Items Tagged ‘search engine’

May 18, 2012

As Google Tweaks Searches, Some Get Lost in the Web

By Mystery User

Google Inc. GOOG +0.29%recently tweaked the way its search engine ranks websites, seeking to downplay sites it suspects of artificially boosting their rankings. Now some small businesses say they are scrambling to avoid being relegated to the Internet’s junk bin…”We should fare well,” adds Jim Hale, a marketing manager for the Mayo Clinic. The Rochester, Minn.-based […]

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Tags: google, Jim Hale, search engine, Wall Street Journal

August 12, 2009

Dot-Com Diagnosis: How to Use the Internet to Get the Best Health Advice (Without Totally Freaking Yourself Out)

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

It starts innocently. The big toe on your right foot doesn’t feel quite right—it’s kind of numb, a little tingly. Maybe I just tied my running shoes too tight at the gym, you think. It’s probably nothing. But you’re curious. So soon you’re typing “numbness” and “tingly toe” into a search engine. And in no […]

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Tags: internet,, search engine

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