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Google To Include ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests In Transparency Report Google To Include ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests In Transparency Report

The Court of Justice of the European Union recently ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests for search results to be deleted in what has become known as the “right to be forgotten”. Google then made a …

Doodle 4 Google Competition Gets 11-Year-Old Audrey Zhang $30K Scholarship Doodle 4 Google Competition Gets 11-Year-Old Audrey Zhang $30K Scholarship

If you visit Google’s homepage in the U.S. today, you’ll see a very interesting doodle. That’s the winner for 2014′s Doodle 4 Google competition (the 7th such event). This pleasant doodle comes from 11-year-old Audrey Zhang from New York. Google …

Is Negative SEO Becoming A Bigger Problem For Businesses? Is Negative SEO Becoming A Bigger Problem For Businesses?

Negative SEO – the practice of competitors engaging in SEO attacks in order to harm businesses in search results – has been a concern in the search industry for years. It’s rare that we see any concrete evidence of this …

Google Compute Engine Gets New Usage Export Feature Google Compute Engine Gets New Usage Export Feature

Google has launched a new Compute Engine feature called Compute Engine Usage Export, which lets users export detailed reports about their usage data and get mroe granular insight into their Compute Engine usage at a resource level. “For example, you …

Google Highlights Guide To Site Moves Google Highlights Guide To Site Moves

Google has released a new guide on how to handle moving your site in a way that’s “Googlebot-friendly”. “Few topics confuse and scare webmasters more than site moves,” say Google Webmaster Trends analysts Pierre Far and Zineb Ait Bahaji. As …

Google Apps Gets Admin Reports, New Sites Features Google Apps Gets Admin Reports, New Sites Features

Google announced (separately) a handful of noteworthy updates to Google Apps. First off, the company introduced a new Reports section to the Admin console aimed at making it easier for admins to manage Google Apps and gain insights. The feature …

Google Calls Out Sites In Mobile Results For ‘Faulty Redirects’ Google Calls Out Sites In Mobile Results For ‘Faulty Redirects’

Google is calling out webistes with “faulty redirects” in mobile search results to save users from having to deal with the “common annoyance” of tapping a search result only to be redirected to a site’s mobile homepage. This occurs when …

Google Makes It Easier To Create New AdSense Ad Units Google Makes It Easier To Create New AdSense Ad Units

Google just announced a new simplified My Ads tab in AdSense to make it easier to create new ad units. Here’s what it looks like: “In addition to simplifying the ad unit creation process, we’ve also refreshed the user interface …

Google Gives Businesses A Hangout Button To Let Customers Video Chat From Their Sites Google Gives Businesses A Hangout Button To Let Customers Video Chat From Their Sites

Google launched a new Hangout start button for businesses and developers, which can be embedded in any app or website. Google has already worked with a few enterprise software companies including Zendesk and Freshdesk for customer support hangouts, Zoho for …

Google Launches Two New AdSense Ad Sizes Google Launches Two New AdSense Ad Sizes

Google announced the launch of two new ad sizes for AdSense ads – 970 x 250 Billboard and 300 x 1050 Portrait. These, the company says, will help publishers reach more advertisers, and of course, “enhance the user experience”. “As …

Chromecast Users Get More To Watch Chromecast Users Get More To Watch

Earlier this year, Google took its Chromecast SDK out of beta, paving the way for developers to go wild adding support to their apps, which in turn means that users of the $35 streaming device get access to more and …

Google Shopping Express Launches Overnight Delivery Google Shopping Express Launches Overnight Delivery

Google announced on Tuesday that Google Shopping Express is bringing overnight delivery to Northern California (from Fresno and Porterville in the south to Eureka and Crescent City in the north). The new overnight service is available immediately in East Bay …

Google ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests Reportedly Averaging 10K Per Day Google ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests Reportedly Averaging 10K Per Day

After the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests for search results to be deleted in what has become known as the “right to be forgotten,” Google immediately received 12,000 …

Google Glass Tries High Fashion with New Diane von Furstenberg Collection Google Glass Tries High Fashion with New Diane von Furstenberg Collection

Now that anyone in the U.S. can buy their high-tech specs, Google has a few hurdles to jump to make Glass an everyday item for regular people. Apart from the still-exclusive price point of $1,500 (Google will surely drop that …

Is Apple Weaning People Off Google? Is Apple Weaning People Off Google?

As you’ve probably heard, Apple revealed its new Mac and iOS operating systems on Monday – OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 respectively. While the company didn’t exactly pitch them as such, it revealed some new features, which some think …

Google Reportedly Killing Zavers Coupon Service Google Reportedly Killing Zavers Coupon Service

Google is reportedly killing off its Zavers by Google offering, which was described as a “smart, simple real-time digital coupon solution for retailers and manufacturers.” Google announced the service in early 2013 as a way for retailers to extend their …

Google Talks Determining Quality When There Aren’t Links Google Talks Determining Quality When There Aren’t Links

Google has a new Webmaster Help video out talking about how it looks at quality of content that doesn’t have many links pointing to it. Specifically, Matt Cutts takes on the following question: How does Google determine quality content if …

Google Puts Chromebooks In More Countries Google Puts Chromebooks In More Countries

Google announced on Monday that Chromebooks will be making their way to nine more countries. For some reason the company made the announcement in a poem or a series of song lyrics or something. If you’d rather skip all of …

Google Ads Reportedly Catch Eye Of UK Regulator Google Ads Reportedly Catch Eye Of UK Regulator

Google is reportedly being monitored by the Financial Conduct Authority, a financial services watchdog in the UK, in relation to its comparison ads. The Telegraph’s James Titcomb reports (h/t: Greg Sterling): Of particular concern is that Google’s listing of search …

Google Expected To Expand ‘Ok, Google’ With ‘Always-On’ Listening On Android Google Expected To Expand ‘Ok, Google’ With ‘Always-On’ Listening On Android

The Moto X lets you search Google without touching the device. It utilizes “always-on” listening, which makes the device more useful when you’re doing other things (like driving). Rumor has it that this type of functionality is coming to the …

Google’s ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool Immediately Attracts Over 12,000 Requests Google’s ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool Immediately Attracts Over 12,000 Requests

As you may know, Google has a new way for people in Europe to request search results to be removed. This stems from the recent controversial “right to be forgotten” ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union …