If IP addresses are treated as personal data, then potentially search engines and others might face more stringent rules over how they are logged or kept in the EU. The article gets into this more with some background on how they are used, but then it hits this part that I simply don’t believe: … [Read more...] about Will The European Union Decide IP Addresses Are Personal?
Screenwerk, about connecting the dots between digital media and real-world consumer behavior. He is also VP of Strategy and Insights for the Local Search Association. Follow him on Twitter or find him at Google+. … [Read more...] about Top European court to decide if Google needs to purge disputed links from global index
But yes, this is a big deal. It has certainly left some members of the press shuddering in their boots because although the news press was actually untouched in this case, there is a fear that this is another step down the road to press censorship – a fear already omnipresent in the UK, where top newspapers have been made subject to a new press watchdog (which they are largely refusing to comply with). … [Read more...] about The European Court Is Really Telling You To Be More “Relevant”
Voice Search . . . now works in over 38 languages Google Now . . . provides information without your even having to ask . . . [W]e’ve also made significant progress understanding people’s context, which is crucial if we are to improve human-computer interaction Improved context will also help make search more natural, and not a series of keywords you artificially type into a computer. In less than six years, over one billion Android devices have been activated (and growing fast)—creating an amazing platform for the increasing number of app developers globally … [Read more...] about The Google State Of The Union: Strong Yet Vulnerable
I am a Web/search strategist, international search specialist, trainer, and well-respected blogger. I am well informed about what’s going on in the world of Internet and search marketing worldwide and especially Europe. I am the owner of Stateofsearch.com, a website on which myself and some other bloggers try to look at the next step in search. I am also the owner of NetTraject, a Dutch company that advises on international search matters and provides training in search engine marketing and project management. I am also founder of Searchcowboys.com. I am a regular speaker on different marketing and search events. Finally I am the host of several podcasts, including a weekly show on a WebmasterRadio.FM. … [Read more...] about Avoiding Google’s European Privacy Gaffes