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Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Loses Bonus For Handling Of 'Security Incident'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.01.2017 | Business

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will lose her bonus and equity grants this year because of her handling of a 2014 hacking incident that may have compromised 5...

Verizon Agrees To Buy Yahoo's Core Internet Business At $350 Million Discount

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 02.21.2017 | Business

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc , the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, said on Tuesday it agreed to buy the core internet business of Yahoo Inc fo...

CEO Responds To 7-Year-Old Girl Who Asked 'Google Boss' For A Job

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.16.2017 | Parents

A 7-year-old with big dreams in England wrote a letter to Google about working for the company one day ― and she received an encouraging response. O...

From Holocaust Denial To Hitler Admiration, Google's Algorithm Is Dangerous

Frank Pasquale | Posted 02.06.2017 | Home
Frank Pasquale

If you Google “Was the Holocaust real?” right now, seven out of the top 10 results will be Holocaust denial sites. If you Google “Was Hitler bad...

Thoreau is Alive (and Crankier Than Ever) on His 200th Birthday

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.30.2017 | Home
Peter Mandel

In a recent piece in the Book Review section of The New York Times ("Celebrating Two Centuries of Thoreau") John Williams reminds us that "if the air ...

Marissa Mayer Will Resign From Rump Yahoo Board After Verizon Deal Is Done

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.07.2017 | Business

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer expects to step down from the board of directors of what is left of Yahoo after completing the proposed sale of its core busin...

Google Combats Holocaust-Denying Search Results With Algorithm Update

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.27.2016 | Technology

A white supremacist site no longer leads Google search results for a specific Holocaust-related query following an update to the search engine’s alg...

Election 2016: The Potentially Polarizing Effects Of Search Engines, Social Media And Motivated Reasoning

Christine Nero Coughlin | Posted 10.25.2016 | Media
Christine Nero Coughlin

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, 81 percent of supporters of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump disagree not only on their respective policies and plans but also on the "basic facts" surrounding the candidates and the election.

The Evolving SEO Techniques And How To Use Them

Lisa Froelings | Posted 10.24.2016 | Business
Lisa Froelings

In the growing world of technology, search engine optimization (SEO) still continues to play a very important part in online marketing. In a study by ...

Your Content Marketing Strategy after Real Time Google Penguin Update

Azzam Sheikh | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Azzam Sheikh

It's official now. Google announced this week that Penguin is part of the core search engine algorithm and will affect real-time searches.

Top 3 Digital Marketing Tips to Earn More Traffic to Your Website

William Morrow | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business
William Morrow

We've all heard the statistics and reports on how search engine optimization (SEO) is a critical focus point for businesses on the internet. Setting a perfect stage for customers to come in and patronize your business in the form of a great website design is not just enough to make your business successful.

How to Write a Blog That People Will Actually Read

Quora | Posted 06.16.2016 | Media

This is an opportunity for you. Every day, you have experiences. You encounter problems and challenges. You buy products to help you with those problems and challenges. These are all things you can write about.

Your Online Identity: Your Strongest Brand or Worst Nightmare?

Ruth Young | Posted 05.17.2016 | Technology
Ruth Young

This week, I spoke with Tom Lynch, president of PeekYou, one of the leading free people search engines, on what having an online identity means in the present day and how we can manage our web presence better.

#FredinChina: Google Tilt Brush, from sci-fi to reality

Fred Raillard | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in Paris, Sh...

How Your Web Hosting Can Affect Your Position in the Search Results

William Morrow | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
William Morrow

credit I've seen some online entrepreneurs and bloggers who take web hosting for granted and go on picking the one that's cheap into save money. Howe...

5 Pretty Awesome, and Unique Google Alternatives Worth Trying

Nancy Laws | Posted 03.30.2016 | Technology
Nancy Laws

As Google continues to evolve, so are the options currently available for those who are interested in a less political option.

Google's Recent Market Share Drop Will Bring Us Closer to the Perfect Search Engine

Eli Schwartz | Posted 03.02.2017 | Business
Eli Schwartz

I recently wrote on SearchEngineLand that after many years of stability, Google's share of the search market dipped a few percentage points, according...

How Local SEO Replaced the Yellow Pages

Yatin Khulbe | Posted 12.08.2016 | Business
Yatin Khulbe

So for most of us it's clear that the yellow pages are becoming more and more obsolete but many don't realize this vital fact: Local SEO has played a...

Which Shopping Cart Software is Crucial for Your E-Commerce Business?

Dorit Sasson | Posted 11.05.2016 | Technology
Dorit Sasson

Let's say you've gotten a memorable site built for your e-commerce business. How are you going to get that site to stand out? The design elements are ...

4 Ways to Promote and Market Your Online Business Using Images

Dorit Sasson | Posted 11.03.2016 | Business
Dorit Sasson

It's a known fact that the attention span of your targeted online audience is dismally short. We live in an age of visual culture. Like short videos, ...

How Facebook and Google's Algorithms Are Affecting Our Political Viewpoints

Megan Anderle | Posted 10.15.2016 | Technology
Megan Anderle

Now that the 2016 presidential election is a regular part of the news cycle and users are sharing their opinions daily, let's dive into all the ways, subtle and overt, that the most-used social network and the most-used search engine affect our political beliefs.

What Is SEO? Your 101 Guide to Search Engine Optimization

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Erin McKelle

If you've written a blog post, you probably want to get the highest chance of readership possible, right? SEO refers to a process used to most ideally advance your rankings and search capabilities online.

Social Media = Search Results = Lifelong Branding for Kids

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 09.04.2015 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

In my company's daily course of business, we come across a lot of people (adults) who have seen their life get turned upside down because of something...

Do we Have a Right to be Forgotten?

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 07.16.2016 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

In my spring course about technology and politics, we discussed how technology is viewed as good or bad, and the impact it has on society. After hearing about the "right to be forgotten" debate in class, I tried to look at the ruling and its impact from different viewpoints.

Google, I Hardly Knew Ye

Tricia McCallum | Posted 07.06.2016 | Comedy
Tricia McCallum

Google thinks it's so great. That it's the best search engine in the world. Then why can it not answer any of my simplest, most pressing questions?