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  1. EU Commissioner Hints at YouTube Probe After Google Investigation

    We don't want to waste the Commission's resources on complaints that are not related to antitrust or are used as tools in commercial disputes," he said. The use of Google's dominant position in search to push other services – eg Google+ and YouTube...

  2. 4 Recent Changes to Search That Make SEO Easy as Finding Hidden Treasure

    Admittedly, it was easier in the early days of the commercial web. Similar to companies that build websites, the marketplace is saturated with companies claiming to provide SEO services. Like finding hidden treasure, search engine optimization (SEO...

  3. How Link Building Changed in 2013

    Yandex, the Russian search engine, announced plans to ignore links as a ranking factor for commercial queries, with a focus on human interactions with sites. Clients keep requesting link building services, and I honestly don't see that much has...

  4. Google's Universal Privacy Policy Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

    The suit alleged violations of the Wiretap Act, California's Right of Publicity Statute, California's Unfair Competition Law, and others, including breach of contract and commercial misappropriation. Plaintiffs sought damages from Google, arguing...

  5. As Goes Paid Search, So Goes the Election?

    From May to October 2012, the organizations sponsoring political paid search experienced an average click-through rate of 4.5 percent on their ads compared to an average of 3.6 percent for non-political ads running during the time, suggesting that...

  6. Note to FTC: Google Satisfies Information Needs Way More Than Shopping Needs

    And yes, from time-to-time a commercial or shopping related query returns Google’s own products or services in this richer mix of results. This is a unique “give first, take second” combined philanthropic and commercial business model.