Search


Google Assistant offers livelier search results on Android

Engadget

The next time you ask Google Assistant a question, you'll be more likely to get something beyond a flurry of web links. Google is rolling out an update to Assistant on Android that provides more detailed (not to mention more vivid) info cards when you ask certain questions. Search for local events and you'll get cards that include associated visuals and bookmark buttons. Look for cute cats, meanwhile, and you'll see pictures for adorable breeds on top of the actual rankings. Other upgraded searches include stocks (you'll see a stock performance graph), financial calculators, color pickers and even a bubble level.


This em SNL /em Sketch About em Game of Thrones /em With Kit Harington, Ice-T, and Mariska Hargitay Should Be Catnip to Search Engines

Slate

The news industry is more dependent upon search-engine generated traffic than ever these days, which means when Saturday Night Live invites Game of Thrones star Kit Harington to host Saturday Night Live the week before Game of Thrones returns with the final season of Game of Thrones, then that same Kit Harington appears in a Saturday Night Live Game of Thrones sketch about upcoming Game of Thrones spinoffs that includes cameos from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit stars Mariska Hargitay and Ice T, Slate is going to make sure you Game of Thrones fans searching for Game of Thrones news find out about it, even if the sketch doesn't include plot details and spoilers for Game of Thrones' last season, a list of everyone who dies in the Game of Thrones finale, or confirmation that the Night King wins the Game of Thrones. We don't care if you use abbreviations like GoT or SNL or spell it Gaem of Throns: The important thing is that you typed something into a search bar and landed on this page of the internet. While you try to figure out why Google thought you'd find "Stairway to Heaven easy solo tablature" here, on a website that would not typically publish "Stairway to Heaven easy solo tablature," and indeed, has still not published "Stairway to Heaven easy solo tablature," perhaps you'd enjoy watching a Saturday Night Live sketch about Game of Thrones: Any sketch that lets Kyle Mooney deploy his 1990s sitcom delivery is a winner, but obviously Hodor's House is the spinoff to watch, because how could the second episode live up to the pilot? But there's a lot to love here for fans of Game of Thrones, Saturday Night Live, Pee-wee's Playhouse, Kit Harington, Ice T, Mariska Hargitay, HBO, Daria, Arya, the Game of Thrones finale, Beck Bennett, Heidi Gardner, the final season of Game of Thrones, Cecily Strong, Game of Thrones, Kyle Mooney, Game of Thrones final season spoilers, Pete Davidson, Game of Thrones, Game of Thrones, or even Game of Thrones. The final season of Game of Thrones begins on April 14.


21 Effective SEO Techniques for 2019

#artificialintelligence

Ranking high takes both time and effort. But there are some SEO techniques out there that are easy to implement and will definitely bring some results. You can probably do everything yourself. Spoiler alert, though: many of them include basics. During the years we have observed something rather shocking. Many clients that I've picked up had paid big time for search engine optimization services in the past. To my surprise, however, basic things like keywords in titles were missing. Now before you start, you can always perform an audit. It's not actually something easy to do, depending on the size of your website, but it will help you prioritize your actions in order to save time. Depending on each individual situation, different actions in the list below might not be useful or might not apply to your case.


How Search Algorithms Are Changing the Course of Mathematics - Issue 70: Variables

Nautilus

Mathematicians long wondered whether it's possible to express the number 33 as the sum of three cubes--that is, whether the equation 33 x³ y³ z³ has a solution. They knew that 29 could be written as 3³ 1³ 1³, for instance, whereas 32 is not expressible as the sum of three integers each raised to the third power. But the case of 33 went unsolved for 64 years. Booker found this odd trio of 16-digit integers by devising a new search algorithm to sift them out of quadrillions of possibilities. The algorithm ran on a university supercomputer for three weeks straight.


Opinion: how to use 'the cloud' to make travel easier - Travel Weekly

#artificialintelligence

The travel industry is transforming with emerging technologies, new business models and changing consumer expectations. Travellers now have a wide range of options when it comes to planning their trips. While it might have once been common to visit your local travel agent to plan a trip after seeing a neighbour's vacation snaps, it's now more likely that vacation pictures on social media are leading someone to browse for a getaway online. People can perform their own search and use a travel-booking website to compare the vast amount of options available. In turn, travel suppliers and sellers must work hard to keep travellers engaged throughout their trip.


Google to start offering alternative browsers and search engines to Android users in the EU

Mashable

Android users in the EU will soon be offered a choice of browsers and alternative search engines on their devices, Google announced on Tuesday. The announcement is unsurprising, given the European Commission (EC) slapped Google with a record $5 billion fine in July 2018 for stifling browser and search engine competition in the EU. SEE ALSO: Google's Emma Haruka Iwao breaks Pi world record In a blog post, Google's SVP of Global Affairs Kent Walker said the company will "do more to ensure that Android phone owners know about the wide choice of browsers and search engines available to download to their phones." Specifically, owners of both existing and new Android devices will be asked which browser and search apps they want to use. Walker points out that Android users have "always been able to install any search engine or browser," but there's a difference between having Google's search engine and Chrome browser pre-installed as default and just letting users find alternatives on their own, and actively providing customers with a choice.


Artificial Intelligence and Search Engine Trend

#artificialintelligence

Search engines understand very broad and generic information. This is why many of these search engine providers keep updating their search systems with different algorithms. For example Google search understands queries like movies, geography, images etc. This is not what a user wants. Users want to get more information and today's Google search engine cannot provide such information.


3 Ways Search Marketers Can Leverage AI for SEO & PPC Today

#artificialintelligence

Keeping up with AI-driven developments in the search industry is the new normal for search marketers. Technological breakthroughs, such as advancements in voice recognition and the creation of powerful machine learning algorithms, greatly impact how people search – and consequently how we do search engine optimization. The idea of artificial intelligence taking over the digital landscape can be daunting to some marketers who view it as a risk to their professional careers. But while there is still a lot of guesswork involving the topic, there is likewise ample knowledge available for marketers who want to get up to speed on AI as it relates to search. On August 22, I moderated a Best of SEJ Summit webinar presented by Purna Virji, Senior Manager of Global Engagement at Bing Ads, Microsoft.


How Travelport uses cloud to meet changing demand in digital travel

#artificialintelligence

The travel industry is transforming with emerging technologies, new business models and changing consumer expectations. Travelers now have a wide range of options when it comes to planning their trips. While it might have once been common to visit your local travel agent to plan a trip after seeing a neighbor's vacation snaps, it's now more likely that vacation pictures on social media are leading someone to browse for a getaway online. People can perform their own search and use a travel-booking website to compare the vast amount of options available. In turn, travel suppliers and sellers must work hard to keep travelers engaged throughout their trip.


9 Emerging Search Engine Optimization Trends For 2019 [Infographic]

#artificialintelligence

Even with the ongoing rise of social media, search engines remain key to product and business discovery - and as such, search engine optimization (SEO) remains an integral part of any effective digital marketing plan. But as with all elements of digital marketing, SEO is always changing, always evolving in line with user behaviors. Because of this, it's crucial that your SEO efforts also evolve in line in order to maximize your search opportunities. So what are the latest SEO trends that you need to know about? The team from Branex have put together this infographic of rising SEO shifts, and notes on how you can improve your strategy.