Web users creating Google Accounts for the first time are automatically dispensed with associated Gmail and Google+ accounts, with no option to opt-out, further enforcing the emerging paradigm that Google is Google+.
Google Search has announced an algorithmic change that now considers page layout an influence of page rank. More specifically, sites with little content "above the fold" - the area of a website that is immediately visible without scrolling - may not rank as highly from today onwards.
Sometimes when Google Search gets it wrong, it gets it wrong spectacularly. Recently, users searching the phrase "define an English person" have been receiving a very surprising and possibly offensive first-result.
Google+ on Thursday night quietly introduced Twitter-like trending topics to its progressing social network. 'Trends' as they are officially known on Google+ appear on Google+ Search pages and function very similar to Twitter's Trending Topics.
Google launches two search updates today, a new search results design which emphasises usability over visual appeal and a site called "What do you love?" which aggregates results from across Google's services.
Google have announced Search by Image for desktop at their Inside Search event in San Francisco today. This latest feature allows users to perform a search on Google by simply dropping an image into the search box.
Google’s algorithmic change targeting content farms and low-quality websites introduced last month has been rolled out globally to benefit all English language users. Today’s rollout also takes into consideration feedback from Google Search users which can now directly impact on a site’s search rank.