SearchCap: Google On Site Moves, Google Shopping API, Greece Okays Google Maps Street Views

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From Search Engine Land:

  • Google Takes Down Japan’s Honinbo Shusaku Doodle On Google UK On D-Day, Offers Apology

    The Telegraph reports Google has taken down a Google Doodle, aka Google Logo, from Google UK and some other countries, out of respect for D-Day. The Doodle featured Japan’s Honinbo Shusaku, a top professional Go player. Go is a board game for two players that originated in China more than 2,500 years ago. The Doodle […]

  • Google Introduces New Content API For Google Shopping

    Today, Google introduced a new version of the API that allows retailers to manage product feed content programmatically, as opposed to through manual updates to Google Merchant Center. It’s the first version update of the API since Google first launched it in 2010, before Google Shopping became a paid platform. Version 2 of the Content […]

  • Right To Be Forgotten “Small Thing” Vs. Copyright Takedowns Says EU Commissioner

    European Commissioner for Justice Viviane Reding was quoted in a BBC interview saying that the Right to Be Forgotten (RTBF) will be relatively easy for Google to administer. She asserted that, compared to the millions of copyright removal requests Google deals with, the thousands of RTBF requests are a “small thing.” Google also manages government removal requests on a […]

  • Learnings From SMX London: The Impact Of Social On Search

    SEOs and Social Marketers speculate on the impact that Social Media marketing has on how well their websites perform in search results. There has been much conjecture with many people interpreting an array of correlations as causation. Both Google’s Matt Cutts and Bing’s Duane Forrester have come out (on more than one occasion) to emphatically […]

  • Search In Pics: Google Analytics Bot, Larry & Sergey Aging & Google’s Don’t Be Evil Room

    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. Google Analytics Android Figurine: Source: Google+ Google Analytics Chinese Food Container: Source: Google+ Google Special Invitation: […]

  • Survey Finds Organic Search Delivers The Best ROI For Local Businesses

    We at BrightLocal recently conducted a survey that examines the sources of traffic and leads to local businesses. We had 288 SEOs and SMBs complete the survey. Combined, this group claimed to have optimized over 7,000 locations in the last 12 months. (That’s a whopping 24 locations per head — good effort!) We asked this […]

  • Google Updates Documentation & Guidelines On Moving A Site

    Google Webmaster Trends Analysts, Pierre Far and Zineb Ait Bahajji, posted on the Google Webmaster blog today that they’ve updated their official guidelines for moving your web site and having Google in mind when doing so. They broke out the process based on two ways of moving your site: (1) Move a site with no […]

  • After 5 Years In Dispute, Greece Approves Google Maps Street View Images

    ABC.com reported yesterday that Google Maps has launched street view images in Greece. According to the story, Greece authorities blocked Google Maps Street Views five years ago because of privacy issues. According to ABC.com: Company officials said the service went live after extensive and detailed negotiations with the country’s Data Protection Authority, which last year […]

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