Google announced some new features in celebration of its fifteenth birthday. Google spoke about being able to process more complex queries, and part of that is evident in the new comparisons feature that presents Knowledge Graph facts side-by-side.
Just pull up your phone and say to Google: “Tell me the Expressionist artists”. You will see who the artists are and you can dive in to learn more about each of them and explore their most famous works. If you want to switch to Abstract artists, you can do that really easily with our new filter tool”.
Twitter revealed their new Twitter alerts system, which allows users to sign up for alerts from trusted organizations to deliver accurate information during emergencies, natural disasters or when other communications services are not accessible.
Twitter says alerts will also be marked with an orange bell icon to differentiate from regular tweets. Users who sign up to receive an account’s Twitter Alerts will receive notification directly to their phone for tweets marked as alerts from certain senders. The move follows a feature called “lifeline”, which Twitter launched in Japan last year. It underscores the services growing role in delivering fast information in an emergency.
Can no-follow links hurt my site?
Matt Cutts released a new video in the Google webmaster help YouTube channel.
Cutts said that, No-follow links won’t harm your rankings in Google, but if a webmaster is spamming them on a massive scale, it could get the attention of the search Engine spam team and trigger a manual review.
Google on Monday announced that AdSense publisher can start putting ads on HTTPs pages.
Just create an ad unit in AdSense and paste the ad code into HTML code of your page. The old version of the ad code will won’t work for sites using HTTPs but the new will. Websites like eCommerce sites and social networking sites, using the HTTPS protocol to protect their user’s sensitive data. If you have a HTTPs website you’ll be pleased with how easy it to monetize using AdSense.
In an announcement made, Microsoft and Local Corporation signed an agreement to provide location based inventory data for Bing.
As a part of the agreement, Local Corporation’s Krillion shopping data platform is helping power Bing’s local product search results, including relevant retail locations, brands, categories, and product availability data and details.
Hello to yahoo’s new logo
Yahoo retired its 18-year old logo and rolled out a new design online early Thursday morning. It’s part of an effort from CEO Marissa Mayer to inject some fresh visual interest into the venerable tech brand, while keeping the familiar color and exclamation point.
After 30 days of teasing new, but overall incredibly similar designs, yahoo unveiled its next official logo at midnight.
The logo changed from this to