Google Panda Update – Made for Big Brands?

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…

Huffington Post and AOL Face Class Action Suit Over Contributed Content

The Huffington Post has been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism – more so since the announcement that it would be acquired by AOL, and that that it would essentially run AOL’s entire content business. A great…

Commercial Privacy Bill Of Rights Praised By eBay, Microsoft

Today, Senators John Kerry and John McCain introduced a piece of legislation known as the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011.  It’s designed to regulate how firms should handle consumers’ personal data, and while that’s a complicated issue,…

TV on the Radio Debuts Album-Length Film via YouTube

Starting today you can view an album-length film featuring every track from TV on the Radio’s fourth studio album, Nine Types of Light. The film was directed by Tunde Adebimpe, the groups lead vocalist. Adebimpe intertwines the songs along with…

Facebook Game Market to Increase

Would you play a first person shooter on Facebook?  How about a large, real time strategy game akin to World of Warcraft?  A new study suggests that the market for such game types may increase fivefold by the year 2013.…

Google Trends Hot Topics Now Gone – Confirmed

Update: A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “We’ve just streamlined it — we unified the data into one set to make it easier for users to understand what’s hot in Google web searches.” Original Article: Yesterday, we reported that the U.S.…

Facebook Comments Plugin Added to 50,000 Sites In a Month, Updates Launched

At the beginning of March, Facebook launched its new and improved comments plugin for content sites. It brought features like the use of social signals to order comments based on quality, improved moderation tools, the ability to add different log-in…

Verizon Named Mobile Brand Of The Year By Consumers

Verizon has been named the mobile networks brand of the year among consumers for the second year in a row, according to a new poll from Harris Interactive. “Since the change in the portability of phone numbers, switching mobile phones…

Google Does Guest Post for Panda Victim HubPages

HubPages was one of the big Panda victims from based on the often-cited Sistrix report. The company never denied this. “We are confident that over time the proven quality of our writers’ content will be attractive to users,” HubPages CEO…

China: U.S. Internet Freedom Not So Great Either

Every year, the United States government releases a report on the state of human rights around the world.  This year, like many others, the United States called out China for various wrongdoings – one such problem being “The Great Firewall”…