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SERoundtable: Google’s Mobile Friendly Algorithm Is Yes Or No - No Degrees Of Mobile Friendliness?

But as we mentioned earlier, there are over 200 different factors that determine ranking so we can’t just give you a yes or no answer with this. It depends on all the other attributes of your site, weather it is providing a great user experience or not. That is the same with desktop search, not isolated with mobile search.” In other words, Google is not going to divert the ‘bum-rush’ to get mobile-compatible, because it benefits themselves. But it may not be as critical as the knee-jerk folks are panicking over.

03/25/15 • 02:15 PM • GoogleInternetMobile • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SER: Google Mobile Friendly Test vs Webmaster Tools Mobile Usability Reports.

Timely.  It seems April 21 is the date Google will start using mobile-friendliness as a ranking metric (of 200-some metrics, so don’t panic).

03/24/15 • 11:46 AM • DesignGoogleInternetMobile • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SER: Google Discontinuing Original Google Webmaster Tools API, Killing Keyword Data.

FYI. “... you can no longer get keyword data for the content report from the Google Webmaster Tools API starting on April 20, 2015. Google did say there are other ways to get the data in Python, Java, and OACurl but many of the free and popular keyword tools use the API.

03/13/15 • 08:57 AM • GoogleInternetSocial Media • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Macworld: Google error leaks owner personal info for nearly 300,000 websites.

FYI.

03/13/15 • 08:42 AM • GoogleInternetSecurity • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DedaSys Journal: Alarming number of spam false positives in Gmail.

I also noticed a bit a month or so ago.  Those that were being caught - and they were vitally important - I whitelisted with a filter to guarantee they wouldn’t be grabbed again. I just peeped in this second, about ten items I would have preferred to see, but weren’t earthshattering if I lost them. I check the spam folder about once a month or ~500 pieces, whichever comes first, because I never do trust algorithms 100%.

03/12/15 • 12:57 PM • GoogleInternetPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Register.UK: Google chips at Amazon’s Glacier with Cloud Storage Nearline.

Of note. Particularly photographers who get nervous ‘n’ jerky when they can’t have instant access to their backups (guilty) ...

03/11/15 • 02:52 PM • GoogleInternetPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

vowe dot net: It was nice knowing you, Google+.

And then Google decided to add all my circles to my address book. Hundreds of people I don’t need in there. A quick visit to Google+, delete all circles, farewell.” Haven’t seen that yet. When I do ...

03/05/15 • 08:00 PM • GoogleSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ReadWrite: Google+ Is Poised For A Big Breakup.

I wondered for how long it would continue to limp along.

03/02/15 • 11:59 AM • GoogleInternetSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Snapmail: Self-destructing emails for Gmail.

Of note.

02/25/15 • 03:30 PM • GoogleInternetSecurity • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

c|net: Google’s Blogger to put sexually explicit content behind privacy wall.

Remembering the early days when amateur First Amendment advocates would have had a cow over this. Crickets.

02/24/15 • 02:21 PM • GoogleHuman RightsSecurityWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: 2 masterpieces from Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden available in gigapixel resolution.

Article here, gigapixel here. I adore those two bored cherubs at the bottom of the frame ...

02/22/15 • 08:55 PM • ArtsGoogleInternetTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Imgur: Updated Google Maps Middle Earth.

HAH.

02/02/15 • 10:03 AM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentGoogleInternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Google LatLong: Google Earth Pro is now free.

Used to be $399.

01/31/15 • 02:49 PM • GeneralGoogleScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bruce Clay’s 2015 Predictions for the SEO Industry.

BC’s always ridden the top of the SEO industry. You know I don’t like SEO in general, but he makes good predictions.

01/20/15 • 08:16 PM • GoogleInternet • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Yanado - Task management inside Gmail.

Never heard of it. Thought some might be interested.

01/14/15 • 01:07 PM • GoogleInternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dither and Bicker: RIP Google Analytics, Casualty of Spam.

Spammers have figured out that its pretty easy to spoof Google Analytics traffic. When Google Analytics logs traffic on your site it uses a simple key. Since all tracking is handled through JavaScript on the client side, there’s no real checks to ensure that your key is run off your site. They can make requests directly to Google from their domains using your unique key and their bogus traffic shows up in your reports.” Of interest.

01/11/15 • 12:31 PM • GoogleInternet • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

naked cap: Google Further Crapifies Search, Exploiting Both Users and Advertisers.

I never use Google to shop. I look for products directly, after doing extensive research. Once that happens, I go direct to my favorite outlets to compare prices. I never click on affiliate links on review sites, or on Google itself. So Google is designing away from me, I guess. I still get best results to my arcane queries via Google. Make the interface too cluttered, I’ll take off.

12/29/14 • 11:34 AM • GoogleInternet • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Reuters: Germany’s top publisher bows to Google in news licensing row.

Interesting. I assume the publisher makes money from ad-clicks? There’s no connection made here between visitors from Google and actual revenue.  I’d rather see *that* impact.

11/06/14 • 10:27 AM • GoogleInternetNews • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Re/Code: Inbox Comes Close to Mastering Email.

I finally got access to Inbox a while ago. It seems very nice, but it does adopt a different philosophy than standard Gmail. If you have an intricate construction of labels, beware. It will hide important unread emails until you figure out ‘bundles’. If I chucked all my labels, it might workflow better. That’s a big consideration at this point, and won’t be taken lightly.

11/05/14 • 12:17 PM • GoogleInternet • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BusinessInsider: The Guardian’s Dark Social Traffic Problem.

Important read; bookmark it for future reference.  Via rc3.org.

11/05/14 • 11:13 AM • GoogleInternetProgrammingSecurityWeblogs • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Verge: Google VP’s 135,908-foot leap breaks world record for highest free-fall parachute jump.

The accomplishment came seemingly out of nowhere with no fanfare or media buzz whatsoever; The New York Times’ science Twitter account first reported Eustace’s incredible feat.” A quiet one-up; I like it.

10/24/14 • 02:11 PM • GeneralGooglePhysical FitnessSanta Fe LocalScience • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Burce Clay: How To Use Social Meta Tags to Optimize Social Sharing.

Of interest.

10/15/14 • 01:57 PM • GoogleInternetProgrammingSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Oh, Google, now you’ve really gotten me angry.

I was trying to attach images to an email, and MailPlane borked the attachments. Now Google’s “locked down” my account for “suspicious activity”. For anywhere between one hour to 24 hours! What about an error message instead, huh?  This is a royal pain the arse, for a rudimentary error on my software’s part.

Moving to the top of my IT list, “get the hell off Gmail.”

Later: And, of course, their servers are still taking my POP3 emails off my other accounts and erasing them (as I had set on my now unreachable GMail prefs). Which means I have to reconfigure my email at the server.

Even later: What is really, really annoying is that the attachments were simply uploading into a draft - I hadn’t pressed send. Penalized for just *composing* a too-large email.

10/08/14 • 03:58 PM • GoogleInternetPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Moz/Blog: Panda 4.1 - The Devil Is in the Aggregate.

A good read, even if SEO gives you hives.

10/07/14 • 10:25 AM • DesignGoogleInternetProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SERoundtable: Google Says Rich Snippets Generally Not For Your Home Page.

No, review rich snippets should only be used in cases where ‘the main topic of the page needs to be about a specific product or service.’

09/24/14 • 04:36 PM • GoogleInternetProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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