Google’s Twitter Deal May Impact Your Reputation

Last month, we learned that Google and Twitter have struck a new deal to put real-time tweets back into Google’s search index after going without them for a few years. Google isn’t expected to implement tweets into its results in…

Revleap: Yelp’s Allegations Completely False, Unsubstantiated

Last week, Yelp said it was “taking a stand against misleading ‘reputation management’ companies,” as it filed a lawsuit against a company called Revleap, which it said is a scam, and puts small businesses at risk because of the Yelp…

Yelp ‘Takes A Stand To Protect Business Owners’

Yelp filed a lawsuit against a company called Revleap, which it says is a scam, and puts small businesses at risk because of the Yelp Consumer Alert program as well as federal and state regulation. Revleap has fired back, saying…

Brands Get Way To See When They Appear On Tumblr

Ditto Labs announced on Tuesday that it has formed a firehose partnership with Tumblr, which will enable brands to find their logos and products within images shared on Tumblr. Considering that there are over 120 million posts to Tumblr on…

What Does Jelly Mean For Businesses?

As you may know, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone launched a new app called Jelly this week after about a year in stealth mode. It’s billed as “a new way to search,” but is essentially a Q&A service that lets you…

Google’s ‘Mugshot’ Update Misses New York Times’ First Example

Google pushed out a new algorithm update late last week (in addition to Penguin) aimed at penalizing sites that profit from public mugshots by making people who appear in them pay to have them removed. It’s been described as a…

Google Launches Update To Demote Shady Mugshot Sites

As previously reported, Google announced the launch of Penguin 2.0 on Friday, but that’s not the only algorithmic change the search giant has reportedly pushed out. Sometime late last week, they also pushed an update to demote mugshot sites that…

Google: We Don’t Have The Resources To Investigate Page Removal Requests

Google’s Matt Cutts put out a new Webmaster Help video. It’s one of those where he answers his own question (as opposed to a user-submitted one), so you know it’s something Google deals with all the time. The question: There’s…

Bitly’s Take On Social Search

Social search is an interesting animal, mostly because there are so many different approaches. There’s realtime search, like we’ve seen from Google+ and Topsy in the last week. There’s Google’s social search, which simply sprinkles social results throughout its web…

Violated Online – Rebuilding Your Reputation

While a trustworthy reputation could take years to build, it could be destroyed in a matter of minutes. At first, this seems ironic, but when you think about all the information online that is extremely accessible, it makes more sense.