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1721: new post   Google Correlate (Labs): Upload Your Own Data
Using Correlate, you can upload your own data series and see a list of search terms whose popularity best corresponds with that real world trend.
Google Desktop Tools and Google Labs ProjectsMay 26, 2011
1722: new post   Microsoft Skype Crashing: Quick Fix To Get Skype Running
It seems that after the recent acquisition of Skype by Microsoft, it's now crashing and unusable.[br][br]A Quick fix is now available.
Webmaster GeneralMay 26, 2011
1723: new post   Facebook and Google Chiefs Warn on Over-Regulation Of The Net
"People tell me on the one hand 'It's great you played such a big role in the Arab spring [uprisings], but it's also kind of scary because you enable all this sharing and collect information on people'," said Facebook's founder.[br][br]"But it's hard to have one without the other. You can't isolate some things you like about the internet and control other things that you don't."[br][br]Mr Schmidt echoed his sentiments: "Technology will move faster than governments, so don't legislate before you understand the consequences".
Webmaster GeneralMay 26, 2011
1724: new post   Confirmed: Twitter Acquires Tweetdeck
I am extremely happy and proud to let you know that TweetDeck has been acquired by Twitter. We completed the deal on Tuesday and are now in the process of "joining the flock".[br][br]The past three years have been an epic journey, with many highs and lows, accompanied by the constant thrill of never really knowing what to expect next. We've grown from one team member and a single user, to a team of fifteen and a user-base of millions. The reason for this growth is simple, our unwavering focus on providing high-quality tools and services for the Twitter-centric power-user. This has always been our core audience, the most active, influential and valuable users of Twitter and social media in general. Quality over quantity.[br][br]It is precisely for this reason that Twitter has acquired TweetDeck. The mainstream Twitter user-base is well catered for by twitter.com and the official mobile clients. And by becoming part of the official platform, TweetDeck will now fill that role for brands, influencers, the highly active and anyone that just needs "more power".
TwitterMay 25, 2011
1725: new post   Social Factors - The End of Intelligent Content On The Web
The vast majority of the best and brightest in terms of subject matter experts in many niches, simply are NOT spending time pushing their ideas on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIN. They, in fact, we if I be a bit presumptuous, have better things to do with our time. Nothing wrong with social but if popularity (number of tweeted links/likes) is a deciding factor in ranking, those creating the best content in terms of "thought value" simply won't show up.[br][br]There is now very little incentive to publish new ideas and thoughts to move fields forward, not only because it's hard to monetize, but because no one will see it because it won't have "buzz".
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 24, 2011
1726: new post   Identifying a WordPress Hack
I found my site but Google's cache showed a load of spam in the site. The cache shows a pharma keyword stuffed website but I've never added any of that text to the site. And what's funny is that there are no links to any other website. Just a bunch of keyword stuffing.
WordPressMay 24, 2011
1727: new post   Twitter, The Footballer, And UK Privacy Law
The micro-blogging site is the subject of a High Court legal challenge in relation to the naming of a footballer who had obtained a privacy injunction.
TwitterMay 24, 2011
1728: new post   Blocking Scrapers That Are Wasting Bandwidth
Is there any way to protect my site from the scraper bots. They are eating my website bandwidth and I am very tired of this now. Almost 600% bandwidth is used by the spam bots in comparision of my real user viewed bandwidth.
Webmaster GeneralMay 23, 2011
1729: new post   Report: Groupon and Foursquare In Partnership Talks
The arrangement is likely to see Groupon deals targeted to Foursquare users' check-ins. Mobile app users who tell their friends that they're in the vicinity of a venue offering a discount are obviously prime customers.[br][br]Social distribution could help Groupon move beyond email lists to a more precise and targeted audience. And Foursquare wouldn't mind the revenue it would get from these leads.
FooMay 23, 2011
1730: new post   Google Webmaster Tools Labs Showing Instant Previews
I just noticed that the Labs section of GWT is showing Instant Previews. When I compare my site to the instant preview google is showing 35 errors but the instant preview is working fine.
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 22, 2011
1731: new post   Google Violating No Archive Policies?
"Technically, instant preview is a visually cached copy and any site set to NOARCHIVE is currently being violated because it's making and displaying archives of the site. The same reasons you don't want people looking at your cache, such as correcting pricing mistakes, taking down content that violated copyright, whatever, the reason you don't want cache and snoops evaluating it still apply with instant preview."
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 21, 2011
1732: new post   What is an Acceptable Site Page Load Time
I installed page load measurement for GA a few days ago. Average loading time of my pages is around 4s.
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 21, 2011
1733: new post   Microsoft Bing's Stefan Weitz: "Traditional search is failing."
Bing's approach to social data is to focus on delivering what it believes will characterize search in the future: An engine that anticipates a user's needs and helps make decisions, finding the most relevant information without the user having to put in an undue amount of effort. But whether it will be able to distinguish itself from Google's efforts to go social remains to be seen.[br][br]"Our mission is literally to deliver knowledge by understanding intent. What that implies is that we understand the web as this digital representation of the real world," Weitz said. "We've now mapped almost every single square inch of the planet, we know where buildings are, we know who the people are, we know what tasks people are accomplishing, we are literally creating a semantic model, or a model, for everything in the world."
Bing Search Engine NewsMay 20, 2011
1734: new post   Beginers Guide to Employing a PPC Management Company
As a business owner, I've been approached by a PPC management company. They would like to handle lead generation for me.[br][br]They have a pitch, but I'm interested in the topic I guess. What should I watch out for here?
Google AdWordsMay 20, 2011
1735: new post   Google Rolls Out Social Search
Social Search can help you find pages your friends have created, and it can also help you find links your contacts have shared on Twitter and other sites. If someone you're connected to has publicly shared a link, we may show that link in your results with a clear annotation.[br][br]Social search results are only visible to you and only appear when you choose to log in to your Google Account. If you're signed in, Google makes a best guess about whose public content you may want to see in your results, including people from your Google chat buddy list, your Google Contacts, the people you're following in Google Reader and Buzz, and the networks you've linked from your Google profile or Google Account. For public networks like Twitter, Google finds your friends and sees who they're publicly connected to as well.
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 19, 2011
1736: new post   Fake Mac Security Software Catching Out Users
A fake security program for Apple computers called MACDefender has racked up a significant number of victims.[br][br]MACDefender seems to have been successful because of the work its creators did to make it appear high up in search results.
The Macintosh WebmasterMay 19, 2011
1737: new post   Linkedin Goes Public, Soaring to Over $80 Per Share
Investors keen to get in on the online networking craze snapped up LinkedIn Corp.'s IPO at $45 per share late Wednesday, hitting the top end of the projected price range. It minted LinkedIn with a market value of more than $4 billion, the highest for a U.S. Internet company taking its first bow on Wall Street since Google Inc. went public nearly seven years ago.
FooMay 19, 2011
1738: new post   How To Get Links For New Sites
I am not one for buying links other than the odd link here and there. I get several thousand daily uniques to my biggest sites without hardly ever engaging in link buying.[br][br]But what if you are just starting out in a niche where there are big competitors who have have thousands of links pointing to them, often obtained in the days when they were so easy to come by when people linked freely without giving it a second thought. These days people tend to link mostly to sites that are extremely reputable and large in size and well known on the web. What then? How is one ever to catch up with big competitors if they can't get links?
Link DevelopmentMay 19, 2011
1739: new post   Twitter Now Gives Greater Control Over Third Party App Permissions
More Control: Beginning today, we're giving you more control over what information you share with third-party applications. Apps that you use to access your direct messages will ask for your permission again. By the middle of June, applications that do not need access to your direct messages will no longer have it, and you can continue to use these apps as usual.
TwitterMay 19, 2011
1740: new post   Dentist Who Sued Yelp Must Pay Court Costs
Under California law, a dentist who sued both review site Yelp and the individual reviewers had her suit rejected and was required to pay the defendants' court costs.
Community Building and User Generated ContentMay 18, 2011
1741: new post   Bing Adds Facebook 'Friend Effect' With Collective IQ To Search
Today, Bing is bringing the collective IQ of the Web together with the opinions of the people you trust most, to bring the 'Friend Effect' to search. Starting today, you can receive personalized search results based on the opinions of your friends by simply signing into Facebook.
Bing Search Engine NewsMay 17, 2011
1742: new post   Google Messing Up Javascript Stats
This is the first time in nearly 9 years I've seen G blatantly disregard robots.txt and they're doing it with a GoogleBot UA.
Search Engine Spider and User Agent IdentificationMay 16, 2011
1743: new post   Google Panda's Impact on Message Boards and Forums
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the effect of Google's Panda update on message boards and forums.
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 16, 2011
1744: new post   Hackers Exploiting Canonical Tags
I came across a website with canonical tags setup on all of their pages and they were pointing to a spam site. I suspect someone hacked in and changed the canonical tags to siphon link juice.
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 14, 2011
1745: new post   AdSense And Facebook Like Button Bug '?fb_xd fragment' May Result In Account Ban
The only unusual thing that I could find was an amazing raise on the number of times the page "?fb_xd_fragment=" was opened on that golden period. For those who don't know, that's an URL that shows due to a bug on the Facebook Like button, which doesn't support some browsers.
Google AdSenseMay 13, 2011
1746: new post   Fake PREVENTING SPAM - VERIFY ACCOUNT Message Defaces Facebook Walls
The growing prevalence of junk messages on Facebook is been used to bait a new scam doing the rounds on the social network.[br][br]Prospective marks in receipt of the fraudulent messages are invited to "verify" their account in order to "prevent spam". Recipients who respond to the message by clicking on a link end up sharing it on their wall as well as spreading highly obfuscated JavaScript.
Facebook MarketingMay 13, 2011
1747: new post   Google Near $500m Deal in Illegal Drug Ad Crackdown
WallStreetJournal: "Google Inc. is close to settling a U.S. criminal investigation into allegations it made hundreds of millions of dollars by accepting ads from online pharmacies that break U.S. laws, according to people familiar with the matter. [br][br]The Internet company disclosed in a cryptic regulatory filing earlier this week that it was setting aside $500 million to potentially resolve a case with the Justice Department. A payment of that size would be among the highest penalties paid by companies in disputes with the U.S. government."
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesMay 13, 2011
1748: new post   Facebook Admits Hiring PR Firm to Plant Negative Stories About Google Over User Privacy
It has been revealed that Facebook embarked on a smear campaign against rival Google.[br][br]The social network has admitted that it hired a PR firm to plant anti-Google stories related to user privacy. [br][br]
Facebook MarketingMay 12, 2011
1749: new post   Google Launches Chromebook Laptops With $20/Month Option
Today, we're announcing the first Chromebooks from our partners, Samsung and Acer. These are not typical notebooks. With a Chromebook you won't wait minutes for your computer to boot and browser to start. You'll be reading your email in seconds. Thanks to automatic updates the software on your Chromebook will get faster over time. Your apps, games, photos, music, movies and documents will be accessible wherever you are and you won't need to worry about losing your computer or forgetting to back up files. Chromebooks will last a day of use on a single charge, so you don't need to carry a power cord everywhere. And with optional 3G, just like your phone, you'll have the web when you need it. Chromebooks have many layers of security built in so there is no anti-virus software to buy and maintain. Even more importantly, you won't spend hours fighting your computer to set it up and keep it up to date.[br][br]At the core of each Chromebook is the Chrome web browser.[br][br]Chromebooks will be available online June 15 in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain. More countries will follow in the coming months.
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesMay 12, 2011
1750: new post   comScore: U.S. Search: Yahoo and Bing Gains on Google for April 2011
Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in April with 65.4 percent market share, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 15.9 percent (up 0.2 percentage points) and Microsoft Sites with 14.1 percent (up 0.2 percentage points). Ask Network accounted for 3.0 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.5 percent.
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 12, 2011
1751: new post   Google Sets Aside $500 Million For Justice Department Probe
Dealing with the Justice Department's ad investigation apparently won't be cheap. In its SEC filing, Google said its management decided earlier this month to set aside $500-million to cover a possible settlement.
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesMay 11, 2011
1752: new post   Microsoft To Acquire Skype For $8.5 Billion
Microsoft Corp. and Skype Global S.a r.l today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor group led by Silver Lake. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both Microsoft and Skype.
Microsoft CorporateMay 10, 2011
1753: new post   Automated Query Banning by Google
"I have a tool that I developed which is browser based and queries Google for allinanchor, allintext and allintitle for the top ten SERP results for a given keyword. [br][br]For the last five years it has worked fine but Google is now getting more aggressive and banning my IPs almost immediately. I have tried private proxies, using delays with the queries, but Google keeps banning them."
Google SEOMay 9, 2011
1754: new post   Link Development TacticsTo Compete With Link Buyers
WebmasterWorld Members review tactics to compete effectively with link buyers.
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 8, 2011
1755: new post   Google Testing New Linkless SERP's Layout
Links no longer underlined in tests.
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 7, 2011
1756: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - May 2011
WebmasterWorld's monthly SERP monitoring and update thread for May 2011
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 7, 2011
1757: new post   Matt Cutts Wants Websites to be Packaged Like Apple Products
"The sites that do put a little bit more individual care and attention and work into the content of their site, whether it be a product description, or a blog post," says Matt Cutts, Google's lead engineer on the Panda update, "those are the ones that users tend to prefer a little bit more and appreciate."
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 6, 2011
1758: new post   Toolbar for IE8 Buries PageRank Indicator
As of today I've noticed that the PR indicator is now only accessible via a 'More' link, and cannot be dragged onto the main display. Also, although the little green bar still works, the mouseover alt text that displayed the PR number is gone.
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 5, 2011
1759: new post   Flash Cookies Now Cleared with IE's "Delete Browsing History"
This is some good news. Flash cookies have long been the little tracking devil hidden in the details of browsing technology. Now Adobe has announced that that the new Flash Player 10.3 integrates with Internet Explorer's "Delete Browsing History" function and will clear Flash cookies when HTTP cookies are deleted.
Microsoft Internet ExplorerMay 5, 2011
1760: new post   Fair Use General Guidance
This week Anthony Falzone, Executive Director of the Fair Use project, and Julie Ahrens, Associate Director of the Fair Use project, answered a selection of the top voted questions.
Content, Writing and CopyrightMay 5, 2011
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