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Google: It’s Only A Penalty If It’s Manual Action Google: It’s Only A Penalty If It’s Manual Action
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Historically, the word “penalty” has been thrown around pretty loosely for sites who suffer in Google rankings. However, just because you got hit by an algorithm update, it doesn’t mean you’ve been penalized, as far as Google is concerned. Google …

The Django Unchained Trailer Hits the Web

The initial trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Django Unchained has hit the Internet, and let’s just that, after one viewing, my hype meter is off the charts. So much so, in fact, it may just render the rest of the …

Microsoft Advertising Enables VPAID Ads Microsoft Advertising Enables VPAID Ads

Microsoft just introduced a new ad interface that enables real-time optimization using audience data. It’s called VPAID and it stands for Video Player Ad-Interface Definition. It’s the language between the actual video player and the ad itself. Essentially it enables …

Derrick Connell: Bing Results as Good if Not Better Than Google Derrick Connell: Bing Results as Good if Not Better Than Google
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Vice President of Bing Program Management Derrick Connell visited SMX Advanced 2012 today to talk about some of Bing’s recent changes as well as a sit-down Danny Sullivan and Michelle Robbins of Search Engine Land for a Q&A session about …

Google Nexus Android Tablet Leaked Google Nexus Android Tablet Leaked

Phone Arena has caught a Nexus Android Tablet in the wild. The rumored tablet is supposedly a collaboration between Asus and Google. So far they have done good to keep it out of the hands of the media, until now. …

Sony Releasing Waterproof Handicam This Month Sony Releasing Waterproof Handicam This Month

The handheld cam kind of took a huge hit when Cisco Systems bought and subsequently shut down Flip Video in 2011. Some people thought it was because smart phones are taking over and they all have cameras on them. But …

Google Maps Is On A Quest For Perfection Google Maps Is On A Quest For Perfection

Google is on a quest. They have traversed the Amazon, gotten lost in Jerusalem and taken us on tours through the world’s most famous museums. Google Maps should have hit level 100 year ago, but they just keep on grinding …

LinkedIn Provides Password Protection Tips LinkedIn Provides Password Protection Tips

The news broke early this morning that millions of LinkedIn passwords may have been leaked online. Hackers are currently working to decrypt a hash of over 6.4 million passwords and have, at last count, succeeded in getting upwards of 250,000 …

Mark Zuckerberg Sued For Unloading Facebook Stock Mark Zuckerberg Sued For Unloading Facebook Stock
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Mark Zuckerberg and mega-social media site Facebook have both been in the news quite a bit recently, between the company’s disastrous IPO and the many, many people who are unhappy with it. Now, a class-action lawsuit is being brought against …

HBO Go Is Now On Fire (The Kindle Fire) HBO Go Is Now On Fire (The Kindle Fire)

Just in time to relive Game of Thrones’ epic second season and catch any episodes you may miss of the new season of True Blood, HBO Go has finally landed on the Kindle Fire. This marks the first time that …

Google’s Matt Cutts Jokes About Bing At SMX Advanced Google’s Matt Cutts Jokes About Bing At SMX Advanced
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Remember the good ol’ days when Google was accusing Bing of stealing their results, and Bing was accusing Google of click fraud, and whenever representatives from the two search giants were in a room together things got awkward? Well, it’s …

Google Maps Next Dimension? Crazy 3D Imagery & Offline Maps Google Maps Next Dimension? Crazy 3D Imagery & Offline Maps

Today at its “Next Dimension” presentation, Google Maps introduced a new feature it says will be hitting Android and iOS devices in the near weeks: a fully explorable 3D version of Google Earth, as well one highly valuable feature that …

Wedding Cake Decorations: The Best On The Web
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Wedding season is upon us now that the weather has gotten consistently warm (at least, I assume it is in parts of the country that aren’t Kentucky), and one of the most important parts of the day is the cake. …

Twitter’s Got a Brand New Bird For Its Logo Twitter’s Got a Brand New Bird For Its Logo

In the words of the almighty James Brown, well, kind of anyway, Twitter’s got a brand new bird; at least for its logo. That’s right, according to the Twitter blog, the day of the #Twitterbird is upon us. The idea …

Google TV Set-Top Box Will Stream Content From Android 4.0 Devices Google TV Set-Top Box Will Stream Content From Android 4.0 Devices

One of the coolest things that Microsoft showed off during its E3 press conference this week was SmartGlass. In essence, it allows any mobile device to share information with the Xbox 360 in a meaningful way to deliver content both …

Summer Olympics to be Broadcast on YouTube Summer Olympics to be Broadcast on YouTube

Part of the trouble with watching the Olympics every other year is how the broadcast rights are handed out. If you happen to dislike the broadcaster who has been granted broadcast rights for your country or territory, you are stuck …

Google Has New Advice For Mobile SEO Google Has New Advice For Mobile SEO

Google has been pushing its “GoMo” campaign for a while, trying to get sites set up for mobile success, but today, Google posted specific recommendations for smartphone-optimized sites on its Webmaster Central blog. Google says it supports the following configurations …

Facebook Turns Mobile Web App Payments Into Two-Step Process Facebook Turns Mobile Web App Payments Into Two-Step Process

Back at the Mobile World congress in February, Facebook said that they were working to better monetize mobile users and help developers build on the mobile web. One of the arenas that make developing on the mobile web difficult involve …

The Science Of Star Trek [Infographic]

One of the coolest things about Star Trek is that the technology has always been loosely based on reality instead of total science fiction. I believe they call it science fact. Some of the stuff is way out there and …

Could Twitter be Acquired by Google in Light of Facebook IPO Fallout? Could Twitter be Acquired by Google in Light of Facebook IPO Fallout?
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Could Twitter be acquired by Google? It seems like a rather outlandish idea, but thanks to the recent flop by Facebook in their efforts to go public, smaller internet companies like Twitter may find acquisition by an established giant like …

Mac Upgrades Confirmed By Leaked Inventory List Mac Upgrades Confirmed By Leaked Inventory List

A leaked inventory list may provide proof that Apple is preparing to launch sweeping updates to nearly the entire Mac lineup. There have been rumors for weeks that this was coming. Initial reports pointed to a retina display upgrade for …

Google Penguin Update Now Better At Splog Detection? Google Penguin Update Now Better At Splog Detection?

Some people have been talking about seeing major rankings changes, wondering if Google has released another Penguin update. According to Matt Cutts ,who spoke at SMX Advanced last night, Googe has not released a new one (or a new Panda …

Wreck-It Ralph Trailer Pays Homage To Classic Arcades, and Features Jane Lynch

It’s finally here, the trailer for the movie being released by Disney which looks to tell the story of a disgruntled arcade game villain – Wreck-It Ralph. The trailer shows off a good amount, enough to give us a gist …

Bath Salt Cannibals: A New One Emerges
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Ok, by now most of us know about Rudy Eugene, the 31-year old “zombie” in Miami who ate 75% of a homeless man’s face over Memorial Day weekend. If you haven’t heard the story, check it here, and then subscribe …