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Google May Have To Pay European Publishers For Showing News Clips

September 14th, 2016 Comments off

The E.U. just wants to keep pushing Google’s buttons Bloomberg is out this morning with a news item that the E.U. is  drafting new copyright rules. Publishers would have the right to demand payment for their content being published on sites like Google News. Google shut its news portal in Spain in 2014 after copyright […]

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A surprising number of users can’t recognize Paid Ads in Google Search

August 17th, 2016 Comments off

Graham Charlton published an article on how many users can’t recognize a PPC ad in Google search. Now I remembered reading another article a few months back which Charlton referenced in his latest article. The latest findings show 55% of respondents did not know the difference between paid listings and organic listings. Check out the […]

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Google Wiping Out 14 year old blog illustrates why you need to control your content

July 18th, 2016 Comments off

You always hear back up your work and most know they should but don’t. There are news reports out today about Dennis Cooper an artist who ran his blog on Google owned Blogger, has had his blog wiped away by Google. Cooper wrote on Facebook: Yesterday afternoon Google disabled my blog and took it offline. […]

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Google Brings The Right To Be Forgotten to The U.S.

July 16th, 2016 Comments off

We started back in May of 2014 discussing the right to be forgotten. Back in in 2014, A European court, in an important test of the “right to be forgotten,” that Google must amend some of its search results at the request of ordinary people when they show links to outdated, irrelevant information. We covered […]

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Do Keyword Rankings Still Matter ?

July 7th, 2016 Comments off

Winston Burton wrote an interesting article on Search Engine Land that dealt with the importance of keywords and ranking in Google. One of the key points made was that the answer varies based on your domain name. From the article: Do you even need keywords on the page to rank anymore? The answer will vary […]

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New gTLD .Tube Goes Live Thursday: Less Than 50 Sunrise Domain Registrations By TM Holders

July 6th, 2016 Comments off

The new gTLD .Tube goes live where domain names can be registered on a first come, first serve basis at a handful of domain name registrars starting at 14:00 UTC. However some of the largest registrars are not listed on the .Tube website including Godaddy.com; Chinese registrars West.cn, HiChina (www.net.cn) and ename.net. Actually out of […]

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The Most Expensive Google Adwords in the U.S.

June 3rd, 2016 Comments off

A little over a month ago we posted about the highest paying keywords in the U.K. and how they were dominated by gambling keywords. Here is a look at the most expensive keywords according to Google Adwords in the U.S. No surprise that the legal sector dominates the U.S. market. One niche I can say […]

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Google Unveils GBoard

May 15th, 2016 Comments off

Google unveils GBoard, a new app for your iPhone that lets you search and send information, GIFs, emojis and more, right from your keyboard. The company blogged about their new app available surprisingly only for iOS and currently only available in the U.S. Search is incorporated right into the keyboard as one would expect from […]

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How will Google Banning Payday Loan Ads affect Domain Owners ?

May 11th, 2016 Comments off

Google dealt a blow to Payday lenders and domain investors who have invested in payday loan type domains. A few years back I knew some people getting big parking clicks with Payday loan domain names. From a parking or developed site monetized by AdWords, it is a negative, but since the industry is still in […]

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Google Finally Acquires the Domain AndroidTV.com

May 9th, 2016 Comments off

  Google  has finally acquired the domain name AndroidTV.com Google  lost a UDRP on the domain name back in March 2014 after the panel said the dispute was outside the types of disputes the UDRP was set up for.  You can read our summary of the UDRP here. In April 2014 Google announced that they […]

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