely essential resource for just about every web user. If […]

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