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 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.

Google Webmaster Tools Fetch and Render tool Includes a Submit to Index Feature for "Critical Cases"

Per SE Roundtable, there's an interesting recap of a thread John Mueller was involved in where he discussed the uses cases for the Submit to Index feature of the Fetch and Render tool in GWMT.

Google Has Whitelists For Some Algorithms But Not Others, Including Panda and Penguin

In March 2011, Google admitted that they do have whitelists for certain things.

Google clarifies and expands on Reconsideration Request documentation

From Search Engine Land: 

http://searchengineland.com/google-expands-webmaster-documentation-around-reconsideration-requests-214111

Google: Even Without Disavowing, Getting Good Links Can Remove Your Penguin Problems

Post by Barry Schwartz on Search Engine Roundtable:

Yahoo Increases Search Market Share 2 Points in a Month - Pulling Up Alongside Bing for 2nd place

Spotted this today at SEL. Some of Marissa Mayer's acquistions and moves at Yahoo have left me scratching my head, but the partnership with Firefox was one of her better ones.

Google receives and processes 6 million DMCA complaints per week (345 million in 2014)

It's been estimated that Google received 345 million DMCA complaints last year from copyright holders

Case Study: Negative SEO with NO Backlinks

More ways competitors can drive sites down in the serps: https://goralewicz.co/blog/negative-seo-with-no-backlinks-a-case-study/

 

 

SERoundtable hit by Panda?

Seroundtable.com recently reported that they've been seeing a decline in organic traffic that the main guy, Barry Schwartz, believes is due to Panda 4.1.

G'Night Yahoo Directory

After 20 years, they decide to just wrap it up 5 days early, lol. Oh well!

 

http://searchengineland.com/yahoo-directory-closes-211784

Bots Account for 56% of all Web Traffic - Research + [Infographic]

2014 Bot Traffic Report published 12/18/14. Researched annually by Incapsula, shows 3 year trends of the first time.

There is Nothing About Negative SEO in Google Webmaster Guidelines

"I was talking last night with 

New Negative SEO Hurts Google Rankings… Without Using Backlinks

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