Google plus posts in Google News

Google plus posts in Google News
I was reading the news today while stuck in my daily trip on the District Line (London), and in doing so I noticed something curious. The last news listed when you expand for more related articles on the main news topic, was coming from a Google Plus page: As I’ve never come across this in the past, I assume is something new introduced by Google very recently. It’s interesting to see that this applies to other news too, if there’s a relevant...
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Google Knowledge Graph fails on Greggs

Google Knowledge Graph fails on Greggs
As of today, many of us noticed an unusual activity on Twitter, which highlighted the misrepresentation of the Greggs‘ brand image by Google Search. The story: when you searched for the word “greggs” on Google Search, you will be presented with a list of results. (screenshot below). Funny (not for the brand) enough, on the right side of the search results, where Google shows it’s understanding of the user’s query by returning relevant information using it’s Knowledge Graph engine, a misrepresented...
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Does Google care about its own tracking?

Does Google care about its own tracking?
I was just doing my daily website check-ups in Google Webmaster Tools today, and my eye was caught by the Google Tag Assistant plugin in my Chrome, indicating an error on the page: It’s funny to see that Google has got the Analytics implementation wrong, and they’re not bothering at fixing it. Not a big deal someone would say, who cares about gathering data on GWT? Might be true, surely Google isn’t new to this kind of errors in their platforms. They randomly...
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Google wants your website to be secure!

Google wants your website to be secure!
Have you ever heard of https? Of course, what a question. Probably you thought that using such a secure protocol was requested only by e-commerce websites or more in general, transactional (dealing normally with a two-way communication: user-client). This protocol ensures the information exchanged between the server (website) and user (client) is encrypted and secure from malicious users, or simply put, hackers. Up to date, a lot of websites have been compromised due to many flaws in their (outdated) architecture, coding, server...
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Google Search censored: where are we heading?

Google Search censored: where are we heading?
One of my colleagues this morning sent an email, citing: The Lords were critical of RTBF because: It doesn’t take into account the impact on smaller search engines that don’t have the resources of Google RTBF is based on “vague, ambiguous and unhelpful criteria” Search engines shouldn’t be left to interpret the rules for themselves. In particular Google should not be “sitting in judgement” about what information about individuals should remain and what should be removed from its index. Agree to disagree....
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Google autocomplete now shows 10 results

Google autocomplete now shows 10 results
After that information has been stored from Google search robots, it’s presented in the form of a list or results when users search for a given term: the SERP. Did you ever come across a client or friend asking for help with removing a negative search result? Well, what is becoming more common is that although you forgot about what your client has done in the past, Google, being ever so helpful, would like to remind you or the rest of...
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Outlook Problems: The Cloud Terror

Outlook Problems: The Cloud Terror
Yes, Microsoft confirmed it had finally resolved an issue with Outlook.com that had been affecting some users for up to three days. The company apologized multiple times to those affected, explained what happened and the steps it has taken to prevent future issues. Microsoft blamed this particular incident on a failure of the caching service that interfaces with devices using Exchange ActiveSync, including most smartphones. The failure caused these devices to receive an error and continuously try to connect to Microsoft’s service, which resulted in...
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Facebook Phone Flop: Cancelled UK Distribution

Facebook Phone Flop: Cancelled UK Distribution
The so-called “Facebook Phone” doesn’t seem to have the success hoped for by Zuckerberg: after the decision of the American AT & T to erase the sale after just one month, according to Engadget.com the First Htc will not have time for the announced distribution in Britain. The rumor was later confirmed by a statement of EE, one of the UK mobile operators: “Facebook is adding new features to its app Home – explained by EE – and while working on...
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