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  1. Google's Your Money or Your Life Search Quality Ratings: What Webmasters Need to Know

    Pages offering advice on major life issues that could impact your future happiness and finances, such as pages giving legal or financial advice. In the recently publicized Google Search Quality Ratings Guide, the handbook used by Google's quality...

  2. Google News Snippets, YouTube Embedded Videos Face Legal Challenges in Germany

    If the law had passed in that form, it would have caused significant issues with Google’s ability to run their Google News service in Germany. Webmasters will need to be much more careful about quoting content from online German publications if a...

  3. Social Media ROI: 14 Formulas to Measure Social Media Benefits

    Estimated _____% chance of _____(#) legal issues occurring annually at $_______ each. For each tactic, brainstorm possible implementation outcomes and factors – both good and bad.e.g.social shares, web traffic, comments, testimonies, user-generated...

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

    As all this new online identity reform frames place, more and more privacy and user security issues will begin to arise. Schmidt postulates that tech companies will have to start investing in bigger and stronger legal departments to litigate all...

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

    The Court is concerned that the parties and/or counsel herein may have retained or paid print or internet authors, journalists, commentators or bloggers who have and/or may publish comments on the issues in this case," Alsup's order read.

  6. Google Reveals More Government Search Censorship Requests

    Laws surrounding these issues vary by country, and the requests reflect the legal context of a given jurisdiction. Google is alarmed by government requests to remove political content from search results, fearing that free expression may be at risk.

  7. Google’s Rosetta Stone AdWords Woes Continue as Case Reopened

    It seems clear that Google will continue to face legal issues so long as they profit from the sale and distribution of ads that target terms trademarked by others or otherwise attempt to steal traffic away from competitors through AdWords targeting.

  8. Google Reviews Japanese Court Order Demanding Removal of Autocomplete Terms

    Other legal issues around Automcomplete/Suggest have included a "scam" suggestion in Paris (for which Google was found guilty), and lawsuit in Belgium (for which Google was found not guilty). Even if it seems the easier way to deal with it, to cut...

  9. Google’s Patent Battle With Microsoft & Apple Escalates

    The scathing comments are yet another escalation in the growing feud between Microsoft and Google as the two companies clash on numerous issues. Apple has called on the European Commission to intervene in its ongoing patent dispute with Motorola...