It is no secret that Facebook and Google don’t quite get along. On paper, it seems like a marriage made in heaven: the world’s largest social network and the world’s largest search engine. If the two of them teamed up, they could quite literally take over the Internet. Since Google wants to take over the Internet all on its own, it is not interested in teaming up with Facebook. This is why the search giant developed Google+, which it hoped would grow larger than Facebook and overtake the social giant’s reign at the top of the social network hierarchy. Unfortunately, that coup never occurred and both platforms have been locked in a battle ever since; and so far the quarrel shows no signs of abatement. The only question that remains is, how will Google handle Facebook’s new updates? The rumor is, Facebook has plenty up its sleeve.
If someone told you twenty years ago that you would one day be able to talk to your phone and have it understand you and respond accordingly, you probably would have called them crazy; but Google is known for taking crazy ideas and making them a reality. Case in point, take the new Google search with voice recognition tools. What was once a neat feature that the company added to Google Now a year ago is now a powerful new feature that is being expanded upon in order to serve nearly all of Google’s apps and services.
As the largest search engine in the world, it’s easy to see why everyone would be anticipating future Google updates. The search giant updates the algorithms that dictate its search results several times a year, most of those changes minor. It’s when those big changes happen that most webmasters, marketers and everyday users stop and take notice. To keep you in the loop and to prevent any surprises, here are a few Google updates for summer you should be aware of.
In case you didn’t know, Google is coming out with a wearable computer that will be available for purchase later this year or early next year. These Google glasses allow you to take photos, record video, use voice commands and lots of other stuff – all while you’re wearing the head-mounted-display (HMD) on your noggin. Is Google Glass the future of technology or is it a fad? Let’s take a look at the capabilities of this amazing new Google device and what we can expect when the technology finally becomes available for public use.
Google certainly wasn’t the first search engine (DogPile and AskJeeves anyone?), but it is the biggest. Google is so big that its name has become a verb. If you need to know something, anything, you just ‘Google it’. There are quite a few reasons Google ranks at the top of the search engine list, it’s not just because the search engine and its name seem to be everywhere. Let’s look at a few reasons why the Google search engine is the one to follow, as well as how to get indexed so that your listing shows up first amongst all the others you’re competing with.
What’s in store for the next 2013 Google update? It’s really anyone’s guess. No one could have really predicted Panda or Penguin’s release and look at what an affect they had on the online world. You never know, we could see yet another epic algorithm change this year and, as one prominent blogger has speculated, we may see the search giant continue with the black and white animal theme. Could we see a Zebra update in 2013? The truth is, Google releases very little on its algorithm updates, which it releases about 200 of every year. We can only go by what’s happened thus far if are going to predict the following 2013 Google updates for the New Year.
Google is the top search engine in the world and for a very good reason – the company goes out of its way to provide the most valuable and useful search results to users. When users search with Google, they know they are getting the most relevant search results available and that is why most users choose Google over any other search engine. The best part about search with Google is that all of your results are completely customized and you can even customize them further if you wish. Let’s take a little short tour of Google now. Even if you think you know Google search like the back of your hand, read along. You just might learn a thing or two.
Google has become a household name. People young and old know that you only need to ‘Google’ whatever it is you want to learn and you’ll have instant results. People are using the search engine on their computers, phones, other mobile devices and even on their television sets. As an Internet marketer, it is important to learn how Google serves the consumer. This will give you firsthand and applicable knowledge that you can implement with all current and future online marketing campaigns to make them even more effective.
Think you have what it takes to become a search engine master? You’re about to find out. With the following tricks, tips and ideas, you will have the know-how necessary to create income streams at will. Whether you are promoting a business, product, service or all of the above, you will finally understand how the search engines tick and how to manipulate the search engines results pages so that you or your clients rise to the top of the list every time. Before we get started, it is important to understand that knowing how to optimize listings for the search engines is one thing. Actually putting the know-how into action is quite another. If you’re not ambitious and you don’t feel like doing the work, you’d best stop here. In the quest to become a search engine master, you must be in it to win it. You can’t halfheartedly work towards search engine mastery. This is not for the weekend warrior nor the faint of heart. If you are ready to become a master at search engine marketing and you want to succeed where so many before you have failed, prepare to learn the tricks, tips and ideas that will deliver the success you crave.
A few years ago, Google decided to take drastic action in an attempt to clean up the Internet for good. Internet marketing was much easier back then. As long as you used your keywords on your website and you had enough backlinks from prominent and relevant sites, you could surpass any competitor, particularly if you used Google Adwords along with your SEO efforts. The problem is that some of the Adwords ads led to sites that were considered sub-standard, filler of fluff. Google decided to penalize Adwords advertisers that didn’t provide a valuable experience to users, essentially, and this became known as a Google Slap.