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Google Will Alert Searchers About 'Right to Be Forgotten' Link Removals

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Google plans to place an alert at the bottom of each page where it has removed links, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled last month that users can request that "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" links be taken down. Google plans to place an alert at the bottom of each page where it has removed links, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled last month that users can request that "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" links be taken down. 0 Comments

Google Must 'Forget' Unfavorable Search Results in Europe

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Europe's high court has ruled that people have a "right to be forgotten." This means Google and other search engines will be required to remove negative search results. It will take Google several weeks to figure out how to make this work. Europe's high court has ruled that people have a "right to be forgotten." This means Google and other search engines will be required to remove negative search results. It will take Google several weeks to figure out how to make this work. 0 Comments

It's BrightEdge vs. Searchmetrics in SEO Patent Case

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Two leaders in the SEO software space, BrightEdge and Searchmetrics, could be duking it out in court soon over a complaint filed by BrightEdge over reported patent infringement by Searchmetrics. This case hits close to home for many in the industry. Two leaders in the SEO software space, BrightEdge and Searchmetrics, could be duking it out in court soon over a complaint filed by BrightEdge over reported patent infringement by Searchmetrics. This case hits close to home for many in the industry. 0 Comments

Link Building in 2014 is All About Building Your Brand & Reputation

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Many of those who pursue link building have had a tough year. Google's verbal and physical assault on link building practices has been unrelenting. Here's a comprehensive review of all that goes into deciding what to do in link building these days. Many of those who pursue link building have had a tough year. Google's verbal and physical assault on link building practices has been unrelenting. Here's a comprehensive review of all that goes into deciding what to do in link building these days. 0 Comments

Link Network Buzzea Calls Google Penalty 'Abusive'

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It's been a few weeks since Google's Matt Cutts publicly announced the demise of the link networks (remember Backlinks.com and Anglo Rank?). But Cutts revealed via Twitter the latest recipient of a penalty is French link network Buzzea. It's been a few weeks since Google's Matt Cutts publicly announced the demise of the link networks (remember Backlinks.com and Anglo Rank?). But Cutts revealed via Twitter the latest recipient of a penalty is French link network Buzzea. 0 Comments

States Legalize Marijuana, But Google, Facebook, Twitter Just Say No to Pot Ads

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Cannabis dispensaries want to be able to advertise their products using the same online channels as every other business and website. However, they're finding few opportunities to do so and Google, Twitter and Facebook aren't budging. Cannabis dispensaries want to be able to advertise their products using the same online channels as every other business and website. However, they're finding few opportunities to do so and Google, Twitter and Facebook aren't budging. 0 Comments

Google Blocks Child Abuse Images on 100,000 Search Terms

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Google will block more than 100,000 unique search terms that could lead to the discovery of child abuse images. Google has added 200 people dedicated to finding and removing sex abuse images. Microsoft is also preparing to announce its own efforts. Google will block more than 100,000 unique search terms that could lead to the discovery of child abuse images. Google has added 200 people dedicated to finding and removing sex abuse images. Microsoft is also preparing to announce its own efforts. 0 Comments

Fake Online Reviews Cost 19 Companies $350,000

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A New York crackdown targeted companies who purchased and created fake online business reviews. A total of seven companies offering "reputation enhancement" services were caught in the year-long investigation, along with their clients. A New York crackdown targeted companies who purchased and created fake online business reviews. A total of seven companies offering "reputation enhancement" services were caught in the year-long investigation, along with their clients. 0 Comments

Why Google Will Reject, Block, or Flag Your Data Feed

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Google doesn't always do the best job of communicating why your data feed is getting rejected, blocked, or flagged. Here are some steps to help you identify why you may have gotten in trouble with Google, and how to rectify any feed violations. Google doesn't always do the best job of communicating why your data feed is getting rejected, blocked, or flagged. Here are some steps to help you identify why you may have gotten in trouble with Google, and how to rectify any feed violations. 0 Comments

Yelp Now Allows Mobile Reviews, Adds More Consumer Alerts

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Yelp now will let users leave reviews for businesses via their smartphones. Separately, Yelp also announced that is releasing a new batch of alerts on profiles where business owners have used some sort of incentive in return for great reviews. Yelp now will let users leave reviews for businesses via their smartphones. Separately, Yelp also announced that is releasing a new batch of alerts on profiles where business owners have used some sort of incentive in return for great reviews. 0 Comments

What is 'Pure Spam'? 10 Examples From Google

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We all have our own definition of "pure spam", but what's more important is understanding what Google means by it. Here's a look at 10 websites Google has kicked out of its search results so you can understand what qualifies as "pure spam". We all have our own definition of "pure spam", but what's more important is understanding what Google means by it. Here's a look at 10 websites Google has kicked out of its search results so you can understand what qualifies as "pure spam". 0 Comments

Bing Adds Pop-Up Child Abuse Warnings to UK Searchers

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Bing has added a pop-up warning that will appear when someone is about view images of child abuse. Searchers who are almost upon such content will see a message that says, "Warning! Child abuse is illegal," and links them to help and advice. Bing has added a pop-up warning that will appear when someone is about view images of child abuse. Searchers who are almost upon such content will see a message that says, "Warning! Child abuse is illegal," and links them to help and advice. 0 Comments

Egobait: How to Get Links & Exposure in a Variety of Verticals

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Egobait exists for one main purpose: to increase visibility (which will hopefully generate links). It works well, but it can be done to death. Need some examples of how to do egobait effectively? Eight SEO experts weight in with their top tips. Egobait exists for one main purpose: to increase visibility (which will hopefully generate links). It works well, but it can be done to death. Need some examples of how to do egobait effectively? Eight SEO experts weight in with their top tips. 0 Comments

Google Under Fire Again for Providing Easy Access to Prescription Drugs

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An Attorney General claims Google is making it too easy to find sites that sell drugs without a prescription. Meanwhile the Digital Citizens Alliance released reports of Google profiting from ads on content focused on illegal topics in YouTube. An Attorney General claims Google is making it too easy to find sites that sell drugs without a prescription. Meanwhile the Digital Citizens Alliance released reports of Google profiting from ads on content focused on illegal topics in YouTube. 0 Comments

Eric Schmidt on Google's UK Tax Record: 'We Fully Comply With the Law'

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Eric Schmidt has defended Google’s UK tax payments, saying the firm operates within the law and is responsible for “billions” of spend in the country. The Public Accounts Committee says Google paid £6 million in taxes from revenues of £396 million. Eric Schmidt has defended Google’s UK tax payments, saying the firm operates within the law and is responsible for “billions” of spend in the country. The Public Accounts Committee says Google paid £6 million in taxes from revenues of £396 million. 0 Comments

The Critically Important Role of Bing Ads in Search Marketing

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In trying to be more like AdWords, Bing Ads has mostly reached parity with AdWords. Importing campaigns into Bing Ads can now be done in a matter of minutes, not days. And search campaigns running on the Yahoo Bing Network often yield better ROAS. In trying to be more like AdWords, Bing Ads has mostly reached parity with AdWords. Importing campaigns into Bing Ads can now be done in a matter of minutes, not days. And search campaigns running on the Yahoo Bing Network often yield better ROAS. 0 Comments

Is Google's Unified Privacy Policy Illegal in Europe?

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Google's revised privacy policy is under investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and five other European agencies. The search giant has so far refused to take any action to appease privacy and data protection concerns. Google's revised privacy policy is under investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and five other European agencies. The search giant has so far refused to take any action to appease privacy and data protection concerns. 0 Comments