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Google Announces JSON-LD Support For Reviews and Products Structured Data Markup

Google Announces JSON-LD Support For Reviews and Products Structured Data Markup

Google announced JSON-LD support for Reviews and Products structured data markup. Webmaster trends analyst John Mueller wrote in a Google+ post (via Search Engine Roundtable) that along with the launch of support for JSON-LD for Reviews and Products structured data markup, they’ve also “cleaned up” some of their application logic. “For example, requirements for explicit reviewed item and correct property …

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Google Takes Fiber To Public Housing

Google Takes Fiber To Public Housing

Google announced that it will bring gigabit Internet service to residents in all public housing properties that it connects with Google Fiber. This is launching with the Housing Authority of Kansas City at West Bluff. This is the first property to get gigabit Internet as a part of the program and wires 100 homes with Fiber. Families that live there …

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Google’s Search Leader Amit Singhal Is Moving On

Google’s Search Leader Amit Singhal Is Moving On

Matt Cutts, who to many webmasters and online marketers, was basically the face of Google Search for many years, stepped away in 2014. Now, Amit Singhal, who has led the company’s search efforts, is moving on. Singhal announced the news in a letter on Google+ today, saying that after fifteen years with the company, he wants to spend more time …

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DoubleClick Gives Brands New App Install Features

DoubleClick Gives Brands New App Install Features

Google announced some new features for its DoubleClick Digital Marketing solutions to help marketers build app install campaigns for branded apps. For starters, if your app is in the Google Play Store, you can now automatically track installs of the app as conversions in DoubleClick without making any changes to code. “If your app is in the Apple App Store …

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Gmail, WhatsApp Both Announce 1 Billion Users

Gmail, WhatsApp Both Announce 1 Billion Users

On Monday, Google parent Alphabet released its financials for Q4. On the ensuing conference call, the company revealed that Gmail now has a billion monthly active users. They celebrated on Twitter (via 9to5Google): Thanks a billion for helping us make Gmail better and better!https://t.co/Rd82YqwGjl — Gmail (@gmail) February 1, 2016 Interestingly, Facebook’s WhatsApp also announced that it has passed the …

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Alphabet Impresses On Revenue, Earnings

Alphabet Impresses On Revenue, Earnings

Google parent Alphabet announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2015. The company beat Wall Street estimates for the quarter on earnings per share ($8.67) and revenue ($21.32 billion). Cost per click on ads was down 13% year-over-year. Paid clicks were up 31%. CFO Ruth Porat said, “Our very strong revenue growth in …

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Google Preps Series of Hangouts To Discuss AMP Ahead of Launch

Google Preps Series of Hangouts To Discuss AMP Ahead of Launch

Later this month, Google will begin sending search traffic to Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), and to get webmasters and publishers ready, they’ll be hosting a series of hangouts around various elements. “Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is a global, industry-wide initiative, with publishers large and small all focused on the same goal: a better, faster mobile web,” Google says on the …

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Google Compute Engine Ups Storage Limits

Google Compute Engine Ups Storage Limits

Google announced that it is increasing the size limits of all Google Compute Engine block storage products, including Local SSD and both types of Persistent Disk. You can get up to 64TB of Persistent Disk per VM for most machine types including standard and SSD-backed Persistent Disk. The volume size limit has also increased to 64TB. As Google notes, this …

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Google Extends AdWords Manual Location Extension Sunset

Google Extends AdWords Manual Location Extension Sunset

In December, Google launched of the Google My Business API aimed at making it easier for big businesses and third parties to integrate with the Google My Business platform and publish updates to customers on Google Search and Google Maps. The API was actually announced a couple months before that when Google also said it would sunset manual location extensions …

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Paid Search Growth Slows to a Crawl

Paid Search Growth Slows to a Crawl

Adobe just released its Q4 2015 Digital Advertising Report looking at data for Q4 2014 to Q4 2015 from over 400 billion digital ad impressions from Google, Facebook, Bing/Yahoo, Baidu, and Yandex and over 4,000 branded sites across industries. They looked at paid search trends, mobile spend patterns, Google vs. Facebook ad performance, and how digital advertising over the holidays …

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Google Sends Search Console Messages About AMP

Google Sends Search Console Messages About AMP

Google is starting to send some publishers messages about AMP in Search Console. G-Squared Interactive digital marketing consultant Glenn Gabe shared a screenshot on Twitter (via Search Engine Roundtable) showing what it looks like. It tells publishers: Google has detected that news content on your site might benefit from enhanced exposure on Google Search if you implement Accelerated Mobile Pages …

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Google Finally Launches AdWords App For iOS

Google Finally Launches AdWords App For iOS

After all these years, somehow Google didn’t have a dedicated AdWords mobile app until last March when it launched one for Android. Somehow, it has still taken nearly eleven months to launch the iOS version, but it’s here now. It’s rolling out to all customers globally. Users can use the app to monitor campaign performance, CTR, and CPC, update bids/budgets, …

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Google Adds Google Analytics Support for AMP

Google Adds Google Analytics Support for AMP

While this was always intended to be part of the whole thing, Google just announced Google Analytics support for Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), which the search engine will start sending traffic to next month. Earlier this week, Google said AMP will support most ad-serving scenarios you’re likely to use, so that’s helpful too. In a post on the Google Analytics …

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Google Ends AdWords Support For Old Versions of IE

Google Ends AdWords Support For Old Versions of IE

Earlier this month, Microsoft ended its support for older versions of Internet Explorer, including 8, 9, and 19. Support ended on the 12th. On the 11th, we looked at a survey from Manta, which found that a whopping 61% of small business owners who use Internet Explorer were still using version 10 or older. Google announced on Wednesday that it …

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Google Docs, Sheets & Slides Just Got A Lot Better On Mobile

Google Docs, Sheets & Slides Just Got A Lot Better On Mobile

Google jus announced that it is finally adding mobile comments to Docs, Sheets and Slides. The announcement came in the form of a cute little anecdote about chocolate cake. From the Google Docs Blog: When Jim, one of the engineers on the Google Slides team, brought a zucchini chocolate cake into the office last week, we knew we had to …

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Google Gives An Update On Its Cardboard Numbers

Google Gives An Update On Its Cardboard Numbers

Google just provided an update about its Cardboard virtual reality efforts, saying that it has shipped over 5 million viewers after 19 months. The company says that in the past 2 months alone, there have been 10 million “immersive app experiences” launched. There have been over 25 million installs of Cardboard apps from Google Play. Here’s a look at the …

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Chrome Gets Some Updates (Including An Important One on iOS)

Chrome Gets Some Updates (Including An Important One on iOS)

Google announced the newest release of Chrome, which includes some significant updates. “In this release, we’re updating Chrome for iOS to UKWebView (Apple’s rendering engine). The highlight here is that Chrome will crash 70% less, and have a ton of performance and stability improvements,” a spokesperson for Google tells WebProNews. “We’re also introducing a data-saving Chrome extension for desktop Chrome …

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Google Adds Custom Forumlas Support to AdWords Columns

Google Adds Custom Forumlas Support to AdWords Columns

Google announced in a Google+ update that Custom Columns in AdWords now supports custom formulas. Google first launched Custom Columns in late 2014 as a way to let advertisers segment column metrics based on their goals. The AdWords page says: Custom columns lets you easily create and view segmented columns for the metrics you want to see in AdWords. To …

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Google Makes Improvements to Inbox

Google Makes Improvements to Inbox

Google announced some new improvements to Inbox by Gmail, which it says are designed to help users find answers faster. For one, when you search for something like a frequent flyer number or shipping status, Inbox will now show it at the top of search results, so you don’t have to dig through emails to find them. Google says you …

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Good News About Google’s Big Upcoming Change

Good News About Google’s Big Upcoming Change

A lot of webmasters and publishers are gearing up for Google’s big Accelerated Mobile Pages launch next month. Sometime in late February, Google will begin sending search traffic to AMP pages. A lot of publishers are no doubt interested in how using AMP will impact ads on their pages. This is, after all, how most are making their money. The …

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Google Apps Admins Get More File Sharing Control

Google Apps Admins Get More File Sharing Control

Google announced the addition of a new “Access Checker” feature in the settings in the admin console in Google Apps. This is designed to give admins greater control over sharing options of employees. You can access this by going to Admin console > Apps > Google Apps > Settings for Drive > Sharing settings. Admins will have three options for …

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FairSearch Coalition Loses Microsoft Support

FairSearch Coalition Loses Microsoft Support

It’s been a while since we’ve heard much from the FairSearch coalition. In fact, they haven’t issued a news release since last April. FairSearch, if you’ll recall, is an organization made up of Google competitors who banded together to lobby against the search giant and persuade governing bodies that the company is anti-competitive. One of the big names attached to …

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A Quick Guide To Gmail Ads

A Quick Guide To Gmail Ads

For months, Google has been releasing quick video tutorials as a series called “AdWords in Under Five Minutes”. It’s been a while since they released one, but this week, they released a new one about Gmail ads. The video can be quite useful to those who aren’t super-experienced with various aspects of Google advertising (of which there are many). Chances …

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It Would Take You 25 Years to Look At All The Bad Ads Google Killed Last Year Alone

It Would Take You 25 Years to Look At All The Bad Ads Google Killed Last Year Alone

Google says it has a global team consisting of over a thousand people specifically dedicated to fighting bad ads. Over the course of 2015, those people (along with Google’s technology) disabled over 780 million ads that violated Google policies. To put that into perspective, Google notes that if you spent one second looking at each one of them, it would …

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Google Announces Real-Time Ads Ahead of Super Bowl

Google Announces Real-Time Ads Ahead of Super Bowl

Google announced a new ad format called real-time ads. The announcement came buried in a post about the countdown to the “big game,” which discusses YouTube AdBlitz, game day commercials, etc. The real-time ads are a way for brands to run across numerous Google-owned and network sites at once. Google’s Natalie Marchant says: There are millions of moments that bring …

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Google Penguin Update Timeframe Now ‘This Quarter’

Google Penguin Update Timeframe Now ‘This Quarter’

The much anticipated Google Penguin update has been expected this month, but from the sound of it, that’s unlikely at this point. Google’s Gary Illyes mentioned on Twitter (via Search Engine Roundtable) that it is probably “weeks” off and that Google is aiming for this quarter. @mrjamiedodd I'll go with weeks. We're aiming for launching penguin this quarter, but we …

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Google Search Console Adds AMP Error Reports

Google Search Console Adds AMP Error Reports

Google announced that it is providing a preview of error reports for Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) in Search Console. This will help sites get ready for the official launch next month. The reports can be found under Search Appearance – Accelerated Mobile Pages. “The goal here is to make it easier to spot issues in your AMP implementation across the …

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Google Unveils New Site For Webmasters

Google Unveils New Site For Webmasters

Google announced the launch of a new website for webmasters. There, you’ll find access (and an introduction) to Search Console, Webmaster support/help center, learning resources like Webmaster Academy and guidelines, community links, the webmaster blog, an event calendar, etc. “We spent a lot of time making this site right for you,” says Google Senior Webmaster Relations Specialist Mary Chen. “We …

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Google Better Prepares You For Its Big Forthcoming Change

Google Better Prepares You For Its Big Forthcoming Change

February is getting closer, and you know what that means. Google announced last month that in late February, it would begin sending traffic to Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) from Google Search. Have you looked into setting up AMP yet? If yes, how has the experience been? If no, do you plan to? Let us know in the comments. Just in …

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Google Lets Android Users Download Apps Directly From Search Results

Google Lets Android Users Download Apps Directly From Search Results

Google appears to be rolling out a change to mobile search results on Android that let users download apps from the results page without having to to do from the Google Play store. A few reports have come out about this. It’s possible that it’s only a test, but a lot of people seem to be getting it. As far …

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