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Google Domains: New Domain Registration Service Launches

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Google has announced the launch of a new domain registration service. Called Google Domains, it is being launched as an invite-only beta for both new domain registrations and domain transfers. Domain registration is only $12 per year. Google has announced the launch of a new domain registration service. Called Google Domains, it is being launched as an invite-only beta for both new domain registrations and domain transfers. Domain registration is only $12 per year. 0 Comments

Remarketing & Behavioral Ads @ClickZLive #czlny

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Remarketing is red hot. A jam-packed session at ClickZ Live New York 2014 showed attendees how, if done right, remarketing reduces online clutter, ups the relevancy quotient for users, and improves advertiser ROI. Here's a recap. Remarketing is red hot. A jam-packed session at ClickZ Live New York 2014 showed attendees how, if done right, remarketing reduces online clutter, ups the relevancy quotient for users, and improves advertiser ROI. Here's a recap. 0 Comments

Google Pays $17 Million to Settle Apple Safari User Tracking Case

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Google has agreed to pay a settlement of $17 million to 38 U.S. states in order to end a probe into claims that it deliberately bypassed user privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser. Google also agreed to never deploy similar tracking code again. Google has agreed to pay a settlement of $17 million to 38 U.S. states in order to end a probe into claims that it deliberately bypassed user privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser. Google also agreed to never deploy similar tracking code again. 0 Comments

Leap Motion and the Future of Gestural Search

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When the Leap Motion Controller debuted, response was lukewarm at best. But there's little doubt that once the functionality is there, the developer community will explode with ideas and many of these will be search-centric in nature. When the Leap Motion Controller debuted, response was lukewarm at best. But there's little doubt that once the functionality is there, the developer community will explode with ideas and many of these will be search-centric in nature. 0 Comments

Validity of Bing It On Challenge Results Put Bing on Defense

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According to Bing, in blind testing, users prefer Bing over Google. But a new survey has ignited a huge debate by questioning the validity of the Bing It On Challenge results based on how the challenge was conducted. According to Bing, in blind testing, users prefer Bing over Google. But a new survey has ignited a huge debate by questioning the validity of the Bing It On Challenge results based on how the challenge was conducted. 0 Comments

Google '(Not Provided)' Keywords: 10 Ways to Get Organic Search Data

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Secure search is here, taking away valuable analytics data on keywords. But there are some workarounds you can use in order to capture that data. Here are some ways you can look at replacing organic search data now that Google isn't providing it. Secure search is here, taking away valuable analytics data on keywords. But there are some workarounds you can use in order to capture that data. Here are some ways you can look at replacing organic search data now that Google isn't providing it. 0 Comments

Remarketing Lists for Search Ads: 4 Smart Strategies

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Remarketing Lists for Search Ads opens up a lot of potential strategies for AdWords advertisers. Here are some of the most common strategies evolving for different types of advertisers to give you an idea of what could work for each one. Remarketing Lists for Search Ads opens up a lot of potential strategies for AdWords advertisers. Here are some of the most common strategies evolving for different types of advertisers to give you an idea of what could work for each one. 0 Comments

Website Launch Checklist: 25 Things to Test Before Your Site Goes Live

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Testing a new website may seem overwhelming, but there are things every team member can do to assist in the pre-launch process. If you can rally your team around these 25 tests, no one person needs to bear the full weight of a site launch. Testing a new website may seem overwhelming, but there are things every team member can do to assist in the pre-launch process. If you can rally your team around these 25 tests, no one person needs to bear the full weight of a site launch. 0 Comments

Google Faces £500,000 Fine if Privacy Policy Isn't Changed by Sept. 20

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Google appears unmoved by the threat of a potential fine of £500,000 from the Information Commissioner's Office after it was told that it needs to update its privacy policies. The data watchdog says Google’s policies aren't in line with UK law. Google appears unmoved by the threat of a potential fine of £500,000 from the Information Commissioner's Office after it was told that it needs to update its privacy policies. The data watchdog says Google’s policies aren't in line with UK law. 0 Comments

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo Deny Involvement in NSA PRISM Spy Program

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The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has been named in a massive surveillance operation which includes monitoring activity on multiple U.S. carriers and service providers. Companies deny giving the government direct access to their servers. The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has been named in a massive surveillance operation which includes monitoring activity on multiple U.S. carriers and service providers. Companies deny giving the government direct access to their servers. 0 Comments

Google Reconsideration Request Guidelines & Example

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Writing an awesome reconsideration request is critical when you're attempting to get an unnatural links penalty removed by Google. Get on the path to recovery by following these tips, and see one example of a reconsideration request that worked. Writing an awesome reconsideration request is critical when you're attempting to get an unnatural links penalty removed by Google. Get on the path to recovery by following these tips, and see one example of a reconsideration request that worked. 0 Comments

Weekly Rundown: Matt Cutts Q&As, Bing vs. Enhanced Campaigns & More

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Google's Matt Cutts answers SEO questions. Bing hits back on AdWords enhanced campaigns. Lots of advertising revenue forecasts. A new Google Places for Business interface rolls out. Here's a quick recap of search and social marketing news and tips. Google's Matt Cutts answers SEO questions. Bing hits back on AdWords enhanced campaigns. Lots of advertising revenue forecasts. A new Google Places for Business interface rolls out. Here's a quick recap of search and social marketing news and tips. 0 Comments

Google Pays $7 Million to Settle Street View Snooping Case

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The settlement ends a case against Google which dates back to 2010, when it was revealed that the company's Street View camera units had been illegally snooping in on local Wi-Fi networks while the vehicles were taking pictures for the service. The settlement ends a case against Google which dates back to 2010, when it was revealed that the company's Street View camera units had been illegally snooping in on local Wi-Fi networks while the vehicles were taking pictures for the service. 0 Comments

Eric Schmidt: Google Will Give Higher Rankings to Content Tied to Verified Profiles

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Google's former CEO Eric Schmidt suggests in his upcoming book that search engines will give priority and higher rank to content created by those with verified accounts. "The true cost of remaining anonymous," he writes, "might be irrelevance." Google's former CEO Eric Schmidt suggests in his upcoming book that search engines will give priority and higher rank to content created by those with verified accounts. "The true cost of remaining anonymous," he writes, "might be irrelevance." 0 Comments

New Technology Enables One-to-One Mobile Targeting

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The mobile device is the single device that follows a person around at all times. Targeting capabilities in the mobile space are still limited but a new platform by a company called 4Info has opened up tremendous possibilities for advertisers. The mobile device is the single device that follows a person around at all times. Targeting capabilities in the mobile space are still limited but a new platform by a company called 4Info has opened up tremendous possibilities for advertisers. 0 Comments

Google as Your Identity Provider: Where Are We Now?

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The NSTIC (National Strategies for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace) the online Identity verification program is no longer a theoretical probability, the NSTIC is here and in go mode, thanks in part to Google. So now what? The NSTIC (National Strategies for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace) the online Identity verification program is no longer a theoretical probability, the NSTIC is here and in go mode, thanks in part to Google. So now what? 0 Comments

Google Hiring Privacy Red Team

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Google has begun hiring for a crack team of data experts – code named Red Team – to help resolve privacy complaints, following the $22.5 million fine it had to pay the Federal Trade Commission after issues relating to the Safari browser. Google has begun hiring for a crack team of data experts – code named Red Team – to help resolve privacy complaints, following the $22.5 million fine it had to pay the Federal Trade Commission after issues relating to the Safari browser. 0 Comments

Failure to Comply: Judge Orders Google to Reveal Paid Media Relationships

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Google has been given clarification and a deadline of Friday to comply with a U.S. judge's order to disclose any paid relationships with the media. The judge said Google "failed to comply" with his order in the firm's patent litigation with Oracle. Google has been given clarification and a deadline of Friday to comply with a U.S. judge's order to disclose any paid relationships with the media. The judge said Google "failed to comply" with his order in the firm's patent litigation with Oracle. 0 Comments

Google Privacy Policy: 36 Attorneys General Express Strong Concerns

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The National Association of Attorneys General said in an open letter to Google CEO Larry Page stating that the group had "strong concerns" with the the way Google plans to consolidate its multiple privacy policies into one single agreement. The National Association of Attorneys General said in an open letter to Google CEO Larry Page stating that the group had "strong concerns" with the the way Google plans to consolidate its multiple privacy policies into one single agreement. 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

Privacy Regulators See Red Over Facebook Facial Recognition

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Facebook is coming under attack from European Union regulators questioning its intrusion in to users' privacy. Facebook gave information to the EU shortly after the investigation started and may face a challenge in the United States too. Facebook is coming under attack from European Union regulators questioning its intrusion in to users' privacy. Facebook gave information to the EU shortly after the investigation started and may face a challenge in the United States too. 0 Comments

Canadian Watchdog Wants Privacy Audit Of Google

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Seems auditing Google's privacy policies and actions is becoming a popular demand these days, only months after the FTC required Google to submit to bi annual audits a privacy watchdog is demanding the same be done with Canada. Seems auditing Google's privacy policies and actions is becoming a popular demand these days, only months after the FTC required Google to submit to bi annual audits a privacy watchdog is demanding the same be done with Canada. 0 Comments