• David Edwards

    More money for giant balloons, I guess.

  • abigail_rocket_blast

    Good take on this from Phil Bradley: http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2013/06/google-explanation-of-lost-synonymn-search.html.

    Bottom line: “Google is not a search engine company, it’s an advertising company.” In other words, don’t expect them to make life better for searchers, as then you might see fewer adverts and they might make less money.

  • http://www.seo-theory.com/ Michael Martinez

    Well, I guess it’s about time for another round of SEO blog rumors about how Google is using Latent Semantic Indexing. Let the Google Gurus start Gurating.

  • http://www.stanleyoppenheimer.com searchengineman

    !#$!#$ – I used to use the tilde ..alot..for keyword research, or exploring verticals I’m unfamiliar with… Another feature returns to the black box, that is Google.

  • http://foomandoonian.net/ Foomandoonian

    I always use Google to find synonyms, but I had no idea there was an operator! I occasionally try tried the syntax for definitions (define:word), but never with any luck.

    Feels like there’s a bit of a brain drain going on at Google.