Search Through Time

Over the years, the web and the world have changed. Since our launch in 1997, Google Search has continued to evolve to help you find the information you’re looking for. — Read on http://www.google.com/search/howsearchworks/our-history/

For the first time, FTC fines retailer for blocking negative reviews on its website.

“The Federal Trade Commission has fined online fashion retailer Fashion Nova $4.2 million, saying that for years it blocked negative reviews of its products from being posted to its website. The agency said in a complaint Tuesday that the California-based retailer misrepresented that the product reviews on its website as reflecting the views of all … Continue reading For the first time, FTC fines retailer for blocking negative reviews on its website.

TikTok Leads YouTube in Average Time Spent Per Month in the US

Mobile Android users in the US spent more time on TikTok than YouTube in May, with an average of 24.5 hours, according to App Annie. The study also reveals a surge in the monthly time spent using video and photo apps, up 375% from the fourth quarter in 2019 to Q2 this year. The Google-owned … Continue reading TikTok Leads YouTube in Average Time Spent Per Month in the US

On Google’s 21st birthday, a look back in time

Google’s exact “birthday” remains a mystery, but the official line is that September 27, 1998 was the day the startup launched. Today marks the 21st anniversary of the company that has grown into one of the world’s largest companies, now considered by most to be a tech titan. — Read on searchengineland.com/on-googles-21st-birthday-a-look-back-in-time-322721

Instagram just took advantage of Amazon’s biggest weakness

Instagram took a big step on Tuesday in its evolution into an online shopping destination, and for once, Amazon finds itself looking up from a position of weakness. Instagram announced that users of the photo-sharing app will for the first time be able to start making purchases of some products directly within the app, capping … Continue reading Instagram just took advantage of Amazon’s biggest weakness

Google Introduces New Search Engine for Finding Datasets

Google has launched a new type of search engine designed specifically around helping people find data. Simply called “Dataset Search,” the tool provides easier access to millions of datasets across thousands of data repositories on the web. — Read on http://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-introduces-new-search-engine-for-finding-datasets/268337/

Google adds new ‘veteran-led’ attribute to Google My Business profile

Wonderful addition. Prefer to do business with a veteran-led business? Google is now making it easier for veteran owners/leaders to identify their business as such. ‘Google adds new ‘veteran-led’ attribute to Google My Business profile – Search Engine Land’ — Read on searchengineland.com/google-adds-new-veteran-led-attribute-to-google-my-business-profile-304497

Google is retiring the AdWords & DoubleClick brands in a major rebranding aimed at simplification – Search Engine Land

There will now be three primary brands: Google AdWords is now Google Ads. DoubleClick advertiser products and Google Analytics 360 Suite are now under the brand Google Marketing Platform. DoubleClick for Publishers and DoubleClick Ad Exchange are integrated into a new unified platform called Google Ad Manager. — Read on searchengineland.com/google-is-retiring-the-adwords-doubleclick-brands-in-a-major-rebranding-aimed-at-simplification-301073

‘Jurassic World’ crushes summer blockbuster competition in digital ad impressions | Marketing Dive

‘The high levels of impressions earned by “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” suggest that a strong focus on mobile marketing and innovative brand tie-ups have helped the sequel stand out during the crowded summer movie season.’ — Read on http://www.marketingdive.com/news/jurassic-world-crushes-summer-blockbuster-competition-in-digital-ad-impre/526406/

Google rolls out updates to give users easier access to privacy controls – Search Engine Land

Google is rolling out a redesign of Google Account to give users clearer access to their privacy controls and settings. Jan Hannemann, product manager of Google Account, announced the updates on Google’s blog Thursday. Only Android users will see them right away; iOS and web users will see the new interface later this year. — Read on searchengineland.com/google-rolls-out-updates-to-give-users-easier-access-to-privacy-controls-300763