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Why I Ignore Emails from People Who Promise to Improve My Google Position

Any time someone offers to improve my Google position I ignore them. It’s a waste of time talking to them. The email you received was canned. The SEO they offer is canned, likely hasn’t worked in five years, and may … Continue reading

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News for the Gullible – Google Nose

Anyone got a calendar? The new scentsation in search Coming to your senses: go beyond type, talk, and touch for a new notation of sensation. Your internet sommelier: expertly curated Knowledge Panels pair images, descriptions, and aromas. Take a whiff: … Continue reading

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Google to Start Charging (Merchants) for Google Shopping

Search Engine Land – Google Product Search To Become Google Shopping, Use Pay-To-Play Model I’m not thrilled, but I’m not surprised or outraged, either. Google’s in the business to make money and their comparison shopping service is a good one. … Continue reading

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Deer Googal, Plz Steel Moar Copywrites

I like watching music videos and I like reading song lyrics. Right now I have to get my copyright violations from two different places. The videos come from YouTube (owned by Google) and the lyrics from some other place, which … Continue reading

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Page2RSS.com Works

Once upon a time Google Reader would create an RSS feed for changes to a page that didn’t have an RSS feed. That feature went away, but I’ve been using Page2RSS.com lately with good results. It’s what I use to … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of J.C. Penney’s Google Results

The Dirty Little Secrets of Search: On Wednesday evening, Google began what it calls a “manual action” against Penney, essentially demotions specifically aimed at the company. At 7 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, J. C. Penney was still the No. … Continue reading

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2 Gmail Questions

Does anyone know what’s up with Gmail not accepting legitimate emails? This week Facebook and GoDaddy notified me that they tried to send email to my Gmail account, but the emails were rejected. How do you mark all messages as … Continue reading

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More on Bing copying Google’s search results

Following up on last week’s story, here’s a defense of Bing. See Google’s Matt Cutts and this Slashdot thread, where people take both sides. It looks like what’s happening is this. Via the Bing toolbar and IE Bing observes what … Continue reading

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Evil Bing caught dead-to-rights totally ripping off Google’s search results

allegedly. The evidence does look pretty darned convincing.

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Google searches for "buy a gun" near record highs

Via Zero Hedge. The current uptrend is presumably due to the Tucson, Arizona shooting – either out of concern for violence or concern that new gun control laws might be pushed through Congress after the incident. The #1 city searching … Continue reading

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Google Pushing its WebP Image File Format

Gizmodo – Google Wants to Kill JPEGs With New WebP Format. To improve on the compression that JPEG provides, we used an image compressor based on the VP8 codec that Google open-sourced in May 2010. We applied the techniques from … Continue reading

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Google URL Search Parameters

Explained here.

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Using Google Instant to Discover Keywords for Google AdWords

Google Instant debuted last week. As you type a search phrase Google predicts what you’re typing, based on aggregate data of popular searches. Last night I realized I could use Google Instant to find popular keyword phrases for Google AdWords. … Continue reading

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Google Authenticator for Two-Factor Authentication

Pretty cool. Supposed to be available for Gmail within a few months.

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How Google Instant Affects Google Site Statistics, AdWords

Google Webmaster Central Blog – Google Instant: Impact on Search queries. How Google Instant affects site statistics. With Google Instant, you may notice an increase in impressions because your site will appear in search results as users type. Impressions are … Continue reading

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