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  1. Google Begins Removing Search Results to Comply With 'Right to be Forgotten'

    This week we're starting to take action on the removals requests that we've received," A Google spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal. Google has started removing search results, following the European Court of Justice landmark "right to be...

  2. Google Will Alert Searchers About 'Right to Be Forgotten' Link Removals

    Google plans to flag links that it censors due to Europe's recent "right to be forgotten" ruling. Google plans to place an alert at the bottom of each page where it has removed links, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled last month that...

  3. Google Must 'Forget' Unfavorable Search Results in Europe

    When asked about how they would process removals and when it will take effect, a Google spokesperson stated, "The ruling has significant implications for how we handle takedown requests. Should you be allowed to say what you want to, or report what...

  4. The Impact of Penguin 2.1: Recovery, Knockout Punches & Fresh Hits

    Don’t assume you are done with your link removals because you have a spreadsheet from a few months ago. Based on the amount of Penguin work I do, that meant one thing. Matt just threw a serious wrench into my Friday night (and weekend plans).

  5. SES San Francisco Keynote: Google's Matt Cutts & Patrick Thomas on Search Engine Censorship

    In Google's case, they have a cheat sheet of sorts, where they aim to ensure the results are as comprehensive as possible, removals are kept to a minimum, they rely on algorithms over manual action, they help users avoid identity theft, and they...

  6. Ripoff Report Launches Verified, a New Program to Shield Businesses From Negative Reviews

    The Communication Decency Action Section 230 protects companies such as Ripoff Report against lawsuits from businesses requesting removals for false reviews. The new program will give businesses a chance to resolve disputes in 14 days before...

  7. How to Check the Status of Google Penguin Link Removals Using Screaming Frog or Deep Crawl

    Note: Cyrus Shepard wrote a great post last week about the disavow tool and mentioned that you can use Screaming Frog to check page removals (if pages that contain spammy links to your site 404). I'm sure there are many of you reading this post...

  8. Racing Penguin: How to Attack Unnatural Links Before Penguin Hits [Case Study]

    And be as thorough as you can, both with link removals, and with your reconsideration request. When business owners first reach out to me about a Penguin hit, their emails can be hard to get through. You can hear the pain, frustration, and...

  9. Penguin 2.0 Forewarning: The Google Perspective on Links

    See if you can find a way to add the good ones fast enough to make up for removals and keep your business moving forward. This article represents my opinions, but my company has worked on helping large numbers of sites get Google penalties removed.

  10. Google: Sites With More DMCA Takedown Requests Will Rank Lower in Search Results

    Since we re-booted our copyright removals over two years ago, we have been given much more data by copyright owners about infringing content online," Google senior vice president of engineering Amit Singhal said in a company blog post.