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Suit Claims Google Fired Masseur After He Complained About Masturbating Engineer Suit Claims Google Fired Masseur After He Complained About Masturbating Engineer

A New Jersey massage therapist is suing Google, as well as a dozen unnamed parties, claiming the company wrongfully terminated his employment after he reported sexual harassment at the hands of another employee. Elvis Gardin began providing his massage services …

Google Analytics Gets New DoubleClick Integrations Google Analytics Gets New DoubleClick Integrations

Google announced that Google Analytics Premium is now integrated with DoubleClick Campaign Manager and DoubleClick Bid Manager. “Today’s consumers move easily across many channels and devices on their journey to a purchase,” says product manager Ravi Mruthyunjaya. “Top marketers rely …

Google Gives Ecommerce Analytics A Revamp Google Gives Ecommerce Analytics A Revamp

Google announced the beta release of a “complete revamp” of its ecommerce analytics, which it says will provide richer insights into pre-purchase shopping behavior and product performance. It will let you analyze how far shoppers get into the shopping funnel, …

Google’s Transparency Called Into Question Again Google’s Transparency Called Into Question Again

Though it’s back in Google’s results now, another company is making headlines for being penalized by Google. This time it’s Vivint, which produces smart thermostats, and competes with Nest, which Google acquired earlier this year. PandoDaily’s James Robinson wrote an …

Google Expands App Indexing Into More Languages Google Expands App Indexing Into More Languages

Google launched app indexing globally in English a couple months back after testing it since November. Now, they’re expanding it into more languages. The feature enables Google to deliver in-app content in search results on mobile devices (specifically Android devices …

Here’s How To Get Google To Delete Search Results Here’s How To Get Google To Delete Search Results

Google has revealed a new process for takedown requests in relation to the recent controversial “right to be forgotten” ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union. The ruling says that Google and other search engines must take …

Press Release Sites Take A Hit In Google’s Rankings Press Release Sites Take A Hit In Google’s Rankings

It would appear that some big name press release distribution sites have taken a hit in Google. Sean Malseed at Seer Interactive pointed out that PRWeb lost over half of its traffic, and dropped out of the first 20 Google …

Google Not Where It Wants To Be On Diversity Google Not Where It Wants To Be On Diversity

Google revealed some company diversity numbers on Wednesday, and they’re not great. Google is 70% men and 61% white. Google says it’s not happy with these numbers, and that it wants to be better at diversity. Here’s a look at …

Is Google’s Panda Update Helping Small Businesses? Is Google’s Panda Update Helping Small Businesses?

Early last week, Google pushed out a couple of big algorithm updates: a new version of the so-called “Payday Loans” update and a new generation of the famous/infamous Panda update. Google has been talking up the latter for a while, …

Matt Cutts Talks Google Link Extraction And PageRank Matt Cutts Talks Google Link Extraction And PageRank

In a new video, Matt Cutts, Google’s head of webspam, discussed how Google views two links with different anchor text on one page pointing to the same destination, and how that affects PageRank. The explanation is Cutts’ response to the …

Google To Present New Approach To Take-Down Requests Soon Google To Present New Approach To Take-Down Requests Soon

Earlier this month, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. Search engines may not actually delete all results requested, but must …

Google Puts Knowledge Graph Info In Ads Google Puts Knowledge Graph Info In Ads

Google is testing a new feature for search ads, which includes links to popups that contain Knowledge Graph information. It appears to replicate a feature that Google already utilizes in organic results. This was launched in January: Typically, like most …

Google’s New Self-Driving Cars Eliminate Steering Wheel, Gas And Brake Pedals. Just Trust Them. Google’s New Self-Driving Cars Eliminate Steering Wheel, Gas And Brake Pedals. Just Trust Them.

Google has been busy building some new self-driving car model prototypes without steering wheels gas pedals or brake pedals, or the need for human intervention. Yikes. With Google’s original self-driving cars, humans were able to take over. This takes things …

Google Analytics Premium Lets Companies View Performance Across Sites Google Analytics Premium Lets Companies View Performance Across Sites

Google announced a big new feature for Google Analytics Premium on Tuesday. The company is launching roll-up reporting to help companies view performance across all of their apps and websites in one interface. “In today’s multi-touchpoint consumer world, this is …

Google Tightens Security On Chrome For Windows Google Tightens Security On Chrome For Windows

Google announced back in November that it would start requiring all Chrome extensions to be hosted in the Chrome Web Store for its Windows stable and beta channels (starting in January). Google announced today that it is now enforcing this. …

Google’s eBay Hit Was Apparently Manual Google’s eBay Hit Was Apparently Manual

As reported last week, eBay appeared alongside the biggest apparent losers from Google’s most recent Panda update, which is supposed to be softer than past updates, and make things a little better for smaller sites and businesses. According to reports, …

Google Gives Webmasters New Page Rendering Tool Google Gives Webmasters New Page Rendering Tool

Last week, Google named some JavaScript issues that can negatively impact a site’s search results, and said it would soon be releasing a tool to help webmasters better understand how it renders their site. The tool has now been announced. …

Google: Panda 4.0 Brings in ‘Softer Side,’ Lays Groundwork For Future Google: Panda 4.0 Brings in ‘Softer Side,’ Lays Groundwork For Future

Back in March, Google’s Matt Cutts spoke at the Search Marketing Expo, and said that Google was working on the next generation of the Panda update, which he said would be softer and more friendly to small sites and businesses. …

Will ‘Evidence’ Show Google Stole Money From Publishers? Will ‘Evidence’ Show Google Stole Money From Publishers?

There are a lot of claims by AdSense publishers who say Google has not paid them what they’re owed. Recently, a person claiming to be an ex-Google employee described (at length) a plot by the company to keep from having …

Rachel Louise Carson Google Doodle Celebrates Environmentalist and ‘Silent Spring’ Author Rachel Louise Carson Google Doodle Celebrates Environmentalist and ‘Silent Spring’ Author

Today, Google is celebrating influential environmentalist Rachel Louise Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring is credited with exposing everyday Americans to the various environmental problems facing the country, and thus sparking the modern day environmental movement. Her work played a …

YouTube Plans New Features, Wants Feedback Ahead Of Time YouTube Plans New Features, Wants Feedback Ahead Of Time

YouTube is working on a separate mobile app for creators, a feature that lets fans directly contribute funds to creators, and a way to create captions and subtitles by “harnessing the crowd.” Perhaps most importantly, YouTube says it’s going to …