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

Independence Day USA: Google’s Logo, Bing’s Home Page & Yahoo Got Nothing

Today is Independence Day in the United States Of America, the 238th birthday of USA. To celebrate, Google, Bing, Ask.com, Dogpile and others have special logos or themes on their home page. But surprisingly...

Google Spews 500 Server Errors This Morning

This morning, tons of people on social networks like Twitter, in the Google Web Search Help forum (only link to one example of many), reported Google was not loading and instead was returning a server error, 500 code...

Google Killer Robots.txt File Blocks Terminators From Co-Founders

Google posted a new robots.txt file at google.com/killer-robots.txt that is designed to help secure the Google co-founders...

Matt Cutts, Google’s Lead Spam Fighter, Takes Extended Time Off

Google's head of search spam, Matt Cutts, announced on his blog that he is taking "a leave" through October of this year. In short, he is going completely off the grid and not dealing with anything Google related, i.e. his work...

Daily Search Forum Recap: July 3, 2014

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...

Jerry Seinfeld With Google Glass On Wired

Jerry Seinfeld With Google Glass On Wired

Android Wear Apps Go Live in Google Play Store

Last night, Google announced on Google+ that they have published the first set of Android Wear apps in the Google Play Store.

Jason Calacanis: Google’s Matt Cutts Killed Mahalo & Wants Revenge

Jason Calacanis, a well known angel investor, who helped launch many brands, products and software ideas - is still incredibly mad at Google and directly, Matt Cutts over the Panda algorithm and how it destroyed his other start up...

Google Slaps Two More Link Networks In Poland

Google has slapped two more link networks in Poland late last night. Google posted details about how reconsideration requests work on the Google Poland blog. And Google's Karolina Kruszynska confirmed with me this morning that Google went after two different Polish link networks...