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Cutts Talks Evaluating Quality Of Google Algorithm Changes Cutts Talks Evaluating Quality Of Google Algorithm Changes

In the latest “Webmaster Help” video from Google, Matt Cutts talks about what goes into evaluating the quality of an algorithm change before they push it out. Here’s the question he was answering: What are some of the metrics that …

Crackle And Rdio Launch Chromecast Support [Update: So Does Vudu] Crackle And Rdio Launch Chromecast Support [Update: So Does Vudu]

Update: Vudu has also launched Chromecast support. Google already has a hit on its hands with the Chromecast, and it’s only going to get better as more apps support it. Google launched the SDK out of beta just last month, …

Google Launches Cloud DNS In Preview Google Launches Cloud DNS In Preview

Google made a bunch of announcements about its Cloud Platform earlier this week, including Cloud DNS, a Domain Name System services to give developers a “highly available, reliable, and inexpensive “way to publish DNS zones and records. Google previously blogged …

What To Look For When You See Discrepancies In AdWords And Analytics What To Look For When You See Discrepancies In AdWords And Analytics

Google recorded a recent “Hangout on Air” with a couple of its Dublin AdWords team members. They take about ten minutes to talk about the issue of discrepancies in AdWords and Analytics accounts. Sinead and Kathleen explain what to look …

Google Fined $166K In India Antitrust Probe Google Fined $166K In India Antitrust Probe

Google has been fined by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to the tune of roughly $166,000 (US) in relation to an antitrust probe launched two years ago. The probe began after a complaint from consumer advocacy group Consumer Unity …

Google Makes Navigation More Customizable Google Makes Navigation More Customizable

Google just made its general navigation more customizable. In a Google+ post, the company announced that you can now rearrange the various Google apps that you use in whatever order you like. If you use Drive and Google+ more than …

Is Google More Focused On Penalties Or Positive Features? Is Google More Focused On Penalties Or Positive Features?

While it’s nothing new, a lot of webmasters are frustrated with Google for penalties their sites have received. The recent attack on guest blog posts has sparked a whole new round of outcries. Google says, however, that it tries to …

Facebook, Google, Twitter & LinkedIn Team Up On WebScaleSQL Facebook, Google, Twitter & LinkedIn Team Up On WebScaleSQL

Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn announced a new collaboration among their engineer teams called WebScaleSQL. A spokesperson for Facebook tells us that the companies are “working to share a common set of changes to the upstream MySQL branch that will …

Cutts On How Google Views “Sister Sites” Cutts On How Google Views “Sister Sites”

In the latest “Webmaster Help” video from Google, Matt Cutts takes on the following question: Is there any way Google identifies “sister” websites? For example, relationships between eBay.co.uk and eBay.com? Does linking from one to the other taken as paid …

How To Add, Edit Or Remove A Form Of Payment In AdWords (New Google Video Walks You Through The Process) How To Add, Edit Or Remove A Form Of Payment In AdWords (New Google Video Walks You Through The Process)

Google has been putting out helpful little AdWords “quick tip” videos lately, and has just released one showing how to add, edit or remove a form of payment. It also shows you how to change primary and backup forms of …

Matt Cutts Gives SEO Tip For Disavow Links Tool Matt Cutts Gives SEO Tip For Disavow Links Tool

Google’s Matt Cutts randomly tweeted a tip about the Disavow Links tool. Don’t delete your old file if you upload a new one because it “confuses folks,” and the last thing you’d want to do is confuse Google if you’re …

Google Granted The Panda Patent? Google Granted The Panda Patent?

Google has been granted what could be its patent for the controversial Panda update. It was filed on September 28, 2012, a year and a half after the update first launched, and awarded this week on March 25th. It may …

Google Analytics Gets Video Campaigns Report For TrueView Ads Google Analytics Gets Video Campaigns Report For TrueView Ads

Google just announced the launch of a new Video Campaigns report in Google Analytics focusing on TrueView ads. Users will be able to use the report to see the “detailed effects” of their TrueView campaigns on their web traffic and …

Google Still Needs Websites To Help It Answer Questions Google Still Needs Websites To Help It Answer Questions

As Google’s Knowledge Graph continues to give users “quick answers” to their queries, it reduces the need to have to click over to another website. Google has quietly been serving a new kind of Knowledge Graph-style result, however, which actually …

Gmail Turns ‘Promotions’ Tab Into A Visual Shopping Experience Gmail Turns ‘Promotions’ Tab Into A Visual Shopping Experience

Google has introduced a new Gmail feature that lets users turn their “Promotions” tab into a more visual, almost Pinteresty shopping experience. This is one at least minor improvement to the current state of Gmail for email marketers. The introduction …

Google Glass Goes Fashionable with Ray-Ban, Oakley Deal Google Glass Goes Fashionable with Ray-Ban, Oakley Deal

Google Glass is a lot of things, but one thing it’s not is particularly fashionable. When Google finally launches their wearable tech to the masses, all of the innovative features in the world aren’t going to help sell the thing …

Google’s Attack On Guest Blogging Reignites Irrational Link Removal Craze Google’s Attack On Guest Blogging Reignites Irrational Link Removal Craze

Remember the days when you could build some nice solid links by writing guest posts on other people’s blogs and publications? Well, it’s entirely possible that those days are still here, but Google is freaking people out once again in …

Cutts On Determining If You Were Hit By An Algorithmic Penalty Cutts On Determining If You Were Hit By An Algorithmic Penalty

If you’ve ever lost your search engine rankings to a competing site, you may have wondered if you were suffering from an algorithmic penalty from Google or if your content simply wasn’t as good as your competitors’. You’re not the …

Dorothy Irene Height Honored With Google Doodle Dorothy Irene Height Honored With Google Doodle

Dorothy Irene Height is being remembered with a Google doodle on her 102nd birthday (she passed away in 2010). Height was a civil rights and women’s rights activist, as well as an educator and administrator. She was the president of …

Smart Watches to Get Android Wear Soon Smart Watches to Get Android Wear Soon

It’s still unclear whether the smart watch market will grow into the massive consumer segment that tech manufacturers are hoping, but with the smartphone and tablet markets now beginning to saturate in developed markets it’s clear that some sort of …

Here’s Larry Page’s TED Talk Here’s Larry Page’s TED Talk

Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page participated in a TED talk by way of interview by Charlie Rose last week at TED2014. He discusses his vision for the company, which includes things like Internet balloons (which it already has) and …