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Adventures In Online Reputation Management

Paul Blanchard | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Blanchard

The 'right to be forgotten' law is now in full swing. Google has removed more than 60,000 web links and some days it seems like every search you do has the italicised warning at the bottom of the page: Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe. Learn more. Strange wording isn't it? Let's face it - some results have been removed, Google, or the italics of doom would not be there.

Google's Answer Boxes Demonstrate Appetite for E-A-T

Alastair Turner | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Tech
Alastair Turner

Answer boxes are the boxes that appear at the top of the organic search results and attempt to answer the question in the query... most of these queries exist around answers with a fairly solid factual base, but Google's current focus on understanding the meaning behind searches and how prominently they are displayed means that ever greater importance is placed on high quality content.

How To Get Around Google's 'Right To Be Forgotten'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

After a decision by a European court, Google has recently been forced to remove links to certain content on request. Known as the 'right to be forgott...

You Can Now Ask Google To Forget You

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Tech

Google has launched a new form to allow EU citizens to request information be removed to protect their reputation. The move comes after a decision ...

Google Asks High Court To Block Privacy Legal Action

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Tech

Internet giant Google is asking the High Court to block a breach of privacy legal action launched against it in the UK by a group of British internet ...

Google Promises To Block Web Searches For Child Abuse Images

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Tech

Internet searches for child abuse images will be blocked for the first time by Microsoft and Google after months of mounting pressure. New software...

How to Find a Good SEO Company

Jonathan Guy | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Tech
Jonathan Guy

To help you make something of a more informed choice, here are my top five pointers for choosing your next SEO firm.

The Internet and Porn: Can It Really Be Controlled?

Daley James Francis | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics
Daley James Francis

The porn industry is huge, and the online world has made it even easier to get your hands (or your eyes) on it, and if you want to indulge in it for free, you can do that too. It doesn't take a great deal of effort to get past the adult security measures.

Google Must Recognise Right to Equality in Online Search

Marc Pinter-Krainer | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Tech
Marc Pinter-Krainer

When it comes to search results returned by the world's largest search engine, businesses in all online verticals such as news or mapping have a right to be given just the same treatment as Google's own products - a right which Google yet has to recognise.

Take A Holiday At Your Desk

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Tech

Google has added more than 1,000 new destinations to its Street View maps. And it might just be the cheapest holiday you take this year - or at lea...

Why Vince Cable Is Wrong About Content Policing

Daniel Foster | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel Foster

It is both right and proper that stringent measures should be put in place to put an end to child pornography online. But Vince Cable's reactionary plan for Google and other search engines to police content in the wake of the convictions of Mark Bridger and Stuart Hazell is at best oversimplifying a very complex issue and at worst, a cynical ploy to absolve the coalition government of any immediate responsibility.

VISUALISED: This Is What The Internet Is Searching For Right Now

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Tech

Google has released a real-time visualisation of everything the Internet is searching for, as it happens. The neat online tool, based on Google Tre...

Has Google Just Recognised Palestine?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Tech

Google appears to have officially recognised Palestine as a separate country. In a small change to its website, the search engine changed the Araic...

Google's Rap Video Is Not Quite As Bad As It Sounds

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Tech

If you were looking for the next fresh sound in hip-hop, you might turn to Google. But if you did, we'd wager you'd be using the search engine - n...

A First Look at Facebook 'Graph Search'

Ben Wood | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Tech
Ben Wood

While that may well be the long game the reality is that their new search offering 'Graph Search' is not on a collision course with Google - yet.

Zuckerberg Reveals Facebook's Graph Search

PA | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Tech

Social media behemoth Facebook has announced at a "mystery event" that it is creating its own search engine. Speaking from the company's headquarte...

Google Accused Of Dragging Its Feet Over Demotion Of Pirate Sites

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Tech

In August Google promised media organisations that it would take significant steps to downgrade the rankings of pirate sites – but it has been accus...

Michael Rundle

Happy 14th Birthday Google!

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Tech

Google is celebrating its birthday - with digital cake. The search giant filed for incorporation on September 4, 1998, but according to Wired they ...

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Alistair Coleman | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Alistair Coleman

I hope you've managed to get past the clumsy headline for this piece, it being my (doomed) attempt to harvest more clicks from the wilds of the internet through the dark arts of what sharp-suited people are calling Search Engine Optimisation. And the Lord above knows how I need to boost my brand, after than nasty business with the bus full of nuns.

Internet Giant Google Faces Identity Crisis

Marc Pinter-Krainer | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Tech
Marc Pinter-Krainer

In September last year, Google acquired restaurants review company Zagat in a deal worth $114 million. It followed this with its $700 million acquisition of ITA Software, the leading travel software and database provider in July 2010.

Breaking the Mould: How to Build a Discovery Engine

Marc Leibowitz | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech
Marc Leibowitz

In the beginning, there was search. With the rise of Google and its competitors in the early 2000s, search became the primary way of locating relevant web content. But this method of information retrieval has its limitations, requiring users to provide a highly specific query and have a clear idea of their wants and needs.

Microsoft So.cl, The New Social Network Powered By Bing

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Tech

They brought us the first popular free email service in Hotmail. Now Microsoft is playing catch up to Facebook, opening up its So.cl social network to...

Now It's Snowing On Your Desktop

Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Tech

Google is bidding to get people in the Christmas spirit by bringing snowfall to their desktops. When Google searching the term "let it snow" digita...

Adult Content Blocked at Point of Subscription – A Well-Intentioned Waste of Time?

Thomas Vollrath | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Tech
Thomas Vollrath

When identifying the purpose of introducing this filtration then I have to wonder, what it could be? The government is right to take a stance on the protection of our children, a sentiment I whole-heartedly endorse, but it seems this time the thought process behind the decision is somewhat inconclusive