28 Feb 2020

A report from Business Insider today says that a Google employee has tested positive for the coronavirus. Google is a large company with more than 100,000 employees across many countries, and BI says that the employee had been in the company’s Zurich office before displaying symptoms… A Google employee has tested positive for the coronavirus https://t.co/AEp7Mm484v— Business Ins...

26 Feb 2020

Google’s latest episode of “Search for Beginners” covers the top 5 things people should consider for their websites. We think Google saved the best for last because the fifth item on the list involves hiring an SEO. Videos in the “Search for Beginners” series have been full of DIY tips up to this point, so it’s nice to see Google emphasize the benefits of hiring a professional SEO. ...

21 Feb 2020

Hundreds of millions of people contribute over 20 million reviews, ratings, and other pieces of content to Google Maps’ over 200 million points of interest daily — it’s how the platform continues to grow so rapidly. But user contributions are intrinsically fraught. That’s why increasingly, Google is using AI and machine learning to spot malicious contributions at submission time, ensurin...

14 Feb 2020

An Australian court has ordered Google to identify the person behind an anonymous bad review of a dentist. Dr Matthew Kabbabe, a teeth-whitening specialist in Melbourne, sought the order so he could sue for defamation. He claimed user CBsm 23 had damaged his business by telling others to "STAY AWAY" from a procedure criticized as "extremely awkward and uncomfortable". The ruling...

30 Jan 2020

The coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, has nothing to do with Corona beer, but some people seem to think it does. s the outbreak spread last week, searches for “corona beer virus,” “beer virus,” and “beer coronavirus” increased substantially worldwide, according to Google Trends. Searches for “corona beer virus” jumped 2,300 percent globally from January 18 to Ja...

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’...