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Scammers Threaten to Review Bomb a Travel Company Unless it Pays Ransom

Twitter bots, fake reviews, and Instagram comments are the tools of a black hat SEO extortion attempt.
Joseph Cox
8.28.18
Busted

You Probably Shouldn’t Forge a Judge’s Signature to Solve Your SEO Problems

A jewelry company CEO was arrested on Monday and charged with forging court orders in order to de-index negative reviews on Google.
Sarah Jeong
4.19.17
Google

Automation Is Coming for SEO Content Farmers

How four twenty-somethings in Ohio built a neural network that outperforms offshore content mills.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.12.16
Opinión

The Kindness of Letting the Internet Forget

By practicing a sort of reverse search-engine optimization, we can participate in a better, nicer, more ethical internet​.
Sarah Jeong
6.13.16
uk

How an Obsessed Billionaire Finally Bought Gold.co.uk After Seven Years

Rob Halliday-Stein bought the domain for £600K to build his bullion brand.
Emiko Jozuka
10.20.15
Internet

Google’s New Alphabet Doesn’t Include 'Don’t Be Evil'

Why Google's new umbrella company spells the end of Silicon Valley's most famous slogan.
Brian Merchant
8.11.15
Google

How a British Think Tank Targets Google Results to Counter ISIS Propaganda

If you're a British Muslim who's googled "how to get to Syria," you may have seen their work.
Nicole Kobie
6.2.15
Culture

What the #DadBod Teaches Us About Us

The dad bod has taught us more about the human condition than we may ever know.
carles.buzz
5.8.15
Internet

​While Everyone Was Watching

How Apple and Google transformed “watch” into “Apple watch.”
Brian Merchant
3.9.15
Social Media

Terror Organizations' Search Optimization Problem Is Our Problem Too

Open channels of communications are tools of war, its resistance, and they provide human contact in times of unrest.
Whitney Mallett
6.21.14
Motherboard Blog

Google Should Have Left Search Spam Alone

And a reminder that not everything on the internet is going to be amazing and awesome.
Michael Byrne
1.19.14
Motherboard Blog

The Year in Pop As Told By the Artists of Search-Engine Optimization

In 2013 the biggest hits were also job creators, spawning similarly titled—if hastily made—other songs. Meet Yeezus's son.
Ben Richmond
12.18.13