Google Improves Its Secondary Search Box for Site-Specific Search Results

September 16, 2014 12:35 pm

Google's Webmaster Central Blog recently announced that the search engine was enhancing its secondary search box for site-specific results. As the Webmaster blog explains, the "sitelinks search box" is meant to make it easier for users to find a specific page on an organization's website.

For example, a search query for "youtube" returns a list of results as well as another search bar labeled "Search" with which users can perform a site specific search — all without leaving the first page of results. Google is gradually going to move the sitelinks search box to a spot directly beneath the main search result, making it easy for users to refine their searches.

To use the sitelinks box, a site must have a working site-specific search engine and be marked up in the proper way. Google's Developer site has more details about the markup requirements and you can read more about the enhanced sitelinks search box by visiting the Google Webmaster Central Blog.

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New iPhone App “Somebody” Puts Human Interaction Back Into Everyday Correspondence

September 9, 2014 9:57 am

While texting and emailing have taken the intimacy out of everyday correspondence, the new texting app "Somebody" intends to put it back in—at least somewhat! Created in partnership by American director Miranda July and Italian high fashion label Miu Miu, the iPhone app aims to strip its users of the protective shield that makes SMS and email exchanges safe for the ego—but also impersonal and overly scripted.

Here's the gist of the app: Instead of simply texting your friend, you send the text to a third party—also a user of the app—who delivers your message in person. While you can choose the third party "messenger" from a list of available Somebody users, he or she is a total stranger, a describing factor that's essential to the Somebody experience: to make users "nervous, giddy, and alert to the people around us." Think of it as performance art-meets-SMS!

For more information about Somebody and to download the app, follow this link.

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New Facebook Sweepstakes! Enter to Win an iPad Mini!

September 5, 2014 3:42 pm

To enter the Sweepstakes, Like our Facebook Page and then look for the Sweepstakes tab (image shown below) located on our Facebook Page to enter. Sweepstakes ends October 31, 2014.

For mobile users ONLY, like our Facebook Page, and then click here to enter!

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