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Frank Watson

Frank Watson


Kangamurra Media

Articles by Frank Watson

  1. Google Issues Panda Update Alert

    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.

  2. Google Earth Passes 1 Billion Downloads

    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.

  3. Baidu Launches International Marketing Efforts

    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.

  4. Yahoo Sale Getting Closer?

    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.

  5. Google + Beer Brewing = Google Beer Goggles?

    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.

  6. Google Promotes Republican Primary Candidates Debate

    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.

  7. Rugby World Cup Gets Google Doodle In Host New Zealand

    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.

  8. Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz Fired By Phone

    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.

  9. Queen's Freddie Mercury Gets Music Video Google Doodle

    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."

  10. Google Doodle Celebrates Malaysian Independence Day

    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.

  11. Slide Kicked Out of Google's Social Playground

    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.

  12. Google Panda 6 Months Out Still Has People Baffled

    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.

  13. 5 Mobile Marketing Tips From Cindy Krum

    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.

  14. German State Bans Facebook Pages, Like Buttons

    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.