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20 Years Of Google

20 years ago this month, and two years after it was launched internally at Stanford University by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google was officially incorporated as a company. At first, they didn't get much attention, being only one of a large number of competing search engines and "web portals," but within a few months [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Categories: Google, News|Tags: , |

Submit URLs To Google In Search Results

Getting your site indexed by Google has always been critical when it comes to appearing in the search engine results, and traditional means of doing so have usually been either waiting for Google to find it at worst, or at best, setting up a search console account (what used to be Google Webmaster Tools) and [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Google, Search Engine Optimisation|Tags: , , |

Google To Alphabet To XXVI

Although it feels like Google's corporate reorganisation and the formation of the Alphabet holding company that became the parent company of Google, (even though Google was first) happened quite recently, it's actually been around 2 years now, much to my surprise. Now, Alphabet itself is forming a new holding company which, according to Google (it [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Google, News|Tags: |

Google Links Online Activity To Personal Information

In a very quiet and decidedly non-public update to its privacy policy, Google has rescinded their promise to never link their ad tracking with personally identifiable information. A recent article by propublica.org revealed that despite having insisted for years that privacy would be their number one concern when it came to advertising products, Google has [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Google Ads|Tags: , , |

Local Search Update

Earlier this month Google implemented an update to their local search algorithm, which controls the "Local 3 Pack" of results that appear in the search results below a map when you search for something that is available in your area, as you can see in the example image below. Searcher Location More Important One of [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Google, Search Engine Optimisation|Tags: , , |

Google Adds Fact Check Tag

As an ever increasing amounts of information are added online, establishing the veracity of that information has become an important factor for both people and corporations. As such, fact checking has become a popular trend, with multiple sites being established that carry out fact checking on various statements and claims. To facilitate this, Google announced [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|Categories: Google, Search Engine Optimisation|Tags: , , |

Google Unveils Smart Messaging App

Google has just unveiled its smart messaging app, Google Allo, featuring the first preview of their digital assistant in a late entry to attempts by various companies (see Apple's Siri & Microsoft's Cortana) to create a ore personal and intuitive way for people to interact with their devices. According to the official Google blog, the [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Categories: Google, News|Tags: , |

Deep Learning Course Made Available

If you've been following the tech news recently, you'll have noticed that there has been a lot of attention paid to the concept of "Deep Learning" in the last few months.  Deep Learning is the new way of saying AI, or artificial intelligence, without actually going quite that far.  For one thing, AI has strong [...]

By | January 28th, 2016|Categories: Google|Tags: |

Google Reorganises Corporate Structure

Earlier this month, Google made new waves when they announced the implementation of a corporate restructure, in which they'll reorganise under the name "Alphabet," of which Google will just be a division or subsidiary. Given the extent to which Google diverged from its original business, namely search, it's not surprising that some of their further [...]

By | August 26th, 2015|Categories: Google|Tags: , |

Could Facts Become Google Ranking Signal?

Google has recently published a paper that could look to drastically shake up the way they rank their index in the future. While the level of data handling in the paper is still somewhat hypothetical, Google is looking into using the validity of content on a webpage as a primary ranking signal. In basic terms, [...]

By | April 29th, 2015|Categories: Search Engine Optimisation|Tags: , , |