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Google May Be Headed For Victory In EU Right-To-Be-Forgotten Indexing Appeal

It seems Google is poised to win an appeal of the 2015 decision of French privacy watchdog decision that data can be removed from Google's EU index under the “right to be forgotten” (RTBF) couldn't remain in the Google index.  Anywhere. The Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), the French data-protection authority, demanded Google delist [...]

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Google PLA Antitrust Remedy Turning Comparison Engines Into Agencies

There is a new report from Searchmetrics that examines Product Listing Ads results in UK, France Germany and found that there was more competition since January.  The report says, “the number and diversity of comparison shopping services appearing in Google Shopping units has dramatically increased.” The European Commission fined Google roughly $2.7 billion in 2017 for alleged antitrust violations in [...]

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DuckDuckGo Study Says Google Search Personalization Perpetuating ‘Filter Bubble’

A new study (via Wired) from DuckDuckGo, a rival of Google, charges that Google search personalization is contributing to "filter bubbles."  Disputes this, Google says that search personalization is mostly a myth. Filter bubbles in social media or search has been something of a controversy for a number of years now by Eli Pariser, who described it as how relevance [...]

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Google’s EU Shopping Comparison Rivals Say Their Situation Is Getting Worse

In June, 2017 the European Commission (EC) fined Google roughly $2.7 billion for alleged abuse of market position in vertical (shopping) search.  After the decision was made, which Google is in the process of appealing, Google number of changes was implemented to provide “equal treatment” for rival Comparison Shopping Engines (CSEs) in Europe. About a month ago, Margreth Vestager, the [...]

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Google Tests Multifaceted Featured Snippets In Desktop Search Results

Google began rolling out multifaceted featured snippets in the mobile search results earlier this year.  Google is now testing showing multifaceted featured snippets in the desktop search results as well. Multifaceted featured snippets are going to be surfaced for queries that are sufficiently broad enough to allow for more than one interpretation of what was submitted.  When this happens, [...]

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Direct Traffic To News Sites Went Up When Facebook Went Down

On August 3, Facebook went down for almost an hour in Europe and North America.  At this time, a number of users who weren't access the social media network went directly to news sites or searched for news. Looking at the data by Chartbeat at the recent Online News Association conference, there was an increase of 11 [...]

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