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Google Webmaster Academy Expands To More Languages Google Webmaster Academy Expands To More Languages

Google launched Webmaster Academy in 2012 as a way to help small businesses improve their web and Google presence through education about various webmaster topics. It even added Panda update guidance at one point. Last year, Google expanded the offering …

New Google Panda Update Refresh Suspected New Google Panda Update Refresh Suspected

Google hasn’t confirmed that it rolled out a new Panda refresh, but signs point to one hitting on September 5th (Friday), according to Search Engine Roundtable and SEOs. Barry Schwartz points to a post in the Google Webmaster Help forum …

Leo Tolstoy: Russian Author Celebrated with Google Doodle Leo Tolstoy: Russian Author Celebrated with Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy with a Doodle documenting some of his most important works, novels like Anna Karenina and War and Peace. Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born in Yasnaya Polyana in 1828 into Russian …

EU: Google Must Make Additional Concessions EU: Google Must Make Additional Concessions

It’s starting to look like the EU’s antitrust probe into Google may never end, as the European Commission has now said that Google must once again make more concessions. Google has already offered a revised proposal three times, aimed at …

Google’s Schmidt: We Built Google For Users, Not Websites Google’s Schmidt: We Built Google For Users, Not Websites

Google has said it before, but now it has said it again: “We built Google for users, not websites.” Think you got a raw deal from a recent algorithm change? Sorry, they built Google for users, not websites. Think Google …

Google Settles Photographer Copyright Suit Google Settles Photographer Copyright Suit

Google announced that it has settled with a group of photographers, visual artists, and affiliated associations over a lawsuit related to copyrighted material in Google Books. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Google said in a statement, …

Here’s A Google Talk About Managing Your Stress Here’s A Google Talk About Managing Your Stress

Google recently hosted a talk from Gadadhara Pandi, an author, meditation teacher, inspirational speaker, and lecturer at Columbia University. Pandi talks about stress management for work-life balance – something we could probably all stand to be a little better at. …

Here’s What’s Coming To Android Wear Here’s What’s Coming To Android Wear

Google unveiled Android Wear – its operating system for wearable devices – back in March. At Google I/O this summer, they showed off some smartwatches that would take advantage of it. In July, Google gave developers an update to enable …

Google Makes It Easier For People To Search For Your Content Google Makes It Easier For People To Search For Your Content

Google announced that it’s now showing a new and improved sitelinks search box within search results, which will make it easier to find specific content on third-party websites from Google itself. The box is more prominent, and supports autocomplete. Here’s …

Google Offers ‘Optimize For Bandwidth’ Tool Google Offers ‘Optimize For Bandwidth’ Tool

Google is offering webmasters a way to optimize their sites for bandwidth on Apache and Nginx. As the company notes, there are a lot of obstacles on the web when it comes to using less bandwidth, and sites contribute to …

Chrome OS To Add Android File Transfer Chrome OS To Add Android File Transfer

Earlier this week, Google announced an update for the Chrome OS beta channel, which is just starting to get some notice in the the tech Blogosphere (thanks to Android Police) for one feature in particular. One of the highlights Google …

Google’s Megan Smith Is Your New US Chief Technology Officer Google’s Megan Smith Is Your New US Chief Technology Officer

The new Chief Technology Officer of the United States is a Googler. The White House has announced that Megan Smith, vice president at Google X, will be your next CTO. Smith co-founded Google’s Solve for X and as VP of …

Google Launches Callout Extensions For AdWords Google Launches Callout Extensions For AdWords

Google announced a new ad extension for AdWords called callout extensions, which allow businesses to add text highlighting specific info about their products and services. You can use the extensions to draw attention to important details about products or highlight …

Google Talks Invalid Clicks In New AdWords Video Google Talks Invalid Clicks In New AdWords Video

Google regularly uploads videos to the Google Ads YouTube channel, answering questions related to AdWords asked on Twitter, Facebook, and Twitter. The company has posted a new one talking about invalid clicks. The specific question being addressed is: How can …

Google Drive For iOS Gets New Upload Experience Google Drive For iOS Gets New Upload Experience

Google has launched an update for the Google Drive app on iOS. Among new features are faster syncing and a new upload experience that shows progress and file destination. Update to Drive for iOS: Upload faster w/ better view of …

Google’s Calico Partners With AbbVie, Will Open R&D Facility Google’s Calico Partners With AbbVie, Will Open R&D Facility

The ball is starting to get rolling with Google’s anti-aging company Calico. As reported recently, it now has a website, and today, the site added its first piece of news. Calico has partnered with AbbVie to co-invest in an R&D …

Google Enterprise Gets Name Change To ‘Google For Work’ Google Enterprise Gets Name Change To ‘Google For Work’

Google announced the rebranding of Google Enterprise to “Google for Work,” broadening the connotation of its workplace tools brand. Over the years, Google has significantly increased the amount of tools and products it offers for businesses of all sizes, so …

Google Adds Custom Themes To Google Forms Google Adds Custom Themes To Google Forms

Google announced the launch of custom themes for Google Forms. You can now find a ‘Change theme” button in the toolbar. Associate product manager Bay Gross writes on the Google Drive blog, “Google Forms makes it easy to gather information …

Were Your Google Authorship Efforts All For Nothing? Were Your Google Authorship Efforts All For Nothing?

Google introduced authorship support over three years ago, leading webmasters and anyone concerned with SEO to jump through a new set of hoops to make sure their faces were visible in Google search results, and hopefully even get better rankings …

Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of) Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of)

Google Blog Search is no more – at least as a standalone offering from the search engine. Search Engine Land points out that if you go to its previous home – google.com/blogsearch – it simply redirects you to the Google …

YouTube Gets Better For Chromecast YouTube Gets Better For Chromecast

Google just announced a new feature that will make watching YouTube videos a little better for Chromecast users. You can now queue up videos to play as you watch. In an announcement on Google+, YouTube says: Are you casting from …