Google has been operating in China since 2006 and censoring their search engine for the Chinese government. In December Google.cn gmail accounts were hacked by government affiliated organizations targeting free speech activists.
Finally, real interaction between GPS handhelds and Google Earth. Trimble has partnered with Google to integrate GPS data with phones and other handheld devices with the Google mapping software. Get the layer for the google earth software and you will see little green hikers on the map. Clicking the hiker icons will reveal data, comments and photos from other users who have done that particular hike.
I tried to make a comment on this post, but Wired does not allow comments on this article. Oh well, their loss.
I’ve read several interviews with Eric Schmidt and what really strikes me is his sense of giving and dedication to teaching and sharing. Doing interviews is tremendously time consuming, but he is constantly sharing information.
Several things stand out is the company struggles in the early years. Google almost split up because of a disagreement on how to structure an advertising deal with AOL. AOL ended up getting stock options and guaranteed revenue on ad sharing, which made them a lot of money.
The Pubcon search engine marketing and webmaster conference & expo will be held in Austin in 2013 and we have pubcon discounts for this event in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA. All the top SEO’s will be there, and we usually give up a lot of insider information. SEO’s really share their tips and tricks for getting it on with Google. Click here to get your pubcon discount code.
This is a fun conference with tons of afterparties. One of the coolest parties last year was at the Wynn casino in the bar next to the huge pool and waterfall.
The major search engines use a relatively unknown feature for quickly indexing and submitting sitemaps: autodiscovery.
The way this works is by adding 1 line of code in your robots.txt file:
With the latest Google algorithm update, codenamed panda, Negative SEO has now become an issue everyone must be concerned about. It is now possible for mailcious SEO’s and hackers to negatively affect search engine rankings simply by pointing some of the wrong links at your website.
Building links from authoritative websites that have a real audience and real users is the best link building strategy.
The ability to defend against a Negative SEO campaign is related to your branding and the authority, depth, and quality of your site’s link portfolio.
They will hopefully create a section in Google Webmaster Tools that provides a disallow links feature to disavow any link pointing to you.
Matt Cutts is the godfather of the Google search engine, and has dictatorial power over what is allowed in the natural search results.
Normally he holds his cards close to his chest and is reluctant to offer any insight into what may work best with their algorithm.
Luckily this video by seosammie gives us insight into what the google webspam team look for when they are ranking websites: keyword density, links to pron sites and keyword stuffing*
This is post on why bloggers blog, and the effectiveness of their blogs. This post is directed at the Search Engine Optimization community but can be applied to all bloggers.
1. Is this blog unique? Does this blog provide any information that I cannot find anywhere else?
2. Is this blog original? Does it offer personal opinion instead of regurgitating or echoing views that other people share?
3. Is this blog essential? If I unsubscribed to this blog today, what would I lose out on?
Monopoly isn’t just a boardgame for kids, its a great business to be in! ICANN, the international regulator of domain names gave Verisign complete control over all .com names. In addition, ICANN continues to introduce new domain name extensions, that all companies are essentially forced to purchase so they can maintain their brand.
New extensions including .me, .co and .xxx have been released and have only caused confusion in the marketplace. The consumer needs less distraction, not more, and introducing new TLD’s is just confusing.
Domain aftermarket site ClubDrop.com, reported that last year was a banner one for domain name auctions. “Our volume has been simply incredible as has the number of premium and super-premium domain names we’ve been able to obtain for our clients,” said ClubDrop.
Below are the Top 10 largest aftermarket domain transactions according to sales reported to the Domain Name Journal and other sources: