Problem: The head guy at your site & conference just left and started a competing site and conference.
1) Remove Daggle from SEWBlog blogroll
2) Remove Daily SearchCast link from blogroll
3) Fail to link to SEL in blogroll (despite Danny's goodwill & professionalism and plenty of links back the other way)
Note to Incisive: The SEO community is very catty. You better start greasing people fast.
According to this article, Google quietly decided not to cooperate with prosecutors of a click fraud blackmailer, so as to protect their trade secrets, and possibly hide the extent of click fraud on their network.
I was doing some research last night and visited the official site for the California State Government. I noticed something a bit "funny" so started viewing the source code and was pretty amazed by what I saw.
QuadsZilla over on SEOBlackhat has outlined a nice little plan of action on how to get a handle on what Google is really doing, and end all the mystery surrounding Adsense, Smart Pricing, Adwords, and the quality score.
BoingBoing reports that a grad student in Informatics who is also apparently an intern in Google's Application Security Group was questioned by the FBI and forced to take down the portion of his site which generated fake boarding passes to highlight security flaws.
They later returned to seize his computers and other items.
From Chris's blog:
I didn't sleep at home last night. It's fair to say I was rather shaken up.
I came back today, to find the glass on the front door smashed.
Yesterday, ZDNet tried to accuse Jeremy Zawodny of being disloyal to Yahoo! by using AdWords. Jeremy gleefully thwapped the reporter back:
"I guess the lesson is that someone who writes about "digital micro-markets" can't tell the difference between products aimed at publishers and those aimed at advertisers. I guess the further lesson is that such a person, in their rush to publish, doesn’t examine my previous public statements on the matter (using this magic "search" technology).
I've probed some of my best resources on this and they are all eager to talk about it but cannot. In total, three of my most credible and authentic resources, including DM News’s Giselle Abramovich, are indicating plans for a massive corporate re-structuring at Google.
I'm not sure which I find more offensive, the Governments attempts to regulate people's morals by making online gaming illegal or Google gathering browsing history under the guise of protecting you against phishing.