Google Trying New Ways to Stifle Piracy

Google is looking to fight piracy with links to legitimate websites when someone searches for an illegal site, now that is if they want to pay to play. They are also playing around with the auto-complete, they will demote  the predictions that link to illegal sites. Stephanie Mlot covered the story for PC Mag In an effort to fight piracy, Google is testing new ad and search-result formats to … [Read more...]

Google Reports: Revenue up 20%; Pay Per Click Up 17%; Cost Per Click Down 2%: $63 Billion In The Bank

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 after the market closed today, missing slightly from what was expected send the shares down over 2% in after hours trading Google Inc. revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 were $16.52 billion, representing a 20% increase over third quarter of 2013 revenues of $13.75 … [Read more...]

Google Standing Firm on European De-Listing Requests As it Pertains to Google.com

Tech Crunch is out with a piece on Google refusing to extend the European search de-lising rules to Google.com, currently requests made can only remove the information from Google.europeancctld. So it really is a cat and mouse game being played here. You could get your de-listing request approved and no longer show in Google.de for example, but that info would be found using Google.com. So anyone … [Read more...]

Google Discloses A Vulnerability in SSL 3.0

Google reported via their online security blog, that there is a vulnerability in the design of SSL Version 3.0. Apparently usage is ubiquitous as most browsers support SSL 3.0. They have recommended a work around to the problem. From the article: Today we are publishing details of a vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3.0. This vulnerability allows the plaintext of secure connections to … [Read more...]

Google Organic Click Rates – A Case Study

Philip Petrescu posted an interesting article on Moz.com that is worth checking out for those who build out websites and are looking for more organic traffic. It is a long article as Petrescu goes into great detail on his case study. The summary is below: So I started searching for a way to find out how much organic traffic I could get for ranking on the top positions in Google. But I faced a … [Read more...]

Google Entering the Domain Business May Have Less of an Impact on Web.com

David Hernandez wrote a piece on Seeking Alpha that Google entering the domain business may not be as bad as thought for competitor Web.com. Web.com owns Register.com and Network Solutions. The stock is down 37.7 % year to date. Here is the summary of the article: Summary Web.com's stock has declined 36.4% year to date. The decline is being driven by lower revenue guidance and Google … [Read more...]

5 million Google email addresses, usernames and passwords leaked

Carla Marshall wrote on ReelSeo.com about a data breach involving 5 million Google email addresses. She also included a link to a website that supposedly will let you know if your Google account is open to being comprised. So you might want to change your passwords. Google said the following, The security of our users is of paramount importance to us. We have no evidence that our systems have … [Read more...]