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Google Expands User Search With ‘Personal’ Tab

Google has rolled out a new feature in their search engine portal, allowing users to track their own online footprints.

Dubbed “Personal,” the new feature will expand the user’s search to include the whole Google portfolio. So if you have an account with Gmail, Google+, or saved a photo or video on the cloud, chances are you can find them by filtering your search further.

Accessing Google Personal is quite straightforward. You just have to type your query in the search box like you ordinarily would. After the results are shown, you can scroll to the top right to find “More,” and click on the drop-down list where you can find “Personal.” You can then access your own online history.

If you search for “Kentucky” for instance, any photos, clips, or references you have made using that word will turn up in the search results page. Even your email messages that contain that particular keyword are extracted and laid out for you.

Of course, you need to be logged in to your account to do this. The message, “Only you can see these results,” is right there for you to read after accessing this feature.

Google has not really formally announced the launch of this feature. But it seems like it’s going to a be a staple in the search box. However, it’s not available for Android or iOS, although analysts think that it’s only a matter of time before you can use the feature on mobile platforms. It also doesn’t support Google Drive for now.

Google Personal is another way for the search engine company to data mine your personal information, which makes it easier for targeted ads to find you. This seems to be in line with the announcement of the company during the I/O conference for the Google Lens.

The lens converts information search from text to visual. By training the camera on an object, the user will be able to find the species of an unknown insect, for instance. They can also read up on the reviews or menu of a restaurant when they focus their camera on the establishment before going in. It’s supposed to be equipped with machine-learning that allows you to translate menus written in a foreign language.

In the same vein, Google Personal will allow users to relinquish more information about their search patterns, preferences, and biases. Again, privacy issues are being called to question, although the company seems to be simply testing the waters at this point.

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Google Lists Top Websites In Carousel User Interface

Last week we reported on a new user interface rollout by Google showing a top carousel filter to help you expand or diversify your search query.

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Facebook to Enable Mid-Roll Ads in User Posted Videos

Facebook is finally bringing monetization to videos that are posted by its users, letting video makers include mid-roll ads, according to Recode. “Industry sources say the social network is going to start testing a new “mid-roll” ad format, which will give video publishers the chance to insert ads into their clips after people have watched them for at least 20 seconds.”

Facebook is careful to match the same ad payout to publishers (55%) as YouTube, which we suspect is to avoid an ad payment war with its video platform rival. Facebook will differentiate its videos by serving a mid-roll ad instead of the dreaded pre-roll that most videos include. However, on YouTube the pre-roll ads can be discontinued by clicking “skip ad” after 5 seconds. It will be interesting to see if Facebook offers a similar way to end the ad interruption.

Facebook has been focused on video for the last few years, and at one point a Facebook executive said that “Facebook will be all video within 5 years.”

“Over the past six months we have been particularly focused on Live video. Live represents a new way to share what’s happening in more immediate and creative ways,” Zuckerberg said earlier this year. “This quarter Candace Payne’s Chewbacca mask video was viewed almost 160 million times.”

Not everybody is happy about Facebook’s video advertising plans:

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Google begins rolling out a new desktop search user interface

Check out the new desktop search interface rolling out to a Google near you.

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Buying A Business Instead Of Starting One, Split Testing For Sales Conversion, User Experience Design, Ad Buys For Traffic And More!

If you ever wanted to join in with me and a friend as we talk about business and technology, and just listen to our conversation, this podcast is a pretty good representation of what happens. [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Walter and I jump around from topic to topic in this…

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Google: 65% Of User Generated Spam Reports Are Acted On

I covered this last night at Search Engine Land, but I am asked this often. If you submit a spam report to Google, does Google even listen to it.

Well, yesterday at SMX West, Google’s Juan Felipe Rincon said Google does look at those reports…


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Google: 65% Of User Generated Spam Reports Are Acted On

I covered this last night at Search Engine Land, but I am asked this often. If you submit a spam report to Google, does Google even listen to it.

Well, yesterday at SMX West, Google’s Juan Felipe Rincon said Google does look at those reports…


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Eight quick and easy user interaction hacks to boost your SEO performance

User experience is increasingly important, and your site must continue to engage and satisfy the user, in order to make their online journey as fulfilling as possible.

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The importance of user reviews for local SEO

Reviews are a massive part of the web now, and an absolute essential for online retailers.

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Etsy Boosts Search For Better Content Discovery, User Engagement

Etsy has more than 30 million items for sale from more than one million sellers globally. There are no SKUs and most of the data is unstructured, creating a messy and massive discovery challenge for both Etsy and its users. Accordingly the company is today rolling out more sophisticated search…



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