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Blog directory – News from Google Whether it’s a product or feature launch or a cool new initiative, chances are that you’ll read about most news from Google on one of our blogs. We started blogging in May of 2004 and now have a network of company blogs that cover topics as diverse as our renewable energy policies, product updates, developer challenges and code snippets, and information for advertisers and partners. The official blog for information about the AdWords, AdSense, DoubleClick and AdMob APIs and SDKs Das offizielle deutsche AdSense-Blog El blog oficial de AdSense en español Le Blog officiel AdSense en français Il blog ufficiale di AdSense in Italiano Het Officiële Nederlandse Google AdSense Blog Oficjalny polski blog o AdSense O blog oficial do AdSense em português Google AdSense 中文網誌 Google’a içeriden bir bakış.

Wikipedia Similar Images graduates from Google Labs Today, we're happy to announce that Similar Images is graduating from Google Labs and becoming a permanent feature in Google Images. You can try it out by clicking on "Find similar images" below the most popular images in our search results. For example, if you search for jaguar, you can use the "Find similar images" link to find more pictures of the car or the animal. When we revamped Labs in April, we also launched Similar Images to highlight some of the innovative work our engineers have been working on. So, let's say you want to find images of Ancient Egypt. Or illustrative maps of Ancient Egypt: Or ancient Egyptian-style drawings: While we'll continue to use Google Labs as a way to showcase and collect feedback for exciting new technologies, we also want to make it easier for you to provide direct feedback on all aspects of Google Images.

SpectrumWiki AdWords: Keyword Tool One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Google AdWords Find my account Forgot password? Sign in with a different account Create account One Google Account for everything Google Monthly wiki page Hits for zh.wikipedia for .wikipedia in month [based on analysed days]; requests counted by Squid servers . [ : also requests of bots/crawlers, reloads/~edits etc. are included; redirects split]; tips , hover figures!

How Does Google Search Work? Google Explains When you want to know more about a certain something – anything, really – you Google it almost automatically. To effectively explain why Google is the Internet juggernaut that it is today, the company came out with “How Search Works,” an animated website that takes you through the process of the search engine. This particular effort to educate Internet users about their services follows a few other initiatives with the same purpose, like the Inside Search website released in 2011 and the More Than A Map website released just last year specifically for Google Maps. The cleverly designed scrolling graphic breaks Google Search down into three separate parts: Crawling and indexing, algorithms, and fighting spam. All this is explained using an interactive representation that invites users to click and learn more as they go. Still can’t quite picture it?

One planet, under wikipedia Google Maps displays geographic Wikipedia articles now! The map is marked with Ws representing wikipedia articles. The location of each W is determined by the latitute/longitude coordinates on the wiki page. It's kind of amazing how thoroughly wikipedia has colonized the world. In general, whenever I see an incredibly detailed, obscure wikipedia article, it sort of reminds me of how explorers must have felt when they found almost every corner of the earth inhabited. Wow. The problem with this particular application is that some Ws are big and some are small -- and the size seems to depend on the precision of the geotagging. Or maybe that's because the building is tagged in "cityscale" units? Update: Google seems to be following Wikipedia's own guidelines, which say (rather imprecisely) that locations should be tagged with a degree of precision appropriate to their size. Previously in mapped wikis... (Meanwhile, Yahoo maps continues not to integrate with Flickr.

History of Search Engines - Chronological List of Internet Search Engines (INFOGRAPHIC) Below is a visual history of "search" and search engines; hopefully it's both a trip down memory lane and a useful resource for anyone looking to learn a bit more about the history of Internet search engines. If you like the graphic or find it useful you're welcome to embed the image on your own site, link to it, or give it a Digg/Stumble/Etc. Without further fanfare, we present to you WordStream's search engine history timeline. The History of Search Engines Modern search engines are pretty incredible – complex algorithms enable search engines to take your search query and return results that are usually quite accurate, presenting you with valuable information nuggets amidst a vast information data mine. Search engines have come a long way since their early prototypes, as our Internet Search Engines History infographic illustrates. How Do Search Engines Work? First of all, let's ask what is a search engine? Web search engines catalog the world wide web by using a spider, or web crawler.

Pretty much none whatsoever Han-Teng Liao recently inquired about the effects of the unblocking of the Chinese Wikipedia on the traffic volume directed to zh.wikipedia.org. He may be as amazed as I am that the effect in terms of number of page requests has been pretty much none whatsoever. The following three charts each show the number of page requests to the Chinese Wikipedia over the course of months, each at a different level of aggregation. Looking at these charts I can’t see anything that signifies at which exact date the custodians of orderly synchronized opinion forming opened the gates to the world at large, a world where expressions of misalignment and self-righteousness are a constant danger. Note: monthly figures have been normalized to 30 days for better comparison: figure for January is 30/31 of actual value, for February 30/29, etc. One question leads to another: in the above chart with hourly page requests a few points stand out (marked with larger symbols).

Inside Search Technology Review: Wikipedia and the Meaning of Truth With little notice from the outside world, the community-written encyclopedia Wikipedia has redefined the commonly accepted use of the word “truth.” Why should we care? Because ­Wikipedia’s articles are the first- or second-ranked results for most Internet searches. Type “iron” into Google, and Wikipedia’s article on the element is the top-ranked result; likewise, its article on the Iron Cross is first when the search words are “iron cross.” Google’s search algorithms rank a story in part by how many times it has been linked to; people are linking to Wikipedia articles a lot. This means that the content of these articles really matters. Many people, especially academic experts, have argued that Wikipedia’s articles can’t be trusted, because they are written and edited by volunteers who have never been vetted. These policies have become the social contract for Wikipedia’s army of apparently insomniac volunteers. So how do the Wikipedians decide what’s true and what’s not?

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