Is it realistic that Trump might be able to change libel laws, and, if so, could it provide greater protections for all individuals or lessened immunity for web companies? It’s purely speculative, but the incoming administration definitely has a conservative philosophy about unfettered speech, and their party is in charge of both the Executive and Legislative branches of government. One has the feeling that they can enact any changes to the law that they might wish. And one can imagine they might be motivated if Mrs. Trump were to find herself balked subsequent to winning her case in court. … [Read more...] about Has Google suspended defamation removals?
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Place the employee’s name in the Title and H1 tags on their profile page. Include a brief biographical sketch of the employee within the body text on the page, and explain what they do for the company. Include contact info for the employee, and hCard Microformatting around their contact information. Include a photo image of the employee. Use a descriptive caption below the image and within the image’s ALT text parameter. Include information about whether the employee has special certifications or won special awards in the past, related to their professional work. Have a unique phone number for each employee. If that’s not realistic, then using the central office/business number is fine. If various employees post on the company blog, be sure there’s a unique author’s page for each one, and make it so their name is hyperlinked to it from each of their posts. If you already have profile pages on the company website, link the blog author names to these … [Read more...] about Leveraging Your Employees For Local Search Rankings
As for Google, the reality is it can expect much more of this type of treatment as it continues to monitor much of what we do (see Google: Master Of Closing The Loop?) and wants to especially get more personal with us (see Google Ramps Up Personalized Search, Google Search History Expands, Becomes Web History and iGoogle, Personalized Search And You. And lest I’ve come off as a Google fanboy in this write-up, I’ll remind everyone of what I said back in April when Web History was launched: … [Read more...] about Google Bad On Privacy? Maybe It’s Privacy International’s Report That Sucks
I’m not trying to argue that Google hasn’t done anything wrong or that there shouldn’t be a hard look at its competitive practices and potential adjustments to maintain competition. What I am saying is that the Google antitrust matter has become conflated with many other issues and a surrogate for a range of other cultural, political and economic matters that are much larger than the particular issues in dispute in the antitrust case. … [Read more...] about Bloomberg’s Massive History Of Google’s EU Antitrust Case
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