Want to Hide Your Location From Google? Good Luck.

By Brian Geary on Nov 18, 2011 4:00:53 AM

In today's day and age, everyone is concerned about Internet privacy. We are all too aware that our search engine history, personal pictures, IP addresses, and email are less than private these days. Although companies like Facebook and Google claim to respect certain aspects of users' privacy rights, there is still lingering anxiety over many of their practices. As it turns out, some of these anxieties are well founded.

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Google: Interested in Privacy or Revenue?

By Brian Geary on Oct 24, 2011 5:00:15 AM

Google has long been criticized for its invasiveness. Just thinking of thousands of Google servers housing all of the search queries associated with our user names is, on face, concerning if not outright alarming. This lack of privacy, however, has always been the trade-off for receiving search results customized to our preferences and ads tailored to our perceived interests. For many, what we give up in privacy is worth the service that Google provides.

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The New Yellow Pages: Local SEO

By Brian Geary on Oct 17, 2011 6:00:16 AM

When you're searching for a business in your area, do you pull out your trusty yellow pages book, scan through its many pages, and search for the listing, or do you fire up your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to find the business online? If you're using the physical phone book, you are squarely in the minority. According to Yelp, three quarters of business owners felt that yellow page phone books were no longer relevant to their customers.

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