Google Now Topics Gives You Insight into Hummingbird Update via @ajkohn

AJ gives a very detailed overview of Google Now Topics page and have cool observations worth looking into:

Good design is...

[Warning that page is NSFW and NSFK but so true]

This is a motherf*cking website.

I don't think I can even comment on this...

Google's Cerf reaches back to the industrial revolution to defend Google's ad targeting policies and Glass

Gregory Ferenstein recently posted "Google's Cerf Says 'Privacy May Be An Anomaly'.

Google Calls my Site Stupid

There's a fun thread going on Google's products forum: "

Yahoo! Selling Off Domain Portfolio

Yahoo! is hoping to get about $4 million for a chunk of domains they've dropped on domain market SEDO.

Google is Astroturfing to Sway Public Perception.

This is very interesting! 

Rich Snippets Abuse (or Not?)

Here's an interesting result I stumbled across yesterday. I couldn't recall a standard supported Rich Snippet that could have caused this display...

Google Hummingbird in action (results for things instead of strings)?

Matt McGee shares a weird example of Google misinterpreting his search intent and showing football-related resul

Google's 15-minute video on how to create an SEO & online strategy using Webmaster tools

Precious! Here we've been trying to figure out an SEO and online strategy, when Google has all the answers! Using its Webmaster tools, it's so easy! Why the fuss? 

Discussion rank is coming

Mark Traphagen shared some interesting thoughts on what Google's aggressive integration of Google Plus comments (Blogger and Y

What is Google Adwords Display Select?

Google adwords has now realised a new type of adwords campaign called "Display Select".

Google is still figuring out how to to suck you into Google Plus

Wired has an interesting view on Google's attempts to set its social network on fire.

Google Now Indexes Mobile Applications and Displays Them In Mobile Search

Google announced yesterday that they are now able to index pages with in a mobile app and then display them with a coresponding site with in mobile search results.

Google 302 redirects Old numeric URLs to Vanity / Custom URLs [update]

Google is really bad at SEO :) What a weird move!

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Another Promise to Break... Google Is Testing Banner Ads for Navigational Queries

Despite the title, I don't have too strong feelings against these experiments.

Instagram Ads are Coming, Here is What They Will Look Like

Advertising is coming to Instagram. The popular photo sharing app showed off what they will look like. Honestly, it looks very similar to how parent company Facebook's ads look.

Getty Scores, Gets Cash from Pinterest

Getty Images and Pinterest announced a partnership where Pinterest pays to put meta data

Google Patent's Popular Hand Gesture

The heart hand gesture has grown in popularity over the last few years.

Google: Do as we say, not as we do (Social Endorsements via @btabke)

Google introduced their social-empowered ads that would place users' photos and names below the ad.

How to still monitor search referral traffic in a not-provided era

Buffer has published a good summary of what search marketers can still do