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From The SEW Blog…
- Washington Post Selling Text Links?
- Third Click Fraud Lawsuit Filed Against Google, But Does It Even Have A Chance?
Third Time’s a Charm? Google Sued for Click Fraud (Again) from eWeek covers Google being sued for click fraud again. This follows on the recent settlement in the Lane’s Gifts class action click fraud case, a settlement that makes it questionable whether this new case will even succeed….
- Fighting For GoogleCheckout.com & More Google Complaints Against Others Who Registered Google-Like Domain Names
ResourceShelf has compiled sources of historical complaints Google has issued to those who have registered Google-like domain names….
- Levi.com Quietly Drops Google Checkout Due To A “Particular Issue”
MarketWatch reports that Levi Strauss & Co.’s has dropped the Google Checkout option from Levi.com, their main web site. Steve Davis, from the firm that Levi used to integrated Checkout, said they dropped it from Levi.com due to a “particular issue,” which was not disclosed (as far as I can tell). What is important to note is that Levi Strauss left Google Checkout on the dockers.com web site, so that issue couldn’t of been a huge one or even a global issue (I suspect). I personally have yet to implement Google Checkout on any site, so I cannot speak from…
- More On Google’s Warp Speed Run Into The Star Trek Convention
I wrote earlier about how Google was going to be hunting for engineers at the 5th Annual Official Star Trek Convention this week in Las Vegas. Now more news about that and more….
- Googlers Only Have Sold GOOG Stock – Cause Of Drop In Stock Price?
Bloomberg has a very interesting report on why they believe Google’s stock has been falling this year, down about 7 percent this year. They say that Google’s executives have sold off a boatload of stock since the IPO….
- Google Data Refresh: More Supplemental Results?
Wednesday night, Thursday morning, forum threads starting popping up about a Google “data refresh” taking place. A data refresh is like a small Google update, and many webmasters have noticed a change in the search results at Google. Google has not yet confirmed that there has been an update, nor has there been a ton of discussion on the topic, as of yet. That is why I believe this is a “data refresh” and not a full fledge algorithmic change. Part of the data refresh seems to have put many pages into the supplemental index, an index that no webmaster…
- Aug. 18, 2006 Search News Forecast: Sunny!
After reviewing Techmeme, scanning over 100 feeds and consulting with Barry Schwartz on search forums activity, the official Search Engine Watch Blog forecast for search news today is sunny.