Why is it more important to celebrate a French sculptor on Veterans Day on Google’s search page instead of a nice Veterans Day banner?
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As I get my email updates this morning, I read this article about Google Street View and it really makes me aware of all of the possible problems Google Street View services may pose to us, ordinary non-Googlers; or NOT- see this excerpt from the article …
“Oh, and if you believe as Google does that “complete privacy does not exist,” then you should check out the house where Google CEO Eric Schmidt reportedly lives using satellite imagery from Google Maps. It looks like he has had some construction done in the past few years. A simple Google search of the address (366 Walsh Road, Atherton, CA) will tell you that Schmidt merged two adjacent lots in 2001[viii] to create the new lot and then added a new fence, retaining wall, and drainage in 2004. Eric, that creepiness that you’re feeling is probably approaching the level of the people who had Street View vehicles in their driveways. So, while it is Google’s mission to “organize the world’s information and make it accessible and useful,” the company should thoroughly consider how that information can adversely impact the same people it is meant to help.“
So, I used to think it was kind of cool to have a picture of houses and places right on my screen; but I guess I don’t really think it’s that great when it’s my house plastered on the screen of the entire world. Not that I have anything that would potentially bring me a terrorist attack, but maybe neighborhood thieves could make use of Google’s free service. It’s like Google is saying… just come and see all over your favorite neighborhood, take your pick then mark your targets – we have done all of the leg work for you; right here on the computer. Enjoy!
So, within less than a week my blog PR came back. Not a clue why Google PR4 got dropped to nothing, but I am happy it came back to normal. So, this is for anyone out there with PR drops, just wait a few days, maybe it was just a fluke.
I also noticed a change in the WordPress admin interface, I wonder if that has anything to do with that; I guess I will never know.
Please take this poll and let see how many of us had the same problem.
I don’t know why and how Google took my blog PR4 to 0 overnight, it’s very upsetting. I think Google is changing their algorithm to something else and more changes will happen between the end of the year and 2009 Q1.
See this video about Speculation about Google changes in Q1.
The Google dance is a pain – we have to abide by their rules 24/7 but Google can just take it all away anytime they feel like.
Anyone else experienced a PR drop lately?
Let me know.
Well, well our little friend Google is only 10 years old today –HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR GOOGLE!!! The one that makes me read about SEO stuff like crazy to keep up with algorithms changes, SEO tricks and with the never ending code changes. Just when you think you have it all under control, HAA something else comes out of the Google Labs and we have to run and change everything else on the site again. It drives me crazy sometimes.
However, I have to say that I love their Googleplex and it’s heard to think that they were once a garage operated search LOL – they did it and now ten year later Google keeps going; and keeping all of us on our toes. Check out the Google timeline
I guess I will make a Google cake one of these days LOL