Google has completely (and unexpectedly) removed all authorship functionality and Google+ integration from its search results and webmaster tools, saying that it was 'distracting' for the users.
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Rap Genius was hit hard a few weeks ago after they were banished from Google's search results for SEO spam. But today they're back on top, after an announcement apologizing for the practices.
Google seems to have introduced some new functionality for their main search engine, adding additional clarification to famous names and what they are most primarily celebrated for.
Grant Shapps, a Conservative housing minister in the UK, was found to have abused Google's Adsense. Now, the search engine has responded in turn, blacklisting 19 sites operated by the family.
Conservative UK politician Grant Shapps, or Michael Green as he identifies himself online, has been found to have been exploiting Google's AdSense system through selling SEO spamming software online.
A Google team member has said the company plans in the near future to penalize web sites that in their opinion deliberately try to push search optimization techniques rather than offer good content.
I'm addicted to Twitter. There, I admit it. Whenever I'm near a computer, TweetDeck is usually open. When I'm out and about, my iPhone usually has Tweetie fired up. I use Twitter to consume...