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John Steinbeck’s 112th Birthday Celebrated With Google Doodle John Steinbeck’s 112th Birthday Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google is celebrating the works of author John Steinbeck with a doodle today, which would have been his 112th birthday. He died in 1968 at the age of 66 from heart disease and congestive heart failure. Steinbeck is one of …

Google Analytics Gets New AdWords Reports For Download Campaigns Google Analytics Gets New AdWords Reports For Download Campaigns

Google announced today that it has added more integration between AdWords and Google Analytics for Mobile Apps. You can link your accounts and enable auto-tagging, and start getting a new set of reports on day parts, destination URLs, and keyword …

Google Enters Ad Partnership With Time Inc. Google Enters Ad Partnership With Time Inc.

Google has partnered with Time Inc. to launch the Time Inc. Global Exchange, a new ad exchange giving marketers programmatic access to Time’s properties around the world, which reach 116 million consumers. It will be powered by the DoubleClick Ad …

Google Never Tried to Buy WhatsApp, Says SVP Google Never Tried to Buy WhatsApp, Says SVP

The rumor coming on the heels of the biggest acquisition in recent memory–Facebook’s $19 billion buy of messaging service WhatsApp–was that Google also wanted to snatch up the wildly popular app and at one point had offered a handsome sum. …

Google: You Don’t Have To Dumb Your Content Down ‘That Much’ Google: You Don’t Have To Dumb Your Content Down ‘That Much’

Google’s Matt Cutts answers an interesting question in a new “Webmaster Help” video: “Should I write content that is easier to read or more scientific? Will I rank better if I write for 6th graders?” Do you think Google should …

Demand Media Earnings Continue To Suffer Google’s Wrath Demand Media Earnings Continue To Suffer Google’s Wrath

Demand Media reported its financial results for Q4 and fiscal 2013 on Tuesday. The company continues to suffer at the hands of Google algorithm changes (it just so happens that this week marks the three-year anniversary of the Panda update). …

Here’s A Prototype Google Smart Watch That Never Saw The Light Of Day Here’s A Prototype Google Smart Watch That Never Saw The Light Of Day

It’s been rumored for a while now that Google has been working on a smart watch. As it turns out, Google actually had a prototype at one point, but it was scrapped. Android Police reports that Google and Motorola were …

You Can Now Vote For American Idol Directly From Google Search Results You Can Now Vote For American Idol Directly From Google Search Results

Google announced on Wednesday that American Idol fans can now vote for their favorite performers directly from its search results. The company announced a partnership with Fox, which makes Google an official voting platform for the show. Users can search …

Google And Yandex Partner Up On Display Ads Google And Yandex Partner Up On Display Ads

Yandex, Russia’s leading search engine company, announced that it has struck an advertising partnership with Google, which will see Google’s DoubleClick Bid Manger connect to Yandex’s own real-time bidding system. Yandex’s demand-side platform AWAPS will join Google’s DoubleClick AdExcahnge. The …

Google AdWords Adds ‘Flexible Conversion Counting’ Google AdWords Adds ‘Flexible Conversion Counting’

Google announced a new AdWords feature called flexible conversion counting, which is described as an improved way for advertisers to count conversions that “really matter”. Google says that the feature enables businesses to better measure the value of each click …

Google Street View Gets More Imagery From Under The Sea Google Street View Gets More Imagery From Under The Sea

Back in 2012, Google teamed up with The Catlin Seaview Survey to add underwater imagery from the world’s oceans to Street View. Google just announced that it has new imagery from the partnership up, including from Isla Mujeres and Cancun. …

We Now Have a Report of an Assault by Google Glass Haters We Now Have a Report of an Assault by Google Glass Haters

UPDATE: An earlier version of this article sported the title “We Now Have a Report of a Google Glass Hate Crime.” Of course I wasn’t seriously giving it the gravity of a true hate crime. It was a bit tongue-in-cheek. …

Have Google’s Results Improved After 3 Years Of Panda? Have Google’s Results Improved After 3 Years Of Panda?

Monday marked the three-year anniversary of the day Google first announced the controversial Panda update. So much has happened since then. So many sites have felt the effects. Has your site been affected by the Panda update at anytime over …

Google’s Cutts Talks EXIF Data As A Ranking Factor Google’s Cutts Talks EXIF Data As A Ranking Factor

Google may use EXIF data attached to images as a ranking factor in search results. This isn’t exactly a new revelation, but it is the topic of a new “Webmaster Help” video from the company. Matt Cutts responds to the …

Google Makes Deal With Local Publishers In U.S. Google Makes Deal With Local Publishers In U.S.

Google and The Local Media Consortium, which is made up of 800 newspapers and 200 local broadcast outlets from 41 member companies throughout the U.S., announced a strategic partnership, which will see Google providing the consortium’s members with ad products. …

High-Speed Internet: Should Google Bother? High-Speed Internet: Should Google Bother?

It seems these days that Google is trying to have a finger in everything and anything. Therefore it was only a matter of time before the company decided it should seriously consider providing its own high-speed internet service. Google is …

YouTube Launches Design Tweaks, Emphasizes Playlists YouTube Launches Design Tweaks, Emphasizes Playlists

YouTube announced a few design tweaks, which it says are designed to make it easer to find what you want to watch, and to collect playlists. The guide now contains all the playlists you’ve created as well as those you’ve …

Google Acquires Spider.io To Get Better At Fighting Ad Fraud Google Acquires Spider.io To Get Better At Fighting Ad Fraud

Google announced on Friday that it has acquired spider.io, an ad fraud-fighting technology company. Google will include this technology in its video and display ad products as a complement to measures it has already taken. Google VP of Display Advertising …

Google Shows Analytics Metrics On Google+ Dashboard Google Shows Analytics Metrics On Google+ Dashboard

If your’e an analytics junkie who happens to spend a lot of time running a Google+ page, there’s good news. Google starting to show Analytics metrics right on the Google+ dashboard for sites that are connected. You can see things …

Google Updates Quality Guidelines For Businesses Google Updates Quality Guidelines For Businesses

Google announced that it has made some tweaks to the Google Places Quality Guidelines, specifically for business names. The changes illustrate how you can add descriptors. Jade Wang announced the update ion a post on the Google Product Forums. Under …

UNC Basketball Player Straps on Google Glass for Warmups UNC Basketball Player Straps on Google Glass for Warmups

Though you’re unlikely to see college or professional athletes sporting Google Glass during actual games, plenty of them are showing what it’s like to really be in the moment, POV style, through Google Glass. Here’s another example of just how …