Church Sues Woman for $500k Over Negative Google review

Via KATU/The Raw Story: “A church in Beaverton, Oregon is suing a woman after she posted a negative Google review calling them a “cult.” Julie Anne Smith revealed on her blog in March that Pastor Chuck O’Neal and Beaverton Grace Bible Church had sued her for 0000 over negative reviews on Google and DEX that claimed that she had been shunned for no reason…”.* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur break it down on The Young Turks. *Read more from David Edwards: www.rawstory.com Subscribe to The Young Turks: bit.ly Find out how to watch The Young Turks on Current by clicking here: www.current.com The Largest Online New Show in the World. Facebook: www.facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com
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Fox News Attacks Google As Anti-Church?

150+ Fox News Bias videos at www.youtube.com When “Fox and Friends” spun a story that Newsbusters had already spun from an article in Christianity Today on Google’s exclusion of religious, political, and other possibly controversial groups from discounts under its Google Apps non-profit program, the Fox News anchors made 3 factual errors in under a minute to support a false claim that Google’s non-profit restrictions exclusively target religion and churches, as I show in this video. The clips I use of Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade come from a segment of Fox News’ August 26, 2011, broadcast of “Fox and Friends” (which I have not found available online) The image I use of the Google search for “thou shalt not give discounts to churches” comes from the page at bit.ly The images I use of the Newsbusters article titled “Google Won’t Give Churches Same Break It Gives Other Non-Profits” come from the page at bit.ly The images I use of the Christianity Today article titled “Google Cuts Churches Out Of Nonprofit Program” come from the page at bit.ly The image I use of restrictions under Google’s Non-Profit program comes from the page at bit.ly
Video Rating: 4 / 5

LDS (mormon) Church knows SEO with Avinash Kaushik, Google, at SES Chicago 2010

Byron Gordon, SEO-PR, interviews Avinash Kaushik, Analytics Evangelist, author, and keynoter at SES Chicago 2010. Avinash describes his love for using tag clouds to help visualize tons of keywords and cites the example of the LDS (mormon) Church, which features great diversity in its keyword terms to attract a great deal of Web traffic. LDS church ranks in the top 3 on Google for the term ‘church.’ Avinash says search marketers can learn a lot from the seo work done by the LDS church to its website. Next, Avinash talks about the overemphasis companies place on the head of search rather than the tail. Companies spend too much time fixated on just 10 terms instead of on the magic that long-tail keyword terms provide. To use advanced visualization techniques can help companies bring all of the necessary data on a single page and give them success in identifying those keyword terms that will boost their SEO. Finally, Avinash stresses how companies need to move away from the traditional model of revenue and conversion rates and judge SEO in terms of the economic value it provides. Economic value is quantifying what value was added to the business for every job the site is trying to do. For more information about Avinash, please visit his blog: www.kaushik.net To learn more about SES Chicago, please visit www.seschicago.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Routes, fares, schedules. Bay area transit now on Google Maps maps.google.com/bayarea

Routes, fares, schedules. Bay area transit now on Google Maps maps.google.com/bayarea
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