Important Google News: Recap for Last Week

If you were sick last week or on vacation or in a coma you missed A LOT of Google news. Here is a must read recap of articles on Google, Google changes and Google news.

Industry Related

- Google PR Nightmare: Search Giant Apologizes for Evildoing – SEJ


- “Ask On Google+” Links Appearing In Google’s Search Results – SEL

- New Gmail, YouTube, Blogger Users Join Google+ by Default – SEW

- New Google account users forced to join Google+ – MSNBC

- Larry Page: Google+ Now Has 90 Million Users – Mashable

- Search Plus Your World: Google and Twitter Exchange Blows – SEJ

- Why Google’s Biggest Problem with ‘Search Plus Your World’ Isn’t Antitrust – Time

- FTC Investigating Google: Google Launches Ad Campaign to Control Damage – SEJ

- Why Google owes you nothing – CNet

Above the Fold

- Pages With Too Many Ads “Above The Fold” Now Penalized By Google’s “Page Layout” Algorithm

- Google Announces Above-the-Fold Algorithm Change – SEJ

- An Interview With A Google Search Quality Rater – SEL

- Does Google Have An Interest In Pinterest? – TechCrunch

- AdWords Search and Display Networks Will Soon Get Impression Share Metrics – SEW

- Is Google Selling Investors Private Search Data? – SEOBook

Non-Industry Related

- Google’s 4Q disappoints as advertising prices sink – AP

- Google Trims The Fat – TechCrunch

- Google’s Mobile Ad Revenues Could Surge To $5.8 Billion In 2012 – TechCrunch

- Google Tops Fortune’s List of Best Places to Work – PCMag

- Google Plays Both Sides in the Web Piracy Fight: Susan Crawford – Bloomberg

- The White House Joins Google+ -White House

- Google Fires Rogue Contractors for Vandalizing Competitor’s Database - SEJ

 Important Google News: Recap for Last Week

Melissa Fach

SEJ Editor - Melissa is the owner of SEO Aware, LLC. She is a consultant and trainer helping companies make the most of their content marketing and SEO. She specializes is the Psychology behind blogging and content marketing. Melissa is also an associate on the Community team at Moz, an associate and writer at CopyPress and an editor at Authority Labs. She is a self-proclaimed Star Wars and Internet geek and volunteers with big cats at
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  1. This all happened in one week?? This really took me by surprise, was on vacation for 2 weeks. The top article was a good read, found it rather surprising that Google would falsely claim a partnership. Will be interesting to see if Mocality will take legal action or not.