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.

Google buddies up with Twitter while still working on "faster" refreshes

"Why haven't I seen any progress" is a question many clients have for their SEOs when they're waiting for a Penguin or Panda refresh and it's can be difficult to answer with no algorithm update sch

Good discussion in this older post: Google is heading in the wrong direction – I decided not to follow

Crushed by Google: Detailed Interview Bill Hartzer did with Ira Zoot, owner of TicketStub

Google should stop thinking only about the large cor

Google Phantom 2

I actually love how Lauren's intro here:

The Fallout From MobileGeddon: What’s the Impact on Your Business?

"Two weeks after MobileGeddon, everyone from Moz to 

Study shows 27% of queries are questions, Google immediately capitalizes

Blue Nile Research just published a study that showed 27% of search engine queries use question formats ("how," what," "which," "why"

Emoji Icons in Google SERPs? Really?

I feel like in the old good days when the big thing was putting stars and other special characters and symbols in the title tag to umm

Cheering for Bing!

The news broke today that Bing has reached the 20% search market share milestone today!

Preparing for the “Mopocalypse” – Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update April 21st

"Is your business prepared for the coming “Mopocalypse”? If not, what does that mean for you and your website?

Great Links Won’t Un-Trip Penguin Penalty. Fix or Abandon?

"In simple terms, if you have a penalty, from what I’ve seen, you have to “fix th

Google Confirms Panda and Penguin Do NOT Update in Real Time

Despite some speculation in the industry that perhaps Panda and Penguin were updating in real-time, John Mueller confirmed that these are still pretty much manual refreshes on Google's end.

Bing and Yahoo Still Trying To Acquire Market Share With Lawyers, Not Earning it With High Quality SERPs

Via SEL, Yahoo and Bing will be extending a deadline to renegotiate their current partnership in the search space.

Google Found to Manipulate Its Own SERPs by the FTC

Over at Slate, there's a good recap of the FTC "secret" document that was leaked to the Wall Street Journal regarding Google's manual promotion of its own services and assets that was discovered du

Let The Default Search Engines Battle Begin

Recently Google started displaying default search engine property switching messages within their search results trying to gain back some of the lost users after Firefox’s new update defaulted to Y

Shocking? Google Ranks Number 1 for "Domains"

Only a few months after Google launched their Google Domains product, they are ranking number one on Google for "domains".

The Evolution and Future of Panda

Over at Search Engine Watch, Glenn Gabe has a great read on the history of Panda updates, how they have changed over time - particularly the way they roll out and are messaged by Google  - and

On-topic vs Off-topic links, which is better?

Rand Fishkin recently did a Whiteboard Friday video diving in to the subject of on-topic vs off-topic links, some

Google WMT Fetch and Render tool displays Side by Side comparisons of User vs Bot Views

From SEL:

Is Google's Knowledge-Based Trust score going solve (or CREATE) the web search problem?

Google is reported to be working on a new type of algorithm ranking pages based on how factually correct they are:

DuckDuckGo Instant Answers Goes Multilingual

DuckDuckGo has begun making their Instant Answers feature multilingual. Pulling data from Wikipedia, the search engine now gives Instant Answers in German, French, Polish and Czech.