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Google Antitrust Inquiry Advances

Google Antitrust Inquiry Advances
New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it has hired an outside litigator to take charge of an antitrust investigation of Google, a sign that the agency has moved beyond the preliminary stage of its inquiry and was preparing to go ...

Google's New Search Algorithm to Crack Down on 'Black Hat Webspam'
Wired News
By Ars Technica By Matthew Braga, Ars Technica Following previous changes to Google's ranking and page layout algorithms, the search giant is pushing yet another update to its algorithm this week with the hopes of curbing “black hat webspam” from ...

5 Reasons Microsoft SkyDrive is Better Than Google Drive
PCWorld (blog)
By Ian Paul, PCWorld Apr 26, 2012 7:21 AM Amid the excitement over Google Drive, the search giant's new Dropbox competitor, Microsoft recently improved a similar online sync and storage service, SkyDrive. Microsoft added the ability to store files ...

Google trial docs show plans for growth past search
* Google's TV, commerce projections seen as "ambitious" * Court documents provide rare insight into search giant * Emerging threat from Facebook, Bing By Dan Levine and Alexei Oreskovic April 25 (Reuters) - Google Inc projected in 2010 it would get ...

Bing, bang, boom: Is Microsoft's search engine secretly for sale?
ZDNet (blog)
Here's how The Times described what their sources said: “Some executives within Microsoft have advocated selling Bing to another company, with the idea that a company better focused on the Internet market could pose a more credible challenge to Google, ...

Google Gains Ground in Internet-Search Biz
In the search-engine industry, overall global query growth rose 21% in the first quarter of 2012, adding 95 billion queries year-over-year, the second most added in any quarter, trailing only the seasonally strong fourth quarter of 2011.

What's next for Google? Secret docs reveal plans that didn't pan out
Fox News
REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Google TV. Driverless cars. Robotic homes. What's next for the sprawling tech giant Google? Rarely seen internal corporate documents filed in a California court -- part of the ongoing legal battle between the search giant and ...

Cloud wars: How Google Drive's privacy policy stacks up against its rivals'
Washington Post
The Google Drive cloud storage service launched yesterday to much fanfare, but as with any newGoogle product, there are important questions about how the company will actually use personal data uploaded to the system. Google sells ads against your ...

Google trial documents reveal ambitious plans for growth beyond search
Financial Post
Google highlighted the emerging threat from an alliance between social networking service Facebook and Microsoft's Bing search engine, noting that “Facebook-Bing users may bypass Google.” Google also said revenue from its business selling software to ...

Financial Post

Google Drive Sparks Privacy Concerns Among Businesses
Wall Street Journal (blog)
There is some confusion around whether Google Drive, the company's new online storage service, gives the search engine too much license over user data. The New York Times advised employees not to use Drive for company content until Google clarified how ...

“Something” is Wrong with Google (since 2004)
Search Engine Journal
It never ceases to amaze me how Google has become such an integral part of our lives. Search has evolved in such colossal proportions and especially with the advent of Google instant my belief thatGoogle can actually read my mind has only been ...

Confusion over content rights greets Google Drive
CBS News
(CBS/AP) SAN FRANCISCO — Google is facing suspicion and confusion as it tries to persuade people to entrust personal documents, photos and other content to the company's new online storage service. That became apparent shortly after Tuesday's...

CBS News

How to Google-Proof Your Small Business SEM Strategy
Search Engine Watch
by Adam Stetzer, April 26, 2012 Comments For small businesses, recent developments in thesearch engine marketing (SEM) industry have been quite terrifying. Small business owners already live on the edge, often with large debt and little margin for ...

FTC hires outside attorney in Google antitrust case
San Jose Mercury News
By Mike Swift SAN FRANCISCO -- Signaling the gravity of the government's antitrust investigation against Google (GOOG), the Federal Trade Commission has hired a prominent Washington litigator to serve as its outside counsel in the case, the first time ...

Google disputes FCC's reasons for recent $25000 fine in Street View data ...
Washington Post
SAN FRANCISCO — Google is firing back at the Federal Communications Commission on an investigation that led to a $25000 fine against the Internet search leader. In a letter sent Thursday,Google Inc. disputed the reason for the fine.

The Penguin Update: Google's Webspam Algorithm Gets Official Name
Search Engine Land
Move over Panda, there's a new Google update in town: Penguin. That's the official name Google has given to the webspam algorithm that it released on Tuesday. For those unfamiliar with Google updates, I'd recommend reading my Why Google PandaIs More A ...

Search Engine Land

Google Investing $300 Million in Iowa Data Center
Sci-Tech Today
By Margery A. Beck Internet giant Google will begin construction on a new data center on a 1000-acre site south of Council Bluffs in Iowa. The center will bring about 50 new jobs to the city across the Missouri River from Omaha, Neb.

Sci-Tech Today

Google Drive falls foul of China firewall
Google Drive has seen China's Great Firewall slam it its cloud-storage face, the latest service from the big search firm to be blocked from billion-strong population. Launched earlier this week to take on DropBox, Box and SkyDrive, Google Drive offers ...


Google Street View Investigation by US Declared Closed
Google's disclosure about the inquiry was in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission today. The FCC proposed on April 13 fining the owner of the largest search engine for delaying the commission's probe into improper data collection.

Penguin Update Recovery Tips & Advice
Search Engine Land
We've got a little initial advice from Google on the topic, mixed with our own. The Penguin Update launched on April 24. It was a chance to Google's search results that was designed to punish pages that have been spamming Google.

Search Engine Land

Google fires back at FCC on Wi-Fi investigation
The Seattle Times
Google is firing back at the Federal Communications Commission on an investigation that led to a $25000 fine against the Internet search leader. The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. Google is firing back at the Federal ...

Google Drive's Introduction Looks To Dropkick Dropbox
Google introduced its cloud storage offering Google Drive, which had reportedly been stuck in development limbo for years. Google Drive will compete with Dropbox, Microsoft's SkyDrive as well as Apple's iCloud, a cloud-based storage and sync service.

Google Related, One Pass Shutting Down
Search Engine Watch
by Danny Goodwin, April 26, 2012 Comments Google is bidding farewell to another batch of products that have failed to catch on. Google Related, One Pass, and Patent Search are among the latest products Google announced is sending to live on a farm ...

Google and the myth of first-mover advantage
Washington Post (blog)
By Dominic Basulto The reception area at Google's offices on December 2, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Hoffman) “First-mover advantage” has been the rallying cry of the innovator for generations. But it's being replaced by a very different (and ...

Big Google Algorithms Update: Rankings Drop for 3% of Websites
PR Newswire (press release)
The roll-out of yesterday's webspam algorithm confirmed what SEO's or any avid Google follower, for that matter, already knew was coming. While the algorithm is set to affect 3% of search results and will indeed impact many sites alike, ...

Baidu's Mobile & Personalized Efforts Will Drive Growth
[1] Baidu is the leader in the Chinese online search market where it competes with Google and a few small local competitors. It generates most of its revenues from search and display advertising. Baidu is likely to continue to dominate the Chinese ...

7 Ways Links Cause Search Rank Changes
Search Engine Watch
by Eric Ward, April 26, 2012 Comments Based on the happenings over the past few weeks, and especially given that Google is sending warning messages about unnatural links to webmasters, it seems almost inevitable that the next great link building ...

Google pays fine, but denies impeding Street View probe
Kansas City Star
"Google has cooperated fully with investigations around the globe regarding this matter, acting in good faith at all times," the Mountain View, Calif., company said Thursday in a letter to the FCC. Thesearch giant also revealed that the US Department ...

Google Panda Update: Data Refresh Hit Last Week | WebProNews
By Chris Crum
This latest Panda refresh came to light as Searchmetrics put out its winner and loser lists (though the firm specified that they were not the final lists) for Google's new Webspam update, which is presumably still rolling out. .... So basically she fails to understand how this games a search engine's index and so until she removes the 302′s she's going to have to rely on referral traffic mostly for her website as her search engine traffic keeps on dropping more and more each day. It's not just...

Google Panda List & Avoid Overuse of SEO - Webmaster Forum
By snakeair
... commenting. Google's search algorithm is something. ... SEO Forum Search engine optimizationdiscussions. ... The last major update to Google's algorithm was known as the Panda update and it was first released back in February of 2011.
Webmaster Forum

How Does Google Search Work So Fast? [With Matt Cutts ...
By Kim Castleberry
Have you ever wondered how Google goes about turning all of the sites on the web into a relevantsearch. ... Note: This is more of a “how do the mechanics work” rather than a “how do I SEO my site so it performs well” kinda video. I did note ...
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A Marketer's Guide to Optimizing Images for Google Search
By Pamela Vaughan
It's no surprise then that today on the Official Google Webmaster blog, Google shared some helpful tips on how to effectively optimize your website's visual content and images to get found in Google'sImage Search. We thought these tips, ...
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Google updates its search filtering algorithm, targets SEO violators
By Evan Rodgers
google search android. Google has announced an update to its ranking engine in an effort to reduce spam in search results. The update targets specific "black hat" search engine optimization (SEO) techniques, or methods used to increase the visibility of websites without any corresponding increase in content quality or relationship with the search query. ... This update has a smaller impact thanGoogle's February update, referred to as Panda, which affected 12 percent of queries.
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Google begins penalizing search 'over-optimization' | HITBSecNews
By l33tdawg
Google is making a change to its search algorithm to penalize what the company's head of Web spam called "over-optimization" and instead favor websites with high-quality content and less refinedsearch-engine optimization. Google ...
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Google Drive Goggles
By Alex Chitu
It also found a screenshot of Google's homepage and a Chrome logo when searching for [Google], this time using OCR technology. "Let's say you upload a scanned image of an old newspaper clipping. You can search for a word from the text ...
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How to Use Google Alerts to Stay Updated On Anything As It ...
By Melissa
A Google Alert can be created for any number of queries, such as your favorite musician or news headline. Google Alerts bring together search results to find new additions to Google's search engine. Everything from news articles, web sites, ...

Built in Sydney: Google Drive | Official Google Australia Blog
By A Googler
Built in Sydney: Google Drive. For the last few years, many of us in Google's Sydney office have been working on the latest new features for Google Docs. But a lot of them have been “under the hood” type pieces of engineering -- hard to explain to ... These contributions include things like rendering files of many types in a browser, using optical character recognition (OCR) and other technologies to enable search across those files, social commenting, and the Drive app for Android.
Official Google Australia Blog

Head of Google's Spam Team Explains How Google's Search Works ...
By brandon
Here's an 8 minute video that Matt Cutts, head of the Spam team at Google, just shared with us on his Google Plus account: ... Tweet. SEO Seattle | Organic Search Engine Marketing · Home · About · Clients · SEO Success · Rankings Success ...
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USDM Blog: Google Announces New Algoritm
By Marketing Department
For a site to have excellent search engine optimization it requires a quality content strategy, regular site optimization maintenance, and time. We applaud Google with this latest innovation and know that it will make for a better consumer search ...
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Google Faces Intellectual Property Questions Over Online Storage ...
By mhigginscbs
As the owner of the Internet's dominant search engine, Google has faced increasing scrutiny over the trove of data it gathers about Web surfers and the ways it uses the information to serve up ads based on people's personal tastes and ...
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Life at Google - Google Jobs
Search engineering at Google Hear from the engineers that work on the product that's been there since our beginning: Google search. They share why they're ...

Google Search Forum - Google Product Forums
Share your suggestions, ask questions, and connect with Google Search users from around the world. For more information on how to get the most out of Google ...

How does Google search works ?
How does Google search works crawling and analysis of a site, crawling timelines, frequencies ...

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