POSTJOINT: The Future of Guest Blogging (No, it’s Not Dead, despite what Matt says)

PostJoint has updated their post on what we all need to know: http://blog.postjoint.com/guest-blogging-is-not-dead/

MUST READ: Bill Hartzer weighs in with Guest Blogging is Not Dead

http://www.billhartzer.com/pages/guest-blogging-is-not-dead/

Rand on Moz: Why Guest Posting and Blogging is a Slippery Slope - Whiteboard Friday

Matt Cutts drops the hammer on guest blogging

http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/guest-blogging/

Google Authorship Drop in SERPs: What Does it Mean?

There has been a lot of chatter over the web about Google dropping author pictures in search results. Where did it start and what should you know about it?

Let's see!

Evidence That Google Chooses Increasing Profits Over User Security

CNET is reporting that Google has removed several apps from the chrome web

Google is Violating Canadian Privacy Law

A consumer watchdog group in Canada is saying that Google is violating privacy laws by ret

The Great Disavow File, Site Migrations & 301 Redirects Mystery

Dave Naylor brings up a few good questions on what site owners should do when a website owners wants to migrate to a new domain from an old domain that once had a penalty and utlized the disavow to

I Like the Sound of it: *Don't Ignore the Trolls. Feed Them Until They Explode*

The social media world is getting mature to the point where we can no longer ignore the trolls, because, well, they exist...

Facebook - Hacked (to death)

As always be careful what you say on facebook!

The old Bailey UK (court) today heard how a man was tracked using facebook and hacked to death with a axe!

Google IGNORES disallow search in Robots.txt file

Bill Hartzer has published an example of a site ranking #1 for their competitive keyword phrase even though their site has robots disallowed. 

Failed reconsideration requests. You must wait a few weeks to submit again

 Marie Haynes on twitter just tweeted a screen grab of google's new notifications which I haven't seen before asking the webmaster to wait a few weeks before submitting another re-inclusion re

We need to stop thinking of Google as a search engine, full stop

iamlost posted a great thread at cre8asiteforums titled "Hold The Angst And Adapt" talking abou

Is Google Allowing The NSA Access To Your Google Analytics Account?

I haven't noticed until now that Google Analytics happens to be one of the last Google products that isn't using SSL by

Rap Genius Gets Spanked By Google

As many of you know by now, Rap Genius was recently penalized by Google

Google Testing Ads Within Knowledge Graph

Spotted via twitter, Google are testing out ads on knowledge graph.

The example makes sense to me. You are looking for x car then why not show a local dealer who has the car?

Google Accidentally Adds New Privacy Feature To Android, and Then Immediately Removes it.

Android 4.3 originally shipped with a privacy feature that allowed users to pick and choose what data an app could collect on a device.

Google Makes Changes to Images in Gmail

Google has made changes to the way they display images in Gmail. Images are now displayed in messages automatically.

Are You Ready For The 500+ New TLDs Being Released in 2014

Dr. Pete from good old Moz put up a great post about the 2014 Domain Gold Rush that is about to happen.

.app

.attorney

Behind The Scenes of Google Data Centers

Sometimes I think we all take for granted the power & physical space it takes to run Google.

Here is a great image gallery of Google's Data Centers: