Google has been clear that they will start taking actions against those who violate the terms, and specifically that, “Starting on September 22, 2011 we will be taking action against accounts with feeds targeting the United States, France, United Kingdom, Japan, and Germany that do not comply with the new specification and policy requirements.” But what does “taking action” mean?
Feeds will be pulled. More specifically, “products will be suspended from Google Product Search until the issues have been addressed. In case of repeated violations of our quality standards, your products will be suspended for at least one week after the second violation, and for at least one month after the third violation.”
Scared that your feed may accidentally violate the new rules? Luckily, a new segment of the Google Merchant Center allows you to check Google’s current evaluation of your feed and site to see if there are any problems.
Yahoo has announced they are shutting down one of the old and beloved SEO tools, Yahoo Site Explorer.
Bye Site Explorer! It was nice knowing you!
Google +1, however, is growing quickly, having seen a 28 percent increase in adoption over the last month.
A Separate Internet Could Curb Cyber Threats, Former CIA Chief Says http://fb.me/Vz8nsea8
Teens are continuing to flee Facebook… Will they be headed back to MySpace now headed by Justin Timberlake’s group? http://fb.me/F2E1S0QD
Can Google Image search read text within an image yet? Read this article and find out what Google Image Search can and can NOT do at this point.
Ok so I am not really keeping score BUT it seems to me the score is:
Apple 15 BILLION (apps downloaded)
Facebook 750 Million (users)
Let’s see if I remember this… carry the one, subtract out the value of Pi, hmmm divide by the circumference… ah yes then Multiply by 1 / e
YUP seems to clear to me… Apple wins by a factor of 20. Good luck Facebook.
One word answer…. YUP! ALWAYS include domain name research when doing keyword research. A properly designed landing page with the right keywords with the right domain name can do WONDERS.
In the end, the winner will be….. drum roll please… my prediction… is… FACEBOOK will be the eventual winner and Google will have another Google Wave on their face…
As I mentioned earlier… Skype video is now on Facebook! sorta… http://fb.me/xEZSM2EK