All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘URLs’

Google: Don’t Forget To Upgrade Your URLs By This Date

Google: Don’t Forget To Upgrade Your URLs By This Date

Back in February, Google announced the launch of new “Upgraded URLs” for AdWords Ads, which enable advertisers to spend less time managing tracking updates while reducing crawl and load times for their websites. They also come with new ValueTrack parameters, which provide new insights about ads. The deadline to upgrade your URLs is July 1, and Google is reminding advertisers …

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Google Tone Lets You Share Links with Sound

Google’s latest Chrome experiment is equal parts cool, possibly annoying, fun, first-world problem solving, and pointless. Ok, maybe not equal parts. It’s probably a combination of fun and annoying – depending on who’s using it. If you’ve ever wanted to send links to your co-workers with sound, now is your chance. Say hello to Tone: “As digital devices have multiplied, …

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Ted Cruz Didn’t Lock Up TedCruz.com, and Now He’s Getting Trolled

Someone is trolling Ted Cruz. Fundraising likely began a while ago but begins in earnest today, as Senator Ted Cruz has announced he’s officially entering the 2016 Presidential race. It might behoove the Senator to use some of that money to gain control of TedCruz.com. Check out TedCruz.com. Here’s all that’s there: It’s unlikely this is the from the official …

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YouTube Gives Creators New Custom URLs

Google announced that YouTube creators with at least 500 subscribers may get emails and in-product notifications enabling them to claim updated custom URLs. In these notifications, creators will see a few options based on the channel’s description, Google identity, and associated websites. So it’s not totally custom. It’s at Google’s suggestion, but it should still be helpful if you’ve made …

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Google+ Finally Offers Vanity URLs To Everyone Else

Google launched vanity URLs or “custom URLs” of you prefer, back in the summer of 2012. They were only available to high profile people like Hugh Jackman at first, but Google expanded them to thousands more soon after. Now, here in late October of 2013, Google is finally making the URLs available to everyone else. The company announced this in …

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Webmasters Hope This Google Test Doesn’t Become A Reality

Google has been running a test that eliminates URLs from search results pages (for the most part). Does this make results pages better? Would you be in favor of Google implementing this as a new design? Let us know in the comments. Note: We’ve updated this article after people have had time to react to the test. Google tests different …

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Why Does This Mistyped URL Redirect To Mitt Romney’s Campaign Site?

Seriously. I don’t purport to know the reason why a simple URL typo redirects to a page on MittRomney.com, but it definitely does. You can try it for yourselves. Try to visit someecards.co. There, you see? Of course, someecards.co is just one letter shy of a very popular web address, someecards.com. Someecards has been around for about 5 years, and …

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Removal Requests Actually Down, Following Google Algorithm Change

On August 10, Google announced that it would be updating its algorithm the following week to include a new ranking signal for the number of “valid copyright removal notices” it receives for a given site. Do you think Google’s addition of this signal is a good thing for search results? Let us know in the comments. “Sites with high numbers …

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Watch This New Google Video About URL Parameters

Google has released a new video about configuring URL parameters in Webmaster Tools. It’s about 15-minutes long, and features Google Developer Programs Tech Lead Maile Ohye discussing the how to help Google crawl your site more efficiently, and manage a site with URL parameters. “URL Parameter settings are powerful,” says Ohye. “By telling us how your parameters behave and the …

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Bing Improves Search Quality, Cleans Up Your Sloppy Search Terms

Maybe your fingers aren’t so graceful above a keyboard. Maybe you have trouble seeing the letters on the keys of the keyboard. Maybe you’re typing on a touchscreen. Maybe you have gigantism of the digits (which touchscreens can make anybody feel like they have). Maybe you’re drunk. Whatever the reason for making errors when typing out a search term, these …

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Twitter Hashbang URLs Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past

Favstar.fm founder Tim Haines had a Twitter conversation with Twitter engineer Dan Webb, and found that Twitter is apparently moving away from hashbangs in its URLs. Haines shared the conversation at a Storify link, but here are the relevant tweets: @timhainesTim HainesReading a gazillion articles on hashbang URLs (#!). 99% of them seem to be over-emotionalized FUD. 22 hours ago …

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