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...]

Google Sued For Trademark Infringement Over Google Plus By Owned Of Googabox.com

Andre Rossouw filed a lawsuit against Google over its Google Plus service claiming it violates its own trademark for GOOGABOX. The Plaintiff's also own the the domain name GOOGABOX.com. The Plaintiff also sued what appears to be Google's attorney in this matter Eric Ball in one of the counts of the Complaint Here are the highlights of the lawsuit that was filed in the District Court of the … [Read more...]

Google Authorship Comes To An End

Eric Enge wrote a very detailed and lengthy post about the end of Google Authorship, I remember when this first came out and everyone was telling me how important this was and to get on it. Bill Hartzer wrote an excellent piece about it on DomainInvesting.com back in March of 2013. This is one of the things that is frustrating with following Google like they are the masters of all things … [Read more...]

Google Gains Victory in German Publisher Dispute

Back in June, Jeff Jarvis wrote on Buzz Machine about German publishers banding together to go after Google for linking to their content. As Jarvis pointed out Google News does not show ads so the desire to get 11 % of something, would be 11% of nothing. From the article: German publishers are not just fighting Google. They are fighting the link and thus the essence of the internet. Half … [Read more...]

The Future of Google Glass Lies in Health Care According to its Inventor

Mark Sullivan of Venture Beat did a story on the inventor of Google Glass and his belief that the future of the wearable lies in health care. From the article: Google didn’t design its Glass wearable for medicine, but that use continues to be a hot topic of conversation among medical technologists and the investors who love them. The”Augmented Humanity” panel at today’s Rock Health’s Health … [Read more...]

Google’s Response to Negative SEO Extortion “No Bueno”

Barry Schwartz wrote an article on Search Engine Land yesterday on Negative SEO extortion, and the Google response to these letters. First off here is the letter: Subject: I Want To Buy. Please Guide Me. Hello, Read this email very carefully. This is an extortion email. We will do NEGATIVE SEO to your website by giving it 20,000 XRumer forum profile backlinks (permanent & … [Read more...]

Google Wants You To Encrypt Your Traffic and Will Favor Those That Comply

Another homework assignment for webmasters given by Ms. Google Google announced that it will start to favor websites that encrypt their traffic in their search results. Google said: For these reasons, over the past few months we’ve been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure, encrypted connections as a signal in our search ranking algorithms. We’ve seen positive … [Read more...]