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Google is always testing and tweaking its search interface. More recently, the search engine has tested a minimalist homepage design.
Well, apparently that homepage might be a little too simple for the search-challenged, as the latest version adds the rather obvious “Press Enter to Searc
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h” text.

I know that I’m not representative of the average search user, but I’m shocked that the average user might not know to simply click “enter” in the absence of any “search” button.
Let this be a reminder to all web site owners. If the most popular–and easiest to use–web site in the world has to point out the obvious, you shouldn’t take for granted that your visitors will know how to use your site.





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You’re already careful about what you say on Twitter, right?
I mean, you read my advice on reputation management, so you know not to go around tweeting defamatory tweets in the name of "fun."
Right?
Good, then I never have to worry about you getting in as much trouble as Larry Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs. What did he do? Er, only threw out some gay slurs on Twitter–costing him
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o.com/nfl/news/story?id=4603752">a one-game suspension and about $600,000 in lost earnings!

Agent Peter Schaffer said the game check and other lost revenue would amount to about a penalty of about $600,000 for the former two-time Pro Bowl player…Coach Todd Haley and first-year general manager Scott Pioli have repeatedly said they are trying to build a new culture and a new attitude for a struggling franchise, which has sunk to the bottom of the NFL and that disloyalty will not be tolerated.

Mashable has the offending tweets–in case you’re interested.
I’ve seen much worse thrown around on Twitter, but this should be (yet another) warning that just because there are few rules in social media, you shouldn’t be reckless with your words.
The next time you go to tweet something ugly, ask yourself if your boss would be mad if he saw your comments? Would your mom be disappointed in you? If the answer is yes, think twice about posting.
Your penalty may not be $600,000, but you could get fired–or worse, a stern talking-to from your mom!





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Apparently Twitter is all search-dealt out. After deals to bring real-time info to Bing (now) and Google (later), Twitter was not the last of the big three’s choice for real-time search. (But does it matter if Yahoo’s deal with Bing goes through?)
Instead, Yahoo, almost a week behi
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nd the others, plans to go real time with OneRiot, according to TechCrunch’s sources.
I know what you’re thinking. Who? Good question. OneRiot tracks trends on the real-time web. You can search several social sites’ updates from OneRiot, or you can use their toolbar to add real-time content to any web search. A search on one of their listed trending topics brought up seven news articles, all of which were listed as first shared on Twitter. They have the ten most recent stories on their main page—and when I checked, 90% were from Twitter. Hooray for catching that other 10%, Yahoo.
Danny Sullivan (or someone purporting to be him) commented on the TechCrunch article, calling the possible deal “lame.” He points out that Twitter APIs (and several other real-time startups) are free, and Yahoo should have gotten in on that action while it could.
What do you think? Will Yahoo deal with OneRiot, or will they jump on the Twitter bandwagon with free APIs?





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There are two brass rings in search these days: real time and social. Google (and Bing) have been working on the real time thing with Twitter, and last week Google announced they were working on a
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urs.html">Social Search option in Labs—and now it’s out.

With Social Search, Google finds relevant public content from your friends and contacts and highlights it for you at the bottom of your search results. When I do a simple query for [new york], Google Social Search includes my friend’s blog on the results page under the heading “Results from people in your social circle for New York.” I can also filter my results to see only content from my social circle by clicking “Show options” on the results page and clicking “Social.”

All of the info in Social Search is publicly available, but they highlight info based on their (massive data collection) information about you from:

  • Google profile contacts

  • Gmail contacts, chats and groups.

  • People you’re following on FriendFeed or Twitter

  • Feeds in your Google Reader


Matt Cutts is here to reassure us that this is perfectly okay:

Is it just me, or is it suddenly a little alarming how much information Google has about us? I’ve long maintained that my friends, as smart as they are, probably are not the best source for information, though they may be a good source for real-time or opinion-specific searches.
What do you think? Are you concerned about how much info Google has about you? Do you want your friends to provide the 1954 Mets’ stats?





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I know that this video of Google co-founder Sergey Brin at Web 2.0 Summit is widely circulating the interwebz, but not everyone is taking the time to watch it and highlight the interesting sound bites.

Here are some of the choicest quotes from Brin:
"I did not try to buy Twitter"
Admitted that AdWords was "a very lucrative revenue stream" although that wasn’t always the case.
"The
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internet is disproportionately efficient" as an advertising platform, compared to traditional advertising platforms.
Avoided answering a question about whether Google would build Android hardware.
"Bing has reminded us that search is a very competitive market."
"It’s a shame that Yahoo plans to abdicate" from search.
Doesn’t agree that Google is "stealing" from traditional news outlets such as the Associated Press.
The delays in shipping Chrome for Mac is "one of the disappointments for the Chrome project for me."
"I’ve been surprised at the level of controversy" and "amount of resistance" over Google Book Search.





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Despite a 18% drop in earnings and a 14% drop in revenue in Q3, Microsoft still beat Wall Street estimates for its earnings per share by 25% (eight cents).
Naturally Microsoft’s revenue reports cover their bottom line, which includes all of their software, hardware, gaming and other offerings, not just their search engine. Bing falls
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under their Online Services Division. Last year, that division posted an operating loss of $321M in Q3; this year it’s down to a $480M loss.
A large part of that loss may come from the $100M marketing blitz to promote Bing—or that cost might have been listed in Q2 of this year.
In the earnings call, executives said online advertising earnings were down by 3%. Although they’ve seen growth in page views, the lowered ad-rates are still hurting them in the display arena. However, they believe ad rates have stabilized and expect ad rates to turn around gradually next year. Meanwhile, the WSJ reports from the call, “U.S. search revenue up in mid-single digits.”
Microsoft lowered its headcount 4% YOY (the largest reduction in its history).
What do you think? Are ad rates ready to turn around?





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