One of the ux challenges we are currently facing is how to help users search for different types of content. There are a few specific considerations: How do we accommodate queries for 3-4 different entity types while keeping the ux relatively simple. How do we help users who run a query for one entity type [...]
Today, Amir Efrati from the Wall Street Journal reported on how Google is increasingly looking to fulfill the promise of the Semantic Web as a means of maintaining their dominant market share in search while jostling for position in the overall struggle for online mindshare (with the likes of Facebook, Twitter, etc.). For those of [...]
Google has certainly been catching a good dose of hell lately for the perceived decline in the quality of their search results however a closer look at some of the actual criticism raises some questions. Earlier this month, TechCrunch published an article from Vivek Wadhwa entitled, “Why We Desperately Need a New (and Better) Google,” [...]
When Google decided to start showing local business results on Page 1, it basically meant that A. small businesses who were already thinking about marketing through organic search needed to start thinking more carefully about the impact of local results and B. that small businesses who weren’t using search as a marketing tactic had better [...]
For those of you interested in how news appears in blended search results, I’ve put some thoughts together in a guest post for Lee Odden on the Online Marketing Blog.
I chatted with CT Moore from NVI Interactive Strategy at Pubcon a few months back about several topics including some of the things we’ve seen from Google News in the past year or so. Note to self: Remember to take off that ridiculously large event badge next time.
Yesterday, the Google News team announced the beta launch of Living Stories, a platform that aims to provide a new way for users to consume news. The prototype blends Google technology with content from the Washington Post and New York Times. According to Josh Cohen, Senior Business Product Manager at Google News, “The idea behind [...]
Several weeks ago, Mihaela Lica from Everything PR presented a critical perspective on a news release we had issued in which she raised some good questions about the goals and target on a news release. Her posting prompted me to give her a call and there were two outcomes from that discussion. First, the discussion [...]