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New Year’s Day 2017 Google doodle features balloon drop to mark 1st day of the year

Posted on: January 2, 2017 by in SEO
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Google is welcoming in 2017 by letting loose its celebratory balloon drop from yesterday’s doodle. The New Year’s Day 2017 doodle is a follow up to the New Year’s Eve doodle Google posted yesterday – an image of balloons waiting to be dropped. Today’s doodle leads to a search for “New Year’s Day 2017,” and includes the usual sharing icon to post the image in social feeds or send via email. From the Google Doodle Blog: Cheers to a new year! As 2017 makes its debut, we celebrate Continue Reading ...

‘Tis the season! Google spreads more cheer on Day 2 of its Holiday 2016 doodle series

Posted on: December 26, 2016 by in SEO
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Today’s Google Doodle is the second in its series of Holiday 2016 series. For Christmas Eve, the Google letters are making hearts, stars, smiling faces and hand-prints behind fogged up windows. From the Google Doodle Blog: Happy holidays! This is the perfect time of year to cozy up to the window with your favorite blanket or mug, and watch the snow fall. While you’re there, sketch a foggy doodle or two (or five) of your own. Like yesterday’s doodle, the animated image was designed by Continue Reading ...

Where is Santa Claus? Your 2016 guide to Santa trackers from NORAD & Google

Posted on: December 25, 2016 by in SEO
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Where’s Santa Claus? When will Father Christmas arrive? Millions of children around the world are asking these and similar questions on Christmas Eve. To help, two there are two great services that stand ready: NORAD Tracks Santa and Google Santa Tracker. As usual, Search Engine Land stands ready with its own tradition, to guide you to get the best from the services. Below, discover how to track Santa whether you’re using the web, a smartphone, watching TV or even if you want to make a Continue Reading ...

Steve Biko Google doodle honors anti-apartheid activist & founder of the Black Consciousness Movement

Posted on: December 19, 2016 by in SEO
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Today’s Google doodle commemorates the legacy of South Africa’s Steve Biko, the anti-apartheid activist who founded the Black Consciousness Movement. Born in on this date in 1946 in Ginsberg, South Africa, Biko would have turned 70 today. It was during his time as a medical school student that Biko founded the Black Consciousness Movement to fight apartheid policies, and empower black South Africans to take pride in their racial identities and cultural heritage. In February of 1973, the Continue Reading ...

Thanksgiving 2016 Google doodle celebrates holiday with American folk art imagery

Posted on: November 25, 2016 by in SEO
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Google’s doodle team used American folk art imagery for today’s Thanksgiving Day doodle, depicting simple patterns and shapes for the image. “Evocative of American folk art, with quilt-like patterning and simple shapes, today’s Doodle, rendered in a rich harvest-colored palette, is an ode to this season of togetherness,” says Google’s Doodle Blog. Google offered a brief history lesson on the holiday, telling of its origin nearly 400 years ago when American settlers met the Native Continue Reading ...

Halloween Google Doodle treats searchers to Magic Cat Academy game a day early

Posted on: October 30, 2016 by in SEO
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Google’s Halloween doodle arrived a day early this morning – giving trick-or-treaters extra time to beat Google’s Magic Cat Academy game that now resides on the homepage. Players are instructed to draw simple shapes on the screen to scare away ghosts creeping toward Momo, the cat-magician casting spells at the center of the game. According to the Google Doodle Blog, the development of the game involved four different teams – art, engineering, production, and an “extra help” group Continue Reading ...

How to register to vote Google doodle marks National Voter Registration Day

Posted on: September 26, 2016 by in SEO
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In addition to tonight’s first presidential debate of the 2016 election, today is National Voter Registration Day. Not missing a beat, Google is taking the opportunity to remind voters how to register to vote in every state with a doodle that leads to its state-by-state voting guide launched back in August. Today’s National Voter Registration Day Reminder Doodle leads to a tool that will help you register in your state, get basic voter information, and make sure your voice is heard on Continue Reading ...

Google gears up for 2016 Rio Olympics with search updates & YouTube highlight videos

Posted on: August 1, 2016 by in SEO
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Google says it’s “bringing the best” of its products to this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to the Official Google Blog, the site will be adding event schedules, medal counts, athlete information, competition results and TV schedules (for 30+ countries) in Search. In addition to Olympic-related search updates, YouTube will have event highlights by official broadcasters from more than 60 countries. Also, fifteen of YouTube’s top creators will be in Rio Continue Reading ...

Google to launch new voter registration search tools & live-stream conventions on YouTube

Posted on: July 18, 2016 by in SEO
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Google announced today it would be launching new voter registration search tools this coming Monday, July 18. According to the post on Google’s official blog, searches for [register to vote] and similar queries will deliver a “detailed state-by-state guide” covering how to register, general requirements to vote, and registration deadlines. While the new voter registration search tools are not live yet, Google shared the following image demonstrating how they work: In addition to the new Continue Reading ...

Bing gets smart: adds trivia, quizzes & polls

Posted on: July 2, 2016 by in SEO
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Bing wants to pull more users via its homepage, and is using trivia to do it. Last month, the site began posting trivia questions in place of “hotspots” on The trivia questions relate to Bing’s image of the day and display when you hover over the graduation cap icon now showing on the homepage. Answering the trivia question will launch a three-question quiz at the top of a search results page for whatever the correct answer is. The quiz interface lists the correct answer, Continue Reading ...