Do you experience poor traffic from Google search recently?

Bloggers out there who had been making good money from advertisement, especially Google Adsense, might need to take another look at the recent changes from Google. One of the changes was the page layout algorithm. Most Adsense publishers love to place a big 336×280 or 300×250 ad units “Above the Fold” simply because those ad … Read more →

Google Pacman Ate 4.8 Million Work Hours ($120 Million)

Last Friday (May 21st) was Pacman’s 30 year birthday and to celebrate, Google integrated a fully playable Pacman game into their logo on Google.com. RescueTime, who did some calculations based on the activity of 11,000 users, estimates that the time spent on Google’s frontpage last Friday went from 11 seconds on average to 45 seconds. … Read more →

Chinese Hackers Obtained Google’s Password System

According to New York Times, the Chinese Hackers you might have read about, is said to have obtained access to one of the more important parts of Google – their password system which controls access for million of users, to all Google’s services, including Gmail and Google Apps. The system is called “Gaia” and has … Read more →

Google Keeps Growing – First Fiscal Quarter 2010

“Recession? What recession?” – I bet that’s what the shareholders at Google are saying right now. Google increased their revenue with 23% in the 1st quarter of this fiscal year, compared to last year. The total revenue was 6.77 billion dollars in the first quarter, with a profit of 1.96 billion dollars, an increase of … Read more →

Google China Redirect Now Also Censured

Yesterday I wrote how Google decided to redirect from censured Chinese Google.cn to the Hong Kong version, Google.com.hk. It didn’t take many hours for the Chinese government before censored results were once again censored, but from Google.com.hk. How exactly they’re doing it, I don’t know, but New York Times reports that it’s only results that … Read more →

Google To Be Investigated By The European Union

The European Commission has received three complaints over Google and now intend to start an investigation. The three complaints are from Foundem, a UK-based “price compare”-portal, French legaladvice search engine ejustice.fr and german Ciao, a company below Microsoft. Foundem believes that Google’s search algorithms place Foundem’s pages worse in Google, because Foundem is a competing … Read more →

Google May Earn $500,000,000 On Typosquatting – Yearly!

A new report done by two Harvard scientists reveals that Google may earn up to 500 million dollars a year because of typosquatting. Typosquatting is what they call it when somebody on purpose registers a domain that looks a lot like something else, like Googel.com (notice the misspelling). So if you go to googel.com because … Read more →