Google Making Changes To Google +

In a blog post today Google announced some changes upcoming to Google + and how users can use just a Google account to create accounts and share info. There have been complaints over the last couple of years that you needed a Google + profile to act as your identity. Your Google + profile for example if public, is searchable. Not everyone likes that aspect of Google + and now it looks like just a … [Read more...]

Google Answers The Question Of How Will It Rank New gTLD’s: .Brands Get No Extra Weight

Google published a post today on how will Google rank new gTLD's. ""With the coming of many new generic top level domains (gTLDs), we'd like to give some insight into how these are handled in Google's search. We’ve heard and seen questions and misconceptions about the way we treat new top level domains (TLDs), like .guru, .how, or any of the .BRAND gTLDs, for example: Q: How will new gTLDs … [Read more...]

Google May Offer Custom Gmail Addresses for as low as $2 A Month

Kishalaya Kundu wrote on that Google may start offering custom Gmail addresses for as low as $2 a month. Kundu referenced a report from GSM Arena who actually got screenshots before Google removed the information. From the article: Google is seemingly prepping to offer custom email addresses to Gmail users for as low as $2 per month, if a new report on GSMArena is … [Read more...]

Google up big in After Hours after beating expectations

Google reports better than expected earnings Google posted second-quarter net income of $3.93 billion, or $6.43 per Class C share, up from $3.35 billion, or $ 4.88 per Class C share, a year earlier. Excluding certain costs, the company had earnings of $6.99 a share in the latest quarter; analysts had projected earnings of $6.70 per share on that basis, according to Thomson Reuters. Revenue … [Read more...]

Google Hates ICANN’s Attempt to Eliminate Whois Privacy Calling it “Impractical & Ineffective

  Google filed it's comment on the whois privacy issue with ICANN today. Google  seems to hate the proposal of the ICANN working group to prohibit  commercial domain registrants from using proxy or privacy services calling it unfair to small businesses and individuals. Google even cites it's own Charleston Road Registry an example of how big companies will still be able to use … [Read more...]

Could Apple Surpass Google in Search One Day ?

There was an interesting article on of all places with regards to Apple going after Google in search. The article discussed the fact that Applebot has been crawling the web for close to a year and that back in May, Apple made that clear. The article also delves into why Apple cannot collect as much data as Google does due to their differing policy when it comes to … [Read more...]

Over 242 million Internet users visited Google properties in May

In a post on 24/7 Wall Street they broke down visitors to Google, Facebook,Yahoo, etc... for the month of May. Google owned sites had 242.4 million visits in May. Of course Google has You Tube and a few other popular sites under their banner. Only three companies had over 200 million visitors for May. Facebook and Yahoo both reached the 200 million visitor mark. From the article: Out of a … [Read more...]