Brian White, an engineer at Google who deeply involved in Google's search quality, posted a Google + post with some detective work. Brian White wanted to see who "Profile Zero" on Google + is. So he decided to sniff around the Google robots.txt file and found a sitemap file at gstatic.com/s2/sitemaps/profiles-sitemap.xml. The first sitemap file referenced there listed the first profile as Raj Pudota.Truth is, and Brian White said it, "I actually don't know if this is a "canonical first profile" or anything--it's just the first one listed." Technically, this is extremely not likely. The first Google + user was probably a Googler working on the project. If you look at Facebook, you can see profile number 4 is Mark Zuckerberg. Just try facebook.com/profile.php?id=4, notice the id=4. Who is number one? Someone named Rosa Angelica Alba. Anyway, any ideas who has the first Google + profile?Forum discussion at Google +. … [Read more...] about Who’s The First Google + User
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Yesterday, Google joined Twitter with a company account. We twittered a few search engine-related addresses as part of our post about that, but we wanted to do one that was a little more organized. So welcome to our big search engine Twitter list! The list isn’t complete, nor will it ever be. But that’s how it went with blogging. A few years ago, search engines and their employees jumped into the world of blogging (our Search Engine Land blogroll lists a number of these). “Who’s blogging” lists soon emerged, until blogging became so mainstream that people stopped bothering to keep track. Now the early adopters are turning to Twitter, and in turn, making it more mainstream. Here’s a starting list of who’s out there from the search engine world: Google & Google Product Blogs (NOTE: See also Google Posts List Of All Its Official Twitter Accounts, which was posted after this article was written) Google: Web Search mattcutts / Matt Cutts (head … [Read more...] about The Big List Of Search Engines & Their Employees On Twitter
What a way to start the week. The company that once said it would never build its own mobile phones, Google, wants to buy mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility. The technosphere has gone into 5G coverage over the news. Here’s what I’ve been finding interesting and some thoughts. Patent Protection A big part of this is about patents. You might recall two weeks ago that Google make a big stink that Microsoft and Apple were, in Google’s view, trying to chop off Android’s big head with a patent guillotine. Our background coverage, on that: Picking up Motorola means that Google picks up Motorola’s patents, as Google highlighted in its blog post today: Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies. More on this came out in the conference call from Google and Motorola on the news, as … [Read more...] about The What’s It All Mean Edition
October is wrapping up, which means the holiday season and new year are right around the corner. It also means now is the time to gear up strategy planning for next year…and justify all the work you’ve been doing over the last 10 months! Which is why this month’s content marketing roundup focuses on tips to improve your content marketing strategy.(Even if you think your business is too boring for content marketing to work!) The Step-by-Step Method to Making Your Content Shareable on Social Media by Beth Hayden After writing a fancy new blog post, your next step is probably to share it on social media. But Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest all have different image and meta description standards, which often leads to less than ideal results like cut off quotes, weirdly cropped pictures, and under-utilized meta descriptions. This article on Problogger provides step-by-step instructions on how to make sure your posts look perfect no matter where you share it. … [Read more...] about This Month in Content Marketing: October 2015
Google conspiracy theories aren’t new. Everyone likes to believe their rankings have tanked thanks to something other than poor-quality content or bad linking practices. In reality, a lot of people are guilty of less-than-great SEO. At the same time, it’s hard to ignore the fact that some businesses, no matter how “white hat” their methods, can never seem to gain traction in the SERPs. If you’re having trouble getting the traffic you want, it might just be conspiracy fact. A Small Business Problem: The Adwords Platform Isn’t Very Friendly One of the first nuggets of marketing advice you’re given, as a small business owner, is to market online using Google Adwords. It’s supposed to be a relatively predictable, and affordable, method for generating new leads. But, that train left the station years ago. Google Adwords is expensive, and it’s mostly where large corporations (or super-savvy and experienced marketers) play around with ad … [Read more...] about Does Google Discriminate Against Some Businesses?