Google Is Now Censoring The Pirate Bay In Autocomplete

Google freaked out the collective Internet last month when they announced the controversial plan to add DMCA takedown notices into account when providing search results. This would make it so that sites with questionable reputations would be placed below more…

Torrent Sites Think Google Is Censoring Them

Google caused a lot of discussion last week when they announced that they were introducing a new ranking signal into their search algorithm. The new signal directly targets sites that receive a lot of DMCA takedown notices and downgrades them…

comScore Search Rankings: Yahoo Stops the Downward Spiral in May

comScore released its search engine rankings for the United States for May 2012 today and, as far as month-to-month changes go, very little has in fact changed among the market shares claimed by the top search sites. For once, that’s…

Google+ Promotion May Improve Organic Search Ranking

Although previous studies have concluded that social media really does a shoddy job at driving traffic to your websites, TastyPlacement conducted a short experiment to assess a similar concept. More specifically, the group investigated whether social media engagement can help…

Google’s Matt Cutts Talks Facebook/Twitter Links’ Influence on Search Ranking

We recently looked at how Google and Bing use links on Twitter and Facebook for organic ranking, following an informative piece from Danny Sullivan on the matter. Google’s Matt Cutts has now addressed the subject a bit more in a new video uploaded to Googles’ Webmaster Help Channel