You should also ensure your site is verified in Google Webmaster Tools and check your links regularly in the above mentioned tools. If you suspect your site has been targeted by negative SEO, follow the steps mentioned above. Negative SEO is a serious issue and should be handled carefully. Just stay a little extra vigilant and make sure you stay protected. … [Read more...] about How to Combat and Recover from Negative SEO Attack?
So, making Cameron’s “black list” might not be as easy as he assumes. It potentially means, if language changes, that the list might grow to impact some searches that are not abhorrent at all, just common words that might get co-opted to get around the black list. … [Read more...] about UK Prime Minister Attacks Google, Bing & Yahoo On Child Porn, Demands Better Efforts By October
Microsoft’s Hired Gun Does Research In a Microsoft blog post today, Susan Athey, a Microsoft consultant and professor of economics at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, writes about how she worked with those from Microsoft’s Bing search engine to conduct a “special experiment” where “the best search result” that the “algorithms would otherwise place first” were moved to lower positions on the page. It ran for a few weeks in the US and in other countries. … [Read more...] about Microsoft “Research” Discovers The Obvious In Renewed Anti-Trust Attack On Google
Finally, one last note. I was somewhat surprised Bing went with the “Scroogled” name given that until earlier this year, there was a long-standing “Scroogle” search engine that started out way back in 2003 as a protest over ranking changes at Google seemed designed to some by Google to boost its bottom line. It felt like Bing could have come up with a different name. … [Read more...] about Bing Attacks Google Shopping With “Scroogled” Campaign, Forgets It’s Guilty Of Same Problems
But seriously, this is how it gives up? I think you have to be really, really cynical to choose this as among all the reasons for it pulling out in the way it did. You have to assume Google decided this would somehow cloak its China failure (and if that was the case, it's only highlighting it to some). Potentially, Google might have thought this was a good way to put pressure on the other challengers in China - Bing and Yahoo - to pull out. After all, they've been under political pressure here in the US to stop doing it. That pressure will probably grow. … [Read more...] about Ending Censorship, Due To Gmail Attack