Jun 252013

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is repeating its warning from 2002 that it’s not easy to distinguish paid search results from other results. June 25, 2013 1:04 PM PDT The FTC has warned that it could be hard to tell what search results are actually ads. (Credit: Screenshot by Shara Tibken/CNET) Search engines need to […]

Aug 082012

Alleged action follows a lawsuit filed by the online bulletin board to prevent data harvester 3taps and apartment listings aggregator PadMapper from exporting its listings. August 7, 2012 5:28 PM PDT PadMapper collects all listings around a specific city or ZIP code from Craigslist and other services and displays them on a Google map. (Credit: […]

Dec 112010

Google quietly added an advanced search feature over the last couple of days that sorts the Internet by reading level. Search Engine Roundtable noticed that when you click on the “advanced search” link next to a Google search box on the right, you’re now presented with an additional option to sort by “reading level,” which […]

Oct 122010

Google still owns the market for paid search results, but the newly formed Bing-Yahoo team could “capture significant market share in the near term,” according to a new report from SearchIgnite. Among all search engines, Google’s third-quarter share of the pay-per-click search market stood at 80.2 percent. That represented a gain of 7.9 percent in […]