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Do These Google Search Changes Go Too Far Or Not Far Enough? Do These Google Search Changes Go Too Far Or Not Far Enough?
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As you may know, Google has been in the middle of an EU antitrust investigation into its search business for three years. Google has submitted proposals for a settlement multiple times, only to keep being told to go back to …

Google Antitrust Probe Finally Over? Google Antitrust Probe Finally Over?

Google has reached a settlement with the European Union to end a three-year antitrust investigation. The EU announced this morning that it has obtained “an improved commitments proposal” from the company. In the proposal, Google guarantees that whenever it promotes …

Google Places Adds A Slew Of Business Categories Google Places Adds A Slew Of Business Categories

Google is working on improving and expanding the business categories for Google Places For Business for countries around the world. In fact, they’re adding over 1,000 new categories in the Places dashboard. Google Business community manager Jade Wang posted an …

Google Goes After Link Networks In Germany Google Goes After Link Networks In Germany

Google is turning its focus on cracking down on link networks to Germany. Matt Cutts hinted at this last week when he announced that the company was taking action on French link network Buzzea, and noted in another Tweet that …

Google Adds Street View Imagery To Russia, And For First Time Slovenia Google Adds Street View Imagery To Russia, And For First Time Slovenia

Google has announced the addition of Street View imagery to more towns, cities and sights in Russia, and to Slovenia for the first time. Slovenia makes the fifty-fifth country Google has launched Street View in. “In Russia, our drivers reached …

Google Propaganda, SEO and Why Marketers Need to Wake Up Google Propaganda, SEO and Why Marketers Need to Wake Up
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As the entire search world knows, Matt Cutts released a post last week – I’m paraphrasing – warning us that Google now considers “low quality guest posting” to be spam under their guidelines and will begin to take action in …

Yahoo Reportedly Plotting Exit From Microsoft Search Deal Yahoo Reportedly Plotting Exit From Microsoft Search Deal

Apparently Marissa Mayer and Yahoo are fast-tracking a way out of the company’s “Search Alliance” with Microsoft, which currently sees Bing powering the technology behind Yahoo searches. This is according to Kara Swisher, who is probably more familiar with the …

How This Panda Victim Google-Proofed His Business How This Panda Victim Google-Proofed His Business
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Earlier this week, famous web entrepreneur Jason Calacanis unleashed his new app Inside. It’s a news aggregation service, which has proven immediately addictive to fans. While the app itself is an interesting enough story in its own right, there’s another …

Facebook Graph Search Coming To Mobile ‘Pretty Soon,’ Says Zuck Facebook Graph Search Coming To Mobile ‘Pretty Soon,’ Says Zuck

Facebook may finally be bringing Graph Search to mobile devices soon. In fact, Mark Zuckerberg said as much on the company’s earnings call during the Q&A portion on Wednesday. “Pretty soon, I think, you should expect us to roll out …

Google Drops Links To Competitors In New Search Result Style Google Drops Links To Competitors In New Search Result Style

Mutliple reports have come out showing a new style of Google result for stock searches, which add additional financial information, but remove links to competing financial sites like yahoo Finance and MSN. TechCrunch shares a screenshot: That’s opposed to the …

Google To Writers: Don’t Upload Articles To Directories Google To Writers: Don’t Upload Articles To Directories
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Google has put out a new “Webmaster Help” video advising webmasters and writers against submitting articles to online article directories. It’s been pretty well-known that Google isn’t incredibly fond of these types of sites for a while now, but the …

Here’s Google’s Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again (This Time A Business Is The Victim) Here’s Google’s Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again (This Time A Business Is The Victim)

I’ve written a handful of times about how Google’s Knowledge Graph, on occasion, displays erroneous information. At first it seemed kind of rare, but now, I’m seriously beginning to wonder just how often this is happening. Rajni Singh, Associate Manager …

FairSearch Wants To See Google’s Latest Concessions Before A Settlement Is Reached FairSearch Wants To See Google’s Latest Concessions Before A Settlement Is Reached
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As previously reported, Google is said to be near a settlement with the EU over its three-year antitrust investigation. Google, according to Reuters, had submitted a new proposal, and a deal is expected to come within days. FairSearch, a coalition …

Google Announces Action On Another ‘Link Network’ Google Announces Action On Another ‘Link Network’
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Google has steadily been taking out link networks that violate its quality guidelines whenever possible, and Matt Cutts announced on Twitter that they’ve taken care of yet another one. This time it’s the French network Buzzea. Today we're taking action …

Google EU Antitrust Settlement Expected In Days Google EU Antitrust Settlement Expected In Days

Though this wouldn’t be the first time we thought so, Google and the EU are reportedly very close to finally settling the big antitrust probe that’s been going on for about three years. Of course, this isn’t official yet, but …

Seahawks Dominate Bing Search In 33 States Seahawks Dominate Bing Search In 33 States

On February 2, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos are going to duke it out in Super Bowl XLVIII. Madden NFL 25 tells us that Broncos are going to win, but Bing tells us a different story. Bing revealed today …

Google To Well-Established Sites: Don’t Coast On Your Laurels Google To Well-Established Sites: Don’t Coast On Your Laurels
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Google has released some new advice to webmasters of well-established businesses with domains that have been around for a long time. Keep up with the times, or you’ll be left behind. Said advice comes in the form of a “Webmaster …

Calacanis Moves On From Google Panda Update With Apparently Google-Proof Product ‘Inside’ Calacanis Moves On From Google Panda Update With Apparently Google-Proof Product ‘Inside’

Jason Calacanis is back with a new news app called Inside. It’s out for iOS and Blackberry with an Android version on the way. There’s also a mobile web version. Calacanis talks about the project as well as the demise …

Google Is Following Its Robot Purchases With An Artificial Intelligence Acquisition Google Is Following Its Robot Purchases With An Artificial Intelligence Acquisition

Update: DeepMind will reportedly be integrated into Google’s search team. That may be good news for those fearing a robot apocalypse, but who’s to say the robots won’t make use of other technologies employed throughout the company? Google has reportedly …

Google Continues To Improve Crawling Capabilities For Smartphone Content Google Continues To Improve Crawling Capabilities For Smartphone Content

Throughout 2013 and into 2014, Google has been making various improvements to the way it handles website content on mobile devices. That continues this week with the announcement of a new user-agent for crawling smartphone content. Google says it’s retiring …

Google Adds Knowledge Graph Info To Regular Search Results Google Adds Knowledge Graph Info To Regular Search Results

Google has added a new drop-down box on some search results, providing information about the site the result comes from. It’s using the Knowledge Graph to provide this information. For example, this result from CivilWar.org provides such a box explaining …