Google reaches an agreement over copyright issues with some Belgian news publishers, but a court case involving others still happens, awaiting a ruling; Google Video causes Google Problems in France & Italy; Digg as Google 2.0, having to react to old-school spam worries; search marketing conference parties past and future; blog listings hit Google web search and and more!
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- Watching The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade From Abroad, Daggle
Settles With Some Belgian Publishers Over Belgium News Inclusion
Via Techmeme, news that Google has settled with two Belgian publishing groups involved in a lawsuit against it over content included in Google News Belgium. This comes a day after Google's legal case was reheard in an appeal. The settlement, following what seems a similar settlement with AP earlier this year, seems to open the door that Google is going to continue making such appeasements rather than fight cases in court....
Video France Sued For Copyright Infringement
Reuters reports Google France was sued by Flach Film, a French film producer, for copyright infringement. They claim their video, "The World According to Bush," was published on Google Video France, and viewed more 50,000 times, before Google removed the video. The French film producer estimates $648,700 in prejudice but Google said "our terms and conditions specify that users (Internet surfers) don't have permission to use videos which they don't own the rights to." Google has put away $200M for copyright case legal issues with the YouTube acquisition....
- Italy opens probe into Google over bullying video, Reuters
- Google Earth spurs Bahraini equality drive, Financial Times
- Banned From Digg, John Chow dot Com
- How Not To Get Your URL Banned From Digg, Pronet Advertising
- Akismet, Could They Ban Kevin Rose?, Dave Naylor
- Kevin Rose Admitting Digg Has Moderators, The Mu Life
- Kevin Rose & Digg on Moderation*, Google Blogoscoped
- Forbes Video Interview With Digg CEO, TechCrunch
- The Privacy Implications Of Social Media, The Mu Life
Cutts On Site Problems & Mistakes To Avoid
Ever wonder what is going through the head of a Matt Cutts (Googler) while he is sitting on a site reviews panel reviewing sites? Matt Cutts posted his detailed notes of the panel he did in Vegas at PubCon. He explains some on site problems and mistakes a webmaster should avoid. It is worth a read, because Matt totally kicked my coverage of that session....
- Google vs. Yahoo at sports, Matt Cutts
- Pubcon's Palms Hotel Parties, Daggle
- *OFFICIAL* SES Chicago 2006 Party and Events Schedule, Search Engine Watch Forums
Blog Results Search Creep
Andy Boyd found Google testing blog search results at the bottom of the Google search results. He posted a screen capture here, as you can see, it is fairly similar to how they have integrated news archive results into Google search....
Indented Google Results Bug?
Philipp Lenssen spotted listings with more than one indented results for a search on get fuzzy. The first two results were from comics.com and the two other indented results were from Yahoo News. All these results were under the first listing, so we had three indented results showing under the top listing. Typically, there is only one indented result and no more. I cannot replicate this, it seems like a weird bug that may have been fixed. Philipp has a screen capture of it in action....
Image Search Bug Showed Sex Images For Innocent Search
Yesterday, on Thanksgiving, The Register reported that a search at Yahoo Images for franchise returned very offensive and disturbing images. I will not describe the images, but I saw them myself and as soon as I saw it, I emailed my contacts at Yahoo. Soon after the images were pulled from the search results. It seems to me that someone figured out a way to easily insert pornographic images into Yahoo images for a search term even with safe search on. The Register has blurred and censored screen captures of the first line of results....
Certification & Training Courses
The move toward offering certification and training in search marketing is accelerating. Here's a rundown on some new courses and developments I've heard of recently....
- Courses on SEM: Coming Soon to a College Near You, Traffick
- Search Marketing Association Europe - what happened?, Threadwatch
Sending Out AdSense Holiday Gifts
It is that time of the year again. We have our first report of a Google Adsense holiday gift from WebmasterWorld. The gift appears to be a 3.6 inch TFT digital photo frame. No pictures of the frame yet, but I hope someone emails one to me....
- A Great Digital Picture Frame, Daggle
Complete Google Master Plan
Google Operating Systems located and posted the Full Google Master Plan 1.0. Remember about a month and a half ago, the Google Master Plan was erased? Well, according to Google OS, said it was erased because it was getting a bit "crufty." The image was taken by Chris diBona, here it is:...
- Google 1988, InsideGoogle
- Google Wired - Tired - Expired, Google Blogoscoped
- Search Engine Land Correspondents Named, Search Engine Land
- Search Engine Land Correspondents Named, Gray Hat News
- Search Engine Land Correspondents Named, Phil Bradley
- Google Parking Lot, Google Blogoscoped
- Google's smarties, Valleywag
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