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September, 2015

  • 21 September

    Google Sues SEO Firm for False Impersonation

    Ever gotten a phone call from “Google” trying to help you rank your business website better? I’ve had three so far in the last two months alone – and you know what? It’s never actually Google. Usually the broken English gives it away, but if that doesn’t than consider this: do you really think Google has people out there trying ...

  • 20 September

    Google Confirms: Repeatedly Pissing Off Google Has It’s Consequences

    If you didn’t already know this, Google doesn’t like to be disobeyed. Their webmaster guidelines are there as a rule book and while they do let you un-punish yourself by submitted reconsideration requests, they do not take violation of their guidelines lightly. A blog post by the Google Search Quality Team this past Friday finally confirmed that webmasters who repeatedly violate ...

  • 17 September

    Google+ Page Link & Reviews Removed From Google Search Results

    Google has been hard at work restructuring, rebranding, and basically taking things AWAY from Google+. As of this week Google has dropped the links that pointed to a businesses Google+ page, and they’ve dropped the reviews count from all Google search results. Searching for a business now provides a rather empty search result focusing on the website link and contact ...

  • 6 September

    Annoyed With Google Fonts UI? Make Your Life Easier With FontCDN

    As a webmaster you’ll inevitably find yourself having to work with Google Fonts once in a while. As a web designer and/or web developer you’ll find yourself working with Google Fonts several times a day – and unfortunately the Google Fonts interface just wasn’t designed for such extensive use. Really it wasn’t designed very well at all – and at ...

  • 4 September

    Google Confirms: Full Screen App Interstitials Will Break Your Websites Mobile Friendliness

    Interstitial app ads are extremely annoying – in my opinion anyway. They pop up just when you’re expecting to dig into the content you wanted to read, and half the time you close them they force the page to reload. Well Google seems to agree with me here and as of November 1st, 2015 any mobile website that shows an interstitial ...

  • 1 September

    Did The Google Homepage Look A Bit Different To You Today?

      Did the Google homepage look strange to you this morning – but you couldn’t place what was different? Sure there was a new animation for the logo – but we’ve all come to expect the Google Doodles. And yet something just felt different? That’s because Google has, quietly, made their search box larger. Take a look at the below screenshots. ...

  • 1 September

    Google Chrome No Longer Displays Flash Ads

    Starting right meow, Google Chrome will no longer happily support Flash based AdWords advertisements – and as such will no longer show them. Like at all. To help designers along Google made a post on Google+ yesterday showcasing some methods to migrate their Flash based ads over to HTML5. If you’re big on using Flash for your PPC campaigns – ...

August, 2015

  • 31 August

    Add As Many Dots As You Want To Your Gmail Email Address

    Encrypting or hiding your email address when posting it online has always been a highly recommended way to protect your email address from excess spam – and a little known trick lets you make use of that feature with your Google gMail account. See gMail doesn’t actually recognize periods – and as such you can add as many periods as you ...

  • 31 August

    Want To Keep That SSL Ranking Boost? Perfect Your SSL Setup

    I’ve covered SSL several times now in post and video form – and if you’ve decided that there’s a benefit to converting your website to SSL I urge you to do it correctly. That means going through your website to make sure that all of the elements you are utilizing (all of your scripts, images, iframes, etc) are being served ...

  • 25 August

    Google Code Is Now Read Only – Move Your Projects To GitHub

    Google Code, as of today, is in read-only mode. That means that developers and fellow project owners will no longer be able to modify their projects in any capacity. Data can still be downloaded – and best of all it can be exported to GitHub – which is basically where your project should be from now on. After this read-only period, ...

  • 24 August

    Tweets Now Displaying In Google Search Results

    Just a couple of months ago Google officially began showing Twitter Tweets as part of their search results – and I made a video stating that Twitter was going to becoming the quickest way to the top of a Google search result. Well while most of us were relaxing and enjoying our days off this weekend – Google rolled out Twitter ...

  • 24 August

    Facebook Sends More Referral Traffic Than Google

    I swear it feels like lately more and more news is rolling out that showcases how important Facebook is when it comes to attracting social traffic. According to the Parse.ly Quarterly Authority Report Facebook sends the majority of referral traffic when it comes to the top 100 news websites – totaling 38.3% of referral traffic, while Google ended up with 35.8%. By comparison, ...

  • 20 August

    Google Confirms: We Will Probably Never Index All Your Website Pages

    Have you been desperately trying to get Google to index all of your websites pages? Constantly revamping your sitemap, updating your content, and resubmitting only to find your stats in Google Search Console barely improving? In a tweet Google’s John Mueller confirmed that Google will never actually index all of your pages and there really isn’t anything you can do ...

  • 18 August

    Google Confirms User Actions Are NOT A Ranking Factor

    Continuing with the Google confirmations we now have Google’s John Mueller stating that there are no Google algorithms that target user actions on your website. He further said, “I don’t think we even see what people are doing on your web site.” So comments, form submissions, and general user interactions don’t help your websites ranking. So in general, I don’t think ...

  • 12 August

    Google Confirms You Can Use Pipes & Commas In Title Tags

    I always say that I get pretty excited at anything that gets confirmed by Google. Well Google’s Gary Illyes confirmed on Twitter that it makes no difference if you decide to use pipes ( | ) or simple commas within your title tags. @osandacooray doesn't matter @Buddhini5 — Gary Illyes (@methode) August 10, 2015 Personally I have always liked using ...

  • 12 August

    Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter & Yahoo Join Together To Fight Child Pornography

    Earlier this week Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter & Yahoo officially joined forces with the Internet Watch Foundation to help fight child pornography online. Utilizing a hash-based platform the companies hope to prevent the ability to upload and share any child pornography online. Microsoft already utilizes this technology within PhotoDNA – a standalone tool which has long been utilized by law ...

  • 10 August

    Google Now Displays Only 3 Local Results

    I have some rather unfortunate news to report guys. Google has changed their search layout once more – getting rid of the seven local results they used to show for appropriate queries and displaying only 3 local listings now. I first noticed this around August 6th/7th, and Barry Schwartz over at SearchEngine Roundtable reported on it around August 7th – ...

  • 6 August

    Infographic: Getting More From Your Google Searches

    Way back in 2011 HackCollege put together a phenomenal infographic with Google tips & tricks that everyone should know to get the most out of every single search. The original post about this was targeted towards students – however these days everyone does some sort of online research. Business owners, content creators, etc. I haven’t seen this infographic shared in a ...

July, 2015

  • 29 July

    Google, Is This Restaurant Busy Now?

    Google is constantly trying to make life easier for business owners & consumers alike – and their latest venture has been to offer you a way to see your wait time at a specific business so you can avoid long lines by being aware in advance. Google has introduced this new functionality via a “Popular times” display which has been ...

  • 29 July

    Facebook Is The Most Popular Social Login Option

    Social logins have always been immensely popular – however with so many different networks to choose from have you ever wondered what the most popular ones are? Back in December of 2014 Facebook and Google made up 80% of all social logins, but the Internet changes very quickly – so now that we’re half way through 2015 what do the ...

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