Microsoft swings hard at Google, calling it a copyright infringer. Google says yes, we're planning to do more with Apple and yes, we were arrogant in the past. Yahoo and Google execs work for $1 per day (you could, too, if you had their stock). Is that a Google Phone in your pocket, or are you just happy to rumor me? Revisiting the meta robots tag, now with more commands! How many social media buttons are too many and more in today's show.
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Microsoft Slams At Google As Copyright Infringer
Last October, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer gave us a taste of how Microsoft was going to position Google as a copyright leech. Today, Microsoft launched a full-out assault on the company. Google deserves some of this, no doubt. But the idea as Microsoft as some altruistic copyright savior deserves some critical...
Schmidt At Tech Conference Talks On Mergers, Ads, Apple & Arrogance
Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt, spoke at the Morgan Stanley technology conference in San Francisco yesterday. Blogging Stocks has live coverage from Eric Schmidt's speech and question and answer session. The four main points taken from his presentation were: Google Says Using Cash for Merger Spree Unlikely at PC Magazine explains...
- Google & Yahoo
Execs Stay On $1 Salary
There is this theme in the technology world where high-profile executives get an annual salary of $1. Apple's Steve Jobs has been earning one dollar for years. Google's CEO Eric Schmidt and co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin earn $1 each, as well. Even, Yahoo's CEO Terry Semel makes a...
- More Google
Simeon Simeonov has an excellent write up on the recent Google Phone rumors that have been buzzing around the blogosphere over the past day or so. In short, the recent Google acquisitions and partnerships, coupled with the Google & Orange talks and Google & Samsung partnership, with some insider information...
- Microsoft Refunds adCenter Advertisers Too Much, Search Engine Roundtable
- Ex-Google Answers Researchers Launch Q&A Site, Google Blogoscoped
- Yahoo Panama Conversion Tracking Broken, Marketing Pilgrim
- Dave Pasternack Says SEOs Need to Grow Up, Threadwatch
- Pandia Offers
Custom Search For Search Information
Pandia is offering a free custom search called the Search Engine Detective, a meta search engine which lets you do specialized searches for anything search engine related. Search Engine Detective give you two options: “All the best sites about search engines” searches a wide variety of sites and blogs on...
- Meta Robots
Tag 101: Blocking Spiders, Cached Pages & More
Last week, I covered a new command for the meta robots tag -- one to prevent search engines from using Yahoo titles and descriptions. In doing that, a number of questions came up about the meta robots tag syntax itself. Google Webmaster Central has now posted "Using the robots meta...
Buttons, Everywhere - Site Owner, Beware!
Placing social media buttons all over blogs and web sites has been a hot trend. Webmasters feel that adding these small buttons to their website will increase their social traffic. In some cases this is true, but in most it is not....
- I Wouldn't Submit That to StumbleUpon, Pronet Advertising
- Local Shopping
Search Stalks E-Commerce
Bob Tedeschi's NY Times e-commerce column today discusses a number of companies, NearbyNow, GPShopper, Krillion, ShopLocal and StepUp seeking to make the online-offline shopping connection. The article's hook is wireless shopping tools from NearbyNow and GPShopper....
- The 10 Minute Map, Windows Live Local Blog
- Google Local
Search Glossary, Pocket Version
One of the difficulties of talking about local search is the lack of a shared vocabulary. I've been working on putting together a Google Local Search Glossary, focusing upon some of the terminology from patent applications published by Google. The Glossary is a work in progress, and will likely evolve...
- Little old lady gets called for tech support…, Understanding Google Maps & Yahoo Local