Predictive Search: Is This the Future or the End of Search?

On June 24, 2013
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Ever since Google introduced auto-complete in 2004, predictive search has become a welcome part of our internet interactions, helping us search faster, find results quicker, and discover answers to questions we didn’t even know we had.

As predictive search becomes more powerful, tools like Google Now have become capable of delivering relevant, personalized information to users, all but eliminating the need for search as we know it.

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The Future According to Larry Page: Outlook Lazy

On April 22, 2013
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On the Q1 2013 earnings call last week, Larry Page spent a lot of his time taking about the future – a future that will not be social, as Page might have had us believe in the past. He didn’t mention Google+ once on the call, and social media only came up insofar as YouTube is social. That’s a switch!

Future of Google

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Matching the Google Algorithm to Your Traffic Loss

On December 24, 2012
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When website traffic drops, and it’s clear that you were not the cause of it, it’s time to point your finger at Google, rant, and maybe even cut down that 6000 word rant into an informative 3700 word blog post. This SEO is spending Christmas Eve with Google so hopefully you won’t have to.

Google Panda Algorithm Update 22
This is the type of early Christmas card you would not want from Google.
 

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When Did Google Give Up on the Long Tail?

On September 14, 2012
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Over the past year I’ve noticed that the Google results for long-tail queries have really started to suck. It often seems like Google just stops paying attention if I type more than three words. Case in point: I just searched “the french exit cilantro” and Google basically completely ignored the last word of my query:

Long-Tail SERP

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