Leave Explicit SERP Feedback for Google

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Google is on the hunt for content farms – sites with shallow or low quality content – announcing the release of an experimental Chrome extension for people to block sites from appearing in their Web search results.  In addition to blocking the site from appearing, the extension also sends the blocked site's information to Google. Should… [[ This is a …

Should 'Write To Rank' Articles Be Punished by Google?

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Google has stated many times that content should be written for the reader of the content and not to rank in search engines. I assume this would go for YouTube videos as well. It is an excellent approach for search engines to take in my opinion because theoretically if every content producer follows this standard, search results would be filled …

Google TV: Will You Pay for It? [POLL]

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Even more details about Google’s Smart TV service have swept the web as its likely debut approaches. Will it succeed in bringing the web to TVs across the world? We first got word of Google TV in March with rumors that DirectTV and Google were partnering on programming for a set-top box. The picture became clearer though when Sony and …

Chrome Gains, IE Slumps in Browser Wars [STATS]

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Google Chrome was the fastest growing web browser for the fifth month in a row in analytics company Net Applications’s April market report, while Microsoft Internet Explorer again lost market share. Chrome’s market share increased from 6.13% to 6.73% — almost a 10% improvement over last month. Internet Explorer saw the most significant loss in this month’s numbers, slipping from …

Google Places: Google’s Local Business Center Gets an Upgrade

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Google’s Local Business Center has been renamed “Google Places.” The re-branding effort is accompanied by a handful of new features designed to help local business owners gain an edge in search engine marketing. The name change was made to better tie the business owner dashboard with Place Pages, the Yelp-like local business landing pages that Google launched about six months …

Hans Christian Andersen: Google Doodle Celebrates the Legendary Children’s Author

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What do The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Emperor’s New Cloth and The Ugly Duckling all have in common? They are all the work of Hans Christian Andersen, one of literature’s most famous children’s authors. Today, on what would have been his 205th birthday, Google is celebrating his life’s accomplishments with not one, but a series of five different Google doodles, …

U.S. House Members Ask FTC to Investigate Google Buzz

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An assortment of cross-party lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives has officially asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the launch of Google Buzz for potentially breaching consumer privacy. Trouble was brewing early on for Google over its launch of Buzz, with privacy advocates quick to file a class action complaint in San Jose federal court last month. Now …

Google Testing Hotel Prices in Google Maps

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Google is testing a new feature within Google Maps: displaying specific hotel prices. The feature has been turned on for “a small portion of users.” The new feature is very straightforward: whenever you search for hotels in a specific region, you will have the ability to check the prices of hotels that show up in search results, based on the …

Android Gets Official Google Buzz Widget

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Google has released the Google Buzz widget for Android, which will make updating your status or tagging your location easier. Google first launched Google Buzz for mobile about six weeks ago, and while the overall Buzz platform has undergone some changes and refinements, the mobile aspect of the service hasn’t really changed — until now. One of my favorite Android …

Pi Day: Google Doodle Celebrates Math Nerds Everywhere

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For most of the world, today is March 14th, or 3/14. To most, that date doesn’t have any special meaning. But to us math nerds, it means only one thing: today is Pi Day! Thankfully, it looks like Google has no shortage of number nerds, because the search giant is marking the occasion with a spiffy new logo filled with …

Can anyone tell me about google adwords?

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I just ordered the Google Adwords kit, but now I am worried. Has anyone tried this? Does it really work or is it a scam? It says it was on the news, and on NBC, ABC, and others. Those kits are a scam. The information you need is free for the taking at Google but the people selling the kits …