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Google Panda Update Winners: Video, News, Blogs, and Porn Google Panda Update Winners: Video, News, Blogs, and Porn
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As we reported earlier, the latest data from SearchMetrics shows Google properties like YouTube and Blogger making search visibility gains in the UK as a result of the global roll-out of Panda. Similar trends for these properties are most likely …

Bing Business Portal Affects Search Rankings Bing Business Portal Affects Search Rankings
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Bing has replaced the Bing Local Listing Center with the Bing Business Portal, which is in beta. This is a destination where businesses can claim, verify, and manage their local listings in Bing. “All existing listings on LLC have already …

Addicted to Social Media? Addicted to Social Media?
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I can’t remember the last time I went without my smartphone. Camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains, miles away from civilization, I still walked far enough out to get a signal and some edge service. Don’t judge, I really wanted …

iPhone 5 Release Date May Be in 2012 iPhone 5 Release Date May Be in 2012
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Add another log to the iPhone 5 rumors fire. Now it’s looking like consumers may not see the device until next year, or possibly very late this year. It was once expected in early summer. According to a report from …

The Most Important New Protocol Since RSS: AirPlay The Most Important New Protocol Since RSS: AirPlay

I still remember when Dave Winer showed me RSS and what it did. It changed my life and continues to, even after we switched much of our reading behavior to Twitter (a new iPad app is coming on Friday that …

Google Panda Update Victim Xomba Loses AdSense Ads Too Google Panda Update Victim Xomba Loses AdSense Ads Too
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New York-based Xomba.com took an 88.06% hit in search visibility according to Search Metrics numbers for the Google Panda update in the UK. With Panda now global, we assume there are similarities to the UK data in other countries. If …

GoDaddy Elephant Killing Video Mysteriously, But Heavily Edited GoDaddy Elephant Killing Video Mysteriously, But Heavily Edited
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Since the controversy blew up around a video of GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons killing an elephant, the video has been edited heavily. Should the video have been edited, removed, or left alone? Tell us what you think. Parsons is still …

Social Media Has Little Impact On Website Traffic Social Media Has Little Impact On Website Traffic
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Social media has little direct impact on most website traffic, according to a new report released today from ForeSee Results. Less than 1 percent of website visits, on average, come directly from a social media URL. The findings indicate that …

UberMedia to Launch Twitter Competitor? UberMedia to Launch Twitter Competitor?

Today, CNN reports that plans may be in the works for popular app makers UberMedia to form their own social network rival to Twitter that “could compete with that popular microblogging platform.” CNN cites three people who have been briefed …

Google Panda Update Officially Goes Global (In English) Google Panda Update Officially Goes Global (In English)
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Earlier, we reported that webmasters were finding signs indicating the Panda update may have been launched in more countries. Now, Google has addressed it in a post on the Webmaster Central Blog. They’ve rolled out the update globally to all …

New Platform to Help Brands Curate Social Content New Platform to Help Brands Curate Social Content

With all the content online, it is hard for businesses to sort through all the noise and find what they really want. As a result, many content curation services have risen up to help serve this need.

iPad App Offers Social Video With Showyou iPad App Offers Social Video With Showyou

Online video company Vodpod has introduced a social video app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch called Showyou. The Showyou app allows users to see all the videos shared by their friends on Facebook and the people they follow …

Google Panda Update Launched in More Countries Google Panda Update Launched in More Countries
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If you’ve been following the search industry for the last month or two, I probably don’t have to tell you have big an impact Google’s Panda update has had on a lot of sites. Google had only rolled the update …

Nintendo Wii Price Cut On The Way? Nintendo Wii Price Cut On The Way?
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Now you won’t have any excuse not to grab a Wii, sports resort and play those love handles away. Engadget is reporting that a trusted source has informed them that Nintendo’s little white console will be dropping $50, from $200 …

Movie Director Asks Downloaders Not to Steal His Movie Movie Director Asks Downloaders Not to Steal His Movie
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Perhaps Canadian movie director Jason Eisener has the right approach to dealing with movie pirates: Instead of relying on the ham-handed approach of the MPAA to police various bittorrent sites, perhaps the creators should address these downloaders directly. Eisener, who …

Facebook Photo Scam Spreading Rapidly Facebook Photo Scam Spreading Rapidly

A new Facebook scam is spreading rapidly through a post on users’ news feed, according to an alert issued by M86 Security Labs. The scam involves a photograph being posted in an album called “BBC News” with an image of …

AT&T’s LG Thrive Announced AT&T’s LG Thrive Announced

GoPhones no longer need be DumbPhones, according to AT&T and LG. AT&T has just announced the LG Thrive, their first smartphone that doesn’t require a contract. The phone will run on the Android 2.2 platform and be available for purchase …

Demand Media Looks for Senior Analyst to Measure Search Demand Media Looks for Senior Analyst to Measure Search

Demand Media has tweeted about a job position in the last day, that requires studying how people search and applying that to business practices, from the sound of it. Now, this doesn’t seem unusual for the company, as the business …

LikeMinded Launched by Craigslist Foundations LikeMinded Launched by Craigslist Foundations

Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, has just announced a new site called LikeMinded.  The site will attempt to serve as an aggregate source for community involvement and local action.  People can use the service to share stories of successful community …

Social Web Browser Flock To Shutdown Social Web Browser Flock To Shutdown

Social web browser Flock has announced it will be shutting down on April 26, according to notice on its website. Flock was purchased by social gaming company Zynga in January for an undisclosed amount. “The Flock team joined Zynga in …

Google Docs Adds Pagination Google Docs Adds Pagination
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Talk to any college students for very long, and you may find that page numbers rule their lives.  They’ll celebrate receiving a measly half-page assignment, for example, or freak out over a 40-page paper that’s due all too soon.  So …

Winklevoss Tweets About Zuckerberg Email Winklevoss Tweets About Zuckerberg Email
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Tyler Winklevoss, half of the Winklevoss twins, which have been in an ongoing legal battle with Facebook, posted a snarky tweet today, after news came out of Paul Ceglia suing Facebook and revealing alleged email exchanges he shared with Zuckerberg. …

Apple, Facebook, Google Sued By Walker Digital Apple, Facebook, Google Sued By Walker Digital
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Today in Delaware, Walker Digital LLC filed multiple suits against top companies for the violation of intellectual property rights.  In total, 15 suits were filed against over 100 companies including giants like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, eBay and Wal-Mart.  …

Google Panda Update – Made for Big Brands? Google Panda Update – Made for Big Brands?
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iCrossing does online marketing for numerous big brands, and says it has noticed some trends in which some of these brands have either risen in rankings or remained flat since the Google’s Panda Update, for keywords where other sites dropped …