Bing (and Yandex) no longer wants to be notified of updates to your website’s XML sitemap file anymore. Send the updated URLs directly with IndexNow API instead.
Google Chrome gives Google Search (when set as the default search engine) a network performance-boost over competing search engines.
Bing preferred XML and machine-readable file formats over human-readable ones in its search results. How link canonicalization helped rectify the situation.
Verizon Media’s search engines promises “unbiased” search results, but serves results clearly favoring the company’s media websites over competitors.
Set your web browser to search with RandSearch. It uses a random search engine to fulfill your searches. Get different perspectives, ideas, and results.
Ctrl blog was nowhere to be found with Bing in September. I can only speculate on what I did to offend Bing. Link canonicalization may be to blame.
Firefox removed the ability to add new search engines with OpenSearch when it removed the separate search field. It has now restored OpenSearch discovery support.
A survey shows how many websites discriminate against and block all search engines and spiders except GoogleBot in their /robots.txt files.
I’ve analyzed dozens of search engines and the robots.txt file of millions of websites. Here are my list of some of the more arcane robots.txt directives.
When a 🍔 isn’t a ‘hamburger.’ Search engines have problems understanding what we mean when searching with emojis characters.
Stop losing search-engine referrals by forgetting to include blindingly obvious keywords like your business’ location and dates.
I speculate on how Google Search won over the multilingual European market and came to dominate search across Europe.
Safari 8 wants you to use more than one search engine. Its address field auto-discovers and installs OpenSearch providers to get you where you’re going quicker.
Improve your online privacy and get exposed to new things by randomizing which search engine you for all your searches. Powered by an extension for Opera.