Motoko Hunt offers these tips for ensuring your HREF language elements are linked correctly in your global sites for maximum search optimization.
Following an article on Google crawling from non-U.S. IP addresses, this columnist tests the Locale-Adaptive Testing Tool across 13 different languages and 18 different countries.
Google and Yahoo might be staple search engines in the West, but for consumers in markets like Japan and China there are a plethora of other options.
Japan is the latest country publicized as being hit with the link network penalties by Google. Matt Cutts announced early this morning on Twitter that the web spam team in Japan has taken action against seven link networks over the last few months.
A Japanese court has fined Google $3,100 for an autocomplete suggestion that linked an innocent man to criminal acts. Google has been asked to change its autocomplete feature, but Google isn't based in Japan, so the court can't enforce a change.
Governments from around the world made 1,858 requests for Twitter data during the second half of 2012. That is compared to the first half when world governments only made 849 requests. Twitter's statistics come from its biannual transparency report.
In the last two weeks Google has added updates to their new paid Google Shopping program to further improve the search experience. Here’s a quick look at the new shopping features, so you can quickly continue with your holiday festivities.
A Google Trends update gives the tool a new interface and incorporates features from Insights for Search, which has been bundled into Trends, alongside HTML5 charting tools. Trends for Websites is no longer available.
Happy Father's Day! Google’s tribute to dads in more than 70 countries – from Japan, to India, to the UK, and most of North America – for Father's Day 2012 comes in the form of an animated logo, in which Dad gets a special robotic delivery.