Google Hides Referrers: Privacy or Money?

Just last week, Google changed access to information about searchers leaving their website after a search. Searchers who are logged into their Google accounts no longer automatically pass along the term with which they searched – with one important exception. But this exception is enough to make some observers question Google’s motives.
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Google`s Matt Cutts Delivers Live Chat

Last week Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s webspam fighting team, held a live 90-minute web chat on the Google Webmaster Central YouTube channel. If you weren’t one of the thousand or so viewers who tuned in, you can still watch it online – but until you can make the time for it, here’s a quick summary.
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Targeting Keyword Domains Next on Google Agenda?

It’s been a busy year for Google in terms of algorithm changes. The search engine giant has been tweaking its formula in an effort to reduce the ranking of websites with low quality content. By improving the relevancy of its results, Google believes it provides a more positive user experience. While algorithm changes are nothing new for Google, its Panda release in February was significant in terms of its scope.
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