Of course, some people still want to get to Google.com from outside the U.S. for their own good reasons. For example, when I was an expat living in the UK, I really did want Google.com over Google.co.uk for many of my searches. To accommodate this, Google long provided a link at the bottom of the home page of country-specific versions that said “Google.com.” Selecting this link would override the automatic redirection from that point forward. … [Read more...] about How Google Made It A Little Harder To Reach Google.com From Outside The US
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By the same token, as I’ve previously argued, to scrub the full Google index of RTBF links would be to extend EU privacy rules to the entire globe, which is probably not desirable and also not “legal.” Europe can’t tell Columbia or Indonesia what its domestic privacy laws should be. Indeed, for better or worse, there are many different legal standards governing privacy and speech around the globe. The report seeks to avoid this more complex “jurisdiction” issue however — because it’s probably unsolvable. … [Read more...] about The Debate Over Whether The “Right To Be Forgotten” Should Apply To Google.com
Which is better, to have a www or not to have the www to start you domain name? I know Search Engine Land redirects the www to the non-www, so their canonical domain is http://searchengineland.com/ not http://www.searchengineland.com/. Here we use the www and redirect the non-www to the www. … [Read more...] about WWW vs Non-WWW: Google Says It Does Not Matter
It might be Google's 19th birthday today but did you know that Google.com was registered over 20 years ago? It was registered on Monday, September 15, 1997, which was 20 years and 12 days ago. That is a while year and 12 days after the official birthday day of September 27, 1998. … [Read more...] about It’s Google’s 19th Birthday, But Google.com Was Registered Over 20 Years Ago
It would appear that Google displays relevant entities in the Knowledge Graph boxes to the right of the search results. For this reason, I like to call them “Entity Boxes”. Things that appear above the organic search results, in a direct answer box or as a featured snippet, tend to be concepts or topics. The carousels at the very top of the page show things like events, films and TV shows. … [Read more...] about How Does Google’s Knowledge Graph Work?