The business of Search covers a wide area: web search, mobile search, video search etc - you'll find that and all the techniques, and intricacies associated with it here.

Bing Webmaster Tools Broken?

Bing's webmaster tools appear to be broken, and it doesn't look as if there's a fix coming. Perhaps by talking about it Microsoft will do something.

Do you use Bing Webmaster Tools?

Google Search Apps to Get AI for News Feed

Google is releasing updates to its apps on iOS and Android where artificial intelligence will be used to learn about your interests with the result of giving you even more of the relevant news.

Canadian Court Rules Google Must Delete Content World-Wide

This, potentially, has huge implications.

Google recommends moving sites from m-dot to responsive before the Mobile First Index Launches

According to a Google Hangout, John Meuller suggests webmasters migrating from m-dot sites should move to responsive in advance of the mobile first index.

Google SERPs update?

There's been much talk of Google SERPs in the last week or so and I wondered if you'd been seeing changes in Google SERPs?

Attempting to Define Duplicate Content

Google's Gary Illyes was asked for the definition of duplicate content, and although he's answered, as below, it's obvious that it's still not a 100 definition.

New Bing Visual Search Detail View

Bing has extended its image search with a new detail view.

With NOODP no longer supported by Google, you should make sure you write a good META description

With the demise of the Open Directory Project, DMOZ, and now NOODP tag being superflous, it's worthwhile making sure you have great META Description tags.

Google SERPs changes, algorithm updates still appear to be shifting SERPs

Google is Testing Removal of First Organic Result in SERPs if it's a Featured Snippet, or Answer Box

There are several reports of Google testing removal of the organic listing if the same site is in an aswer box, or featured snippet.

The conversation is over at WebmasterWorld

Google showing Events in App and Mobile Web in the U.S., and how to get your event listed

Google is now showing events in its app and mobile web in the U.S., so if you have an event you can add your code and, hopefully, it'll list the event.

Have you moved back from HTTPS to HTTP

Over at WebmasterWorld there's a thread about a member considering moving back from HTTPS to HTTP because of the site and pages dropping in the SERPs.

Google talks about its latest search quality improvements

Google has decided to talk about some of the search quality improvements it has made to improve search quality.

Has to time arrived to Break up Google?

The big question asked: Is it time to break up Google?

New York Business Owner Arrested for Sending Google Forged Court Orders to Remove Negative Reviews and SERP Results

Man oh man oh man - this is pretty sleazy. A New York business owner received a court injunction in 2012 to get some negative reviews removed from Google search results.

Mobile-First And the Link Graph

You probably already know this, but the mobile web uses a lot less links than the "desktop" web.

More Evidence That Disavow Files Are Not as Valuable as They Used to Be?

With the way automated Penguin works (by devaluing incoming links) webmasters have been asking for months about their disavow files. Are they still useful? Should they still be maintained?

Fact Checking Rich Snippets Come to Google

To fight fake news and "alternative facts," Google is highlighting other fact checking sources in rich snippets for certain queries.

Organic Mobile Traffic is Hard to Get!

A member of WebmasterWorld makes a good point - there are some big differences between mobile and desktop SERPs. Mainly, mobile SERPs have had the crap monetized out of them.

Watch Your Store Locator Popups

...if they're too big, Google might consider them to be intrusive interstitials.