Matt McGee

Matt McGee

Matt McGee joined Third Door Media as a writer/reporter/editor in September 2008. He served as Editor-In-Chief from January 2013 until his departure in July 2017. He can be found on Twitter at @MattMcGee.


Flickr Testing Improved Search Experience [PHOTOS]

Some Flickr users should be seeing a new search interface that’s described on the site as a “beta” and offers faster access to more content across Flickr. Yahoo’s communications team declined to say how many users are opted in, but did give us this statement confirming the test: We’re constantly iterating and experimenting to bring […]


Google Down Slightly, Bing-Yahoo Up In October comScore Search Report

Google saw its share of the US search market drop slightly in October, while both Bing and Yahoo saw corresponding gains. That’s according to comScore’s October 2014 search engine rankings. ComScore estimates Google’s US market share at an even 67 percent for October, down from 67.3 percent in September. Yahoo was up the same 0.3 […]


Google’s Knowledge Graph Finally Shows Social Networks Not Named Google+

Years after a controversy over a decision to promote its own social network, Google+, in search results, Google has begun linking to other social networks in its Knowledge Graph. As first spotted by Bernd Rubel and reported by Search Engine Roundtable, Google is now showing icons for social sites including Facebook, Twitter and even MySpace […]


Bing: It’s Unlikely That We’ll Take Search Share Away From Google

Microsoft’s Director of Search admitted this week that Bing isn’t likely to put a significant dent in Google’s search market share. Stefan Weitz appeared Tuesday at the Web Summit conference in Ireland, where he told attendees that Bing instead wants to focus on making its search technology an important part of mobile apps and other […]

Google SEO

TopSEOs: “We Have Not Been Banned By Google”

Despite Google apparently dropping two of its domains this week, TopSEOs denies that it has been banned and says it’s in contact with Google to discuss the situation. On Wednesday, Mark Jackson at Vizion Interactive posted that TopSEOs had been deindexed in Google’s search results. Sure enough, Google searches that day for returned no […]

Google algorithm updates

SearchCap: Google Reports “Right To Be Forgotten” Totals, Should You Copy SEO Tactics? & More

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Google Nixed 4,143 Links To YouTube, Groups Under “RTBF” On the heels of our earlier discussion of search-index removal requests under the “Right to Be Forgotten” (RTBF) in Europe, stories came […]


Google Upgrades Conversational Search On Its Mobile Apps

Conversational search on Google’s mobile apps got an upgrade today, as the company announced a few new voice commands that are specific to travel planning. Basically, the app is smarter about knowing where you are (at a hotel, for example), letting you complete actions by voice (i.e., making reservations via OpenTable), getting directions as part […]


Bing Starts Showing Full Song Lyrics Right In Search Results

While SEOs debate Google’s recent addition of structured data in its search results, Bing is making a similar — and perhaps more significant — change to its search results: Full song lyrics are now showing on Bing’s search results page in the US, and Bing says it plans to expand this outside the US in […]


Udi Manber Moves To YouTube As Head Of Search

Udi Manber, a longtime Google search executive, has been shifted over to YouTube where he’ll lead search efforts on Google’s super-popular video sharing/viewing website. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal in an article about executive changes at YouTube. A Google spokesperson confirmed Manber’s move with us, saying via email: I can […]

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