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  1. How Google Pigeon Impacted Local Queries, and What You Can Do

    Government -0.07 percent English queries. Local businesses have been scrambling to adjust, as some deal with the fact that they’re no longer showing in the seven-pack local results at all. Indeed, some are referring to Pigeon as the biggest Google...

  2. Google Responds to 'Right to Be Forgotten' Questionnaire

    Who published the information -- including whether the material was published by a reputable news source or government website; In its opening letter, Google notes it moved quickly to comply with the ruling and acknowledges its approach will evolve...

  3. China Blocks Google Ahead of Tiananmen Square 25th Anniversary

    In addition to censorship of material on Google, the Chinese government blocks popular websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. In an effort to keep details hidden from Chinese citizens, government officials have chosen instead to block...

  4. 'Let Me Google That For You' Bill Introduced to U.S. Senate

    The bill, sponsored by Senators Tom Coburn and Claire McCaskill, has the purpose "To streamline the collection and distribution of government information" and proposes that the government prioritize searching for information via the Internet.

  5. Authority vs. Popularity: Matt Cutts Teases New Google Search Result Shake-Up

    On the other hand, if you take something like the Wisconsin real estate board, probably not a ton of people go there, but quite a few people do link to government websites. So popularity is some sense is a measure of where people go, whereas...

  6. Twitter is Blocked in Turkey, Google’s Public DNS Helps Users Regain Access

    When Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan first announced plans to "eradicate" Twitter, in response to leaks and criticism of the government made through Twitter, it got many people's attention about whether he would follow through...

  7. Susan Wojcicki Replaces Salar Kamangar as Head of YouTube

    As you may recall, the CIA funded and encouraged rebel troops in Cuba to overthrow the Castro government. Wojcicki joined Google in 1999 as employee number 16, pushed hard for Google’s $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube in 2006 when it seemed...

  8. Top 10 SEO New Year's Resolutions for a Successful 2014

    In the spirit of a New Year's Eve edition, I'm presenting some of the most popular (according to the US Government) New Years Resolutions through an SEO lens, in the hope of spreading some good cheer and great strategy along with a very happy new...