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Senator Mike Lee, who chairs the Senate’s antitrust panel, will conduct a “preliminary inquiry” into whether conversations Google had with FTC investigators influenced the commission’s decision to clear the company of anti-competitive behavior, reports the  86 more words

Google Corporate

Minor document versions and searching

I learned something yesterday about SharePoint Online.

If you switch on major and minor versioning on a document library, the search crawler will not be able to index any draft documents if  125 more words

Document Library

Leaked FTC report on Google's business practices provides fascinating look behind the scenes

Half of a 2012 FTC report on Google’s business practices has been “inadvertently disclosed” in an open records request by the WSJ. Bizarrely, what was leaked was every other page of the report.  673 more words

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Using search web parts to display relevant content to users

Since the SharePoint 2007 days we’ve been able to utilise audience targeting to display different content to different groups of users, whilst this works well its often not as granular as clients would like. 345 more words


More information from FTC investigation reveals details of Google's unfair search result tactics

The Wall Street Journal today published a report highlighting an investigation done by the Federal Trade Commission that began in early 2013. The investigation centered around how Google skewed search results in an effort to promote its own services over competitors. 334 more words

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Consistent text & images within display templates

SharePoint sites that feature different sized images and lines of text within aggregation web parts just don’t look professional. Enforcing ridiculously strict guidelines for content authors is always one option, I wouldn’t fancy suggesting it with a workshop though. 430 more words


Google today, in a post on its Webmaster Central Blog, has reveled that it will soon launch a ranking adjustment to search results to better address sites that “maximize their search footprint without adding clear, unique value.” This problem occurs when a user searches for a topic and sees a page of results all from the same website, which Google says creates for a frustrating user experience. 137 more words