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Google will make page speed a factor in mobile search ranking starting in July

Google today announced a significant change in how it ranks websites for mobile searches: it will now take page speed into consideration as one of its signals, the company says. The change, which Google is referring to as the “Speed Update,” will go into effect in July 2018, and will downrank very slow websites under certain conditions. Though speed will become more ...

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Aardvark killed in London Zoo blaze as search continues for meerkats (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 15:54 An unfortunate aardvark has been confirmed as the first fatality of a fire that broke out at London Zoo early on Saturday morning. Four meerkats are still unaccounted for following the blaze. The fire broke out at around 6am in the animal adventure section of the zoo, before spreading to an adjacent shop, according ...

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Google’s mobile-first search index has rolled out to a handful of sites

Just over a year ago, Google announced a major change to the way its search index will rank sites: it will go mobile-first. As the company explained at the time, Google’s algorithms will eventually primarily use the mobile version of a website’s content to rank its pages, to understand structured data, and to show snippets from the site in its ...

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Improving search and advertising are the next frontiers for voice-activated devices

Lisa LacyContributor Lisa Lacy is a reporter who covers digital and search marketing. Despite millions of orders for voice enabled devices, vendors have yet to map the uncharted territory of voice enabled search and advertising. Indeed, as voice search expands — to the tune of 50 percent of all searches by 2020 (according to some estimates) — so, too, do opportunities ...

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Bomb manual used by New York terrorist suspect still just a Google search away

Bomb-making guides similar to the instructions used by the suspect in last week’s New York subway attack are still easy to find online, despite repeated promises by Google to block such material from appearing in search results. RT correspondent Jacqueline Vouga used Google to locate manuals authored by Al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) which provide step-by-step instructions in ...

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You’ve goat to be kidding: Police search for ‘man’ trapped in ravine

Published time: 18 Dec, 2017 11:03 Police and firefighters from Queenstown, New Zealand rushed to rescue a man trapped and crying for help inside a ravine on Sunday. However, it turned not to be the standard search operation. A passerby called the emergency services after hearing a ‘man screaming for help’ near Gorge Road in Arthurs Point on Sunday afternoon, ...

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Search & destroy: US military releases photos of joint drills for removing North Korea’s WMD

Published time: 18 Dec, 2017 08:22 Edited time: 18 Dec, 2017 08:55 The US military has released photos of massive joint drills with its ally South Korea. The drills were reportedly aimed at removing North Korean weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in case of military conflict. The ‘Warrior Strike IX’ exercise was held at Camp Stanley, a US military facility ...

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Google adds price tracking and deals to Google Flights, Google Trips and hotel search

Google today is expanding its booking features for travelers using Google services including Trips, Flights and hotel search, with a focus on helping people find better rates. For example, Google can now tell you the best time to buy an airline ticket or see when room rates are higher, among other things. These price-tracking features are similar to those that ...

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Stop & search finds more drugs on white suspects, yet police continue to target black people

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 18:03 White suspects are more likely to be found with drugs during police stop and searches, yet black people remain eight times more likely to be targeted. Campaigners say the disparity amounts to “institutional racism.” A report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) described the disparity in policing operations ...

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Google’s mobile search results now include videos of celebs answering your questions

Google is testing a new feature that will allow celebrities and other notable figures to answer users’ search queries directly in the form of “selfie” videos posted in the Google Search results. The company says this program is initially being piloted on mobile with a handful of people for now, including Priyanka Chopra, Will Ferrell, Tracee Ellis Ross, Gina Rodriguez, Kenan ...

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