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!


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

Yay Penguin 2.1 has been released woohoo

Barry has done a write up about it

Google Mortgage Finder Showing Up in the UK

In an interesting Google+ Post, Pete Meyers mentions that Google Mortgage Finder is starting to show up in the UK.

Google got authorship wrong in Google image search!

Well Google have made a move to authorship in image search and quite frankly it looks like they have made a dogs breakfast of it. 

Dispersed Citation is PageRank for the real world via @portentint

Ian Lurie has a very interesting article on how Google may put all their efforts together to create a new smart search engine:

Black Hat Is Dead, White Hat Is On The Run.

Back when the Boston marathon suspects were running from the police, my buddy Kenny Hyder tweeted what seemed like the most poetic