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Copyright suit proves costly for Google

A copyright lawsuit filed by Copiepresse last year over the publishing of articles, images, and links to Belgium newspaper websites will not only see the material removed, but will also cost Google in fines M&C reported this morning. Along with the removal order,...

Google Webmaster Tools out of Beta

Google’s Valentines gift to more than a million webmasters who have already joined is the removal of the beta status for webmaster tools. Vanessa Fox made the announcement early this morning at the Official Google Webmaster Central Blog. “In addition to...

Google Protects Surfers from Harmful Websites

In a move that has been long in coming Google has chosen to provide a safer environment for its patrons by blocking access to sites that appear to have malicious code. The genius, in my opinion, is they are not blocking the sites from appearing but offering a warning...

Valentines Day Gift Giving Survey Results

Last Wednesday Google released the results of a survey they conducted on the Valentine’s Day shopping habits of 2214 adults. Here is an excerpt of the most interesting data for retailers: Highlights From Survey Results: Among U.S. adults who typically buy...

Google Finally Provides Decent Backlink Data

Ever since Google stopped showing accurate backlink (aka incoming link) counts to websites webmasters and SEOs have been forced to turn to other, more accurate tools like Yahoo. This hasn’t really been all that bad in my opinion but it is refreshing to hear that...