Last quarter, Facebook surpassed Google in referral traffic to news sites, challenging the search giant's dominance and becoming its most formidable competitor in yet another area.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt admits those looking for something to buy are usually looking for it on Amazon.
Users searching for music on YouTube may not find content from their some of their favorite independent artists. This is blatant censorship from Google, designed to pressure small independent labels to sign unfavorable deals with YouTube.
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 users can request that "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" links be taken down.
Google has scored a hat-trick, winning the overall Brand of the Year award, the Software and Websites category Brand of the Year, and the Ad of the Year for "Here's to 2013" from Ace Metrix, a television and video advertising analytics company.
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt wrote a rare and lengthy Google+ post by Schmidt over the weekend, giving the Apple community a comprehensive guide on to how to flee to his company's products. Not that they're likely regular Google+ users...
If you mimic all the good things brands do well, Google will give you some of those authority and quality points. Though big brands are subject to the same rules as regular sites, here's why they are more likely to survive or recover from a penalty.
Panda? Penguin? No. Understanding Google's Vince update – which gave more preference to "big brands" in Google’s search results – is perhaps the most important update that you can understand, to help get your SEO programs on track.
Eric Schmidt has defended Google’s UK tax payments, saying the firm operates within the law and is responsible for “billions” of spend in the country. The Public Accounts Committee says Google paid £6 million in taxes from revenues of £396 million.
Yes, THAT Eric Schmidt is worried about privacy: "How would you feel if your neighbor went over and bought a commercial observation drone that they can launch from their backyard. It just flies over your house all day. How would you feel about it?"