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Google Proposes Search Result Labelling After EU Investigation

After a European anti-trust investigation, Google has put forward a number of potentially game-changing proposals regarding the way it displays search results for its own products and services in Europe. The investigation was sparked by a number of complaints from Google’s rivals that it was unfairly promoting its own services. A separate investigation was also […]

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European Commission may push ahead with Google antitrust action

The European Commission looks set to move forward with a regulatory crackdown on Google over alleged antitrust issues: despite its equivalent US body clearing the Internet giant of search bias last week. Joaquin Almunia, from the EC, remains adamant that Google unfairly ranks its own products – such as news, maps and shopping – higher […]

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Search engine Bing to continue to display over 10 results on SERPs

Bing has revealed that it is going to continue displaying more than 10 search results on its SERPs (search engine results page). The Microsoft-owned search engine is taking the opposite approach to Google, which has recently started displaying just seven results per SERP. Originally implemented in its June update as an experiment, there is no […]

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Bing apes Google graph with Encyclopaedia added to search results

Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, has announced a new partnership with the Encyclopaedia Britannia, to improve information returned with its results. The move follows hot on the heels of the new Knowledge Graph introduced by Google, which pulls out relevant stats, facts, stories and information about various search terms (for instance, searching a popular actor’s name […]

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Whoa! Google to censor UK search results?

A report published this week by a cross party committee of MPs and peers recommended that legislation should be introduced to force Google to censor search results, particularly in relation to protecting privacy. The rise and rise of social networking and the Internet has meant that cases such as the super injunction cases last year…

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Google’s Panda update – Six months On

It’s now six months since Google launched its Panda update on search results. The update was intended to ‘reduce rankings for low-quality sales-sites which are low-value add for users; copy content from other websites; or websites that are just not very useful.’ However, Frank Watson, writing for Search Engine Watch, has revealed that the update […]

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