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Germany to Treat Google Like a Public Utility?

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German officials are planning to clip the wings of tech giants such as Google through heavier regulation. The country's Federal Cartel Office would be given powers to curtail Google's influence, were it decided that it had got too big for its boots. The country's Federal Cartel Office would be given powers to curtail Google's influence, were it decided that it had got too big for its boots. 0 Comments

Kiss Your Ads Goodbye: How Net Neutrality May Impact Content & Advertising

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Your initial instinct may be to gloss over the battle of Net Neutrality. However, proposed rules could directly impact the distribution of content, as well as the effectiveness of online advertising by businesses and brands unable to "pay to play." Your initial instinct may be to gloss over the battle of Net Neutrality. However, proposed rules could directly impact the distribution of content, as well as the effectiveness of online advertising by businesses and brands unable to "pay to play." 0 Comments

'No-Links Ranking' – The Battle for Better Organic SERPs

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Is it possible links will no longer be a ranking factor in the future? Yandex no longer takes links into consideration as a ranking factor. Google has flirted with the idea. What would the SEO landscape look like without links as a ranking metric? Is it possible links will no longer be a ranking factor in the future? Yandex no longer takes links into consideration as a ranking factor. Google has flirted with the idea. What would the SEO landscape look like without links as a ranking metric? 0 Comments

16 Secret Google Analytics Advanced Segments Worth Their Weight in Gold

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We’ve tapped into some of the web’s finest web analytics professionals to share their tips for mining analytics gold. Here are 16 secret – until now – Google Analytics advanced segments that could make you insights rich, too. We’ve tapped into some of the web’s finest web analytics professionals to share their tips for mining analytics gold. Here are 16 secret – until now – Google Analytics advanced segments that could make you insights rich, too. 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

Using the Google Analytics Service Provider Report for Lead Generation & Insight

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The Service Provider Report is a small but significant report in Google Analytics that offers a lot of value. It's great for finding sales leads and markets to target, troubleshooting, and reviewing cross domain requirements. The Service Provider Report is a small but significant report in Google Analytics that offers a lot of value. It's great for finding sales leads and markets to target, troubleshooting, and reviewing cross domain requirements. 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

Google Accused of Being Too Slow to Derank Pirate Websites

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In August, Google promised to begin lowering the search rankings of "piracy" websites, but now there are complaints that Google is being too slow about it. As a result, Google now faces the prospect of a government review in the UK. In August, Google promised to begin lowering the search rankings of "piracy" websites, but now there are complaints that Google is being too slow about it. As a result, Google now faces the prospect of a government review in the UK. 0 Comments

4 Google Analytics Features You Probably Haven’t Used

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With every new feature, Google Analytics becomes more powerful, but also more complex. Hidden in the nest of menus are 4 powerful features you might have overlooked: Page Speed, In-Page Analytics, the Network Report, and Visualize with Motion Charts. With every new feature, Google Analytics becomes more powerful, but also more complex. Hidden in the nest of menus are 4 powerful features you might have overlooked: Page Speed, In-Page Analytics, the Network Report, and Visualize with Motion Charts. 0 Comments

The Pirate Bay Now on Google's Search Blacklist

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Google will no longer suggest that visitors head to The Pirate Bay. The search giant has removed the website's name from its autocomplete suggestions. According to The Pirate Bay this sort of thing does not have much of an impact on its traffic. Google will no longer suggest that visitors head to The Pirate Bay. The search giant has removed the website's name from its autocomplete suggestions. According to The Pirate Bay this sort of thing does not have much of an impact on its traffic. 0 Comments

World IPv6 Launch: What it Means for Content Owners & SEO

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IPv6 rollout has been a long time coming, but that is going to change in a big way for top Internet companies that include Google, Yahoo, Microsoft's Bing, Facebook, and many others. Today they switch on permanent support for the new protocol. IPv6 rollout has been a long time coming, but that is going to change in a big way for top Internet companies that include Google, Yahoo, Microsoft's Bing, Facebook, and many others. Today they switch on permanent support for the new protocol. 0 Comments

Google Front & Center at SOPA Piracy Hearing

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If passed SOPA would make search engines and hosting services block "rogue websites" on a judge's order. Opposed by Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter and many others, Google's Eric Schmidt called the legislation "draconian" and "censorship." If passed SOPA would make search engines and hosting services block "rogue websites" on a judge's order. Opposed by Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter and many others, Google's Eric Schmidt called the legislation "draconian" and "censorship." 0 Comments

ISPs Are Hijacking Bing & Yahoo Searches

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Several ISPs are intentionally hijacking search queries to gain affiliate dollars, according to Reese Richman LLP, a New York Law Firm. Reese Richman filed a lawsuit against one of the ISPs and the group behind the hijacking technology on August 4. Several ISPs are intentionally hijacking search queries to gain affiliate dollars, according to Reese Richman LLP, a New York Law Firm. Reese Richman filed a lawsuit against one of the ISPs and the group behind the hijacking technology on August 4. 0 Comments

The 1970's Just Called. They Want Their Internet Back.

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The numerical format of IP addresses limited it to 4.3 billion combinations. Once deemed more than sufficient, the growing need for Internet connectivity on portable devices require a new system that mathematically can provide more addresses. The numerical format of IP addresses limited it to 4.3 billion combinations. Once deemed more than sufficient, the growing need for Internet connectivity on portable devices require a new system that mathematically can provide more addresses. 0 Comments

The Web's Wild West Days Are Gone

Just a few years ago, the Web was an open playing field where few things were taboo. Those days are gone, and if we're not careful, there could be dire consequences for online marketers. Just a few years ago, the Web was an open playing field where few things were taboo. Those days are gone, and if we're not careful, there could be dire consequences for online marketers. 0 Comments

Are Competitors Clicking on Your PPC Ads?

Almost all advertisers who run PPC campaigns have had the sneaking suspicion that competitors are clicking on their ads. Wouldn't it be interesting to find out if they really are? Almost all advertisers who run PPC campaigns have had the sneaking suspicion that competitors are clicking on their ads. Wouldn't it be interesting to find out if they really are? 0 Comments