We believe that Google will preview a major new social service called Google Circles at South by Southwest Interactive today. Update: Google has now officially denied that Circles will launch here, but not that it exists. Others, including Tim O'Reilly, have also now confirmed that they've seen it and that it's awesome. If what we've heard is correct, the service will offer photo, video and status message sharing.
In the last five years, Google has unveiled what is called three "paradigm shifts" to its search engine by adding instant search, real-time search, and personalized search. Today, search is morphing and splintering in numerous different directions simultaneously.
Spammers are moving on from mass e-mail blasts to targeted attacks using social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, according to Cisco. Spammers have found it can be more effective to use Facebook and other social networks to launch attacks targeted at specific companies or people.
Mobile use is growing faster than all of Google’s internal predictions, with YouTube seeing 200 million mobile playbacks a day, CEO Eric Schmidt said in his keynote at the Internet Advertising Bureau’s Annual Leadership meeting keynote.
When it comes to the latest changes from Google and their effect on content, the stakes are high for all content-production companies — including Yahoo’s Contributor Network and other sites such as Suite101 — but they are arguably highest for Demand Media.
What we said and would have said is we applaud Google removing duplicate content ... removing shallow, low quality content because it clogs the search results. I think content farms have become such a general term that everyone is just throwing around.
Let's see Google try to deny it's a media company now. New York Magazine reports Google is talking to Hollywood agents about building YouTube channels filled with original video content centered on celebrity.
First, this action says that spreading virally on social networks like Twitter and Facebook is more important to them than the resulting traffic from Google. And second, this is a strategic bet that they likely believe will result in the most vocal people on the web being less pissed off.
After a report emerged this morning of a new social network focused on nuanced sharing called Google Circles, the company said it was not launching anything this week at the high-profile South by Southwest Interactive event in Austin, Texas. Moreover, such a product is not even under development, according to the people supposedly developing it.
Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc., they're not able to get access to the data other than your own. Google and Apple compete. They're not sharing data anytime soon. We're Switzerland, because any company creating a product like this cannot be biased to any product over another.
- When it comes to content, Google and Facebook are offering us too much candy, and not enough carrots. That's according to political activist and former MoveOn.org executive director Eli Pariser, who warned that the "invisible algorithmic editing of the web" via personalized search results, news feeds and other customized content is threatening to limit our exposure to new information and narrow our outlook.
The background for Googles changes in its algoritm: Our index grew so quickly, and we were just crawling at a much faster speed. When that happened, we basically got a lot of good fresh content, and some not so good. The problem had shifted from random gibberish, which the spam team had nicely taken care of, into somewhat more like written prose. But the content was shallow.
Google issued its largest search algorithm update ever in attempt to weed out "low quality" sites last week, but an odd number of legitimate Web sites have been hit by the update as well. Meanwhile, some spammy sites seem entirely unaffected or boosted by the update. Does Google know what it's doing?
This recent search engine algorithm update by Google made a huge impact on lots of popular websites and blogs causing reduction in their organic traffic source. But the worst thing is that a lots of quality content blogs are already suffering from this fenomenon by getting labeled as “Content Farm” and all this by mistake.
We looked closely at the same search terms using Google's new algorithm and its old algorithm run through a proxy server. The new algorithm search yielded very different results. Having clicked through all 20 links, The information delivered by the new algorithm is much, much better.
Instead of leading with a breaking story, the Google News algo relies far too heavily on the most recent article/blog post, and only from certain sources. Often leaving smaller new orgs and blogs left out.
I’ve never been a big fan of adding as many “friends” to my social networks as possible. Why add unwanted noise to my socially-connected world? I’m now even more glad that I’ve been selective with who I friend and follow because Google just shoved everyone into my search results.
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