Google AutoLink and Copyright Law–A Fuller Explanation

There’s been a lot of discussion about Google’s AutoLink tool, including some questions about why I think it might violate copyright law. I can understand why this is confusing, particularly because the AutoLink tool raises two discrete questions. First, what…

Does Google Cloak?

Threadwatch has a story alleging that Google uses cloaking. If true, this would be ironic because Google bans cloaking. However, I’d like to hear Google’s side to this story before assuming it’s true. Also, I think it’s easy to overreact…

Google a “One-Trick Pony?”

BusinessWeek calls out Google for its “tunnel vision” obsession with search to the exclusion of other revenue-generating activities. Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now! Reviewed by on. Rating:

Leslie Walker on AutoLink

Good article by Leslie Walker in support of Google’s AutoLink feature as a time-saver and matter of consumer empowerment. Her lead paragraph says it all: “Bring it on, Google. Bring us more shortcuts, one-click look-ups and Googlespeak, that strange language…

Article on Google Technology Architecture

Good technical article on how Google handles its massive data infrastructure. The article reinforces the redundancy built into Google’s system. Imagine how hard it must be to build a system that can store the entire known web—then build a system…

Google v. Yahoo

Wired article on Yahoo’s 10 year anniversary. The article sharply points out that Yahoo seems to get lost in all of the hype about Google, and it shouldn’t. I confess that Google pervades my life: I search Google dozens of…

Nielsen-NetRatings Search Engine Loyalty Study

Nielsen-NetRatings released its latest study showing that searchers use multiple search engines. For example, the study says “58 percent of Google searchers also visited at least one of the other top two search engines, MSN Search and Yahoo! Search… Nearly…

Good GQ Article on Google

Long but insightful article on Google by John Heilemann. I’ve blogged more about it at my personal blog. Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now! Reviewed by on. Rating:

Search Engine “Impression Spam”

Click fraud has been well-discussed among SEMs/SEOs, but Rob McGann runs a good article in ClickZ calling attention to “impression spam.” This occurs because Google considers click-through rate in its sorting algorithm for paid ads. If an ad gets a…

Penenberg on WSJ and Search Engines

Adam Penenberg argues that the Wall Street Journal eventually will become irrelevant because its subscription model (1) makes its content invisible to the search engines, and (2) prevents bloggers from linking to it. I think he’s right. Our assessments of…