Google has filed a legal challenge to the U.S. government, demanding the right to reveal more information on the data requests it receives. It wants to publish how many FISA requests it receives and users or accounts encompassed within such requests.
With Google's Knowledge Graph, Wikipedia's Wikidata and Wolfram|Alpha's database (that supports Siri), the efforts to make the world understandable to machines are making information on entities and everything about them instantaneously available.
Google has managed to build or acquire properties in which users just naturally leave tracks. Is it all part of a grandiose scheme to build a massive graph that can help convert a search engine into a knowledge engine? Or is something else going on?
Every government agency should understand, monitor, and seek to shape its digital presence around SEO fundamentals to ensure their services, activities, and positions are issues are front and center in the everyday lives of the public via search.
Search marketing professional organization SEMPO has written the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in support of a review and revision of their 2002 guidelines for search engine disclosure of paid advertisements in search results.
Here are a few examples of ways companies in heavily regulated industries such as health and pharma can use digital, search, and social media marketing techniques right now, while staying within the "compliance envelope".
In response to the U.S. FTC's antitrust probe into Google, the search marketing organization SEMPO issues a statement to the FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, calling for zero regulation. This article discusses both sides of the heated debate.
SearchDay used to be the name of our SEW email newsletter - now renamed SEW Daily. However, SearchDay originally began life as a daily blog post linking to discussions around the web. Today we bring that tradition back to Search Engine Watch.
Microsoft today filed a formal complaint in Brussels accusing Google of curating a monopoly of the search market and unfairly promoting their ... read more