- Scrapers causing you indexing woes? Google Webmaster Central is here to help with a post on Duplicate content due to scrapers.
- No surprise: Carl Icahn and Yahoo are still sniping, with Icahn’s latest letter insisting he does have a credible plan for Yahoo’s future, and Google is leaving Yahoo in the dust. Welcome to the industry, Captain Obvious. How does selling to Microsoft, who’s doing even worse in search (and rescinding any protections for employees who might be laid off), actually change that? (Hopefully, Yahoo will be the bigger “person” and say nothing.)
- Healthy news bites part 1 of 2: Kaiser Permanente is getting into the personal health records initiative—with Microsoft, not Google. Ouch.
- Healthy news bites part 2 of 2: the vertical health search engine Healthline will launch a “Semantic Ad Network.” Sounds like it’ll be pretty specialized.
Now I know we’ve set the tone for your whole week. You know you like it.