Overstock Hurt By Google Search Changes Again

Overstock.com has had a lot of financial trouble over the years as a direct result of how its content shows up in Google search results. It is perhaps one of the best examples of how drastically a reliance on Google…

Pinterest Adds Relevant Info To Pins, Gives ‘Pin It’ Button To Mobile Apps

Pinterest has introduced what it refers to as “more useful pins”. Essentially, they’re adding relevant information to certain types of pins so people can take action on the pins that they like. For example, if you see some cookies that…

Overstock Blaming Google For “Ugly Year”

Overstock is blaming Google for an “ugly year.” Remember when Overstock.com was hit with a Google penalty just over a year ago? Well, the company released its fiscal year and Q4 earnings today, which reflected what CEO Patrick Byrne called…

Overstock.com Releases Fiscal Year And Q4 Earnings Report

Overstock.com released its fiscal year and Q4 earnings report today. The company posted a 3% decrease in revenue year-over-year for 2011. For the fourth quarter, there was a 10% YoY decrease. FY 2011 revenue was $1,054 million vs. $1,090 million…

Overstock.com No Longer Penalized by Google

Back in February, Google penalized Overstock.com in search results, after the site’s pages had ranked near the top of results for dozens of common searches, such as “vacuum cleaners” and “laptop computers”. The Wall Street Journal exposed the story as…

Overstock.com Hit with Google Penalty

There is an interesting trend of big brand sites getting busted for gaming Google, and gaining mainstream media attention lately. A couple weeks ago, JCPenney was busted for paid links, then Forbes attracted some similar attention.