70 posts and columns on Danny Sullivan
News Bytepaying bloggers to promote its Chrome browser, is punishing itself for doing so. The search giant tells Danny Sullivan it will penalize the “pagerank” of www.google.com/chrome for “at least 60 days.” Google has blamed the pay-per-post campaign on ad network Unruly Media, but says “Google should be held to a higher standard, so we have taken stricter action than we would against a typical site.”
What’s it like to be a passenger in one of Google’s self-driving cars? Pretty cool! Also, kinda scary! (Plus: Bonus Gene Hackman video!)
Perusing AOL’s leaked damn-the-journalism-full-speed-ahead business plan, BoomTown was a little late to the Microsoft Bing event this morning called “Farsight: Beyond the Search Box.” But things had certainly been cooking with gas when I walked into the meeting room at the University of San Francisco, including allegations of cheating, honeypot stings and a whole lot of insulting of the hosts. Schweeet!
Google has so much money and is so intent on pushing its Chrome browser that it’s willing to put marketing dollars into the weirdest places. Like a print newspaper.
News Byteshowing up uninvited in some users’ timelines in a test ahead of a broader rollout. And over the next couple of days, they’ll start to appear along with certain query results in Google’s Realtime Search. This is the first time that ads from an outside network will appear on Google, reports Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Land, and the revenue will be split 50-50.
Google’s new “Instant” search feature can read your mind. But if you’re thinking about something dirty, it doesn’t want to know. Or, more accurately, it doesn’t want to tell you about it. What happens when you match it up against George Carlin and the infamous seven words?