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

    In an effort to keep details hidden from Chinese citizens, government officials have chosen instead to block access to specific sites or search terms. In addition to censorship of material on Google, the Chinese government blocks popular websites...

  2. 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...

  3. 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 helped lead seminal projects such as image search and AdSense. In early July 2013, Search Engine Watch took a hard look at "How to...

  4. 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...

  5. Old Sites vs. New Sites: Which Will Win in SEO?

    Government institutes across the world are plagued by negative statements from people like Edward Snowden. Investing in sufficient SEO and link building is also getting harder, because conversions on organic search traffic are getting harder to track.

  6. Ask.com's Top Question of 2013: What is the Royal Baby’s Name?

    This year, Obamacare was still on searcher's minds, as was the government shutdown, Edward Snowden and the NSA spying scandal, and Toronto's crack-smoking mayor (allegedly). Government Shutdown. Why did the government shutdown?

  7. U.S. Holiday Trends & Forecast: Top Shopping Days, Hot Searches, Mobile Shoppers

    Even government shutdowns can't put a damper on the consumer's plot to shop this holiday season. Overall, retailers are optimistic for the 2013 holiday season, hoping political debates over government spending and the debt ceiling do not erase any...

  8. Google Blocks Child Abuse Images on 100,000 Search Terms

    The move follows UK government calls made earlier this year for search engines and Internet service providers (ISPs) to do more to prevent access to illegal material. In a piece written for the Daily Mail, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt...

  9. Google: 25,000 Government Requests for Data in First Half of 2013

    Overall, the number of requests received is double the number of requests made in the first half of 2009 (12,539) when Google first started reporting government data requests and comes amid major concerns at the extent of web spying, as revealed...

  10. Twitter Speak From @ to Z – Terms & Definitions

    In order to get your profile verified you have to be a "highly sought [user] in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, advertising, business, and other key interest areas" (number of followers is irrelevant).