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Google stated that 82% of TV ad-driven searches during the Super Bowl occurred on mobile devices. This year, the ads drove 7.5 million incremental searches during the game which was a 40 percent higher lift than last year.
The winning Super Bowl Ad of 2016? Audi, “Commander” won the top spot. Four of the top five ads driving lift in brand search were from automotive manufacturers: Audi, Acura, Honda and Kia.
W I R E D just released a pretty cool article about Google Search’s artificial intelligence. Will “Deep Learning” be the 2016 buzz word?
YESTERDAY, THE 46-YEAR-OLD Google veteran who oversees its search engine, Amit Singhal, announced his retirement. And in short order, Google revealed that Singhal’s rather enormous shoes would be filled by a man named John Giannandrea. On one level, these are just two guys doing something new with their lives. But you can also view the pair as the ideal metaphor for a momentous shift in the way things work inside Google—and across the tech world as a whole.
Read the rest of the article at W I R E D
Great article by Search Engine Land explaining the Google Grant program and how advertising can be used to fight radicalism.
A story coming out of the UK today suggested that Google might be preparing to alter search results, triggered by “extremist” queries, and “divert” users to anti-extremist or anti-radical content and sites instead. Fighting extremism is desirable but the notion of altering search content to serve political objectives is a troubling prospect.
Fortunately that’s not what’s happening.
Articles in The Guardian and The Telegraph implied that organic results would be changed to remove or suppress radical content sources. Accordingly there was a brief discussion internally at Search Engine Land about whether Google might suppress otherwise non-radical information if it might be used in furtherance of radical objectives.
Would Google, for example, censor results where queries had bomb-making implications (e.g., fertilizer)? It turns out, however, that Google isn’t doing anything like what we imagined or what was suggested. Google is simply giving away ad credits to organizations that fight extremism.
It’s only about ads.
We were able to confirm from Google that the pilot program referenced in the articles involves Google AdWords Grants for non-profit organizations. Under the AdWords Grants program qualifying non-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) receive $10,000 worth of AdWords credits each month if they meet certain criteria.
NGOs that promote anti-radicalization would be able to use those credits to advertise against extremist queries. This is essentially no different than any advertiser selecting keywords for ad targeting on Google. The company is simply enabling these organizations to participate in the AdWords Grants program.
It’s not entirely clear what caused the confusion or ambiguity that appeared in the articles.
GOOGLE developes a deep learning neural network program. Thats a useful network program. All of our consultants and campaign managers are Google Certified and we take a lot of pride in educating our clients on not just their search campaign, but how search engines work.
When you type in a search query in Google, Yahoo, or Bing you want the answer, not a trillion webpages. The web is literally made up of over 60 trillion webpages that need “searched” in less than a second to return a high quality answer that is also extremely relevant. Search engines crawl the web pages by content and other factors. This is all then kept track in the index (which is over 100 million gigabytes). Algorithms and programs are set in place to deliver the best result possible when you click “return” after typing your search query. The algorithms are constantly changing. These changes begin as ideas in the minds of search engines engineers. They take these ideas and run experiments, analyze the results, tweak them, and run them again and again.
Google Search Projects
There are many components to the search process and the results page, and they’re constantly updating technologies and systems to deliver better results. Many of these changes involve exciting new innovations, such as the Knowledge Graph or Google Instant. This list of projects provides a glimpse into the many different aspects of Google search.
Displays immediate answers and information for things such as the weather, sports scores and quick facts.
Predicts what you might be searching for. This includes understanding terms with more than one meaning.
Finds results out of millions of books, including previews and text, from libraries and publishers worldwide.
Shows the latest news and information. This includes gathering timely results when you’re searching specific dates.
Displays immediate results as you type.
Shows you image-based results with thumbnails so you can decide which page to visit from just a glance.
Uses systems for collecting and storing documents on the web.
Provides results based on a database of real world people, places, things, and the connections between them.
Includes improvements designed specifically for mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones.
Includes results from online newspapers and blogs from around the world.
Gets to the deeper meaning of the words you type.
Provides features like “Advanced Search,” related searches, and other search tools, all of which help you fine-tune your search.
Reduces the amount of adult web pages, images, and videos in your results.
Creates new ways to search, including “search by image” and “voice search.”
Site & Page Quality
Uses a set of signals to determine how trustworthy, reputable, or authoritative a source is. (One of these signals is PageRank, one of Google’s first algorithms, which looks at links between pages to determine their relevance.)
Shows small previews of information, such as a page’s title and short descriptive text, about each search result.
Identifies and corrects possible spelling errors and provides alternatives.
Recognizes words with similar meanings.
Translation and Internationalization
Tailors results based on your language and country.
Blends relevant content, such as images, news, maps, videos, and your personal content, into a single unified search results page.
Provides more relevant results based on geographic region, Web History, and other factors.
Shows video-based results with thumbnails so you can quickly decide which video’s to watch.
There’s a lot to keep up with! That’s why Guardian Owl offers campaign management AND consulting services. Your website is your virtual business and Guardian Owl Digital represents a team of experts that strive everyday to increase businesses exposure through search.
One small move for a computer; one giant leap for computerkind.
Google announced yesterday that artificial intelligences (AI) software it created, hosted on a network of computers, has done what no software ever could: It has beaten a top player at Go. So what, you may wonder? Computers have already roundly defeated the world’s best players at chess, checkers, Othello, Scrabble, and–most entertainingly–Jeopardy! What’s the big deal about a computer beating a human at yet another board game?
It’s a very big deal. In chess, for instance, IBM’s Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov through “brute force”–by rapidly considering every possible outcome of every possible move on the board and calculating which gave it the best odds of success.
But brute force calculation does not work with Go because the number of calculations required is too large even for the fastest computers. This 2,500-year-old game has rules that are infinitely simpler than those in chess–each move consists of placing one stone at any open intersection on a 19 x 19 grid, with the object of surrounding and thus capturing your opponent’s stones while avoiding the capture of your own. But those rules lead to an exponentially more complex game. While chess presents players with an average 35 possible moves at any given time, Go presents players with an average 250. Each of which leads to another 250, and so on.
Read the full article at Inc Magazine
Hey Relax folks! The Google change this past weekend was just a core update, nothing penguin related.
Gary Illyes from Google said on Twitter this morning that the weekend fluctuations were “core algorithm” and “not Penguin.”
Many webmasters are waiting for a Google Penguin update, and we are expecting it to happen early this year. So when we see major fluctuations, some are quick to say it is Penguin.
But Google is telling us this is not Penguin but rather just common core ranking algorithm updates.