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    What kind of t-shirt do you wear?

    May 6, 2013
    Hi Matt, I want to buy a t-shirt like yours. Can you give me a good address? christophe, Belgium.

    Africa isn’t really rising

    by Rian van der Merwe
    May 6, 2013
    Jumoke Balogun wrote a hard-hitting piece on uneven economic development in Africa Is Rising. Africans Are Not. The conclusion:

    I understand that it is much easier to delight in articles and documentaries about a “rising Africa” than to examine personal class privilege. Economic inequality tasks those who have to consider the legitimacy of their wealth; it is an encompassing problem that we cannot donate, aid, or volunteer away. […]

    We must all first admit that most Africans are...

    May 2013 Google Webmaster Report

    by rustybrick
    May 6, 2013
    It has been a pretty busy month over at Google, not much in terms of "official" updates but a lot of discussion about changes on both the algorithm side and user interface side. Plus, we learned a lot from Google comments...

    Exact Match Domainers: Are You Switching Or Improving?

    by rustybrick
    May 6, 2013
    Several months ago, Google launched the Google EMD Update that went after "low-quality exact-match domains in search results," according to Google's head of search spam, Matt Cutts.

    Since then...

    Google Acquires More Wearable Computing Glasses Patents

    by Bill Slawski
    May 4, 2013
    One of the more interesting discussions about Google Glass I’ve seen recently was in a forum where one of the participants was describing his own homemade version of Google Glass, which he named “Flass” (if someone at Google happens to be reading this, you should send him a pair of Google Glass, just because.) What [...]

    The post Google Acquires More Wearable Computing Glasses Patents appeared first on SEO by the Sea.

    Twitter: better than flying cars

    by Rian van der Merwe
    May 4, 2013
    Bill Gates, pulling no punches in an interview with Wired:

    Wired: Peter Thiel, expressing his dissatisfaction with technology’s progress, recently noted, “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” Do you agree with him?

    Bill Gates: I feel sorry for Peter Thiel. Did he really want flying cars? Flying cars are not a very efficient way to move things from one point to another. On the other hand, 20 years ago we had the idea that information could become available at...

    Google Search App With Google Now Breaks Into iTunes Top 10

    by dannysullivan
    May 3, 2013
    When Google first released its updated Google Search app last October, it never made the iTunes top ten and, last week, wasn’t even in the top 100. But the addition of Google Now helped the app make the top ten in less than a week.

    Google relaunched its app last October with Siri-like voice recognition and readback, but after peaking at number 16, it started dropping down to around the 150 mark last Sunday.

    With Google Now being added, the app has risen up to number 10 in the most...

    Malware warning

    by MattCutts
    May 3, 2013
    Recently someone on twitter complained that Chrome was labeling their site as malware:

    http://Dvorak.org site blocked by Chrome browser after I wrote negative commentary about Google.

    I took a few minutes to compose a reply, so I’ll go ahead and post it here:

    Just to summarize: Chrome’s warning is correct. Your blog is hacked and injecting a malicious iframe on dvorak.org/blog/ even on error pages.

    At the top of the page, the malicious iframe looks like this: <style>.rrfhezo {...

    Why We Can't Just Be SEOs Anymore - Whiteboard Friday

    May 2, 2013
    There's a movement happening in our industry, and many folks are changing their practices and titles from "SEO" to "online marketing, inbound marketing, and/or earned media marketing." Where did this shift originate from, and where is it taking our industry as a whole? Is it enough to just be an SEO in today's game, or are we missing the bigger picture?

    In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand shares his take on the shift from "SEO" to "inbound marketing" and what the future holds for our...

    Google Expands List of “Generic” Top Level Domains and Makes Them Geotargetable

    Vanessa Fox
    by Vanessa Fox
    May 2, 2013
    Typically, the country-code top level domain (ccTLD) is just that — a country code. For instance, example.co.uk has content for the UK, and example.com.au has content for Australia. Usually, registration of these domains is restricted. You have to prove that you are operating the site from the designated country. However, some countries have opened up registration to everyone. And of course, some top level domains, such as .com, are inherently generic.

    Google uses the location of a site in...