• Taking Advantage Of Google’s HTTPS and SSL Rule Change
    [September 11, 2014] Google shook the webmaster world with its HTTPS announcement. Guest blogger John Feeney tells us what WordPress site owners should do to take advantage of Google’s announcement. Google is constantly changing its algorithm to reflect what it believes to be the best ranking signals for websites in the search results. The search engine understands how […]
  • Mueller States The Next Google Penguin Update Isn’t Ready
    [August 15, 2014] In a recent Webmaster Central hangout on Google Plus, John Mueller was asked whether the Google Penguin update could be pushed into the search results to allow the affected ones to see whether they have recovered even a bit. Mueller answered that the update is not ready to be rolled out yet.
  • Make More Money Using Google Play
    [July 18, 2014] If you thought Google was done posting videos from Google I/O sessions last week, think again. They’ve uploaded a new batch to YouTube about a variety of developer topics, mostly related to developing for Google’s various platforms.
  • Facebook’s Paper App Receives New Features
    [June 17, 2014] Facebook launched a blog for its Paper app in April, announcing the version 1.1 update, which introduced support for birthdays and events, photo comments, group updates, and nine new article covers. The company just put up the blog’s second post to announce another update – version 1.2. This time, it gets profile pic and cover […]
  • During Link Cleanup, Don’t Forget Links to Redirected Domain Names
    [May 16, 2014] One of several search engine optimization tasks that I am involved with is cleaning up a website’s link profile. With the Google Penguin algorithm update affecting so many websites, I have personally be involved in cleaning up a LOT of websites’ link profiles. So much so that I’ve quickly become the resident expert at cleaning […]
  • This Has to Be the Worst Excuse for Charging for Link Removals
    [April 18, 2014] One of the tasks that I help website owners with is cleaning up their website’s backlinks. If a site has been penalized by Google, or the website has been penalized by the Google Penguin algorithm update, then it’s necessary to take the time to try to get the low quality and toxic links that are […]
  • Google Opens Android Wear to Developers – Video of Preview SDK
    [March 20, 2014] Finally some wearable tech from Google… check it out! Android Wear extends the Android platform to wearables, starting with a familiar form factor — watches. Download the developer preview at: developer.android.com/wear. And yes indeed, this technology is going to be HUGE for the Geo developer!!
  • Google Recommends Users Not To Block Google Ads Destination URLs
    [February 17, 2014] As a recent update in the Webmaster Guidelines Document, Google recommends users not to block the Google ads destination URL with robots.txt file. In contrast to the previous guideline, the new text in the Technical Guidelines section says, “Make efforts to ensure that a robots.txt file does not block a destination URL for a Google […]
  • Google Publisher Plugin For WordPress Released
    [January 20, 2014] Google has announced the beta release of official Google Publisher Plugin, which will provide new functionalities to WordPress websites of publishers. For a long time, publishers were looking for an easy way to work with the Google products within the platform.
  • Virante Releases New Google Authority Tool
    [December 30, 2013] In the age of new semantic web, authority of an author plays an important role in determining the value of the content. Although, Google has not introduced any author rank yet, Virante & Mark Traphagen have come up with their own Author Rank tool that will help authors in assessing their authority & value.
  • The Wearable Device Market Gaining Interest For Developers
    [December 2, 2013] With smartphones now dominating mobile phone sales worldwide, manufacturers are looking past tablets toward the next untapped device market. Judging by the success of the poorly-reviewed Samsung Galaxy Gear, the next big market is shaping up to be wearable devices.
  • Jelly Bean Finally On A Majority Of Android Devices
    [November 5, 2013] Last week, Google finally unveiled Android 4.4 KitKat alongside the new Nexus 5. While a new version of Android is certainly cause to celebrate, most of the world is still going to be using Jelly Bean for the foreseeable future. That’s a good thing though as a majority of the world’s Android devices are now […]
  • Adding More Languages To Your Website
    [October 7, 2013] Maile Ohye from Google has shared an informative video to help site owners in expanding their website to more languages. In the video, Maile provides info to site owners hoping to keep their site search engine friendly as they expand to new languages or country based language variations.
  • Five New Analytics Tools Announced By Parse
    [September 9, 2013] If you use any kind of analytics in your mobile app, you just might use Parse. It’s one of the most popular mobile analytics platforms on the market, and the team behind it have announced some new tools that will make it even better.
  • Google+ Domains API Launched For Google+ On Android
    [August 16, 2013] As previously reported, Google is launching an update to its Google+ app for Android with a number of changes. Among them are some new features specifically for Google Apps customers.
  • Mobile Game Developers Now Have Help Publishing Games With Facebook
    [August 1, 2013] Developing and publishing a mobile game is pretty easy. Unfortunately, it can also be pretty expensive. For those who find mobile games development to be too costly, Facebook has a pretty tempting offer.
  • It’s A Smart Idea To Check Google’s Webmaster Tools Service At Least Monthly
    [July 8, 2013] Happy to help out. If you have a Web site, I have to say that it’s a smart idea to check Google’s Webmaster Tools service at least monthly to see what’s going on. Of course, having said that, I also find it confusing. It’s an engineering dashboard and requires study and exploration, though at least […]
  • Google Kills Its Chrome Frame IE Tool
    [June 17, 2013] Google announced that it is retiring Chrome Frame, its way of “chrome-ifying Internet Explorer”. It was a way to let developers get around the not-modern-enough IE of 2009. The plug-in left beta in 2011.
  • Facebook Gets New Share Dialog For iOS SDK
    [May 28, 2013] At its Mobile Developer Conference in April, Facebook announced that it would be pushing Open Graph in a big way on mobile going forward. Part of those plans involved the Share Dialog – a tool that allows users to share on Facebook without having to login. It was only available as a limited beta at […]
  • Amazon Coins Now Available On The Kindle Fire
    [May 14, 2013] Back in February, Amazon announced that Amazon Coins, its new virtual currency, would be coming to Kindle Fire devices in May. It’s May, and today, the company announced that the currency is now available.
  • Developers Participate In The Ungrounded Hackathon 30,000 Feet Above Ground
    [April 29, 2013] UnGrounded: a hack at 30,000 feet via Chris Pirillo (@ChrisPirillo) — Now here’s something geeky and dam cool from British airways – imagine a hackathon while you jet over the Atlantic on a flight from San Fran to London! Yes indeed, according to the Verge, On a transatlantic flight from San Francisco to London, the […]
  • Watch This Developer Session About How To Use Google Drive’s New Features
    [April 11, 2013] On Thursday, Google launched two new ways for web apps to interact with Google Drive. The first – app data folders – stores critical app data in its own private folder to avoid accidental movement or deletion from users. The second – custom properties – allows users to “create searchable fields that are private to […]
  • Mozilla Launches Open Badges 1.0 To The Public
    [March 18, 2013] For the past few years, Mozilla has been working on a project called Open Badges. You can think of the project like merit badges for the Internet. It allows people to prove that they have accomplished something, or are knowledgeable in a topic, in a visual format. Now after a year of extensive beta testing, […]
  • How Social Media Influences Website Crawling
    [February 26, 2013] There have been many debates about the value social media plays in having content rank. While nothing has been definitively resolved, it has been shown to be beneficial in the short term. In this post I’d like to take a look at a different aspect: the impact social media has on crawling and indexing.
  • How to Respond to a Link Removal Request
    [February 5, 2013] Google has a lot of webmasters scared. Seriously, they really do. Webmasters are so scared now that they are randomly and blindly emailing all the sites that they know about that link to them–and asking for links to be removed to their website. Google has been sending “unnatural link warnings” to website owners, telling them […]