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Do No Evil: That Counts for the FTC as well as Google

We’re of two minds about the Federal Trade Commission’s decision to open a wide-ranging antitrust investigation of Google. On the one hand (minds, hands…hey, at least we know we’re mixing metaphors), that’s the FTC’s job. Google is a very big, sometimes dominant, player in a lot of IT markets, so it’s important to deter behavior...
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Unidentified hackers infiltrate WordPress plugins with ‘cleverly disguised …

Account holders on WordPress.org have had their passwords reset after the discovery of contaminated code in a trio of plug-ins. “Cleverly disguised backdoors” were found in several popular plugins after suspicious commits were made to them. WordPress.org is the code repository for the popular open source WordPress blogging engine that literally powers millions of websites on the...
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Top 5 Google Panda Update SEO Survival Tips

Google Panda 2.2 is looming to drop sometime soon, and with it, increasing levels of apprehension in the small business community on fears of further collateral damage to organic search traffic. As a speaker at SES Toronto this year, I had the distinct honor of accompanying Dave Davies, Thom Craver and Terry Van Horne on...
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Google investigation: Is it abusing its dominance?

SAN FRANCISCO – Google may be entering a make-or-break phase in its colorful history now that U.S. regulators have opened an investigation into whether the company has been abusing its dominance of Internet search and advertising to stifle competition. Skip to next paragraph The probe by the Federal Trade Commission, confirmed by the company Friday,...
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SEO blogging tips for business

David Mercer SEO and marketing shortcomings of hosted WordPress blogs SEO blogging tips for business Separate individual business offerings for increased ROI Businesses, especially small businesses and small business owners, often find it difficult to keep blogging over the kind of timeline necessary for a good blog to start driving decent traffic to a site....
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Dilbert: Scratching Google’s Back on Black Hat SEO Awareness

Black hat SEO tactics are no laughing matter, but that hasn’t stopped established comic strip Dilbert from poking fun. The two recent Google-centric strips may even help raise awareness of black hat SEO practices. The SEO Comic Strips To say that anything SEO-related falls under the descriptor of “funnies” is presumptuous; that would suggest we...
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WordPress Warns Of Trojanized Plug-Ins, Urges Patching

(click image for larger view and for full slideshow)WordPress on Tuesday warned all users who run its software on their own servers to beware a trio of malicious plug-ins for its content management software, which may have been available for download from the site for more than 24 hours. “Earlier today the WordPress team noticed...
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SEO Networker Launch Service To Help Businesses Through The Recession

Market Press Release – June 25, 2011 9:47 am – For many businesses nowadays, online presence is a make or break aspect of their strategy. Many businesses have great products and offer great services, unless they have the constant flow of traffic to their website no one will ever know. Every entrepreneur has a vision...
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UH OH: Google Salesperson Promises "SEO Benefits" To Merchants Who Sign Up For …

Did we say that? We didn’t mean that. Henry Blodget Google is gearing up to launch its Groupon-killer, Offers, in New York. After talking with merchants who have signed up to provide deals through Offers, we’ve learned that Google’s deals product provides merchants several key advantages relative to Groupon, advantages that could shake up the...
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GOOGLE OFFERS: Here Are The Secret Details About Google’s Groupon-Killer

Google boss Larry Page Henry Blodget Google launched its Groupon-killer, “Offers,” in Portland, Oregon, about a month ago. And now it’s gearing up to launch in San Francisco and New York. Could Offers become a massive new revenue stream for Google–the “second huge growth engine” that Google has long searched for in vain? Could Google’s...
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