January 23, 2019

Google gets $57M fine from France for violations

Alphabet Inc.’s Google received a hefty fine of $56.8 million from France’s privacy regulator, which used its new powers to levy much higher penalties for the first time under European Union data protection rules. France’s data authority CNIL said the amount of the fine was “justified by the severity of the infringements observed regarding the...
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Google settlement case prompts concerns over interpretation of public-records act

Local civil libertarians have asked the Rhode Island Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision they say threatens to keep any state or municipal document labeled a “memorandum” concealed from public view. PROVIDENCE — Local civil libertarians have asked the state’s highest court to overturn a lower-court decision they say threatens to keep any...
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How reputation became a major ranking factor in SEO

Over 10 years ago, I predicted that Google could use quality scoring for organic rankings, and I also proposed a number of ways they could quantify the quality of websites and specific factors that could be vital for this. The recent core algorithm updates and Medic Update over the past year, and publication of the...
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14 Key Functions Of Google Analytics Agencies Should Be Using

It’s undeniable that Google Analytics (GA) has become a large factor in current marketing strategy development. As such, it’s no surprise that most successful marketers are familiar with the program. Yet, that doesn’t necessarily mean that marketers truly know how to fully optimize the data it provides. For maximum effectiveness, marketers need to not only...
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