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Google Privacy Director Alma Whitten Resigns

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Alma Whitten will leave the search giant after 10 years. Whitten ascended to the position of privacy director in the wake of the furore created by revelations that Google had been collecting private Wi-Fi data via its fleet of Street View cars. Alma Whitten will leave the search giant after 10 years. Whitten ascended to the position of privacy director in the wake of the furore created by revelations that Google had been collecting private Wi-Fi data via its fleet of Street View cars. 0 Comments

FTC Finalizes Settlement of Google Buzz Privacy Issues

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The FTC has approved its settlement with Google that addresses improper privacy disclosure during the release of Buzz. The settlement mandates additional privacy procedures, including third-party privacy audits every other year for the next 20 years. The FTC has approved its settlement with Google that addresses improper privacy disclosure during the release of Buzz. The settlement mandates additional privacy procedures, including third-party privacy audits every other year for the next 20 years. 0 Comments

Google Sends Picasa Users to Google+ Photos

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Google has changed its toolbar navigation to direct users to Google+ Photos rather than Picasa. Though picasa.google.com still works, this may indicate that Google is phasing out Picasa in favor of a socially integrated image and album service. Google has changed its toolbar navigation to direct users to Google+ Photos rather than Picasa. Though picasa.google.com still works, this may indicate that Google is phasing out Picasa in favor of a socially integrated image and album service. 0 Comments

Google+ Public Shares Now in the SERP

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Google is moving public posts from Google+ into its social search functionality. This move signals the beginning of Plus's graduation and may indicate further integration in the near future. Google is moving public posts from Google+ into its social search functionality. This move signals the beginning of Plus's graduation and may indicate further integration in the near future. 0 Comments

Google +1: What Does it Mean for Search Marketing?

It might be the biggest announcement in the digital world in a very long time -- but both Google and the search marketing community have more work to do to make the most of Google +1. It might be the biggest announcement in the digital world in a very long time -- but both Google and the search marketing community have more work to do to make the most of Google +1. 0 Comments

Google +1: Death of Facebook Like?

Has Google learned from the Buzz disaster and found something that can seriously rival the Facebook Like button? A look at some of the implications of Google +1 on organic and paid search, plus user intent. Has Google learned from the Buzz disaster and found something that can seriously rival the Facebook Like button? A look at some of the implications of Google +1 on organic and paid search, plus user intent. 0 Comments