John indicates that the use of the noscript tag suspect happens with search engines because the element in the past has been often abused by spammers.
Serving a page of HTML text to search engines, while showing a page of images or Flash to users.
Serving different content to search engines than to users.
In 2006 it was said by a representative of Google, a noscript element that links will be followed up with Google but no further value attributes will be added.
Everyone has a Google Account, but just in case, if you do not have a Google account, the company has just launched a new site for anyone who wants to try Google Docs can do so without having an account. The exact address would docs.google.com/demo.
On opening the demo site, we would find a document that will give us some guidelines on how to start writing with Google docs. What needs to be clear is that there is an option to share or collaborate with others in Real time. The document would be available for 24 hours after its creation.
The new document comes with a link that enables you to invite others to collaborate on the issue (these users will NOT be invited to have a Google account).
I’ve always had this question in my mind. Which search engine do people use if Google fails?. According to the latest study of Chitika , Google users do not find what you seek try again first on Yahoo and Ask.com and then Bing.
The following graph, we can see the percentages of search engines that Google users use when they find something wrong with the Google Search:
The study took 40,000 users who searched the same and looked at where they went when the result on Google was not satisfactory or when Google was down (although that never happens). Surprisingly, the data showed that very few Google users, used Bing as first alternate, and the high regard they have to Ask, and Yahoo.
49.5% of the people searched Yahoo, the 30.29% in Ask, and only 16.4% in Bing. Numbers do look strange eh?
The latest study by Chitika, the first search result on Google receives twice the clicks than the second result and three times the third.
According to data gathered in searches of Google, the first results received for 35% of clicks, the second gets 17% and third 12%. But above all that the biggest leap of visits to appear on the first page of results. The pages at # 10, the end of the first page of results, were 143% more visits than the first result of the second page # 11.
These data confirmed that SEO is most important to be on the top of the web search results.
According the reports from Statcounter.com, yesterday google.co.hk (the Google domain for Hong Kong) had an all time high number of page visits.
The two curves represent the growing competition between search engines – Baidu, Yahoo, Bing and Google. While search engines like yahoo, bing, ask etc stand on something above 0 to 0.3% of the traffic source, Google and Baidu stand above 45% of the traffic graph.
We’ve all heard about these two free hosting services and they are extremely popular on the Internet. Any user can store photographs, text or songs, videos or share files instantly. They use a very simple system or sharing \ distributing. All we need to download a file from rapidshare or megaupload is a simple link but how do we find them in the database?.
These websites are not search engines so we have to find other ways to find videos, music or any other type of file uploaded by anonymous users. Lets discuss on how to find these files using Google,
The trick is simple:
If we want to find something in Megaupload, type in Google: “filename” + site: megaupload.com
If instead we want to find a Rapidshare file, we have to put Google: “filename” + site: rapidshare.com
Just change the text quoted by the keyword of the file you’re looking for, be it a band, a movie, a ebook or anything else.
You can also search by file extensions, writing something like this: “filename” + inurl: mp3 site: megaupload.com
In “file name” you know what to do. Simply change the extension from mp3 to rar, zip, avi, mpg, ogg, exe, or whatever you want. Do you have more Google search tricks? Share them below!
While designing the Google office the employees wished to maintain a small-company atmosphere and leave a Swedish fingerprint on the space, all while combining several Swedish offices into a centralized location for engineers and the marketing and sales divisions.
The office is filled with everything we know to be Google, though with a bit less of the very extravagant elements the Zurich space contained. The conference rooms are themed with famous Swedish inventors like Linne, Ericsson, Nobel, and Bohlin. Several of the other rooms have unique themes as well. Google just seems like a fun company to work for, and this office doesn’t change that belief in the slightest. Plenty of places to play on different games, a great looking kitchen area, and of course many places to lounge make this Google office one of the best.
Sit back and enjoy the slideshow of pictures from Google Stockholm, Sweden office
Image credit: Office snapshots, do visit officesnapshots.com for more office snapshots
Google gets information from twitter, from more than a dozen new search technologies that enable us to monitor more than a billion documents and process hundreds of millions of real-time changes each day. Google also made it official that it has now partnered with Facebook, MySpace, FriendFeed, Jaiku and Identi.ca — along with Twitter, which was announced a few weeks ago.
From the Google blog:
Our real-time search enables you to discover breaking news the moment it’s happening, even if it’s not the popular news of the day, and even if you didn’t know about it beforehand. For example, in the screen shot, the big story was about GM’s stabilizing car sales, which shows under “News results.” Nonetheless, thanks to our powerful real-time algorithms, the “Latest results” feature surfaces another important story breaking just seconds before: GM’s CEO stepped down.
If you want to see real-time search first look video:
Techcrunch also has a nice write up about Google’s new realtime search technology! BUT it’s funny that they compare Google’s realtime search to the speed of light . You can find some screenshots, videos and more information on the latest techcrunch’s post here.