All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google’

Police Still Claiming Google Is Helping Cop Killers with Its Waze App

Police are still really pissed about Waze. The Google-owned traffic app uses crowdsourced data to let drivers know about upcoming accidents, road closures, weather conditions, construction zones, and more. The app also contains a feature that allows users to pinpoint the location of police on a map – and it’s that feature that’s causing tension between Google and law enforcement. …

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Impacted By Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update?

On April 21, Google began rolling out its mobile-friendly update, which makes the mobile-friendliness of a site a ranking signal. It has largely become known as “Mobilegeddon” by publications with a flare for the dramatic, as this name was given to it before it even launched or its effects were even felt. Were you prepared for the update? Was it …

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Google’s Search Ad Revenue Growth Is Getting Uglier

It doesn’t look like things are improving for Google’s core search advertising business. There have been major concerns about it for a while now, and while Google’s latest earnings report doesn’t look too shabby on the surface, its growth rate is on a steady downward trajectory. BI Intelligence released this chart illustrating the decline in year-over-year growth over the course …

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Google’s Mobile-Friendly Reportedly Hurting Law Sites

This week, Google began rolling out its dreaded mobile-friendly update. It’s unclear exactly how long it will take for the roll-out to complete, but it sounds like it will be at least a full week, based on what Google has said. The company did indicate that it has rolled out completely in at least some of its data centers. “So …

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Google Glass ‘Version 2′ Is in the Works, Says Eyewear Maker

Good news for those of you who shed a tear when Google took Glass off the market – an Italian eyewear company (who has a previous partnership with Google) says it’s working on Google Glass version 2.0. The Wall Street Journal reports that the CEO of Luxottica, Massimo Vian, confirmed the news during the company’s general meeting in Milan. “In …

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Google Sued over Alleged Age Discrimination

Google, once again, finds itself the target of an age discrimination lawsuit. This time the claim comes from a 64-year-old engineer, who says Google never even considered hiring him due to his age. From the Wall Street Journal: Robert Heath says in his complaint filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif., that Google unfairly dismissed his application for …

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Google Penguin Turns 3, Still Frustrates Webmasters

The Google Penguin Update is now three years old (hat tip to Barry Schwartz for keeping tabs on the “holiday”). The update has been the bane of many SEOs’ and webmasters’ existence for all this time, and things really haven’t gotten a whole lot better for some of them, despite promises from Google. The reason the update exists – to …

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Google “Believes” The Doorway Page Algorithm Update Has Rolled Out

Last month, Google announced that it’s cracking down on doorway pages with a new ranking adjustment. At the time, the company said this would launch soon, but didn’t give an exact time frame. It appears that now, the update has already been rolled out. SEOs and webmasters have apparently been largely unable to tell if the the update ever launched, …

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Google Posts 12% Q1 Revenue Increase At $17.3B

Google just reported its Q1 financial results, with revenue up 12% year-over-year at $17.3 billion. “Excluding the net impact of foreign currency headwinds, revenue grew a healthy 17% year on year,” said outgoing CFO Patrick Pichette. “We continue to see great momentum in our mobile advertising business and opportunities with brand advertisers.” Google reported EPS of $6.57, which was slightly …

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Project Fi: What to Know About Google’s Move into Wireless

As you may have heard, Google’s a wireless provider now. The company unveiled Project Fi on Wednesday – a move that had been hinted at for months. Fi piggybacks on Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks to provide $20 per month unlimited talk and text, with $10 per GB data. Here’s what you need to know about Google’s offering. What is Project …

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Using Flash Can Really Cost You In Google Now

Google advising websites to use HTML5 instead of Flash for multimedia is nothing new. What is new is that it can directly cost you search rankings now. As you’ve probably hears by now, Google announced a new ranking signal based on websites’ mobile-friendliness. This went into effect beginning earlier this week, though it may take a week or to to …

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How AdSense Publishers Should Use Google’s New ‘Matched Content’ Tool

Google announced the launch of a new (and free) content recommendation tool for AdSense publishers called Matched Content. It simply shows more of your content to your users similar to other available content recommendation tools. It generates “contextually relevant and personalized” article recommendations from the pages on your site, and looks pretty much how you would expect such an offering …

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