Excellent collection of graphical illustrations of Google's growth to "world domination", courtesy of Inspired Magazine.
On Friday, I broke a tasty story about a woman suing Google, claiming bad directions caused her to get hit by a vehicle. Today, I discover our story is everywhere, often with no attribution. Come along and watch how the mainstream media, which often claims bloggers rip it off, does a little stealing of its own.
Google says it has "taken action" and no longer trusts links from a major UK newspaper group – apparently referring to the Daily Express website.
In April, an Express Group email was made public offering links in online "SEO editorials" from £1,000 – with the aim of improving search engine rankings.
Such paid links are against Google's "terms of service" – and the Express (and OK) site initially suffered a page rank penalty in Google's toolbar (ie not much of a punishment at all).
But Google has now gone further, according to an interview with Google's search quality team at Digital Inspiration.
The only incident I know of recently in the UK is the Express case – so Matt Cutts appears to be saying the Express site (and presumably OK site) are no longer trusted.
Whatever your views on outing SEO tactics, this would be a fairly severe penalty for not using nofollow on paid links if carried forward.
Can't wait for widespread use of new HTML5 font feature, and now Google is doing its bit to simplify embedding of fonts:
"The Google Font Directory lets you browse all the fonts available via the Google Font API. All fonts in the directory are available for use on your website under an open source license and served by Google servers.
View font details to get the code needed to embed the font on your web site."