Google: 15% Of All Queries Are Still Never Seen Before (SEO Roundtable)

SEO Roundtable: Google: 15% Of All Queries Are Still Never Seen Before. “Since 2013, Google has been saying 15% of queries are new and never seen before by Google. The interesting part, this is five years later and the stat has not changed. In 2007 it was 25% of queries, so it took a big bump down from 2007 to 2013, but since then, at least according to the Google speak, it is still at 15%.” It’s amazing to me that that percentage has stayed steady for FIVE YEARS.

Digital Trends: Google’s new search feature makes picking the perfect movie simple

Digital Trends: Google’s new search feature makes picking the perfect movie simple. “Since the majority of people use the internet to search for movie times and reviews online, Google decided to make the entire process more streamlined when you search through Google on a mobile browser or use the Google app on Android devices. Starting Tuesday, April 3, users can have access to a bevy of information about movies playing in their local theaters.”

Bloomberg: Google Shakes Up Management at Top of Powerful Search, AI Units

Bloomberg: Google Shakes Up Management at Top of Powerful Search, AI Units. “John Giannandrea, the head of Google’s cornerstone web-search unit, is stepping down from his role. Alphabet Inc.’s Google merged its search and artificial intelligence divisions in February 2016, placing the veteran computer scientist at the helm. Now that he’s moving aside, Google is splitting up the two groups again, the company said Monday.”

TechCrunch: Lucidworks launches site search as a service tool

TechCrunch: Lucidworks launches site search as a service tool. “Lucidworks has been helping large organizations like Reddit with complex content build search tools that reach across massive content stores, but the company wanted to make the underlying search technology available to a wider market. Today, it released Lucidworks Site Search, a cloud service that enables companies to embed Lucidworks search in any application or website with a couple of lines of code.” Remember when there were LOTS Of companies offering site search services? That was a long time ago. The only name I can remember off the top of my head is PicoSearch and that shut down in 2014.

Organic search: How metaphors help cultivate the web (Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society)

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society: Organic search: How metaphors help cultivate the web. “Do you prefer your search results ‘organic’? What may sound funny to the rest of us has long been a concern for search engine professionals around the world. Already the 2010 version of Google’s own Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide called those ten blue links usually associated with search results ‘organic’ – everything else was ‘paid’ or ‘sponsored’.”

TechCrunch: Google Search comes to iMessage

TechCrunch: Google Search comes to iMessage . “Google Search is now available within iMessage. In an effort to more deeply integrate Google’s search engine on iOS devices, the company announced today that its Search app for iOS has added an iMessage extension, allowing iPhone and iPad users to search the web, then quickly add those search results to their iMessage conversations.”