Category Archives: search engines

Blogger takes long view, makes metrics discovery

ProBlogger Darren Rowse made an interesting discovery when he took a closer look at his blog’s metrics: one of his blog posts received more traffic from StumbleUpon than from Digg — but he had to take a long view of … Continue reading

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Journalistopia Cartoon: June 3, 2007

Place on your blog: <a href="https://journalistopia.com/2007/06/03/journalistopia-cartoon-june-3-2007"> <img src="https://journalistopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/cartoon-05-28-07-googlezon.jpg" border=0 /> </a> -More in the cartoons category. -Read the latest on the legal wrangling over Google News here. -Watch the EPIC2014 Googlezon video here.

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Your news site needs people pages

Search Engine Watch reports that 30% of searches done on Google and Yahoo are for the names of people. While there isn’t a breakout of what percentage of that figure is Britney and Paris, there’s still a key point here: … Continue reading

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Report: Google News negotiating deals with UK news orgs

[UPDATE: Google denies the claims made in the report.] The Sunday Herald in Scotland reports that Google is in negotiations with several UK-based news organizations to license content for their free Google News service. Google has previously reached settlements with … Continue reading

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Media executives rip into Google

A panel of leading media executives took a combative tone against search engines during a panel discussion at the 56th annual National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Reuters reports. “The Googles of the world, they are the Custer of the modern … Continue reading

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How Google Blog Search ranks your blog posts

New details about the methodology behind Google Blog Search results have been making the rounds of the blogosphere. According to the patent application, Google’s Blog Search uses two main criteria to determine how a post gets ranked: 1) A blog … Continue reading

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When the machines edit your life

It’s like a horrific scene out of EPIC 2014. E-Media Tidbits’ Amy Gahran highlights the story of Nino Ceritano, a restaurateur whose top Google search was a Roanoke Times story about a murder suspect who worked in his restaurant. “What … Continue reading

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Google Maps mashup based on book locations

Now this is what newspapers should be doing to their stories! Check out the new feature on Google Book Search, where some mashups have been created to show on a map all the locations referenced in the text of the … Continue reading

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Microsoft offered cash for Wikipedia alterations

Microsoft got its hand slapped by Wikipedia after it was revealed that Microsoft attempted to pay writer Rick Jelliffe for altering Microsoft’s Wikipedia entry, according to an Associated Press report. From the report: Microsoft acknowledged it had approached the writer … Continue reading

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Roundup of Yahoo! Local features

Search Engine Watch has published an interesting feature on Yahoo! Local’s attempts to increasingly incorporate user-generated content into their listings. Some of the new features include allowing users to edit business listings by updating outdated addresses or flagging locations that … Continue reading

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Wikipedia’s online newspapers entry

Gggg….rrrkkk….gggkk…GAAAKK! I’m just about speechless at Wikipedia’s “online newspaper” entry. Steve Yelvington has done the journalism world a service by pointing out this horror and suggesting some of our esteemed academics take a whack at it. Also check out Dave … Continue reading

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Yahoo gets all shook up

The AP reports that Yahoo is going through with its long-awaited restructuring. The changes come in light of their struggling stock price and a notorious memo by one of its vice-presidents, which has been dubbed ‘The Peanut Butter Manifesto’ (read … Continue reading

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