Anyone recall the original Google mantra of Do No Harm?
It was nice while it lasted.
Now it’s digressed into a simple thuggish threat:
Ignore Google Plus and Google search will ignore you. – Google CEO Larry Page
We are hard-pressed to see the difference between this and your run of the mill Mafioso threat: Buy our “insurance” or sumtin’ bad might happen to your business.
All we can conclude from this thug-like behavior is that people aren’t using Google +. Yes, they are being forced to register for it. After all, Google has made it next to impossible not to magically find yourself with a Google + account at some point.
If you are involved in SEO to any degree you will understand the bizarre quarterly SEO algortithm gyrations that Google has been making for the last few years. These have turned Google from the friend of small business and entrepreneurs into their worst enemy. Now this latest threat comes along.
But it gets worse as Set Godin points out.
SEO Help Video – LEAK: Google Wants ALL Manual Links Nofollow
This will go down in history as the Google Summer of Hell.
Google has become so paranoid about gamed by SEO tactics that its ruined its own organic search algorithm.
The toughest part about running a startup is getting your first paying customers.
Here are the secrets to achieving this critical milestone.
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Breaking News: Donald Trump’s “University” Gets Sued
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s attorney general sued Donald Trump for $40 million Saturday, saying the real estate mogul helped run a phony “Trump University” that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars, and even failed to deliver promised apprenticeships.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says many of the 5,000 students who paid up to $35,000 thought they would at least meet Trump but instead all they got was their picture taken in front of a life-size picture of “The Apprentice” TV star.
“Trump University engaged in deception at every stage of consumers’ advancement through costly programs and caused real financial harm,” Schneiderman said. “Trump University, with Donald Trump’s knowledge and participation, relied on Trump’s name recognition and celebrity status to take advantage of consumers who believed in the Trump brand.”