Bing Blog: bingbot Series: Get your content indexed fast by now submitting up to 10,000 URLs per day to Bing. Bing Blog sounds like the noise your doorbell would make if it had a head cold. “For many years, Bing has offered all webmasters the ability to submit their site URLs through the Bing Webmaster Tools portal as well as the Bing Webmaster Tools API for immediate crawl and indexation. Until today, this feature was throttled for all sites to submit maximum of 10 URLs per day and maximum of 50 URLs per month. Today we are releasing the Adaptive URL submission feature that increases the daily quota by 1000x, allowing you to submit up to 10,000 URLs per day, with no monthly quotas.”
Nature: Here’s what scientists searched for in 2018: AI is up, stress is down. “Ever wondered what your colleagues are searching for online? ‘Cancer’, ‘blockchain’ and ‘big data’ were among the top search terms in a major science database in 2018.”
Search Engine Journal: Free SEO Site Audit Tools. “There are many free tools available for site auditing tests. These free SEO Site Auditing tools provide data that is complementary to paid site auditing tools. These SEO tools are well worth bookmarking regardless of whether you pay for a site auditing tools or not.” Decent annotation.
Search Engine Land: DuckDuckGo broke 9 billion searches in 2018, and it’s growing. “DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused search engine, posted on Twitter this week that in 2018 they surpassed 9 billion searches for the year. To give you a comparison, in 2016 they did 4 billion searches. Not too long ago, in October, they reported doing 30 million queries per day.”
New York Times: Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines. “When most scientists were trying to make people use code to talk to computers, Karen Sparck Jones taught computers to understand human language instead. In so doing, her technology established the basis of search engines like Google.”
Ecns: China’s first Mongolian language search engine begins operation. “Northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region launched China’s first Mongolian language search engine Friday, according to the region’s ethnic affairs committee.”
The Verge: The Long, Tortured Quest To Make Google Unbiased. “More than any other infrastructure, search engines reshape the web in profound and often invisible ways. It’s a potentially frightening power, particularly when 90 percent of the market belongs to a single company. So it’s understandable to ask Google to be impartial — but can a search engine, whose goal is ranking pages, ever be meaningfully neutral? If it can, should a government be in charge of regulating it? And if it can’t, what recourse do sites have if Google decides to remake the web without them in it?”