Even more recently, Melania Trump is involved in a defamation lawsuit, claiming the press and a blogger have made false and damaging statements against her. As things currently stand, it’s conceivable that Mrs. Trump could win her case, but if her defamatory content were replicated on sites like Ripoff Report and elsewhere, then the content could live on, easily accessible via Google search results. … [Read more...] about Has Google suspended defamation removals?
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Nice Job, Yahoo — You Devalued Delicious Here’s some unsolicited advice for Irving. If you’re the chief product officer — and you’re going to tweet — then the next time you see something going around about one of your products that you think is incorrect, say so. Otherwise, stay off the channel. Certainly don’t break in to complain after the fact that everything was wrong when you and your company failed to communicate properly. … [Read more...] about Yahoo, You Flubbed News About The Future Of Delicious, Not The Press
Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on social media at @rustybrick, +BarrySchwartz and Facebook. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio and disclosures, click over here. … [Read more...] about Marketing Day: March 5, 2012
Moreover, Microsoft has pulled back from important search projects that weren’t deemed to be big business, such as book search (see Microsoft Burns Book Search – Lacks “High Consumer Intent”). In contrast, Google started book search primarily because it recognized that there is important knowledge contained in books that should be searchable. Google’s encountered much headlined legal issues as part of its scanning efforts, but rather than cut and run, it stuck with it. Ironically, the recent settlement of the book search lawsuits against Google means that book search might turn into a nice profit center for the company — and Microsoft, which pitches so much that it needs to be a competitive balance to Google — bailed out. … [Read more...] about Tough Love For Microsoft Search