Premature Press Release rattles Google Shares

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 | Tagged as: Tags: , , , ,

Search giant Google will be ending the week on a low note; the company’s profits for the third quarter of 2012 were revealed yesterday morning US time, reflecting a sharp drop in earnings. To add insult to injury, these results were prematurely released. As a result, Google shares plunged by 9% in a mere 8 minutes, and the company lost £15 billion in value in what SEOs and fellow industry insiders are calling “the single largest plunge in stock market history”. Trading in


Google Q&A: Panda Power and Mango Mishaps

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 | Tagged as: Tags: , , , ,

Earlier this month, the 2011 SMX Advanced conference got underway in Seattle, and Day 1 ended with a much-anticipated question and answer session between Search Engine Land’s Danny Sullivan and Google’s search quality boss Matt Cutts. Unsurprisingly, the agenda was largely dominated by that now-notorious bear, the Google Panda. In fact, Sullivan began the interview by revealing a large toy panda bear seated at centre-stage; a clear message to search marketing agency owners that panda-monium won’t be dying down anytime soon!

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