The role of social media in providing platforms for public figures to communicate with their followers just took on a holy spin. Unable to meet in person, The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu held a Google+ Hangout on Tutu's 80th birthday.
Articles by Frank Watson
Google Spam Czar Matt Cutts tweeted the other day about more Panda updates coming and speculation is these may become regular. In the past, he would use his blog to post what came to be called 'Weather Reports' about upcoming algorithm changes.
Google Earth, which launched in 2005, has been downloaded more than one billion times on the desktop, mobile, and Google Earth plug-in. Google has released a new video and website gathering various stories about interesting Google Earth usage.
Dominant Chinese search engine Baidu quietly launched more of its international efforts with the help of a Singapore-based partner and their new website - Baidu International - and a Twitter account to start following people in the search industry.
Goldman Sachs and Allen & Company are helping Yahoo gather the financial information and prepare the due diligence needed prior to a sale. These moves have a number of major news media speculating on who potential buyers could be this time around.
A limited edition beer called URKontinent is being produced by Dogfish Head brewery with the assistance of some Googlers. While several Googlers helped suggest ingredients, the company actually provided one - honey produced at the Hive Plex.
Panda is back. Google has confirmed a new iteration happened last week, and we've got a look at the latest winners and losers following the update. This time, it appears that video content could be a factor in why sites gained or lost rankings.
Should Google and Apple be concerned with the 1 million new signups music streaming app Spotify experienced after it launched its Facebook partnership? This shows the power of social media and could impact where marketers decide to advertise.
"The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition?" U.S. Senate hearing today will explore Google search and its business practices. Google’s Eric Schmidt will testify, as will competitors who claim Google has hurt their business.
Fox News and Google are hosting the September 22 Republican Presidential Primary Candidates Debate. To promote their YouTube live streaming of the event, Google has added a link to the bottom of their search page where people can submit questions.
The 2011 Rugby World Cup begins today in New Zealand and in recognition of this every four year event, Google has a Doodle on the homepage in New Zealand. The link, however, doesn't go to a search for the event, rather a general search for rugby.
A man has been indicted for sending more than 20,000 violent, offensive, bizarre, and profanity-laced tweets - including personal attacks - to the Twitter account of Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president of local, maps and location services.
Yahoo Chairman of the Board Roy Bostock fired CEO Carol Bartz over the phone today. The struggling company named CFO Tim Morse interim CEO. Yahoo has formed an "Executive Leadership Council" to support Morse until a full-time CEO is appointed.
Google today is paying tribute to Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury on his birthday with a special animated music video Doodle. Queen is best known for rock anthems such as "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Will Rock You," and "We Are the Champions."
Malaysian Independence Day, or Hari Merdeka, was celebrated today, and Google added to the celebration with a Doodle on their Malaysia search page. The national day is celebrated with the raising of the new flag as was done in 1957.
Despite spending $179 million acquiring Slide a year ago, Google has decided to shut down the social apps startup. Slide founder Max Levchin is leaving Google; the rest of the team will be folded into other Google products, YouTube predominantly.
Panda has created a scenario where publishers who don't embrace SEO are condemned to feel the sting of what happens when they don't. SEO DOES WORK but you can't rely on your father's methods anymore and you have to understand your industry.
Search Engine Watch recently spoke with the author and CEO, who shared her top tips for marketers getting involved in the mobile space, including coding, where to focus your efforts, how to promote it, and how to further educate yourself.
A privacy organization in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein has demanded local websites remove their Facebook Pages and take off any Like buttons on their websites. The companies have until September 1 to comply or will face fines.
When you scroll over Google's latest Doodle honoring 17th century mathematician Pierre de Fermat there is a message that states "I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this theorem, which this doodle is too small to contain."