As to your comment on Google and the user experience, I agree that they are hard to beat. But it is more than just their technology, it is their outlook and willingness to share its successes with its community. For example, any of us can obtain a free license to use the Google Map API. In addition, we can use AdSense to publish Google maps with Google AdSense ads at no cost from Google and make money in the process. Recently Google added the powerful GoogleBar to maps (see my blog on the topic—http://blog.telemapics.com/?p=178 ) allowing the users to search the maps for items of interest, such as kilts in Edinburgh, chocolates in Brussels or anything anywhere. The advantages that Google holds are not just from its technology, but are based on its awareness that putting technology in the hands of its users will result in successes that even Google had not imagined. … [Read more...] about Tectonic Shifts Altering The Terrain At Google Maps
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Is this worth doing? In some cases, absolutely. If a company doesn’t have resources for a website and they don’t want to promote their Facebook page, this gives them an option to get up and running. If you are on a shoestring budget and need a landing page, this option may quench your thirst for more eyeballs. The issue isn’t with the “attract new customers” statement that Oestlien made, but more about the attraction of new followers aspect as there is no Google+ user targeting built into the service. … [Read more...] about Is Google Using AdWords Express Budgets To Promote Google+?
for illegal sales of controlled prescription drugs online.” (Here’s the white paper.) In 2008, the NABP again asked Google (and Microsoft and Yahoo) to stop illegal online pharmacies from advertising. Google asked for the list of problematic pharmacy advertisers, and said it was “helpful.” In 2009, California Western School of Law professor Brian Liang wrote in the American Journal of Law & Medicine that Google (and Yahoo and MSN) “actually allow and profit from illicit drug sales from unverified websites.” … [Read more...] about Google Was Repeatedly Warned About Taking Ads From Rogue Pharmacies
You can bet, a site that covers SEO best practices like ourselves — and is heavily read by people at Google — has nil desire to be selling links or violating Google’s guidelines. When we set-up our e-Solution Spotlight content area some years ago, I did a careful review of what the ad department was proposing, to ensure we weren’t passing along any link credit. To my horror, looking over at the area today, I can see one of the five pages in that area has some links are passing credit, not tagged as nofollow as they should be (and are on the other pages). … [Read more...] about Will Google Penalize Chromebooks, Google Analytics, AdWords & Google+ For Using Advertorials?