Google Alerts Tell Google What Topics are Popular

I really enjoy using alerts from Google and Yahoo that send me information about topics that are interesting to me. For example, I have one alert set up for my town and state name, so I can see what’s being written about it in the news and the web. It sometimes captures information that doesn’t … Read more Google Alerts Tell Google What Topics are Popular

Google Games Patent Filing on Targeted Advertisements

Last month, news leaked out that Google was buying Adscape Media, which specializes in providing advertising within games. It appears that Google was already working on how to show ads during gameplay, and how to collect information about the users playing those games. A new patent application from Google looks at ways of determining user … Read more Google Games Patent Filing on Targeted Advertisements

Google Local Search in China: Export Restrictions, Filtering Sensitive Keywords, and Limited Data

A Google patent application published at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on local search describes some of the challenges that Google faces in providing local search to China and other Asian countries. These may include a need to filter some sensitive keywords; finding ways to work around export restrictions that make the use of … Read more Google Local Search in China: Export Restrictions, Filtering Sensitive Keywords, and Limited Data

Baseball, SEO, and Redirects: Throwing the Gyroball

The baseball season is almost upon us, and I’m really looking forward to the cry of “Playball” from the umpires. I also want to see Daisuke Matsuzaka, who joined the Red Sox this year, and his mythical gyroball. I’m also rooting for Josh Hamilton to turn his life around with the Cincinnati Reds. A little … Read more Baseball, SEO, and Redirects: Throwing the Gyroball