Since the state legislature eliminated local redevelopment agencies a couple of years ago, cities up and down the California coast have grappled with means to boost job growth without the dollars that redevelopment agencies used to provide.
SEO companies around the world aggressively follow the SEO principles they read on the web. But when it comes to decisions that affect usability and the simple functioning of a website, they're innocently ignorant or willfully so.
We have been conditioned to accept privacy abuses as the price of using the Internet. These abuses generally involve having our search engine send us "better" ads, which most of us believe cannot be too dangerous.
Although the stock market yawned at Facebook's announcement of "Graph Search," its new search service, with investors wagering it would only hurt smaller, vertical search services like Yelp and Linkedin, the truth is that it is potentially much more significant than that.
Bing thinks that Google is "scroogling" you by giving you a bunch of paid ads disguised as search results. But as long as other search experiences are sub-optimal to Google, it does not have any evolutionary pressure to do any better than it already does.
Whilst the Panda algorithm, which is still refreshing 18 months on, is arguably more concerned with onsite factors, its not-too-distant relative, Google Penguin, was designed to focus on the other significant realm of SEO: offsite.
Much of Jeffrey Katz's op-ed laments the power of Google and calls on the company to abandon its business practices "for the sake of Internet freedom." His definition of "Internet freedom," however, seems to be "increased web traffic for Nextag."