Category Archives: Google

Google Lenoir NC Data Center

Last year on our tech blog, I posted about Google’s new $600 million data center in Lenoir, NC. The new datacenter supposed to bring about 200 jobs to an area of North Carolina that has traditionally relied on the furniture and textile industries to employ its residents. Here is an update on the progress. The […]

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Google: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

When Google comes down on everyone else for not using “nofollow” on external links, one would think that they would make sure they they were in compliance themselves. However, there are some examples of Google’s failure to follow their own policy and, therefore, are themselves contributing to the pollution of the Google Index. To rehash, […]

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More Thoughts on Google Penalties

Like many other blog owners, we offer space to advertisers. If our blog theme is related to the particular product they offer, they may want to be listed on our site. That is taking advantage of the power of the Internet. Google, however, is concerned that web site owners will simply sell space (and a […]

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November Search Engine Market Share

There were no significant changes in Search Engine market share from October to November ’07, according to Virginia based Internet information provider comScore. Google is still way out in front compared to the others and, although Yahoo! dropped and AOL/Time Warner grabbed a little more share, everyone basically kept their same positions in November. Of […]

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Paid Links, De-Indexing and Google

As has been mentioned, Google recently beat down millions of sites because they sold advertising …er… I mean links. Whatever you want to call it, Google doesn’t like it. They only want advertisers to buy links from them (through Adwords) and not spend any advertising dollars with anyone else. So, under the guise of “preserving […]

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Improve Google Results

If you have ever complained because of seeing poor quality web sites listed in Google, be aware that they are hiring actual humans to help improve the SERPs. For example, you could apply for the currently open position of “Search Quality Evaluator” if you live in Mountain View or want to move there. “We can’t […]

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Google Owns SEO Company

I was somewhat surprised at what I read when I came across a post by Scott Buresh on Search Engine Guide. The title is A Slippery Slope: Google Owns a Search Engine Optimization Company. “What does this mean for those hiring other companies and looking for great search engine placement? We will just have to […]

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Really Manipulate Google

Well…. kind of. They are running an experiment which allows you to play around with the search results by moving individual ones higher or lower in the list or even removing them completely. Now before you decide to move your site above you competitor’s, you have to be signed in to your Google account to […]

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