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Online Reputation Case Studies by Industry from Techavation

Dealing with reputation issues, identity theft, negative reviews, and viral bad publicity are all issues businesses and SEOs face regularly.

1,114 Fake Reviewers Are On Amazon's Chopping Block

You can buy a fake review for $5 or less in some circles - but the real cost of a fake review might be increasing soon.

FTC Cracks Down on Videos and Tweet Promotions

Videos without proper endorsement disclosures are being targeted by the FTC, according to the SEM Post.

The Deflation of Wikipedia

You might have heard that Google is sending Wikipedia less traffic these days. This was probably put to you in unnecessarily explosive terms.

Google Has a New Parent Company - Alphabet

Google is reorganizing under the umbrella of a new parent company called Alphabet, hoping to keep its eclectic ducks in a row.

Looks like Google wants to hire an SEO!

Calling all SEOs - the Empire is seeking a new Viceroy.

Users who install Java will now be getting Yahoo on the side

In and effort to attract more users, Yahoo has announced a partnership with Oracle so that everytime a user updates Java, they may be switched to Yahoo.

Thumbtack Penalty Post-Script: A Juicy Mystery

Well, that's all she wrote - it took less than a week for Thumbtack's penalty to be lifted. But the story's not over.

Thumbtack, a Google Capital Backed Website, Smacked For Unnatural Links

Leave it to the king of the spiders to weave a tangled web.

Forbes: Are You Spending Your Information-Security Budget On The Wrong Technology?

Security is so complicated now. Read this to find out what other kinds of security you should use that you probably haven't even thought of yet.

honest talk about what to do when a campaign fails spectatcularly on you

Heres' a quotable: "For every 10 clients we take on, 1 or 2 just shits the bed. It’s how we handle THOSE  sticky situations that keeps our clients coming back."

Cause I Can't wait Until Thursday: Wayback Wednesday - If your product is GREAT it doesn't NEED to be GOOD

I just rediscovered this post  that i've had bookmarked for years about that you don't need to have add ons and extra shit...pick the critical three things you want to get right and do them gr

Signs that a shakeup in the car insurance SERPS is coming

Forrester reported that Google is coming close to releasing their awaited comparision feature soon.

5 Times When You Must Hire an SEO

SEO is one industry where almost all the information about it is easily found online.

2014 the best holiday season in 3 years...

According to the National Retail Federation, 2014 was a good year!

Not-for-profit Lets encrypt advocates for methods for encypting web traffic to be free and easy

Free and easy to implement encyption is the objective of Not-for-profit Lets Encypt

Take Polygraph Lie Detector Tests to be an SEO

There's an interesting discussion over at Cre8asiteForums:

Google no longer plans to release glass to the public in 2014

It seems that Google is backing out of the consumer market with glass and externalizing the hardware problems to other partners and focusing in more on specialized business applications for the dev

Not Tracking Your Website Business Data Properly Can Be Impacting Your Bottom Line

It is extremely important to properly track your website traffic and conversion data in order to get the most useful data about your business's website performance.

Are we seeing the first fractures in the search based click revenue model?

Analysts reviewing Google's quarterly earnings report, had some hard questions regarding Googles click based revenue model, which is touted as, " ...the best Internet business model ever created" b