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Despite the fact that Google itself created the algorithms that drive its search rankings, it would appear that the Mountain View-based company could use a bit of assistance in the SEO department. According to a recent job listing posted to its Careers portal, Google's in the market for a new SEO...

July 16th 2015 at 5:11pm 0 Comments
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Google's changing its search algorithm to punish sites that emphasize search-engine optimization over quality. Mountain View's data centers will exclude sites that offer no useful content, have articles written in keyword-sprinkled gibberish or only link to sites within a cluster. If the computers...

April 26th 2012 at 4:58am 0 Comments
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The New York Times has run an incredibly detailed piece about a feat of Google search engine gaming which seems to have been done by or for JC Penney. We won't bore you with SEO basics -- we're pretty sure you've got those down already -- but suffice to say that The Times noticed that the retailer...

February 13th 2011 at 3:43pm 0 Comments
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This isn't exactly a new allegation, but the idea's spreading fast: Google is tuning search results to favor itself, and perhaps that's not entirely fair. Though the European Union is already investigating Google for potential antitrust violations, a recent article in the Wall Street Journal cites...

December 14th 2010 at 8:39pm 0 Comments
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You'll undoubtedly be excited to know that the Internet security firm Websense has recently released its annual Threat Report. Other than trying to scare you into buying every single product the company has ever released, the paper highlights the growing problem of Black Hat SEO, or SEO Poisoning,...

November 10th 2010 at 4:34pm 0 Comments
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And now we're at the point in the iPad cycle where there's just enough information out there about it that people are interested, but not enough that they can discern credible information from scammers. That's the report of the BBC, which says that "hi-tech" scammers are using iPad-based searches to...

February 1st 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Sharp-eyed Wildefire Walcott has spotted (and we've spent the last few hours checking and verifying it across a number of accounts) that the profiles of Second Life accounts that have no payment information on file are excluded from the new Linden Lab search system. More specifically, if they have...

March 10th 2008 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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In your Second Life profile there's a tab called Picks. That's where you put in the places you like the most, or the people you like best, if you care to list any at all. With a limited number of places for Picks, you could be pretty sure that when you browsed someone's profile you'd find a mix of i...

February 9th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments