"An improved box within search results" rolled out... Still not good news for publishers

By searching "thesaurus.com" in Google, you can now search synonyms

Google stops showing who wrote what in its search results ~ Declared DEAD by Google's John Mueller

Engadget reports on G+ post by John Mueller: 

Google Penguin Penalty Removal Can be Guaranteed… But Recovery Can Not. by Jim Boykin

Rich snippets effect on Google's knowledge graph

Here's a great article by AJ Kohn looking into the rich snippet algorithm

having a secure website may be a ranking signal

According to two webmaster trends analysts, having an HTTPS site may slightly help rankings ....

Google Kills Exact Match: SEL: Farewell ‘Pure’ Exact Match, AdWords Will Soon Require All Campaigns To Use Close Variants

Search Engine Land reports that Google is forcing all advertisers to accept additional traffic. The days of being able to target only specifically what converts are over on AdWords.

What Is Black Hat Social Media & Does It Affect SEO?

"You know about black hat search, now look at the impact this emerging practice may be having on rankings."

http://searchengineland.com/blackhat-social-media-affect-seo-199516

Google AdWords Bug Costs Company $1000s, No Refund Offered

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Neil Patel's Take on How to Avoid Over-Optimizing Your Website

Neil Patel wrote this post on KISSmetrics himself so definitely one to read. #1 mistake he sees people making: 

Exotic Restaurant Sues Google After Going Out Of Business

A Washington DC area restaurant that became famous for serving lion and bear meat, has closed it's doors after someone apparently edi

Love Android but hate Google? Now you can have a Google free Android device!

With the help of some linux hackers, you can now have an Android phone, that is completely free of Google's software!

Google Wants All Of Your Domain Names, What Could Go Wrong??

Google is now testing a program where they sell domain name registrations to s

Google Crawl Rate Myth Debunked

In the latest google webmaster hangout with John Mueller of google, John debunked the myth regarding crawl rate penalties.

The Simpsons Take On Google

I don't know how I missed this, but I just came across the following image of still frames from a January epis

Hit the required/set number of Google reconsideration requests???

Here's a

Google Hits eBay With Manual Penalty In Search Results

"What really happened to 

Sugar Rae's MUST READ rant on Mainstream Media, Panda, Metafilter

Google Coercing Independent Musicians Into Joining a Spotify Competitor

Google is reportedly planning on launching a competing service to Spotify and Pandora.

Google is Breaking the Internet

Google’s recent stance on site owners is fundamentally and completely immoral </quote>

Here's the