Tips for Diagnosing A Drop In Google Rankings, From Matt Cutts

Google has posted a new Webmaster Help video. As usual, Head of Web Spam Matt Cutts has answered a user-submitted question. The question is: “When you notice a drastic drop in your rankings and traffic from Google, what process would…

Foursquare Joins The iOS 5 Release Party With “Radar”

Today, Apple released their highly-anticipated iOS 5 update. To a lesser degree of buzz, Foursquare released an update to their app, version 4.0. And it looks like Foursquare v4.0 is going to make good use of that iOS 5 update.…

Visualizing What Regions Don’t Use Facebook

There’s no doubting the popularity and Facebook, nor the incredible rate at which Facebook members consume their various status updates. However, Facebook’s dominance is not on a worldwide scale, as some regions of the globe — for instance, China’s territory…

Googler Calls Google+ a “Knee-Jerk Reaction” and “A Study in Short-term Thinking”

Consider this a lesson in how not to use Google+. And to think, the Circles feature was designed to give you more control over who sees what… A Google software engineer, Steve Yegge, had some less than favorable things to…

BlackBerry Services Down For North American Users

A disruption that has been going on for three days now has spread from Europe and the Middle East to North America today, as users are experiencing problems with many BlackBerry services. On Monday, European, Middle Eastern and African users…

Google+ Photos Take Over For Picasa Web Albums (Kind of)

Google seems to be on its way to doing what should have been done a long time ago in my opinion – unifying its products into one Google brand. Some Google users started noticing last night that when they went…

For Businesses, Twitter Interaction With Customers Pays Off

For companies, there are plenty of reasons to maintain an active Twitter presence. Once you establish yourself on the network and begin to accumulate followers, you can use it for publicity purposes – to give your customers news and information…

Google and Amazon: The Next Great Tech Rivalry?

Microsoft and Yahoo have been Google’s main rivals for years. As Google has expanded into more and more product areas, it has taken on plenty of competition in a wide variety of industries. Apple and Facebook are two of its…

PlayStation Network Hacked Again, 93,000 Affected

I’m sure you are saying, “Oh God, not again…” Sony has announced on the PlayStation Blog that thousands of user IDs and passwords have been compromised, about two-thirds of which are from the Sony Entertainment Network and PlayStation Network and…

Gumby Google Doodle Celebrates Art Clokey

“If you have a heart, then Gumby’s a pal for you.” Today’s Google Doodle is an animated delight, and it lives up to the high mark set by past animated Google Doodles that have graced our homepages in the last…