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Google To Eliminate All Search Engine Queries After Two Year ...

In the wake of expanding concerns about Internet security, Google announced lately that they will be implementing a new policy of information retention, which will involve the deletion of all search engine queries right after a ...
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Want Your Picture In The Google Search Results? Add A Google+ Profile - Search Engine Land

Want Your Picture In The Google Search Results? Add A Google+ Profile - Search Engine Land | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Search Engine LandWant Your Picture In The Google Search Results?
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Google Testing Search Options Listed Above Results, Rather Than To Side - Search Engine Land

Google Testing Search Options Listed Above Results, Rather Than To Side - Search Engine Land | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Search Engine LandGoogle Testing Search Options Listed Above Results, Rather Than To SideSearch Engine LandGoogle appears to be testing out a new navigational layout, this one that takes the search options that normally show in the right-hand...
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Microsoft's Bing is now the default search engine on all Kindle Fire ...

Microsoft's Bing is now the default search engine on all Kindle Fire ... | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Definitely a big win for Microsoft, all Web searches will be routed through Bing as the default search engine on the Kindle Fire HD.
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New iOS 6 App Store Search Results Look Like Chomp

New iOS 6 App Store Search Results Look Like Chomp | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Earlier this year Apple acquired Chomp a site and app dedicated to app search and discovery. That purchase was a signal that Apple was going to revamp its.
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WalMart built a semantic search engine. In just 10 months. - Inbound ...

The sample queries and their results were pretty interesting and the time table is impressive. I'd love to hear about other organizations taking this approach. Semantic search/information retrieval isn't just for Google!
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Top 10 Search Engines

What do you say about these points as top 10 searching engines?
1- Duck Duck Go
2- Ask (also called 'Ask Jeeves') (but now it’s no more a search engine)
3- The Internet Archieve
4- Yippy (previously 'Clusty')
5- Yahoo!
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Search Highlight Swim.com - Internet Search Engine Database

Search Highlight Swim.com - Internet Search Engine Database | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Internet Search Engine DatabaseSearch Highlight Swim.comInternet Search Engine DatabaseHowever, sometimes these search engines can fail you and display many pages of useless results.
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Google adds more flexibility to the Currency Converter in its search results - The Next Web

Google adds more flexibility to the Currency Converter in its search results - The Next Web | SearchTools | Scoop.it
The Next WebGoogle adds more flexibility to the Currency Converter in its search resultsThe Next WebThis makes me want to ask: what has Google not updated in its search results in a while and deserves to get a facelift?
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What Was The First Modern Web Search Engine? - How-To Geek

What Was The First Modern Web Search Engine? - How-To Geek | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Answer: WebCrawler. The three core components of modern web search engines–crawling the web for new sites, indexing the results, and providing an interface for users to search that index–are so firmly embedded in the ...
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Cloud Photos Service Everpix Exits Beta With New Website & iPad App ... - TechCrunch

Cloud Photos Service Everpix Exits Beta With New Website & iPad App ... - TechCrunch | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Cloud Photos Service Everpix Exits Beta With New Website & iPad App ...TechCrunchEverpix, the cloud-based photo-sharing platform which debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2011, is now officially exiting its beta period with the debut of a revamped website,...
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Google Now Displaying Birthday Reminders on Search Page - PC Magazine

Google Now Displaying Birthday Reminders on Search Page - PC Magazine | SearchTools | Scoop.it
FirstpostGoogle Now Displaying Birthday Reminders on Search PagePC MagazineAs part of an update to its Google+ social network, the search giant on Wednesday announced that it has rolled out birthday reminders on Google.com.
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The battle of the SERPs - State of Search

The battle of the SERPs - State of Search | SearchTools | Scoop.it
SEO is about creating as much visibility as possible for relevant search queries. PPC is much more driven by ROI, visibility is not always as valuable as within SEO. Although the underlying techniques have similarities there are also some skills ...
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A "Pepsi Challenge" For Bing & Google

A "Pepsi Challenge" For Bing & Google | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Microsoft is so confident that its search engine Bing outperforms Google that is has created the Bing It On Challenge. But an academic study released earlier this year suggests that the best engine for you depends on the terms you're searching.
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SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 7, 2012

SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 7, 2012 | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.
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An array of search engines in diverse segments unveiled | Online ...

Another one, quite different from all the above, The First Semantic Image Search Engine NachoFoto was unveiled, and provides real time images based on the meaning of the user's query. Image is the second most popular search on ...
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Search Facebook Friends' Photos On Bing - Search Engine Land

Search Facebook Friends' Photos On Bing - Search Engine Land | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced on the Bing Search blog that you can now search Bing to discover your friends' photos within Facebook. If you activated the so.
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Is Walmart's Semantic Search an Amazon Killer? - E-Commerce ...

Is Walmart's Semantic Search an Amazon Killer? - E-Commerce ... | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Stay up to date on important trends in the digital retail space with Website Magazine's E-Commerce Express. The Internet has changed the world of commerce for the better; learn the latest E-Commerce trends and sell online ...
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EverPix Building Semantic Photo Search for Giant Picture Libraries

EverPix Building Semantic Photo Search for Giant Picture Libraries | SearchTools | Scoop.it
As people snap more and more digital photos, being able to organize those photos into useful sets is becoming increasingly important. Facial recognition algorithms are quickly becoming a standard...
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Google's Cutts Argues Google's Search Results More Than 18% - Search Engine Roundtable

Google's Cutts Argues Google's Search Results More Than 18% - Search Engine Roundtable | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Search Engine RoundtableGoogle's Cutts Argues Google's Search Results More Than 18%Search Engine Roundtable1) the left-hand column is counted as non-search, when the left-hand column is entirely about search.
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Is Google Search Really Only 18.5% Organic Results? - Search Engine Watch

Is Google Search Really Only 18.5% Organic Results? - Search Engine Watch | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Is Google Search Really Only 18.5% Organic Results?Search Engine WatchIn it, the author alleges the default "above the fold" area of a Google search results page (SERP) is only 18 percent “actual search results”.
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“Search… is obsolete” Says XYOLogic As It Takes On The Mobile Apps Long Tail - TechCrunch

“Search… is obsolete” Says XYOLogic As It Takes On The Mobile Apps Long Tail - TechCrunch | SearchTools | Scoop.it
TechCrunch“Search… is obsolete” Says XYOLogic As It Takes On The Mobile Apps Long TailTechCrunch“Classic search engines assume that the user expresses their intent with a search query. But that's not the future.
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The Ninja's Guide to Google Alerts | Search Engine Journal

The Ninja's Guide to Google Alerts | Search Engine Journal | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Google Alerts is one of the most powerful free tools available, but it is often overlooked. It monitors the Web for words and phrases and even sends you an email or updates an RSS feed every time it finds a new result.
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Remembering: 'Googling' invented in 1998 - Alexandria Town Talk

Remembering: 'Googling' invented in 1998 - Alexandria Town Talk | SearchTools | Scoop.it
Remembering: 'Googling' invented in 1998Alexandria Town TalkLarry Page and Sergey Brin were doctoral students at Stanford University working on an Internet search engine project in 1996; not many people knew much about the Internet in 1996, and certainly...
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Semantics and Facets in Mindbreeze InSite : Beyond Search

Semantics and Facets in Mindbreeze InSite : Beyond Search | SearchTools | Scoop.it
The key term is semantic search, which means 'understanding content.' And I'm proud to be able to report that Mindbreeze InSite can do this perfectly. But how does it work? It's not magic code, just statistical mathematics and ...
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