SOPA has got everyone talking over the past two months, with many heated and emotional debates on piracy, censorship and ignorance. SOPA is a bill in the US that, if passed, would allow the U.S. Department of Justice to seek court orders against websites outside United States that have been accused of infringing on copyright. This bill would also restrict search engines from displaying links to illegal websites within the SERPs – something I think we should all welcome.
Having said that, could Google have done something earlier – which in turn would have made the need for the bill irrelevant?
We all work with some very interesting websites, so its always satisfying when you know that the work you have done results in a partnership or merger with a large organisation.
I’ve been waiting a few months to obtain a link from a major retailer to my client’s homepage and they’ve finally implemented it! However, they’ve setup the link to point to a query string, which then 302 redirects back to the homepage!
Its been bugging me for a few weeks with that annoying little yellow box, but Google has finally launched their new Gmail interface for all users.
I’ve not really had much of a chance to play around with it but the aesthetic changes are quite subtle. Having said that, I think the new design looks slick and is definitely an improvement on the previous version.
Coincidence would have it that on the day of the first post on SEO Trench, which highlights some future blog entries – Google announce a new markup for the rel=alternate tag.
The tag allows the webmaster (you) to serve up very similar content to searchers in different countries without worrying about duplication.
Hi. I’m Andy Francos and I have decided to start my own SEO blog to summarise my experiences, thoughts and opinions on all things related to Search Engine Optimisation. You can read a bit more about me and my history in the about section if you like.