All posts by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)

Google Report Child Trafficking Quick Answer

Google is proud to announce a quick answer they have for a search on [report child trafficking]. Google's head of search, Amit Singhal said on Google+ that "Every bit counts" when combatting human trafficking...

Google Image Search Bug Impacting Windows 7 Users

There are several reports of a bug with Google Image search starting back last week that have gone unanswered in the Google Web Search Help forums. It seems that this is impacting Windows 7 users who are trying to click on images within Google Image search...

CSS Positioning With Google In 2015

SEOs have been using CSS positioning for years and years as a way to get the more important content positioned in the source code above the more boiler plate content, such as headers, navigation and so on. But now with the way Google fully renders your final web page...

Does The Google SEO Advice Need To Get More Specific?

I spend a lot of time here documenting what Google spokespeople are saying in terms of SEO and webmaster advice. Often, I don't spend the time going into all of the alternatives around the statement...

Google AdSense Hedging

A WebmasterWorld thread has a publisher who has a friend, who was solicited by someone to prepay/buy his Google AdSense revenues up-front, before he earns the money...

Daily Search Forum Recap: January 12, 2015

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web...

Jim Noble, DMOZ Editor Passed Away

Jim Noble, a 14 year veteran volunteer editor and administrator at DMOZ (Open Directory Project) has passed away after fighting cancer for a long time. DMOZ announced it this weekend on their Twitter profile. He passed a couple months ago on November 18...

Google: Even Without Disavowing, Getting Good Links Can Remove Your Penguin Problems

In a video hangout with Google's John Mueller, John said that even without using the disavow file or removing bad links, it is possible to recover from a Penguin penalty (aka algorithm). Let me say that again... If you are hit by a Penguin issue on your site and you don't want to remove...