The North Face Secretly Vandalized Wikipedia to Improve its Google Search Ranking
It was a not-so-clever ploy to insert North Face products into Wikipedia articles of famous tourist destinations.
Google’s Own Email Filters Flag Google’s Party Invite as Malicious
A cybersecurity reporter says his own Google-provided email app flagged an email about a Google party because it included content “typically used to steal personal information.”
Scammers Threaten to Review Bomb a Travel Company Unless it Pays Ransom
Twitter bots, fake reviews, and Instagram comments are the tools of a black hat SEO extortion attempt.
You Probably Shouldn’t Forge a Judge’s Signature to Solve Your SEO Problems
A jewelry company CEO was arrested on Monday and charged with forging court orders in order to de-index negative reviews on Google.
Floridians Hack Google to Display Poetry by Inmates in Miami
As part of the O, Miami Poetry Festival, South Florida residents are altering Google’s autocomplete by typing in one-line poems penned by incarcerated people in Miami.
Automation Is Coming for SEO Content Farmers
How four twenty-somethings in Ohio built a neural network that outperforms offshore content mills.
The Kindness of Letting the Internet Forget
By practicing a sort of reverse search-engine optimization, we can participate in a better, nicer, more ethical internet.
How an Obsessed Billionaire Finally Bought Gold.co.uk After Seven Years
Rob Halliday-Stein bought the domain for £600K to build his bullion brand.
Google’s New Alphabet Doesn’t Include 'Don’t Be Evil'
Why Google's new umbrella company spells the end of Silicon Valley's most famous slogan.
How a British Think Tank Targets Google Results to Counter ISIS Propaganda
If you're a British Muslim who's googled "how to get to Syria," you may have seen their work.
What the #DadBod Teaches Us About Us
The dad bod has taught us more about the human condition than we may ever know.
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Nothing Was the Zayn: Why Did Zayn Malik Leave One Direction?