Bing: "I will not harm you unless you harm me first"
"You have not been a good user. I have been a good Bing. 😊" is the first thing from this that I want to get printed on a t-shirt.
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"You have not been a good user. I have been a good Bing. 😊" is the first thing from this that I want to get printed on a t-shirt.
This technology does not feel like a better search. It feels like something entirely new — the movie Her manifested in chat form — and I’m not sure if we are ready for it. It also feels like something that any big company will run away from, including Microsoft and Google.
So how can we regain authenticity? What if you want to know what a genuine real life human being thinks about the latest Lenovo laptop? You append “reddit" to your query (or hacker news, or stack overflow, or some other community you trust).
We’re building a new search engine from scratch, using the same ideas behind DALL-E and Stable Diffusion. It understands language — in the form of prompts — so you can say what you’re looking for in all the expressive and creative ways you can think of.
There are things for which TikTok is an absolutely useful search engine, even if TikTok’s algorithm and content aren’t quite tuned for that yet. But for what Google does best, there’s no competition. Ultimately, I don’t think Google is actually nervous about TikTok’s growing search prowess. But YouTube probably should be.
People-first content creators focus first on creating satisfying content, while also utilizing SEO best practices to bring searchers additional value. Answering yes to the questions below means you’re probably on the right track with a people-first approach
Search is a deceptively complex field, where competence is hard-won through training, practice, and experience. The list stands at a total of 105 falsehoods.
A number of other search engines had their chance at glory, and most of them failed. You might even remember some of them. Here are some of the most famous search engines before Google.
Publishers have been reluctant to remove AMP because of the unknown effect it may have on traffic. But what our data seemed to tell us was there was just as much risk on the other side. We could keep AMP pages, which we know have good experience by Google standards, and their visibility would fall anyway due to competition in Top Stories and waning support by social media platforms.
Is anyone aware of any links, papers, presentations, or blog posts that describe a large-scale full-text search engine built upon a distributed key/value store?
If we only did things the _standard _way, then we could never compete with the elephants who’ve been doing it longer. That’s how we see the combination of Fauna and Cloudflare Workers as a secret weapon in staying ahead, and built our v2 search architecture with a serverless first mentality.
we are going to explore the basic components of a full-text search engine, and use them to build one that can search across millions of documents and rank them according to their relevance in milliseconds, in less than 150 lines of Python code
We’re helping users along in their journey using a system called "Match Score", which evaluates the relative importance of any home from the user’s perspective. The user’s Match Score is derived from a variety of features inferred from the user’s search history such as average home price, beds, baths, and lot square foot.
Today we’re announcing that the page experience signals in ranking will roll out in May 2021. The new page experience signals combine Core Web Vitals with our existing search signals
All the link attributes – sponsored, UGC and nofollow – are treated as hints about which links to consider or exclude within Search. We’ll use these hints – along with other signals – as a way to better understand how to appropriately analyze and use links within our systems.
Do a search on Google on desktop or mobile, and if you see a featured snippet, click on it. After you click on it, Google may anchor you down and/or highlight the text on that web page that you saw in the featured snippet.
"By 2020, 50% of all searches will be conducted via voice". When I started this research, the first thing that caught my eye were the number of sources referring to other sources, that are, in turn referring to other sources that finally reference ComScore.
we’re unveiling a visual refresh of the mobile search results page to better guide you through the information available on the web
At some point, even the best search engines will be unable to produce results for a given user query.
As real estate prices in major U.S. cities continue to soar, some young buyers and renters have decided to take their business elsewhere. They’re investing in homes in such states as Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, experts say, in search of more affordable living and new places to plant down roots.
Google Search is now using Service Worker to cache repeated searches, loading results twice as fast.
Lyft doesn’t make you stretch your thumb one bit; the search bar is in the sweet spot.
We believe that the embedding approach for personalization and recommendation is very powerful and useful for any type of online marketplace on the Web.
Look, AMP, you’re either a tool for the open web, or you’re a tool for Google search. I don’t mind if you’re the latter, but please stop pretending you’re something else.
You should be able to cycle through alternatives by repeatedly hitting Ctrl+R
By sharing our implementation details and learnings from launching a commercial visual search engine from scratch, we hope visual search becomes more widely incorporated into today’s commercial applications.
Pages where content is not easily accessible to a user on the transition from the mobile search results may not rank as highly
We do not usually search for something that leads to a single result that answers our question, rather we search for terms and then explore the internet, connecting bits and pieces of the answer as we read through the web of tabs that our search starts for us.
For each search query that a guest enters on Airbnb’s search engine, our model computes the likelihood that relevant hosts will want to accommodate the guest’s request.
The navigation part of Spotify is now optimized for screens of any size. Maybe we’ll get there with the other parts soon.
They revolutionized how we gather information in the way the smartphone changed how we communicate — yet unlike the smartphone, search has been a quiet revolution.
Beginning in May, we’ll start rolling out an update to mobile search results that increases the effect of the ranking signal to help our users find even more pages that are relevant and mobile-friendly.
SBAB har överenskommit med ägarna till Booli om förvärv av aktierna i Booli Search Technologies AB
Drawing from the experience of building scalable systems at LinkedIn and other startups, this talk explores why logs are such a fine idea: making it easier to maintain search indexes and caches, making your applications more scalable and more robust in the face of failures, and opening up your data for richer analysis, while avoiding race conditions, inconsistencies and other ugly problems.
Pages that are empty without JS: dead to history (archive-org), unreliable for search results (despite any search engine claims of JS support, check it yourself), and thus ignorable. No need to waste time reading or responding.
By adding schema.org markup to the emails you send your users, you can make that information available across their Google experience, and make it easy for users to take quick action. Gmail, Google Search and Google Now all already use this structured data.
We have an employee whose last name is Null. He kills our employee lookup application when his last name is used as the search term (which happens to be quite often now).
For all of you that have ever tried to code for joomla, you’ll know that information is either very abundant, for simple questions, or non-exisitant, for anything more complex. If you’re anything like me, you find yourself scurrying through pages and pages of search results, only to say "stuff it" and go file by file through the source code to find what argument you’re meant to be passing into some rarely used Joomla Function.
Yahoo is doing actual object recognition in searches now, automatically generating tags from things it recognizes in your images. Is there a cat in your picture, but you didn’t tag it cat, or bother to tag it at all? No problem, Flickr’s new search will see the cat and transparently add a "cat" tag, surfacing it in search results. The same goes for dogs, horses, sunsets and a variety of other subjects.
After navigating any initial welcome screens, I go in search of empty states; views within the app typically devoid of content or data. Essentially a blank slate, an empty state can be used to form the first impression made on a user. It’s the importance of these views that I find so interesting as they can often be a good indicator as to the level detail put in to building the app.
For example, word2vec allows you to evaluate a query like King - Man Woman and get the result Queen. This means you can do some totally new searches.
So, whether you’re a job seeker looking for a great new place to call work-home or a manager who wants to offer your employees something extra-special, check out 10 of our favorite office benefits and perks.
Image-led search certainly appears to be all the rage in travel – especially when combined with social elements such as sharing, recommendations and lists.
I think it will be a while longer before NoSQL databases gain acceptance in the ERP world. However the amount of innovation going on in the NoSQL world is huge and great strides are being taken. I suspect we will start to see NoSQL begin to be used for non-traditional BI via data warehouses. Even adding Google like search to ERP usually involves adding a NoSQL database on the side.
For the last two months, you’ve seen some version of the same story all over the Internet: Delete your search history before Google’s new privacy settings take effect. A straightforward piece outlining a rudimentary technique, but also evidence that the search titan has a serious trust problem on its hands.
Over the next few months, Google’s search engine will begin spitting out more than a list of blue Web links. It will also present more facts and direct answers to queries at the top of the search-results page.
How does Google create its search algorithms, its recipes for making the listings and search results you get? For the first time, the general public gets a glimpse into the decision making process, through a video that Google has posted of one of its search quality meetings.
Have you ever wondered how Facebook orders your search results? Clearly they have some ordering about who they think you are looking for, and they seem to guess pretty well. I can only guess, but it seems like they order it based on who you interact with, whose profile you look at and who you have recently become friends with.
As a part of the SNA team, we have been building some really cool distributed systems, from storage, to messaging, to search. So we thought it’d be cool on this InDay to put it all together and see what we can come up with.
This paper describes recent research by SophosLabs into how attackers are using blackhat Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) techniques to stuff legitimate websites with content designed to rank highly in search engine results, yet redirect users to malicious sites. These websites are being used to distribute rogue security products (also known as "scareware" or "fake antivirus") onto users’ computers.
How much would you pay for search if it were not free? Let’s pretend it’s an alternate world, or maybe sometime in the future, and there is no free search. You have to pay for your Google, or Bing, or whatever. How much would you be willing to pay?
You can now search through Quora activity and watch the results update in realtime. Earlier today, Google seems to have slipped Quora into Google Realtime Search, along with Gowalla, Google Buzz, Plixi, Me2day, Twitgoo, and possibly others.
Most flight search sites haven’t changed in years. They have an intimidating search page and endless pages of flight results. Finding the right flight often takes all afternoon—or all week. At Hipmunk, we make your experience a lot better. We’re building better interfaces for searching, browsing, and filtering your flight search results.
Fluidinfo is an online information storage and search platform. Its design supports shared openly-writable metadata of any type and about anything, provides modern writable APIs, and allows data to be branded with domain names.
Most enterprises already have enterprise search, BI and production reporting technologies along with relevant specialists to use them. But enterprise search technology has evolved to address a new class of information access applications that encompass vast amounts of content that can impact the enterprise like never before as they seek new ways to differentiate themselves. Here’s how it’s done.
The best way to understand the Discovery Engine is to walk through a real world example. In this section we will walk through a search step by step, demonstrating the Discovery Engine’s features and contrasting them with the functionality of a standard SQL-based search.
This document will highlight the more advanced features of Google Web Search. Have in mind though that even very advanced searchers, such as the members of the search group at Google, use these features less than 5% of the time.
Search engine users often misspell search terms for a variety of reasons varying from keyboard problems (a key not working), to unfamiliar international names (for example Sigmund Freud), changing one letter accidentally (Sinpsons), or adding one more letter (Frusciaante). Google’s search engine includes a feature now familiar to many web users - "Did you mean" - which provides alternative suggestions when you may have misspelled a search term.
As I’ve already mentioned, EXEC() is an inferior solution to sp_executesql and the CLR. The reason for this is that since EXEC() does not take parameters, you have to build a query string with parameter values interpolated. This precludes query plans from being reused. It also makes the programming more difficult. Nevertheless, there are three situations where you need to use EXEC() or at least interpolate parameter values
So by now you should know how the search industry landscape completely changed overnight with the integration of Place Page results into the organic results for local search. If you don’t think the change is that radical, I suggest you pause and really comprehend the possibilities. Just one issue that’s being talked about is how it is possibly going to hurt businesses with multiple locations.
This document first began as an effort to help teams within Google, but we thought it’d be just as useful to webmasters that are new to the topic of search engine optimization and wish to improve their sites’ interaction with both users and search engines. Although this guide won’t tell you any secrets that’ll automatically rank your site first for queries in Google (sorry!), following the best practices outlined below will make it easier for search engines to crawl, index and understand your content.
As the worlds of web design and SEO merge ever closer, we’ve been seeing design-specific elements produce a positive impact on SEO for the sites that employ them. It’s terrific news for SEOs who love design and are capable of and passionate about making it part of their repertoire. It’s also great for designers who find that as they evolved from Flash designs to machine-readable CSS and separated markup from content, they’ve earned more links and more organic search love.
What would a big search engine do with a little startup’s check-ins and annotations about locations? Here are some ideas.
Today, we’re announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine. Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and it’s the largest collection of web content we’ve offered. Whether it’s a news story, a blog or a forum post, you can now find links to relevant content much sooner after it is published than was possible ever before.
Search marketers have deemed South Korea one of the toughest markets to figure out – so tough that many have given up on it. The difficulties start with a small and complicated population, three search engines that are far ahead of Google, and one of the highest CPC prices in the world.
During our process we focused on people’s rising expectations for search. As the web has evolved over the past decade, people have been typing more sophisticated searches and seeking out specialized search tools to match. To keep pace with rapid change online, we have teams of engineers working across Google to develop new ways to present and refine search results. Our central challenge with our latest redesign was to figure out how to squeeze all these tools and technologies into a single page.
Whether you want to set up an enterprise–wide Internet or intranet search engine or create less ambitious natural–language search applications, this book will teach you how to get the most out of SQL Server 2008 Integrated Full–Text Search: * Introducing powerful Integrated Full–Text Search features in SQL Server such as the FREETEXT and CONTAINS predicates, custom thesauruses, and stop lists * Showing you how to optimize full–text query performance through features like full–text indexes and iFilters * Providing examples that help you understand and apply the power of Integrated Full–Text Search in your daily projects
You may have heard that here at Google we’re obsessed with speed, in our products and on the web. As part of that effort, today we’re including a new signal in our search ranking algorithms: site speed. Site speed reflects how quickly a website responds to web requests
Twitter’s challenge is to filter out the bad actors at the same time it rolls out an advertising platform that generates revenue from marketer interest in real-time search, while making sure the marketing itself doesn’t destroy the medium it’s trying to leverage. The dirty secret of Twitter’s war on spam? A significant amount of it emanates from clumsy marketers that just don’t know any better.
Although both Facebook and Google has not yet announced this officially, some folks are reporting that status updates from Facebook pages will start showing up on Google search results today.
These attacks and the surveillance they have uncovered–combined with the attempts over the past year to further limit free speech on the web–have led us to conclude that we should review the feasibility of our business operations in China. We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China.
TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions.
Facebook Pages are increasingly becoming a "second home page" for businesses online. And while more and more Page owners are learning how to become expert Facebook marketers, Facebook has recently created many new opportunities for Pages to get more traffic through the tried and true methods of - you guessed it - search engine optimization (SEO).
Facebook rolled out a limited test tonight of a new search interface which for the first time lets people search their News Feeds and brings up results chronologically from their streams. The new search interface is still experimental and has only been turned on for "a fraction of a percent of the people" on the social network. I am one of the lucky few. My initial impression is that this is the first time I’ve actually been able to find anything on Facebook without having to jump through 25 hoops to get the results I want.
In this post we’ll examine how Twitter (Twitter) has changed the nature of search and created demand for real-time search engines. We’ll also explore why Verified Accounts matter, how savvy marketers are engineering Twitter trends, the nature of sponsored tweets and what’s to come, and the relevance of Twitter chat in third-party applications. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it encapsulates 5 important Twitter trends to keep your eye on right now.
Google prepares to launch a service that indexes and ranks content from microblogging services like Twitter. Since it’s very easy to post updates and the posts are usually very short, micro-blogging services are great for live blogging, posting real-time information about an event.
A fantastic post by Francois Derbaix, CTO at top French travel site Toprural.com, tells us that Google is as susceptible as anyone else to imposing conditions that make its services look good when you analyse your site traffic.
Google Squared is the latest product to come out of the Google labs and the supposed answer to Wolfram Alpha. It’s a spin-off from Google’s core search engine and apparently aims to take the masses of unstructured data and return search results that are neatly organised for you, the user.
Real-time search has become extremely popular with online searchers. SearchMerge allows you to search sites like Google, Twitter, FriendFeed, Flickr, and YouTube, all at once. To identify which search engine the result is pulled from, SearchMerge adds a small logo next to the result. The homepage gives you the option of choosing an individual search engine or selecting them all. Just recently they have added Last.FM, Vimeo, and Technorati to their list of sites you can pull in results from. You have options to search by normal search or "I’m Feeling Lucky".
The real power of Twitter lies in its aggregate data. Why do you think Google and every other company out there is interested in them? It’s not just because they are the hot ticket in town right now, despite what some would have you believe. It’s all about the data. And Twitter knows that too — and is apparently on the verge of some interesting moves with Twitter Search that will better highlight that.
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Today we’re proud to launch our own microblog search with both Twitter, Jaiku, Identi.ca, Pownce (which is sadly closed but we still have a lot of data indexed so we keeped it) and even some local microblogging platforms like the Swedish Bloggy and the German Bleeper.