A lot has happened in social and search this week and in this post we’ll curate a little of it for you. By the way, this is exactly the kind of news you receive when you sign up for the Hot Blog Tips Newsletter. Today we’ll cover Google’s continuing fight against spam, Google’s release of their rating guidelines and their G+ sign-in, improved Chrome spelling feature, PayPal teams with Coinstar, new domain suffixes roll out, rat brains connect over the internet and one-word purchases on Facebook. Let us know what you think about any or all the latest in this week’s Blogging and Beyond.
Too Cool! Google Shows Real Examples Of Removed Spam Content
Okay, this has to go into the “Too Cool!” category. Google is showing real examples of spam content as it is removed from Google’s search index. Tweet This! A couple of weeks ago I posted “How To Report A Content Scraper Site To Google” and I was totally impressed that not only did Google remove the stolen content from search, they replied and took action in just a couple of days. Google has been taking a proactive approach to cleaning up their search results and now they are actually ‘calling out‘ spammers with images of examples being removed.
SOURCE: Thank you Search Engine Land
Download Search Quality Rating Guidelines Free From Google
Last year I got my hands on a “leaked” copy of Google’s search quality rating guidelines. That information was very helpful and now Google is allowing public access without the ‘naughty‘ feeling. LOL See the guideline in PDF format here: Search Quality Rating Guidelines. Thanks to Sheryl Loch for sharing this post by Barry Schwartz with me.
Google+ Sign-In: Google Plus Opens Third Party Sign-ins
Just like we’ve been able to sign into third party apps and accounts with sites like Twitter and Facebook, Google+ is now allowing that same feature. This will allow faster growth and better flexibility with the most important social network for bloggers.
Better Spell checking In The Chrome Browser
We recently recorded a video, Spell Like A Pro With These Spelling Tips (Embedded below), on spelling tools for bloggers. Now, Google has improved the spelling tool on Chrome.
Other news in Chrome… Chrome could soon end the frustration of hunting for noisy browser tabs
Access PayPal Via Coinstar
We see those high priced Coinstar kiosks in shopping centers everywhere and now you can use it like a PayPal ATM machine. This is a pretty cool partnership.
Hundreds Of New Domain Suffixes
Think about it, how cool would it be to have a blog URL like DailyDrivesInMy.cadillac or WordPressToolsYou.like? They come with a cost but that’s what’s coming. ICANN will begin rolling out new domain suffixes weekly beginning next month with hundreds available by the end of the year.
Credit: Thanks CNET, for keeping me informed.
Rat Brains Connected Over The Internet
Imagine your kid taking an exam in school and they connect with a smarter kid via the internet so they “know” what their smart friend knows during the test. Bam, an A! That might not be that far into the future as it seems with the research scientists are doing. Get rid of the surgery and wires and we have bigger problems that texting in class.
Make A Purchase On Facebook With A One Word Comment
The is another example of internet commerce at its best; Chirpify lets consumers instantly make a purchase by typing the word “buy” in a Facebook comment. See the story on Digital Trends.