Monthly Archives: April 2014

Judge Allows ‘No Poaching’ Lawsuit Against Google to Proceed

A California judge has denied a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit from employees claiming that a group of high profile tech companies, including Google and Apple, conspired in a “no poaching” deal.

The defendants, which also include Intel, Adobe, Intuit, Lucasfilm and Pixar, have been accused of conspiring to limit worker salaries and mobility by agreeing not to pursue....More>>>

Meaningful SEO Metrics – Moving Beyond PageRank

At SES London 2013, Marcus Tober, the founder and CTO of Searchmetrics, and Will Critchlow, the Founder and Chief Strategist of Distilled, tackled some thorny topics during the session on “Meaningful SEO Metrics.”

Tober kicked off with some new technical data.

He said “SEO visibility” was one of his most important metrics. He acknowledged that ranking on single....More>>>

SEO Audit Tips – 8 Examples of Why Your Source Code Matters

I started my career in web development and web application development, and I’m glad I did. I use my programming skills on a regular basis in SEO, and especially when performing SEO audits.

Various helpful SEO tools can be incredibly helpful in assisting your analysis, but nothing trumps human SEO intelligence. The right tools combined with the right SEO intelligence can yield incredible....More>>>

Viva Las Vegas Tech – A Startup City Blooms in the Desert

As of next month, I will have lived (and loved) living in Las Vegas for eight years. It is a fabulous place to be. Part small town, part big city. Two million people who still think this is a small town and who will say hello to you while you wait in line at the supermarket.

Yet, while many of you have come here (and we thank you) enjoying our many fine hotels, amazing restaurants, donating....More>>>

Questioning Quora

Do you use Quora? Should you use Quora? As we begin the new year, I felt like it makes sense to set aside some time each week to take a look at technology that is new, generating interest, or represents a step forward in the online world.

In the last couple weeks Quorahas become the trendy pick as a breakout site for 2011. Traffic increased tremendously in December but then more than doubled....More>>>

UK Reopens Google Street View Wi-Fi Investigation

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reopened its investigation into Google’s Street View Wi-Fi collecting in light of recent revelations that the firm was fully aware the technology would grab users’ data.

In a letter to the search giant, the data watchdog said it believed the original claims made by Google that data was collected erroneously were misleading.....More>>>

Study – 55 Percent Of Mobile-Search Driven Conversions Happen In One Hour Or Less

Large numbers of people believe that the majority of mobile search activity happens


Google Penguin 1.1 Pushed Out As Some Sites Report Recovery

Late Friday, heading into the long weekend, Google’s head of webspam Matt Cutts announced a Penguin data refresh now known as Penguin 1.1. Every so often, Cutts throws webmasters a bone via tweets framing algorithm updates or data refreshes as weather events, such as this:

As he said, the update is to impact less than 0.1 percent of English searches. The update is not an actual....More>>>

Earth Day 2013 Google Doodle – Control the Weather in Interactive Logo

Today’s Google Doodle for Earth Day 2013 has a lot to experience. So much, in fact, Google created a “sightseeing checklist” to make sure you don’t miss anything. All four seasons, animals, and weather that you control are among the natural wonders you’ll find.

“Today we are celebrating Earth Day with an interactive doodle that captures a slice of....More>>>

SEO Fail! 10 Most Commonly Overused Website Techniques

You’ve just heard about the latest and greatest website technique. Everyone is doing it you should try it too! Right?

Well, you might or you might not.

Too often, sites pick up a technique just because another site uses it, thinking awesome, that’s cool for me, too!

However, just because someone is doing it, even the biggest, baddest, coolest someone doesn’t....More>>>