Is Google More Focused On Penalties Or Positive Features?

While it’s nothing new, a lot of webmasters are frustrated with Google for penalties their sites have received. The recent attack on guest blog posts has sparked a whole new round of outcries. Google says, however, that it tries to…

Microsoft Scroogles Danny Sullivan Out Of A Scroogled Mug

It looks like Microsoft is “scroogling” the people that are actually buying into its “Scroogled” campaign. Back in November, the company added a Scroogled product page to its online store, where it started selling Scroogled mugs, a Scroogled hat and…

What The Industry Thinks About Google Reader’s Demise

Google recently dropped the bombshell that it is closing down Google Reader, much to the chagrin of its loyal user base. I’ve done my share of ranting about it, and discussed why some businesses may want to be more strongly…

You Might Be Waiting Months To See Effects From Google’s Link Disavow Tool

If you were hit by the Penguin update, you should probably use Google’s new Link Disavow tool, particularly if you can’t get bad links removed. That’s the message we’re getting from Google’s Matt Cutts. Cutts and Google really emphasized that…

Google Would Support A Transparency Review From The FTC. Competitors? No Comment.

Last month, search industry veteran Danny Sullivan called upon the United States Federal Trade Commission to scrutinize Google and other search engines – specifically, looking into their disclosure of paid listings. A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “Consumers benefit from clear…

Search Industry Vet Calls Upon FTC To Scrutinize Google (And Other Search Engines)

Veteran search industry journalist Danny Sullivan has written a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, calling on the organization to look into the disclosure of paid listings in Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, Nextag, Twenga, and TripAdvisor. Sullivan intros the letter,…

Google’s New Privacy Policy: Danny Sullivan Provides Insight

In January, Google announced that it was overhauling its more than 60 privacy policies and replacing them with one. As Alma Whitten, Google’s Director of Privacy in Product and Engineering, wrote in the announcement, the idea is to create a “beautifully simple, intuitive user experience across Google.”

Google’s Privacy Approach With Danny Sullivan and NPR

Google’s new privacy policy has been the topic of some discussion — although, perhaps not as much as expected — as their new multi-platform approach resulted in the creation of one privacy policy to rule them all, much like Sauron’s…

Google Talks More About Keeping Ranking Factors Secret

Yesterday, we looked at a video Danny Sullivan posted at Search Engine Land, in which he grilled Google CEO Eric Schmidt about listing Google’s 200 ranking signals. 

Eric Schmidt Tired of Being Asked About Google’s Ranking Factors

Danny Sullivan has posted a few videos from Google’s Zeitgeist event, and one of them is a fairly entertaining banter between Sullivan and Google CEO Eric Schmidt.  Sullivan  asks why Google doesn’t list its 200 ranking factors. Schmidt’s response: