Matt McGee is the Editor-In-Chief of Search Engine Land and Marketing Land. His news career includes time spent in TV, radio, and print journalism. After leaving traditional media in the mid-1990s, he began developing and marketing websites and continued to provide consulting services for more than 15 years. His SEO and social media clients ranged from mom-and-pop small businesses to one of the Top 5 online retailers. Matt is a longtime speaker at marketing events around the U.S., including keynote and panelist roles. He can be found on Twitter at @MattMcGee. You can read Matt's disclosures on his personal blog. You can reach Matt via email using our Contact page. … [Read more...] about Google AJAX Search Results = Death To Search Term Tracking?
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They’re Trying: “This is really the first time we have seen them make a decision to try and work out the conflict between wanting to be pro-privacy and collecting all the world’s information,” said Ari Schwartz, deputy director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, an advocacy group. “They are not going to keep a profile on you indefinitely.” … [Read more...] about Google Anonymizing Search Records To Protect Privacy
To be clear, in the past, someone in the UK trying to go to Google.com would be redirected to Google UK — and there would be a link at the bottom saying Google.com for each and every visit. But after the change, someone redirected to Google UK would see the Google.com link only the first time redirection happened. After that, it wouldn’t appear at all. The same was true for other countries. … [Read more...] about How Google Made It A Little Harder To Reach Google.com From Outside The US
In the debate about the scope of delisting, both sides are logically coherent and potentially correct. The dilemma on display here, not for the first time, is one that arises because of the unique way in which the internet obliterates geography. But one has to take a position on the issue; and I agree ultimately with Google that RTBF should not be applied globally but only to its local versions within Europe. … [Read more...] about The Debate Over Whether The “Right To Be Forgotten” Should Apply To Google.com
I’ve found this unconvincing, as I explain more in 2011: The Year Google & Bing Took Away From SEOs & Publishers. That story also explains why, if search terms are so sensitive, Google should be filtering them in some way from Google Webmaster Central, as well. Also see my other article, Google’s Results Get More Personal With “Search Plus Your World”, for more about this. … [Read more...] about Firefox To Use Google Secure Search By Default; Expect More “Not Provided” Keywords To Follow