Another Rough Week for Google

A class action lawsuit about AdWords can proceed, the U.S. Supreme Court says. Well, really they declined to hear the case.

Filing Bogus Spam Reports on Your Competitors is a Boneheaded Idea, Google Confirms

Remember a few months ago when Google said that they keep track of users who submit good, real, honest spam reports? And that those reports get prioritized?

How Much Do You Trust Fancy New TLDs?

Here's a curious little article published in Search Engine Land recently.

A Separate Mobile Search Index Is Still Coming

Now that more than 50% of all searches happen on mobile devices, Google's Gary Illyes says that it makes sense to have a separate, mobile-only index.

Google's Paris Office Raided By Investigators Over Alleged Unpaid Taxes

Google's Paris office has been raided by investigators where Google is accused of owing the French state

A Florida Judge Rules Google Must Face Trial Over Site Removals From SERPs

This lawsuit can proceed, says the judge. However, don't get too excited just yet as Google usually manages to come out without a case to answer.

Are Monthly SEO Contracts a Scam?

People can be skeptical of a lot of SEO practices. Is the method of payment one of them?

URLs and Photos No Longer Count Towards the Character Limit on Twitter

A few months ago, Twitter was talking about pushing its character limit out to 10,000+. There was a huge debate over how essential the character limit is to the essence of Twitter.

Google Mobile SERPs Update Coming in May

Google has announced a mobile SERPs update coming in May which will mean that mobile-friendly sites are likely to get a bigger boost.

A Nail in the Coffin For Payday and High Interest Loan Ads

Beginning July 13 of this year, Google will stop accepting and displaying ads for a specific slice of payday and high interest loans.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau is Planning a New Ad Scoring System to Fight Ad Blockers

They call it the L.E.A.N. system because ads clearly need to go on a diet. That stands for "Light, Encrypted, AdChoice supported, and Non-invasive advertising".

Featured Snippets Get Expanded Topics

Just another way for Google to keep all the traffic to itself?

67% of mobile shoppers convert on desktop

This just popped up in my Twitter feed

Google's New Mobile Friendly Test Adds Comprehensive Blocked Resources Report

Just in case you were wondering if Google still values the mobile web - the answer is "yep!" Their mobile friendliness test was launched prior to Mobilegeddon and now it's getting an upgrade!

What Do You Think of Google's New Minimalist Ads?

There's a new ad unit design on the block for Google AdSense. And it's pretty minimal - white space, a little blue text, and nothing more.

Getty Images has filed a complaint in the E.U. over what is says is Google Image Search enabling image piracy

Getty Images has decided to take its complaint to the E.U. over what it says is Google Image Search making it easier for image piracy.

Clickjacking Draws Action From Google

Evidently clickjacking has become a big enough issue that Big G is willing to devote resources to fighting it!

Another week, another way to be assaulted by ads

Just a week after Google started testing a very sneaky color change for ads in its European search results, they now appear to be testing ads in loca

Is Zombie Traffic Just Mis-Matched Traffic?

For what feels like half a year or more, zombie traffic has been plaguing all sorts of websites.

How Important is Site Speed? When Does it Become Important?

Debating whether or not site speed is a ranking factor is a popular pastime on SEO Chat.