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1841: new post   Wave Of Layoffs in Wake of Panda
"Seeing a 40% decline in sales since Google adjusted its algorithm, online ergonomic-products retailer Ergo In Demand Inc. in Central Point, Ore., reduced its 17-person staff to five, moved to a 4,500-square-foot office space from one more than double in size and cut $4,000 in monthly software subscriptions. [br][br]Many small but growing Web retailers say they have been punished since Google, which handles nearly two-thirds of all Web searches, moved in late February to weed out "content farms," or sites that post information without attention to quality or by copying text from other sources such as government websites."
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesApr 22, 2011
1842: new post   Jury Finds Against Google in Linux Patent Case
A jury in the Eastern District of Texas handed a verdict in favor of Bedrock Computer Technologies LLC, determining that Google infringes a Linux-related patent, that the patent is valid, and that Google should pay $5 million for past infringement (through the trial date).[br][br]At least indirectly, if not directly, this also has ramifications for Google's Linux-based Android mobile operating system...
Linux, Unix, and *nix like Operating SystemsApr 22, 2011
1843: new post   Microsoft Announces New Leader For Advertising and Online Business, Frank Holland
Microsoft Corp. today announced that Frank Holland, corporate vice president, has been selected to lead Microsoft's global advertising sales business, the Advertising and Online organization. Given the strategic importance of advertising sales to Microsoft, and the company's deep commitments to our advertising customers and partners, Holland and the business will report directly to Kevin Turner, chief operating officer.
Microsoft CorporateApr 22, 2011
1844: new post   Amazon Cloud Outage Affected Major Sites
We'd like to provide additional color on what were working on right now (please note that we always know more and understand issues better after we fully recover and dive deep into the post mortem).[br][br]A networking event early this morning triggered a large amount of re-mirroring of EBS [Elastic Block Storage] volumes in US-EAST-1. This re-mirroring created a shortage of capacity in one of the US-EAST-1 Availability Zones, which impacted new EBS volume creation as well as the pace with which we could re-mirror and recover affected EBS volumes.[br][br]Additionally, one of our internal control planes for EBS has become inundated such that it's difficult to create new EBS volumes and EBS backed instances. We are working as quickly as possible to add capacity to that one Availability Zone to speed up the re-mirroring, and working to restore the control plane issue.[br][br]We're starting to see progress on these efforts, but are not there yet. We will continue to provide updates when we have them.
Webmaster GeneralApr 22, 2011
1845: new post   Apple, Google Caught Collecting User Location Data
Wall Street Journal: "...an HTC Android phone collected its location every few seconds and transmitted the data to Google at least several times an hour. It also transmitted the name, location and signal strength of any nearby Wi-Fi networks, as well as a unique phone identifier.[br][br]Until last year, Google was collecting similar Wi-Fi data with its fleet of StreetView cars that map and photograph streets world-wide. The company shut down its StreetView Wi-Fi collection last year after it inadvertently collected e-mail addresses, passwords and other personal information from Wi-Fi networks. The data that Mr. Kamkar observed being transmitted on Android phones didn't include such personal information.
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesApr 22, 2011
1846: new post   Yahoo Postpones Roll Out Of Microsoft's Ad Programs Outside of U.S.
Yahoo Inc. launched its Internet search partnership with Microsoft Corp. in the U.S. last year with the hope that the alliance would reverse a long decline in ad revenue it gets from search requests. [br][br]But the deal so far isn't generating as much ad revenue per search as Yahoo envisioned. [br][br]Revenue guarantees included in Yahoo's contract will force Microsoft to make up for part of any shortfalls through March 2012. Yahoo is further protecting itself by postponing its plan to rely on Microsoft's search ad technology outside the U.S. until the problem is fixed.
Yahoo Search Marketing Pay Per Click AdvertisingApr 21, 2011
1847: new post   Blekko Adds Facebook Comments To Its Search Results
Considering that the Facebook News Feed has become an extremely popular source for link-sharing, updates, and social commentary, and Facebook Connect now practically blankets the Web, the social network is a logical partner for Blekko. And it gives it that much-envied social flair it had been lacking. [br][br]But, how does it work? Using Blekko's Facebook integration is easy: You simply connect with your Facebook account on the Blekko homepage, and go about your normal searching. The major difference, though, is that when you type 'TechCrunch' into the search bar, you'll still the same search results you would otherwise; yet, now, all mentions of TechCrunch in your Facebook news feed (and thereby mentioned in your friends' feeds) populate the right column. Look out!
Alternative Search EnginesApr 21, 2011
1848: new post   Google Coupon Service Offers Is Live
It appears that Google's coupon service Offers, is live, starting in in Portland, Oregon. You also have the ability to subscribe to deals in areas within New York City, Oakland and San Francisco. [br][br]On the landing page of the Offers site, you are greeted with this 'Google Offers BETA is starting in Portland, Oregon. Get 50% off or more at places you'll love.' You can then subscribe to the offers with your email.
Google Desktop Tools and Google Labs ProjectsApr 21, 2011
1849: new post   Analyzing Google Panda For Sites That Don't Fit The Mold
The point of this thread is to pick out the sites from those lists which DO NOT fit that mold, sites which it's not obvious why they lost, and figure out why they were hit.[br][br]In doing so, maybe we'll understand why Panda has hit so many here who don't seem to deserve it either.
Google SEO News and DiscussionApr 21, 2011
1850: new post   YouTube Transcoding Videos Into Open Media WebM Format
...all new videos uploaded to YouTube are now transcoded into WebM. WebM is an open media file format for video and audio on the web.[br][br]As we work to transcode more videos into WebM, we hope to reduce the technical incompatibilities that prevent you from accessing video while improving the overall online video landscape.[br][br]Transcoding all new video uploads into WebM is an important first step, and we're also working to transcode our entire video catalog to WebM.
Web Video Creation and OptimizationApr 20, 2011
1851: new post   Google's Panda Key Algo Changes Analyzed
"WebmasterWorld Members review the key algo changes as a result of the Google Panda pandemonium."
Google SEO News and DiscussionApr 20, 2011
1852: new post   Domain Name Change and Google in Real Life
Moving a website down the street, around the world or just changing addresses is as complicated as ever. This indepth thread looks at the reality of a website move and rebranding effort.[br][br]"It appears that approximately a week after the change the clients search positions are suffering. Olddomain.com doesn't seem to be present for keyphrases where they were consistently at No.1 spot. Newdomain.com isn't being picked up in it's own right either."[br][br](-subscription required)
Google SEOApr 19, 2011
1853: new post   Google Map Maker Launches In U.S.
Today we're opening the map of the United States in Google Map Maker for you to add your expert local knowledge directly.[br][br]You know your neighborhood or hometown best, and with Google Map Maker you can ensure the places you care about are richly represented on the map.
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesApr 19, 2011
1854: new post   Reporting Google Spam, And The Threat of It Backfiring
WebmasterWorld Supporters discuss the issue of reporting Google spam, which has to be done via Google WMT. Obviously, reporting via WMT means you're logged in and identifiable.[br][br]This report raises your profile with Google, and may mean Google decides to take a look at the reporters' sites. (-subscription required)
Google SEOApr 18, 2011
1855: new post   Microsoft Office 365 for Business Ready
Now anyone can try Office 365, Microsofts cloud productivity package for businesses.[br][br]The Office 365 Beta comes in Small Business Enterprise versions.
Microsoft CorporateApr 18, 2011
1856: new post   After Panda Update, Scraper Sites Still Taking Top Positions
I publish an original news post and after an hour or more I get links from relevant sites.[br][br]The related posts with backlinks to my post (on these relevant sites) get on the top of Google SERPS and my page is somewhere around #5.[br][br]After a couple of hours, a couple of scraper sites take over my position and I'm on the 2nd, 3rd page or simply nowhere. [br][br]
Google SEO News and DiscussionApr 18, 2011
1857: new post   Google Panda Algo Change And Human Behavior Theories
So they tried to convert user behavior into an algorithm. I've been trying to understand how we can correlate human behavior to our website design.[br][br]Based from my research I've found that there is a relation between the Google algo change and Maslow's 'hierarchy of needs' theory in psychology.
Google SEO News and DiscussionApr 16, 2011
1858: new post   Yandex Roars From Russia With Possible $9B US IPO!
Russia's largest Internet company Yandex LLC has been given a preliminary valuation of between $6 billion and $9 billion ahead of its initial public offering on the U.S.'s Nasdaq exchange, a person familiar with the company's plans said Friday.[br][br]Yandex has a 65% share of Russia's Internet search market, which is one of the few countries in Europe not dominated by Google. Yandex also operates in the Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
European Search EnginesApr 15, 2011
1859: new post   Google's First Quarter 2011 Results
Google reported revenues of $8.58 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2011, an increase of 27% compared to the first quarter of 2010. Google reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs (TAC). In the first quarter of 2011, TAC totaled $2.04 billion, or 25% of advertising revenues.
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesApr 15, 2011
1860: new post   Twitter's Ongoing Growing Pains With Its Business
Yet even as management tackles its executive and product problems, a major challenge looms: Twitter needs to figure out what it wants to be when it grows up. It's one of the reasons Dorsey is back at Twitter, but coming up with Twitter's raison is a tall order for a visionary who has another big job. Twitter CEO Costolo insists that the company isn't a "social network." But what is it? A media company? A communications tool? Or even something more? Twitter executives need to answer those questions, and fast.
TwitterApr 14, 2011
1861: new post   Coreflood Botnet Shut Down
"This was big money stolen on a large scale by foreign criminals. The FBI wanted to stop it and they did an incredibly good job at it," said Alan Paller, director of research at the SAN Institute, a nonprofit group that helps fight cyber crime.[br][br]The vast majority of the infected machines were in the United States, but the criminal gang was likely overseas.
Webmaster GeneralApr 14, 2011
1862: new post   Microsoft Patch, April, Is a Big One!
There are nine security bulletins rated as Critical, while the remainder are considered Important. The patches and updates span all versions of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, and the .NET Framework.
Microsoft CorporateApr 13, 2011
1863: new post   PANDA International - Data on Winners & Losers from SearchMetrics
This afternoon the SearchMetrics blog released their data for the international wave of the Panda Update - affecting English Language search. The article includes data for 100 losers and 20 winners.[br][br]"The data was collated between the 5th & 12th of April 2011 and we can definitely confirm that the update has hit the UK in a big way. Surprising is that ehow.co.uk and ehow.com has lost more than 50% in visibility."
Google SEO News and DiscussionApr 13, 2011
1864: new post   Google Hotpot Moving to Places
Rolling Hotpot into Google Places helps simplify the connection between the places that are rated and reviewed and the more than 50 million places that already have an online presence through Google Places...
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesApr 12, 2011
1865: new post   Facebook and Baidu To Team Up Over Social Network In China
Facebook has struck a deal with Baidu, the biggest Chinese search engine, to open a jointly-owned socialnetwork in China, according to reports in the Chinese press, citing inside sources.
Asia and Pacific RegionApr 12, 2011
1866: new post   HitWise: Bing Busts Through 30% - Takes Share from Google
"Bing-powered search in the United States just broke the 30% barrier, clocking in at 30.01% in March according to Hitwise. That was a rise from its February tally of 28.48%. [br][br]Google in the same time period dropped from 66.69% to 64.42%, ceding that ground to Bing. [br][br]Both Yahoo search, which Bing powers, and core Bing.com searches rose during the month. Market share for Bing.com rose from 13.49% to 14.32%, and Yahoo powered searches rose from 14.99% to 15.69% of the market." [br]
Bing Search Engine NewsApr 12, 2011
1867: new post   Google PANDA rolls out WorldWide
Today, for the first time, after checking daily, I can now see US Panda results on Google properties worldwide including but not limited to: .co.uk, .ca, .co.in, .com.au, .fr, .de, .se, etc. [br][br]Congratulations, it's no longer speculation if you have Panda, it's quite visibly there.
Google SEO News and DiscussionApr 11, 2011
1868: new post   Getting A Successful Start With Social Media Marketing
WebmasterWorld Supporters discuss the issues, pitfalls, and the benefits of getting involved in social media marketing activity. (-subscription required)
WebmasterWorld SupportersApr 11, 2011
1869: new post   In Google's Penalty Box, Overstock Takes a 5% Hit on Revenue
Six weeks after getting penalized by Google Inc. for using promotional links with university web sites that boosted its natural search rankings, Overstock.com Inc. says the penalty, a drop in its Google natural search rankings, has resulted in a 5% drop in revenue, according to the retailer's filing toay with the Securities and Exchange Commission. [br][br]"We now estimate that it will be at least another two to three weeks before Google will end the penalty period," Overstock says in the filing. "During the penalty period to date, we have experienced an approximately 5% negative impact on our revenue, which we anticipate will continue during the penalty period."
Google SEO News and DiscussionApr 9, 2011
1870: new post   New Techniques Can Track Net Location Within 690 Metres
The new method zooms in through three stages to locate a target computer.
Webmaster GeneralApr 9, 2011
1871: new post   YouTube Announces Live Streaming Trial Roll Out
Today we're announcing the initial roll out of YouTube Live, which will integrate live streaming capabilities and discovery tools directly into the YouTube platform for the first time. This begins with a new YouTube Live browse page, where you can always find the most compelling live events happening on YouTube and add events to your calendar.[br][br]Today, we'll also start gradually rolling out our live streaming beta platform, which will allow certain YouTube partners with accounts in good standing to stream live content on YouTube. The goal is to provide thousands of partners with the capability to live stream from their channels in the months ahead. In order to ensure a great live stream viewing experience, we'll roll this offering out incrementally over time.
Web Video Creation and OptimizationApr 8, 2011
1872: new post   Google CEO, Larry Page, Completes Reorganization Of Management Team
He said that when Google announced Page would become CEO, the company was clear his top priority would be to create clear lines of accountability and responsibility across Google. After carefully examining how things were done at Google, Page decided to make management changes to streamline the product and engineering structures with essentially one lead managing each functional group, he said.
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesApr 8, 2011
1873: new post   Microsoft Creates Bing Search App For iPad Users
Called "Bing for iPad" and available for download Thursday, the application has been custom-designed for the Apple tablet's sharp and touch-sensitive display. It also has a feature that Bing offers only via this iPad application, called Trends, which displays popular searches of the past week.
Bing Search Engine NewsApr 8, 2011
1874: new post   Becoming Search Engine Algo-Proof
Every two years Google throws in a big change to their algo. They pick the latest thing they don't like and blow the crap out of a bunch of sites. Lots of people get hit.[br][br]This process scares the bejeepers out of me. In fact, I lived in fear of the algo for years to the point I wouldn't even meddle in anything less than pure.[br][br]I've attempted to make my main site resistant to algo changes. Initially this started out by being whitehat, that's no longer the case. I'm not blackhat, I simply do what works now, and what I expect to work in the future.
Google SEO News and DiscussionApr 7, 2011
1875: new post   Google's YouTube To Get 'Channels' In a Bid To Compete on Net TVs
The site is planning a series of changes to its home page to highlight sets of "channels" around topics such as arts and sports. About 20 or so of those channels will feature several hours of professionally produced original programming a week, some of these people said. Additional channels would be assembled from content already on the site.
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesApr 7, 2011
1876: new post   Ten Things We Can Learn About Google SEO - From Angry Birds
I just read an article by Daniel Rasmus on Macworld called 10 things that CIOs can learn from Angry Birds, and it struck me that even though most of us don't really think of our job as being a CIO, the article's ten points were excellent about achieving success with Google.
Google SEO News and DiscussionApr 6, 2011
1877: new post   Google Loses Italian Autocomplete Defamation Case
"On Tuesday, lead counsel Carlo Piana wrote on his blog that the Court of Milan has upheld its earlier decision to order Google to filter out libellous search suggestions. These are the suggestions that pop up in Google's search input bar, proposing what the user might be wanting to search for. [br][br]People searching via Google for Piana's client, who remains publicly unnamed, were apparently presented with autocomplete suggestions including truffatore ("con man") and truffa ("fraud").[br][br]Google lost its bid to claim the protection of the E-Commerce Directive's safe harbour provisions, which partly shields hosting and ISPs from liability for content held on or transmitted over their systems. However, the court viewed the autocomplete suggestions as being produced by Google itself."
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesApr 5, 2011
1878: new post   Google Starts Phone Support For AdWords Advertisers In U.S. and Canada
Currently we offer email and online support, and today we're introducing free phone support for all of our U.S.- and Canada-based AdWords customers.[br][br]To speak to one of our specialists, give us a call at 1-866-2Google between Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm Eastern Time. This number is for current AdWords advertisers only, so please make sure you have your customer ID ready.
Google AdWordsApr 5, 2011
1879: new post   Bing's Stefan Weitz on The Future Of Search
Bing director Stefan Weitz, who is shaping Microsoft's search engine as it goes head to head with Google's, predicts search will disappear in the next few years.[br][br]Search engines will not cease to exist, but their tasks will become less and less visible and more and more intuitive, Weitz said.
Bing Search Engine NewsApr 5, 2011
1880: new post   More Retailers Warning of Security Breach
Best Buy Co., TiVo Inc., and Walgreen Co. are the latest in a seemingly endless string of companies to warn over the weekend that hackers gained access to customers' files, including email addresses.[br][br]The companies all use the same marketing and communications vendor, Epsilon.[br][br]It's a leading marketing services firm that sends more than 40 billion emails annually and has more than 2,500 clients including seven of the Fortune 10.[br][br]Epsilon, based in Dallas, issued a brief statement on Friday saying "a full investigation was under way" following the discovery of the breach of some customer client data. The company said that information obtained was limited to names and email addresses and that "no other personal identifiable information associated with the names was at risk."
EcommerceApr 4, 2011
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