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Google Organic vs Ads, SEO Tips, Sundar Pichai on Core Search & Happy Holidays

This was a very slow week in search, because of the holidays and New Years break. But I did scrounge up some topics to cover. A senior Google search engineer said searchers can tell the difference between search ads and free organic listings. Google said they use the most restrictive crawling command they can find …

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Google’s Pichai answers to Congress: The good, the bad and the frustrating

The appearance of Google CEO Sundar Pichai in front of Congress yesterday has been eagerly anticipated by those of us following the company’s tumultuous year in the face of criticism from international press, human rights organizations, and its own staff. The hearing – lasting more than three hours – was titled Transparency & Accountability: Examining …

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Sundar Pichai had to explain to Congress why Googling ‘idiot’ turns up pictures of Trump

In a House Judiciary Committee hearing today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was asked to explain why a Google image search for “idiot” turned up pictures of Donald Trump — and whether that was a case of intentional bias. The question came from Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), who was trying to refute the idea that Google …

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Sundar Pichai promotion, content hoarding & Quora’s ad platform

Barry Schwartz Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land’s News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on social media at @rustybrick, +BarrySchwartz and Facebook. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio and …

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai joins Alphabet board

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is joining the Alphabet board of directors, effective last week. Pichai has been at Google since 2004 and CEO since 2015, when the formation of Alphabet was announced. In addition to Pichai, the Alphabet board includes: Larry Page Sergey Brin Eric E. Schmidt L. John Doerr Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. Diane B. …

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