Last week, Google published a paper on a way of navigating on touch screens by tracing out alphanumeric characters. For instance, if you have a list of contacts on your screen, and want to move down to a name that begins with the letter L, you would trace an L on your screen. Looking for … Read more Google Gesture Search for Android on Google Maps?
This is the third and final (for now) part in a series on Google Custom Search Engines, and how information from custom search engines might be used in Google’s Web search. In the first part of this series, SEO and Assumptions behind Web Searches, I described some assumptions search engineers often make that are challenged … Read more The Expertise of Google Custom Search Engines vs. the Wisdom of Crowds
If you have the Google Toolbar installed on your browser, you may soon start seeing some odd behavior at times when you click on a search result. For some pages, Google might deliver you to a page and may display a popup/information box on the bottom right of the page that covers part of the … Read more Google Quick Scroll – Good or Evil?
This is the second part of a series on Google Custom Search Engines. Why spend so much time looking at Google Custom Search Engines? Here are a few reasons which I’ve written about in previous posts: Google Subscribed Links, which can be created in Google Custom Search Engines, sometimes appear in Google’s Web Search even … Read more Are Google Custom Search Engines Influencing Google Web Search?
This is the first in a series of posts on Google Custom Search Engines. If you’re interested in how search works on the Web, you may want to spend some time exploring Google Custom Search. It enables you to create a site search for an individual site, or a customized search engine on specific topics … Read more Assumptions behind Web Searches