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Google Adds New Duplicate Content Messages to Webmaster Tools Google Adds New Duplicate Content Messages to Webmaster Tools
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Google announced today that it is launching new Webmaster Tools messages to notify webmasters when its algorithms select an external URL instead of one from their website, in duplicate content scenarios. Google defines “cross-domain URL selection” as when the representative …

Matt Cutts Has Some Halloween Fun Matt Cutts Has Some Halloween Fun

Matt Cutts posted a video today for Halloween. It’s not a webmaster help video though. It’s a video showing his Halloween costume. He says this is the product of him asking people on Google+ what he should be. He’s dressed …

Robin Williams, Legend of Zelda Ad Campaign Continues Robin Williams, Legend of Zelda Ad Campaign Continues
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It always seems the truly genius ad campaigns are the simple, less-you-have-to-think-the-better ideas. Sony hit their advertising gold with the Kevin Butler PS3 ads, and Nintendo has Robin Williams. Since this is the 25th anniversary year of the Legend of …

Halloween, Home Security & Tablet-Based E-Commerce Halloween, Home Security & Tablet-Based E-Commerce

For today’s infographics, of course we have another Halloween-themed one, but there’s also an interesting one from Column Five Media looking at tablet buyers’ impact on e-commerce, and a look at how social media might be affecting the security of …

Harry Potter Fans Flood Twitter with “RIP James and Lily Potter” Harry Potter Fans Flood Twitter with “RIP James and Lily Potter”
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October 31, 2011 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of James and Lily Potter, the parents of the boy who lived, Harry Potter. Some fans decided the best way to honor the memory of James and Lily Potter was …

Siri on iPhone 4 & An iPad Halloween Costume Siri on iPhone 4 & An iPad Halloween Costume

Today’s video round-up has a good mix of Halloween festivities and technology. More people, however, are probably interested in getting Siri on their iPhone 4. View more daily video round-ups here. iPad 2 Halloween costume: Pumpkin explosion: Siri hacked onto …

HTC Q3 Earnings Released HTC Q3 Earnings Released

HTC released its earnings report for the third quarter. This includes record quarterly revenue for the company, which HTC attributes to “diverse product offerings, expanded distribution network and growing global brand recognition.” The company reported a 68% year-over-year increase in …

Google Makes Some Changes To AdWords Location Targeting Google Makes Some Changes To AdWords Location Targeting
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Google announced that it has connected location targeting in AdWords to Google Maps to provide more info about locations, make relevant location suggestions and improve accuracy in targeting. Along with this, they’ve refreshed the location targeting interface in AdWords. “Let’s …

Big Ideas Digital, iOS Game Developer Raises Money To Help Girl Walk Big Ideas Digital, iOS Game Developer Raises Money To Help Girl Walk

Grace Windram is a five year old girl in the UK, who has been living with Spastic Dyplegic Cerebral Palsy. It has left her with the inability to walk. However, a surgery which is available in the US will provide …

Google Celebrates Halloween With Pumpkin Carving Google Doodle Google Celebrates Halloween With Pumpkin Carving Google Doodle

Today is Halloween. A day full of costumed adolescents and all the candy you can eat, with out your child knowing you stole it from them of course. Sure the candy is the highlight of the holiday, but another big …

C3 Technologies Reportedly Now Part of Apple C3 Technologies Reportedly Now Part of Apple

Maps on iOS may bet getting a lot prettier. News came out over the weekend that Apple has acquired C3 Technologies, which puts out some stunning 3D mapping imagery. After some previous speculation that Apple may have acquired the company, …

Netflix, Amazon Announce New Deals with Disney-ABC Netflix, Amazon Announce New Deals with Disney-ABC
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Netflix has extended its partnership with Disney-ABC, and Amazon announced a new partnership with the group. “Disney and ABC have been and continue to be an innovative and supportive partner for Netflix,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “The …

Bill Promises To Censor the Internet Bill Promises To Censor the Internet
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The PROTECT-IP bill is making its way through the halls of the United States government, and besides an unfortunate name change, the bill has been altered by the House of Representatives in such a way, it would essentially allow the …

YouTube’s Push For Quality TV YouTube’s Push For Quality TV
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Following rumors for the better part of the year, YouTube has finally made the official announcement regarding a set of forthcoming channels aimed at creating a higher quality YouTube with channels that could rival those of cable television (though Google …

Content Curation: What Does it Take to Be Successful? Content Curation: What Does it Take to Be Successful?
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WebProNews had a little Q&A with Kate Brodock, the Executive Director of Digital and Social Media at Syracuse University about content curation on the web. She will be giving a talk on this subject at BlogWorld next week, but we …

Halloween, Luke Perry, and Rejected Peanuts Specials Halloween, Luke Perry, and Rejected Peanuts Specials
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Fallout From Sponsored Athlete Tweets? Fallout From Sponsored Athlete Tweets?

Earlier this week, we discussed the New Orleans Saints and their sponsored tweets for NOLA.com. Essentially, the idea is to attract more Saints fans to the site, but some are wondering whether or not these kinds of tweets, especially for …

Scott Olsen, Marine Vet Injured During #OccupyOakland, Finds Support Online Scott Olsen, Marine Vet Injured During #OccupyOakland, Finds Support Online
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Unless your head has been buried deeply in the sand, you are aware of the #Occupy movements going on all over the world. The movement, responsible for the “we are the 99%” mantra, began in New York with #OccupyWallStreet and …

Cool Halloween Stuff From Around the Web Cool Halloween Stuff From Around the Web
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All Hallow’s Eve is quickly upon us, and the denizens of the web are quickly gearing up for their annual dress-up games, evoking memories of video games, movies, memes, and, well, sluts. I’ll deal with the “slut” aspect later on …

SEO, Swayze & More Future Awesomeness SEO, Swayze & More Future Awesomeness
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In yesterday’s video round-up we looked at future awesomeness, and today we’re highlighting another future concept video from Microsoft along the same lines. There’s plenty of Google stuff too. Plus a pair of sweet throwback commercials. View more video round-ups …

In The UK, Inciting Riots On Facebook Will Land You Three Years In Jail In The UK, Inciting Riots On Facebook Will Land You Three Years In Jail
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If you remember those riots that consumed many parts of England back in August, you probably remember all of the discussion regarding social media’s influence on their spread. At the height of the outbursts, triggered by social unrest, Prime Minister …

Authorship in Google Results to Include Comments, Expanded Circles Features Authorship in Google Results to Include Comments, Expanded Circles Features
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Google continues to make changes to the authorship element it displays in search results. Yesterday, we reported on Google now letting you set it up by verifying your email address on your Google Profile, though this makes your email address …

SEOs Not Buying Google’s Privacy Motive for Encrypting Search SEOs Not Buying Google’s Privacy Motive for Encrypting Search
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Google has caused quite a ruckus in the search marketing community after it announced some changes to search. Last week, the search giant said that it would begin encrypting logged-in searches that users do by default, when they are logged into Google.com. This further integration of a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) will prevent search marketers from receiving referral data from the websites consumers click on from Google search results.

Sony Opens Up Hall of Play For PS3 Gamers Sony Opens Up Hall of Play For PS3 Gamers

If you own a PS3, and haven’t taken in a viewing of the “Michael” ad, then I highly recommend watching the video below. Many are saying it’s one of the greatest commercials Sony has released. The commercial has done so …