14 Nov 2019

Google is the latest big tech company to make a move into banking and personal financial services: The company is gearing up to offer checking accounts to consumers, as first reported by The Wall Street Journal, starting as early as next year. Google is calling the project “Cache,” and it’ll partner with banks and credit unions to offer the checking accounts, with the banks handling all ...

13 Nov 2019

Is it the web page that’s slow or is it your network connection? In the future, Google’s Chrome web browser may have an answer for you. Google announced today a plan to identify and label websites that typically load slowly by way of clear badging. The company says it may later choose to identify sites that are likely to be slow based on the user’s device and current network conditions, ...

06 Nov 2019

Google is now rolling out the highly anticipated page speed report in Search Console that was shown off earlier this year. Google officially previewed the new page speed report this past May, but it was first uncovered back in February. That marks roughly 9 months of waiting for this report to launch. Google Search Console Page Speed Report Google’s new page speed report pulls data ...

05 Nov 2019

Google announced it will stop indexing and ranking Flash content in its search engine. This means Google will no longer process content within Flash SWF files, either on websites designed fully in Flash or web pages that have portions of the page in Flash. What is Flash. Flash was introduced in 1996 by Adobe as a way of producing richer content on the web and on computers. It was a ve...

01 Nov 2019

Google announced Thursday that Site Kit is available globally for WordPress users. What is Site Kit. Site Kit is a WordPress plugin that allows users to set up and configure Google services to get insights in their WordPress dashboards. Users can see stats from Google Search Console, Google Analytics, PageSpeed Insights, AdSense all in one place. Because it’s a plugin, it doesn’...

01 Nov 2019

Google has just announced that it’s buying wearable company Fitbit for $2.1 billion. In a blog post announcing the news, Google SVP of devices and services Rick Osterloh said that the Fitbit purchase is “an opportunity to invest even more in Wear OS as well as introduce Made by Google wearable devices into the market.” The news comes just days after a report from Reuters, which claimed ...

24 Oct 2019

Huawei has confirmed that the U.S. blacklist stripping Google software and services from its devices is hurting—and, worse, there is no solution in sight. The Chinese tech giant has sourced alternative options for almost everything included in its consumer devices. But not Google—that’s the bridge too far. And it gets worse—with various workarounds coming to nothing, and any in-house rep...

24 Oct 2019

Google claims it has designed a machine that needs only 200 seconds to solve a problem that would take the world's fastest supercomputer 10,000 years to figure out. The speed achieved by the computer represents a breakthrough called "quantum supremacy," according to a blog post from the company and an accompanying article in the scientific journal Nature. The results announced Wedn...

21 Oct 2019

Google's John Mueller is once again telling webmasters that they do not need to respond or lose sleep over ransom link spam attempts. These are when you get an email from someone saying if you don't do X, i.e. pay us, we will spam your site with bad links, which will result in your site being negatively impacted in Google Search. John Mueller of Google said it won't work, you can igno...

21 Oct 2019

On Sept. 27, Google turned 21. The tech giant has a lot to celebrate after more than two decades in business: It’s one of the world’s most visited websites and its name is so popular it’s been deemed a verb in the English dictionary (No, seriously — Google it!). Google’s success since going public has turned out to be a positive for shareholders. A $1,000 investment in 2009 would be w...