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Google Takes Down 7 Japanese Link Networks

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Japan is the latest country publicized as being hit with the link network penalties by Google. Matt Cutts announced early this morning on Twitter that the web spam team in Japan has taken action against seven link networks over the last few months. Japan is the latest country publicized as being hit with the link network penalties by Google. Matt Cutts announced early this morning on Twitter that the web spam team in Japan has taken action against seven link networks over the last few months. 0 Comments

Google Fined $3,100 For Slanderous Search Suggestion in Japan

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A Japanese court has fined Google $3,100 for an autocomplete suggestion that linked an innocent man to criminal acts. Google has been asked to change its autocomplete feature, but Google isn't based in Japan, so the court can't enforce a change. A Japanese court has fined Google $3,100 for an autocomplete suggestion that linked an innocent man to criminal acts. Google has been asked to change its autocomplete feature, but Google isn't based in Japan, so the court can't enforce a change. 0 Comments

Twitter: Government User Data Requests Grow, 81% From U.S.

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Governments from around the world made 1,858 requests for Twitter data during the second half of 2012. That is compared to the first half when world governments only made 849 requests. Twitter's statistics come from its biannual transparency report. Governments from around the world made 1,858 requests for Twitter data during the second half of 2012. That is compared to the first half when world governments only made 849 requests. Twitter's statistics come from its biannual transparency report. 0 Comments

Google Shopping Holiday Update for Merchants

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In the last two weeks Google has added updates to their new paid Google Shopping program to further improve the search experience. Here’s a quick look at the new shopping features, so you can quickly continue with your holiday festivities. In the last two weeks Google has added updates to their new paid Google Shopping program to further improve the search experience. Here’s a quick look at the new shopping features, so you can quickly continue with your holiday festivities. 0 Comments

Google Trends and Insights for Search Become One Mobile-Friendly Service

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A Google Trends update gives the tool a new interface and incorporates features from Insights for Search, which has been bundled into Trends, alongside HTML5 charting tools. Trends for Websites is no longer available. A Google Trends update gives the tool a new interface and incorporates features from Insights for Search, which has been bundled into Trends, alongside HTML5 charting tools. Trends for Websites is no longer available. 0 Comments

Father’s Day 2012 Google Doodle Celebrates #1 Dads With Animated Logo

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Happy Father's Day! Google’s tribute to dads in more than 70 countries – from Japan, to India, to the UK, and most of North America – for Father's Day 2012 comes in the form of an animated logo, in which Dad gets a special robotic delivery. Happy Father's Day! Google’s tribute to dads in more than 70 countries – from Japan, to India, to the UK, and most of North America – for Father's Day 2012 comes in the form of an animated logo, in which Dad gets a special robotic delivery. 0 Comments

Key SEO 2012 Trends in North Asia

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SEO will continue to grow up in 2012 to be much more influenced by the social, mobile, and local movements. Companies that successfully address, understand, and act on these movements will have a head start in the race for SEO excellence in Asia. SEO will continue to grow up in 2012 to be much more influenced by the social, mobile, and local movements. Companies that successfully address, understand, and act on these movements will have a head start in the race for SEO excellence in Asia. 0 Comments

Google Brings Japan's Tsunami Damage to Street View

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Google has released a compilation of Street View images that cover 44,000 kilometers of the region devastated by Japan's March 11th tsunami and earthquake. Users can view before and after footage as if they were right there, standing on the streets. Google has released a compilation of Street View images that cover 44,000 kilometers of the region devastated by Japan's March 11th tsunami and earthquake. Users can view before and after footage as if they were right there, standing on the streets. 0 Comments

Google Considering Bid for Yahoo?

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Google is working with potential partners to put together a bid for Yahoo. While Google could have plenty of motives for that bid, it may simply be joining the fray to ensure that competitors pay the maximum price for this major acquisition. Google is working with potential partners to put together a bid for Yahoo. While Google could have plenty of motives for that bid, it may simply be joining the fray to ensure that competitors pay the maximum price for this major acquisition. 0 Comments

Yahoo-Bing Integration Complete Everywhere but Korea

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Yahoo has finished transitioning to a Bing back-end in every country except Korea (where Bing will take over by the end of the year). The near completion of the global transition should signal improved profitability for both Bing and Yahoo. Yahoo has finished transitioning to a Bing back-end in every country except Korea (where Bing will take over by the end of the year). The near completion of the global transition should signal improved profitability for both Bing and Yahoo. 0 Comments

Google's Large Double Column Sitelink Test Returns

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A slew of reports in recent days indicate that Google is further experimenting with a new look that expands on sitelinks for branded searches. The new presentation includes 12 (or 13) sitelinks, and shows the meta description and destination URL. A slew of reports in recent days indicate that Google is further experimenting with a new look that expands on sitelinks for branded searches. The new presentation includes 12 (or 13) sitelinks, and shows the meta description and destination URL. 0 Comments

Google Makes Big Changes to Product Search Feeds

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E-commerce sites that have their products listed on Google Product Search need to pay attention: A big sweep of updates to the feed formatting and policies has been implemented and will be enforced starting on September 22. E-commerce sites that have their products listed on Google Product Search need to pay attention: A big sweep of updates to the feed formatting and policies has been implemented and will be enforced starting on September 22. 0 Comments