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Google's EU antitrust settlement proposals won't be enough, competition chief hints

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When Google offered a series of concessions in order to settle its search-related antitrust investigation in Europe, some of those whose complaints had kicked off the whole affair were quick to dismiss Google’s proposals. And now it looks like the European Commission itself will also tell the U.S. firm to...
Google's EU antitrust settlement proposals won't be enough, competition chief hints

Google Is One Vote Away From Being Slammed With A Massive Anti-Trust Suit By The FTC

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The Federal Trade Commission is considering whether to bring up a "historic" antitrust suit against Google Inc. according to The Hill. In order to approve legal action, three of the five FTC commissioners must vote in favor. As it stands, two are opposed to bringing an anti-trust suit against Google,...
Google Is One Vote Away From Being Slammed With A Massive Anti-Trust Suit By The FTC
Big Tech: FTC Slaps Google's Wrist in Search, Patent Probe

Google defends Search Plus Your World

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Google has decided that enough is enough when it comes to people criticising its latest search project – Search Plus Your World – and revealed that the service will improve with time.Search Plus Your World is Google's big step into social search. Now when you type something into Google and...
Google defends Search Plus Your World

Kevin Rose’s First Move as Digg CEO: Kill the DiggBar

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Social news website Digg is getting rid of the controversial DiggBar as soon as the upcoming version of Digg exits beta, acting CEO Kevin Rose announced in a blog post today. All previously banned domains will also be unbanned when the new Digg launches, Rose said.DiggBar is an iFrame...
Kevin Rose’s First Move as Digg CEO: Kill the DiggBar

Google to start lowering site search rankings based on valid copyright removal notices

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Google has announced a new update to its search algorithm, something that it does regularly. This update focuses on a new metric, or signal, that it will begin using to rank sites. If your site gets a lot of ‘valid’ copyright removal notices, it will begin to rank lower in...
Google to start lowering site search rankings based on valid copyright removal notices
Google designed its new 'pirate penalty' search algorithm to spare YouTube

Are iTunes Links Being Downranked by Google?

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Searching for direct links is a popular way to locate apps, but it appears that Apple's App Store links are being downranked by Google. As TechCrunch points out, a search for "Whatsapp iTunes" or "Whatsapp iPhone" would normally rank the target URL high on the search results page, but that...
Are iTunes Links Being Downranked by Google?
Google updates its search in response to influx of copyright removal notices

Does Your Company Twitter? 10 Tips To Become A Great Business “Twit”

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What do you think of when I mention Twitter?  Do you think about teenagers posting what color socks their wearing to school today?  Or do you think about the sales/conversions your company makes by utilizing these accounts?  Social media is a fantastic way to increase your brand exposure.  By creating...
Does Your Company Twitter? 10 Tips To Become A Great Business “Twit”
ZappBug: Seattle startup builds business baking bed bugs

Hollywood Studios Send DMCA Takedowns Over Kim Dotcom's Mega Service

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Kim Dotcom launched his "Mega" service to great fanfare a few months back. Since then it hasn't really gotten much press coverage, but it appears that the Hollywood studios are looking to change that, sending DMCA takedown notices to Google to remove the Mega.com front page. You could understand it...
Hollywood Studios Send DMCA Takedowns Over Kim Dotcom's Mega Service

RIAA/IFPI Explored Possible Lawsuit Against Google For Not Ranking iTunes Above Pirate Bay

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Over the years we've seen a few lawsuits against Google because companies are upset that they don't rank high enough in search results. Those companies seem to think there's some sort of legal right to being ranked where they want to be ranked. Pretty much all of those lawsuits have...
RIAA/IFPI Explored Possible Lawsuit Against Google For Not Ranking iTunes Above Pirate Bay

Google maintains Internet search lead with 66.4 percent of U.S. searches

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There wasn’t much movement at the top of the comScore search rankings during the month of February, with Google holding the top spot at 66.4 percent of explicit core searches. Microsoft came in second at 15.3 percent, followed by Yahoo at 13.8 percent and Ask Netwok at three percent. comScore...
Google maintains Internet search lead with 66.4 percent of U.S. searches

EU seeks Street View picture purge

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Google has had a very tough month in the EU, and it isn't getting any better. So far, its executives have been convicted in Italian courts and an investigation has been launched into whether the company's search rankings are anticompetitive. Now, a different service has found itself in the...
EU seeks Street View picture purge
Google piracy penalty unlikely to affect YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr search rankings

FTC Staff Said to Formally Recommend Google Lawsuit Over Patents

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Yet another story out of Washington about the U.S. Federal Trade Commission staff’s inclination to sue Google for antitrust violations came through today — this time focused on patents. The agency is waiting to make its formal recommendation public until at least after the Nov. 6 presidential election, according to...
FTC Staff Said to Formally Recommend Google Lawsuit Over Patents
Tim Wu on why 'free speech for computers' is dangerous

Google rolls out a refresh to its Panda search update, affects only 1.6% of queries

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Google has been updating its search engine algorithm over the past year to combat “spam” and kick sites out of high-ranking for using nefarious methods for SEO. Since the company has been rolling out these updates, codenamed Panda, companies have been complaining about their inability to innovate because they’ve been...
Google rolls out a refresh to its Panda search update, affects only 1.6% of queries
Google to drop search rankings of sites with many takedown notices

Google Confirms Panda 3.3 Update, Plus Changes To How It Evaluates Links, Local Search Rankings & Much More

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Google has confirmed a new Panda update at the same time that it’s announcing 40 search updates that happened in February (or are in progress right now). It would be all but impossible to fully sum up the full slate of changes here, but there are a few that seem...
Google Confirms Panda 3.3 Update, Plus Changes To How It Evaluates Links, Local Search Rankings & Much More

Google to penalize pirates, infringers in search rankings

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Google is set to become more aggressive against sites hosting allegedpirated material. From next week, the search engine will start to factor in the number of valid copyright notices it receives against a site, penalizing those with high numbers by placing them lower in search results. The ranking will "help...
Google to penalize pirates, infringers in search rankings

Will the FTC Blink on the Google Antitrust Case?

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It may be Turkey Day on Thursday, but nobody wants to look like one. When everyone gets back from this week’s Thanksgiving break, many observers are expecting there to be some progress on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s investigation of Google’s alleged anti-competitive activities. The crucial issue right now is...
Will the FTC Blink on the Google Antitrust Case?

Google blacklists websites run by family of Grant Shapps

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Search giant bans string of 19 sites run by wife, mother and sister of Tory minister from carrying its advertisingGoogle has blacklisted a network of websites run by the family of the newly promoted Tory party co-chairman, Grant Shapps, for breaching its rules on copyright infringement. A string of at...
Google blacklists websites run by family of Grant Shapps

How To Participate In An Internet Blackout (Like The SOPA Protest)

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You may have noticed on January 18th that plenty of big websites participated in an Internet blackout as a protest of the US government’s proposed SOPA legislation. Despite the SOPA plans being dropped for now, there are still numerous similar acts of legislation being proposed across the world. If you’re...
How To Participate In An Internet Blackout (Like The SOPA Protest)

Is Everyone as Confused as We Are By This Spammy Randi Zuckerberg Fan Site?

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rtozmedianews.org Welcome to the latest bottom-feeder in the Zuckerberg economy! Randi Zuckerberg, you-kn0w-who's sister who quit Facebook last year to start her own PR firm, has a fan. This morning we stumbled across a bizarre website that seems dedicated to cracking the top ten Google results for "Randi Zuckerberg." At...
Is Everyone as Confused as We Are By This Spammy Randi Zuckerberg Fan Site?

Can SEO Be Your Business Advantage?

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With Google having a bad case of frequent hiccups, websites are see-sawing up and down in their search rankings. Business owners, caught between a rock and a hard place, are asking themselves whether SEO really can be a winning strategy in these difficult economic times. By analyzing the process,... Please...
Can SEO Be Your Business Advantage?

Google incorporating site speed in search rankings

www.mattcutts.com
(I’m in the middle of traveling, but I know that a lot of people will be interested in the news that Google is incorporating site speed as one of the over 200 signals that we use in determining search rankings. I wanted to jot down some quick thoughts.) The main...
Google incorporating site speed in search rankings

SEOmoz changes name to Moz, unveils new analytics software

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The Moz mascot Roger. For nearly a decade, Rand Fishkin’s Seattle startup has been directly associated with search engine optimization, so much so that SEO was embedded right in the company’s name: SEOmoz. But things are evolving and changing in the SEO business, and at SEOmoz. Today, the company is...
SEOmoz changes name to Moz, unveils new analytics software

Google targets accused pirate sites

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Sites that generate too many copyright takedown notices will be moved lower in Google's search rankings. [Read more]...
Google targets accused pirate sites
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