SEO

Google

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.
Mitch Bowman
5.30.19
Internet Insecurity

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.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.12.18
pay up

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.
Joseph Cox
8.28.18
Busted

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.
Sarah Jeong
4.19.17
activist art

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.
Monica Uszerowicz
4.16.17
Google

Automation Is Coming for SEO Content Farmers

How four twenty-somethings in Ohio built a neural network that outperforms offshore content mills.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.12.16
Opinion

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​.
Sarah Jeong
6.13.16
uk

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.
Emiko Jozuka
10.20.15
Internet

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.
Brian Merchant
8.11.15
Google

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.
Nicole Kobie
6.2.15
Culture

What the #DadBod Teaches Us About Us

The dad bod has taught us more about the human condition than we may ever know.
carles.buzz
5.8.15
Deep Ass Questions

Nothing Was the Zayn: Why Did Zayn Malik Leave One Direction?

An Investigation.
Noisey Staff
3.25.15
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