PubCon 2012 Notes


Link building Disavow link tool announced at PubCon Plain text file using popular modifiers (site: domain:) Use site: to disavow an entire domain otherwise list full path of each URL In general SEOs were leery about using the disavow tool, Google crowdsourcing quality via SEOs. Post-Penguin Google update Jim Boykin suggests anchor text distribution to […]

Attribution module coming for Google Analytics Premium

Google has created a new attribution modeling module for its Google Premium Analytics package. The module is in alpha now and will be coming to customers who pay the $150,000 annual pricetage for the Premium Analytics service soon. Attribution modeling has been around for years but it seems to be gaining a renewed interest as […]

Gumby on the Google homepage

Todays Google Doodle honors the late late clay-animation artist Art Clokey with an interactive Google Doodle of Gumby & Friends. Art Clokey was a early pioneer in stop motion clay animation. This Doodle is similar to the tribute that Google paid to Jim Henson recently which found favor from many fans of Henson’s work. Here […]

Google TV vs. Apple TV

Apple TV is reportedly preparing itself for battle with Google TV by chasing the subscription model. This will be one of the biggest tests that Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook will face in upcoming months as Google isn’t going to wait for Apple to grip that market. Google’s recent acquisition of Motorola, the largest producer […]

A Closer Look at the Google-Motorola Deal

As with any tech industry merger, Google’s recent acquisition of smartphone-producer Motorola Mobility came to fruition for a number of reasons benefiting the participants.  The deal also should not be considered too much of a surprise, since Motorola and Google have been allies in the mobile wars since 2008, when Motorola committed all of its […]

‘Space Life’ by Doodle 4 Google Contest Winner Matteo Lopez

Doodles are known as the decorative changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists and scientists. Whether it is the beginning of Spring, Albert Einstein’s birthday, or the 50th anniversary of understanding DNA, the doodle team never fails to find artistic ways to celebrate these […]

Gmail Motion

This morning, Google announced the launch of Gmail Motion. An app that will let you use your computer’s camera to open, reply, reply all, or send an email, using your body motion instead of a click of a mouse or the keyboard. In addition, Google Docs Motion was also released. But of course, it’s just […]

Google and Bing Go Head to Head

In case you haven’t been following all the news reports lately, there have been a ton of news stories covering the theory that Bing has been copying Google’s search results. Here’s the official Google post about it. Here are a couple videos, with discussion from both sides. In this second video, Matt is said to […]

Google Shopper for the iPhone

Finally! It’s here! Announced just recently, the Google Shopper app – which has been out for Android since November – is finally out for the iPhone!  < You can get it from the App Store today!

Google Kills Real Estate Listings on Maps

Just under two years ago, in July 2009, Google announced the ability to sell or rent property through Google Maps. Why is the real estate feature being removed? Lack of use. The feature just didn’t get as much pick-up as they had hoped. This can be true for any Google product they put out. For […]