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Google Paying to Have Ads Whitelisted on AdBlock Plus?

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Google is reportedly paying browser extension Adblock Plus (and their parent company Eyeo) in order to ensure that their ads are displayed to those who are using the extension, by being included on their "whitelist" of allowable online advertising. Google is reportedly paying browser extension Adblock Plus (and their parent company Eyeo) in order to ensure that their ads are displayed to those who are using the extension, by being included on their "whitelist" of allowable online advertising. 0 Comments

Google Chrome Adds Do Not Track Option

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The company said that the feature, which is still in being tested, would be available as part of the latest 'Canary' build of the Chromium. The feature could be included into the general release build of Chrome by the end of the year. The company said that the feature, which is still in being tested, would be available as part of the latest 'Canary' build of the Chromium. The feature could be included into the general release build of Chrome by the end of the year. 0 Comments

Google Chrome Becomes World's Most Popular Web Browser

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Google Chrome overtook Microsoft's Internet Explorer to become the world's most popular web browser for a full week for the first time in its history. Chrome enjoyed a week-long surge in use between May 14 and 20, according to StatCounter. Google Chrome overtook Microsoft's Internet Explorer to become the world's most popular web browser for a full week for the first time in its history. Chrome enjoyed a week-long surge in use between May 14 and 20, according to StatCounter. 0 Comments

Google, Mozilla Accuse Microsoft of Restricting Browser Choice in Windows 8

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Mozilla has accused Microsoft of failing in its commitment to give users a choice in browsers. Mozilla says Internet Explorer will be the only browser able to run on Windows 8, at the expense of rival browsers like Firefox, Safari and Chrome. Mozilla has accused Microsoft of failing in its commitment to give users a choice in browsers. Mozilla says Internet Explorer will be the only browser able to run on Windows 8, at the expense of rival browsers like Firefox, Safari and Chrome. 0 Comments

How to Get the Most Out of SEO Extensions & Add-Ons

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While Chrome is super-fast and has a lot of great SEO extensions, Firefox still wins the overall battle because Firefox display metrics at a glance and offers greater functionality. Here’s a list of active SEO extensions and plugins to check out. While Chrome is super-fast and has a lot of great SEO extensions, Firefox still wins the overall battle because Firefox display metrics at a glance and offers greater functionality. Here’s a list of active SEO extensions and plugins to check out. 0 Comments

Google Chrome Loses Market Share to Internet Explorer

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Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser has started regaining its share of the browser market at the expense of rival browsers, particularly Mozilla's Firefox and Google Chrome. Chrome has been losing users and now sits at 18.57 percent of the market. Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser has started regaining its share of the browser market at the expense of rival browsers, particularly Mozilla's Firefox and Google Chrome. Chrome has been losing users and now sits at 18.57 percent of the market. 0 Comments

Yahoo Begins Honoring Browser Do-Not-Track Signals

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The ad sector, Federal Trade Commission, and U.S. Commerce Department have thrown their weight behind Do Not Track. Now Yahoo has begun rolling out global support for the Do Not Track standard, and expects to complete the process by early summer. The ad sector, Federal Trade Commission, and U.S. Commerce Department have thrown their weight behind Do Not Track. Now Yahoo has begun rolling out global support for the Do Not Track standard, and expects to complete the process by early summer. 0 Comments

Encrypted Google Search by Default Coming to Firefox

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Mozilla has announced they will enable HTTPS by default in their Firefox web browser for all Google searches, taking the stoppage of referrer header search query transmission to webmasters one step further than Google had already done. Mozilla has announced they will enable HTTPS by default in their Firefox web browser for all Google searches, taking the stoppage of referrer header search query transmission to webmasters one step further than Google had already done. 0 Comments

78 Resources For Every Internet Marketer's Toolkit

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These free or affordable SEO tools, link building tools, coding tools, conversion tools, convenience tools, social media tools, forums, news and blogs, and social profiles will help keep your marketing up to date and help you do your job better. These free or affordable SEO tools, link building tools, coding tools, conversion tools, convenience tools, social media tools, forums, news and blogs, and social profiles will help keep your marketing up to date and help you do your job better. 0 Comments

Web Analytics Year in Review 2011

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The trend for total spend on internal staff, third party agencies and total vendor revenues appears to have grown by 12% year over year, certainly in the realm of “significant”. Here’s a look at the top stories and trends in web analytics in 2011. The trend for total spend on internal staff, third party agencies and total vendor revenues appears to have grown by 12% year over year, certainly in the realm of “significant”. Here’s a look at the top stories and trends in web analytics in 2011. 0 Comments

Google to Remain Default Search Engine On Firefox for 3 Years

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Google has signed a new three-year agreement with Mozilla to keep its search engine as the default choice in Firefox. Financial terms were not disclosed, but both firms were pleased with the result, according to a joint release. Google has signed a new three-year agreement with Mozilla to keep its search engine as the default choice in Firefox. Financial terms were not disclosed, but both firms were pleased with the result, according to a joint release. 0 Comments

Google-Mozilla Firefox Search Deal Expires, Partnership Status Uncertain

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Mozilla's search partnership with Google expired at the end of November, but neither company has indicated a renewal. The Firefox search deal historically accounted for more than 80 percent of Mozilla's revenue and was worth $121 million last year. Mozilla's search partnership with Google expired at the end of November, but neither company has indicated a renewal. The Firefox search deal historically accounted for more than 80 percent of Mozilla's revenue and was worth $121 million last year. 0 Comments

Browser Wars: How Chrome Overtook Firefox for the First Time

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The masses seem to be abandoning Internet Explorer in favor of alternatives. The sinking ship used to be sole property of Microsoft until recently, when it appears a change in strategy sprung a few leaks in Mozilla’s boat. The masses seem to be abandoning Internet Explorer in favor of alternatives. The sinking ship used to be sole property of Microsoft until recently, when it appears a change in strategy sprung a few leaks in Mozilla’s boat. 0 Comments

Google Easter Eggs; Just Search "Do a Barrel Roll"

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Hot on the heels of the popularity around Siri Easter Eggs, Google looks like it is bringing some personality quirks to the search engine. Type the phrase "do a barrel roll" (without quotes) into the search box, and you'll get what you asked for. Hot on the heels of the popularity around Siri Easter Eggs, Google looks like it is bringing some personality quirks to the search engine. Type the phrase "do a barrel roll" (without quotes) into the search box, and you'll get what you asked for. 0 Comments

Firefox Partners With Bing as Google Search Deal Nears End

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Firefox with Bing is simply Firefox with Bing set as the default home page and search engine. The timing is rather interesting, considering Mozilla's search deal with Google expires this month, with no announcement of a renewal or extension. Firefox with Bing is simply Firefox with Bing set as the default home page and search engine. The timing is rather interesting, considering Mozilla's search deal with Google expires this month, with no announcement of a renewal or extension. 0 Comments

How Google's Human Search Quality Raters Assign a URL Rating

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A leaked URL Rater guidebook from Google’s Search Quality Rating Program offers important insight into what human raters are looking for when they evaluate webpages and assign the URL a quality score. Some insight into how ratings are determined. A leaked URL Rater guidebook from Google’s Search Quality Rating Program offers important insight into what human raters are looking for when they evaluate webpages and assign the URL a quality score. Some insight into how ratings are determined. 0 Comments

Google Chrome Set to Pass Firefox, Despite Microsoft Deletions

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StatCounter has been tracking Chrome's immense growth and predicts Chrome will reach second place, above Firefox, in December of this year. Meanwhile, Chrome faces challenges thanks to a Microsoft glitch that's deleting Chrome on users' systems. StatCounter has been tracking Chrome's immense growth and predicts Chrome will reach second place, above Firefox, in December of this year. Meanwhile, Chrome faces challenges thanks to a Microsoft glitch that's deleting Chrome on users' systems. 0 Comments

Google's Big Expanded Sitelinks Officially Added to Search Results

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Google’s 12-pack of large sitelinks, the SERP element that showcases popular sub-pages of major websites, is now official. The expanded sitelinks show the title and a snippet of the meta description, and can also highlight well-ranked pages. Google’s 12-pack of large sitelinks, the SERP element that showcases popular sub-pages of major websites, is now official. The expanded sitelinks show the title and a snippet of the meta description, and can also highlight well-ranked pages. 0 Comments

Google Halts Support for Firefox Toolbar

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Google recently announced that it would be halting support for the Google Toolbar on Mozilla Firefox. While Google and Mozilla have long been allies, this move makes some question whether Google is trying to shuffle FF users onto its own browser. Google recently announced that it would be halting support for the Google Toolbar on Mozilla Firefox. While Google and Mozilla have long been allies, this move makes some question whether Google is trying to shuffle FF users onto its own browser. 0 Comments

New and Updated SEO Tools for June 2011

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A roundup of various new or updated search tools from around the web to help search marketers better do their job: Bing Webmaster Tools, Raven Tools, SEO For Firefox, Google +1, and SEOmoz SERP Analysis Tool. A roundup of various new or updated search tools from around the web to help search marketers better do their job: Bing Webmaster Tools, Raven Tools, SEO For Firefox, Google +1, and SEOmoz SERP Analysis Tool. 0 Comments

Google Apps Could Soon Not Work In Your Browser

Google said they would not be supporting Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7, and Safari 3 or older browsers. "In these older browsers you may have trouble using certain features in Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs and Google Sites." Google said they would not be supporting Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7, and Safari 3 or older browsers. "In these older browsers you may have trouble using certain features in Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs and Google Sites." 0 Comments