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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. Google, Facebook, Microsoft & Others Join Forces to Fight NSA Spying

    Eight of the world's largest technology companies have signed a joint letter to the US president and congress, demanding reform on the methods used by government agencies to gather user data. Reflecting previous rhetoric from all the companies...

  4. 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...

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

    It included a blacked-out chart to demonstrate this gag (pictured above).Richard Salgado, legal director for law enforcement and information security at Google, said the firm wanted to reveal this information but was forbidden from doing so.We...

  6. 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).

  7. Twitter Adds Alerts to Help Users During Emergencies, Disasters

    Twitter partner manager for government and politics Bridget Coyne said that a number of organizations have lined up to be part of the Twitter Alerts system, and that these include the U.S. Today, we're launching Twitter Alerts, a new feature that...

  8. 6 Things We Learned From Marissa Mayer and Mark Zuckerberg at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013

    Both Mayer and Zuckerberg were asked about the U.S.government in regards to the PRISM scandal. He mentioned that it's the government's job to protect our freedoms as well as the economy and companies, but they did a bad job at balancing those areas.

  9. Google, Top Ad Networks Team With White House to Fight Piracy, Counterfeiting

    Fred Humphries, VP of US Government Affairs at Microsoft said the takedown requests that form part of the proposed best practices have worked well for Microsoft in the past. The White House announced that it has reached an agreement with several of...

  10. How to Use a Military Concept to Manage SEO in a Data-Scarcity Reality

    Credited to John Boyer, a fighter pilot, this framework has been adopted by numerous organizations around the world including militaries, businesses and government entities. Moreover, in SEO, we are facing tremendous challenges, as data that was...

  11. Is Google Sucking the Life Out of Your Identity? Are They Alone?

    Unless, of course, your viewpoint is that of a government official responsible for controlling the unruly masses in the Middle East or North Africa. Particularly if the government is unpopular. Although, given that this authority was (indirectly...

  12. Google Challenges U.S. National Security Letter in Court

    Google took the unusual step last month of revealing, albeit in vague terms, the number of NSLs it received from the US government. Google is fighting a National Security Letter (NSL) issued by the U.S.government, with the Electronic Frontier...

  13. International SEO Gone Wrong: 7 Assumptions Can Ruin Your Program

    Official studies put the number of languages spoken in India somewhere around 325, with 22 of those being recognized as official languages by the government. A 2007 US Census Bureau report put the number of Americans speaking Spanish “very well” in...