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Is comScore's Google Search Share Data False? Not Exactly

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Search market share data from comScore's isn't invalid or incorrect. But new research from Conductor is also pretty consistent with what many webmasters find when it comes to actual click-throughs to a site from Google search results. Search market share data from comScore's isn't invalid or incorrect. But new research from Conductor is also pretty consistent with what many webmasters find when it comes to actual click-throughs to a site from Google search results. 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

Google Privacy Director Alma Whitten Resigns

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Alma Whitten will leave the search giant after 10 years. Whitten ascended to the position of privacy director in the wake of the furore created by revelations that Google had been collecting private Wi-Fi data via its fleet of Street View cars. Alma Whitten will leave the search giant after 10 years. Whitten ascended to the position of privacy director in the wake of the furore created by revelations that Google had been collecting private Wi-Fi data via its fleet of Street View cars. 0 Comments

Pros & Cons of the Top Mobile App Tracking Methods

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Ad tracking and attribution are key considerations for app marketers. Several tracking solutions are on the market, and each one employs very different approaches. Here are the pros and cons of the top mobile tracking methods. Ad tracking and attribution are key considerations for app marketers. Several tracking solutions are on the market, and each one employs very different approaches. Here are the pros and cons of the top mobile tracking methods. 0 Comments

Google Faces Safari Tracking Lawsuit in UK

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Twelve plaintiffs have banded together in the UK to file a lawsuit against Google, which could open Google to damage payments – not just for the 12, but for anyone else with an iPhone who used Google via the Safari browser. Twelve plaintiffs have banded together in the UK to file a lawsuit against Google, which could open Google to damage payments – not just for the 12, but for anyone else with an iPhone who used Google via the Safari browser. 0 Comments

Google Brings Street View to Mobile Browsers

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Google has updated the mobile version of its Maps application, which will allow users to access the Street View function on iOS devices. The mapping tool will offer Street View as an optional presentation method alongside the traditional Maps layout. Google has updated the mobile version of its Maps application, which will allow users to access the Street View function on iOS devices. The mapping tool will offer Street View as an optional presentation method alongside the traditional Maps layout. 0 Comments

The iPhone 5: What Does it Mean for Mobile Search (and Google)?

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Earlier this week, Apple revealed the hotly anticipated iPhone 5 as well as giving a closer look at iOS6. We take a look at the latest iteration of the operating system that runs all the iDevices and see what the new features have to offer SEO. Earlier this week, Apple revealed the hotly anticipated iPhone 5 as well as giving a closer look at iOS6. We take a look at the latest iteration of the operating system that runs all the iDevices and see what the new features have to offer SEO. 0 Comments

The Trouble with Tribbles: Beyond Google’s Cookiegate Browser Settings Hype

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Google’s circumvention of Safari privacy settings is just the tip of the user tracking iceberg. Privacy and user experience are in serious conflict, with billions of advertising dollars at stake as search and social converge. Google’s circumvention of Safari privacy settings is just the tip of the user tracking iceberg. Privacy and user experience are in serious conflict, with billions of advertising dollars at stake as search and social converge. 0 Comments

Google Accused of Tracking Safari Users

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A report says Google was ignoring settings on Safari intended to block tracking tools. Google platforms were reportedly able to log user activity on both the OS X and iOS versions of the browser. Google says the report "mischaracterizes" the issue. A report says Google was ignoring settings on Safari intended to block tracking tools. Google platforms were reportedly able to log user activity on both the OS X and iOS versions of the browser. Google says the report "mischaracterizes" the issue. 0 Comments