Although rumors abound that Google is currently holding discussions with The European Union to halt the antitrust investigation aimed at ascertaining if complaints of discrimination in Google's paid and organic search results are founded, these rumors have been denied.
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If you are on Facebook you can now give your ratings and review of AT&T. several of the brand’s products have been featured on their Facebook page, allowing users to rate them from a scale of zero to five stars. The reviews can also be shared with friends and users can comment or ‘like’ ea.... More »
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook recently took his vacation in China. While there he visited Baidu and had talks with Baidu CEO, Robin Li. Even though what was talked about has not been disclosed, there is so much speculation about whether Facebook is thinking of entering the China market.
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Buckle up, folks – it’s been a busy week for search. The folks at Google and co. have thrown webmasters yet another curve ball – and this one comes in the form of tandem algorithm updates. I write for quite a few tech blogs, and I just reported on the exact match domain (EMD) update a coup.... More »
Bing’s search results are said to be more accurate than Google’s. This was the conclusion Experian Hitwise arrived at when comparing the accuracy of search results displayed by Google and Bing.
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With the recent spate of hackers’ activities on various sites across the internet, Google has found it necessary to inform users when a site that is listed in its search engine has been compromised.
The aim of this is to protect users from visiting sites that have been hacked into and its contents tampered with. Once such a site shows up in a search result, there will be a message displayed under the particular search result saying ‘This site may be compromised.’ A click on this text will take the user to a page in Google’s help center explaining that the site might have been hacked or compromised in some way or the other.
In a blog post, Google explained that they “use a variety of automated tools to detect common signs of a hacked site as quickly as possible. When we detect something suspicious, we’ll add the notification to our search results. We’ll also do our best to contact the site’s webmaster via their Webmaster Tools account and any contact email addresses we can find on the webpage. We hope webmasters will also appreciate these notices, because it will help you more quickly discover when someone may be abusing your site so you can correct the problem.”
For webmasters whose sites might contain these warning labels, Google assures that once the problem is fixed, the warning label automatically disappears from the search results. A review of a site can also be requested to facilitate the process.