Facebook engineers did not build a better version of Google
This effort to improve Google’s search results from some engineers at Facebook, Twitter and MySpace has gotten some attention lately. Except that’s completely misleading. They didn’t build a better version of Google. They built a way to swap content on Google’s own result pages with different results. There’s a difference, and it’s important.
Notes from the September mkeUX meetup: Search
Last night’s mkeUX was all about search – both SEO and paid search. Ross Monaghan and Jordon Meyer were great presenters and obviously have the background to back up their claims. I took some notes along the way, presented here for your amusement.
Magnifying Glass for "Search"?
How did a magnifying glass become the default icon for “search” on websites and in applications? Many visual UI metaphors today are starting to get a little stretched and outdated (think of “files” and “folders”), but this one doesn’t tie back to… well… anything that I can think of. I’ve never used an actual magnifying [...] Read more
Let Me Google That For You
It’s disheartening to have to explain to someone how to use a site that explains to them that I don’t want to explain something to them. On using LMGTFY.com to answer tech support questions
Google is now officially using site speed in web search ranking
Link: Google is now officially using site speed in web search ranking You may have heard that here at Google we’re obsessed with speed, in our products and on the web. As part of that effort, today we’re including a new signal in our search ranking algorithms: site speed.