Microsofts ‘Scroogled’ Ad Campaign will Continue

“Scroogled will go on as long as Google keeps Scroogling people.” The statement continues, stating Weitz’s comments are not true and that we should, “stay tuned for the next chapter.” This is at least good news for the conversation around privacy, because inevitably any time the campaign is talked about the issue of what both companies are doing comes up, not just what Google is doing with Gmail.

Google Drive iPad, Android Updates

Google announced today updates to both the iOS and Android versions of it’s Drive product. Probably the biggest update is the iPod version of the software now allows editing of documents, something that the Android version has had for over a year now. You can also now move files, including photos and video from your […]

Google+ Goes to Work, Launches New Business Tools & Features

Originally published as Google+ Goes to Work, Launches New Features Designed for Business Use on Technorati Social Media After a few months of private beta testing with select pilot companies, Google announced yesterday the launch of new Google+ business features and tools designed to capitalize on a trend the company is calling, “going Google”.  What is “going […]

Google Plus Adds Brand Pages, Struggles With Engagement

Originally published as Google Plus Grows Brand Presence, Struggles With Engagement on Technorati According to a new SocialShare report from BrightEdge, Google’s social network, Google+ continues to increase brand presence.  Some of the lastest gold label brands to join in the past two months include Visa, Wells Fargo and fashion design company Hermes. Although the network has […]

Breakdown of a Persons Google Results Page (INFOGRAPHIC)

Originally published as Breakdown of a Persons Google Results on Technorati. Every day there are 1 billion names searched in Google – 94% of those searching don’t look past the first page. Brand Youself, a company aimed at helping individuals put their best links forward so to speak, when Googled, released a pretty useful infographic today. What it […]

Google’s Panda Update One Year Later (Infographic)

Thanks to the folks at BlueGlass and Search Engine Land for this insightful graphic on how Google’s Panda updates evolved and where we stand today.  Ever since BlueGlass decided to buy Voltier Digital, the infographics coming from them have been excellent, looking forward to more. Related Posts: Breakdown of a Persons Google Results Page (INFOGRAPHIC) […]

Google Algorithm Change Focuses on (too much!) Advertising Above the Fold

Originally published by myself on Technorati as: Google Algorithm Change Requires User-Friendly Page Layout Web publishers and bloggers beware: If you’re displaying many ads “above the fold,” Google’s latest algorithm change may swoop down like a Navy SEAL team on your website. You might suddenly find your Web pages buried, six-feet under on the search […]

Google Runs Christmas Commercial Touting Hangouts

Article first published as Google Runs Christmas Commercial Touting Hangouts on Technorati. Google is not know for running Television spots, despite the latest one which ran on Thanksgiving, promoting Google+, the last spot I remember was the spot, Parisian Love during the Super Bowl in early 2010.  The most recent, run yesterday, was smart for a number […]

Google Blocked Referrers – Emergency Triage for GA Users

Rand Fishkin and the rest of the team over at SEOMOZ, provided a webinar shortly after the announcement from Google that they would be blocking referrer information via a default SSL encryption for it’s logged in users. A lot of people immediately went after Google, and they were right, Google’s PR move was not too […]

Google Rolls “Users Privacy” in AdWords Product

Today Google announced that it would address privacy concerns by encrypting url’s for logged in users.  By default Google is turning on SSL for all logged in users.  This impacts users of Google Analytics who previously relied on this data to make business decisions.  By hiding this data for users of GA, they are crippling […]

Poor Spelling and Low PageRank Go Hand in Hand on Google

In a Google Webmaster Video today, Matt Cutts, head of webspam over at Google, made a statement correlating a web pages PageRank with spelling errors.  The more spelling errors, the lower the pagerank.  The video is included in the full post for people to watch, there are a few other good questions answered by probably […]

Continual Changes at Google – Places, Instant, now Site Preview

Who said Google was stagnant and Bing was the company re-inventing the way people search?  I’m not sure that anyone did, but if they were to have said something like that, or that thought maybe crossed your mind, then you are looking around confused right about now.  I mean for the one product Google has […]

New Google Instant Keyword Optimization Tool

I recently tweaked an old script to help SEO practitioners optimize for Google Instant. Imagine if you could optimize for all the keywords that appear when you start typing in words? With this tool, it will tell you based on what you type in, what will appear as ‘suggestions’ from Google Instant. If you’re interested […]

Comprehensive Stop Word List

Comprehensive list of stop words to download, keep out of url’s, titles, desciptions and anywhere else possible.

Ranking Factors: Google News from Google Employee Video

I came across this while stumbling stuff for a Spanish language site that I am working on and found it extremely interesting.  There is a lot in there, almost all you need to know if your familiar with SEO, on how to optimize for the news search portion of the site. Without any more hesitation, […]

Could Lack of Customer Support Kill the Nexus One?

For some it’s a pastime, poor customer service and a general mistrust and sort of half cocked hatred towards bad consumer electronics companies.  I can remember before blogs became a sort of consumer equalizer many had no where in common to vent, aside from the BBB, email or unless a class action lawsuit was initiated, […]

How to Create Proper Google Video Sitemaps

So back in December of 2007 Google’s Video team announced changes to their sitemap protocol. Specifically changes to the way Google uses sitemaps to index your video content. Now this can be done for a number of different sites that have videos, but would be an absolute killer change for sites that contain mostly video […]

Are Google Duplicate Content Penalties a Myth?

Well according to Greg Grothaus from the Google Search Quality team it is. We are used to getting tips from Matt Cutt’s YouTube channel, great channel to subscribe to by the way if you do not already subscribe, but this time someone from Search Quality has weighed in on the subject of duplicate content. For […]

Google Domestic Trends Predicts Unemployment

According to a post by Google’s Chief Economist Hal Varian, Google Domestic Trends has been used to mimic variables such as initial claims of unemployment, among other things to predict short economic trends.  Given that one of the biggest leading indicators of economic activity is number of people who file for unemployment this could be […]

Quick Guide to Local Search on Google, Yahoo

The Internet has opened the door to a huge global audience for any organization advertising products or services.  But what if your target audience is a local one?  Two of the most popular Internet search engines have developed tools that give online visitors the ability to perform local searches, so they can find exactly what […]

Rand Fishkin Interview (SES London 2009)

Interview with Rand Fishkin at SES London 2009.