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Google Could Face a $9 Billion Fine for Rigging Search Results

by HeadMaster
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EU antitrust regulators aim to slap a hefty fine on Alphabet unit Google over its shopping service before the summer break in August, two people familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for two other cases involving the US company. The European Commission's decision will come after a seven-year investigation into the world's most popular internet search engine was triggered by scores of complaints from both US and European rivals. The EU competition authority accused Google in April 2015 of distorting internet search results to favour its shopping service, harming both rivals and consumers. The Commission and Google declined [...]

What is SEO?

by HeadMaster
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I'll start off by saying that I don't expect to rank for the phrase "What is SEO?" I'm not even going to try because it's really not worth it. Other people have worked years at it and they wouldn't stop just because I started working on ranking for it. I'm writing this post for the benefit of my readers. I started doing what was later called SEO, short for "search engine optimization" in 1996. There was no Google, Yahoo or Bing. I ranked websites on search engines such as Altavista, Dogpile, Hotbot and what was at that time called, "Ask [...]