Steve Case: Facebook Needs to Pivot and Recognize They’re Not in the Garage Anymore

AOL co-founder Steve Case says that Facebook needs to pivot and recognize that they are not in the garage anymore. Case sees some of this as a backlash against big tech, which he predicted a few years ago in his book the Third Wave.

Web Creator Tim Berners-Lee Launches Contract for the Web and Says… Silos Shouldn’t Dominate Your Life

Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the web, launches Contract for the Web that encourages companies to agree to let individuals own and control their data and importantly to allow mobility of data.

Reports of Unstable Google Search Results

SEO expert Barry Schwartz has reported that in his tracking there appears to be some unstableness with the Google search results recently. This would explain why a lot of sites are complaining a bit louder lately about search traffic declines.

You Don’t Have to Buy Google Ads to Create a Big Company

Self-made marketing phenomena Neil Patel says that there is an alternative to buying Google Ads to grow your company. The answer he says is creating a free leader product or service that drive customers to your site for you to later upsell.

Google Search Algorithm Update on October 16th Looks Like a Big One

SEO expert Barry Schwartz said that he sees “lots of signals” that the recent October 16 Google algorithm update was a “big one.” Barry also talked about a Webmaster Hangout this morning with Google’s John Mueller.

Analyst Says that Google Already Dominates the Media Business

When does Google dominate the media business? “They already do,” says Brian Wieser, senior research analyst at Pivotal Research. “The reality is from a time consumption perspective, from an ad spending perspective, there’s nothing like Google.”

George Gilder: Google is Having a Nervous Breakdown

Historian and futurist George Gilder says that Google Marxism just repeats Karl Marx’s error with their technology. Because of this Gilder says that Google is delusional and is “having a nervous breakdown.”

Moz Founder Says Google Knows Everything and is Now Relying on Behavioral Data for Search Rankings

Google is now relying on behavioral data that it gets from searchers, Chrome users, Android, etc. as the primary way that it ranks pages.

Eric Enge Says Google’s Two Most Important Ranking Factors Are Still Content and Links

SEO is constantly changing but search ranking expert Eric Enge still says that everything else should take second priority to content quality and links. Eric explains how the Google Ranking Score intersects with the Google Content Score which results in a Google Link Score.

Foursquare CEO: Facebook and Google Are Not Your Friends and Are After Domination

Foursquare CEO Jeff Glueck said in an interview that “Facebook and Google are not your friends, they’re unreliable partners and are after domination.” He added in a blog post, “That’s why we’re building a company that stands apart from Google and Facebook as the most trusted, independent platform for understanding location.”