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Carousels for Live Blog Publishers Come to Google Search Results

Google announced a new publisher carousel feature designed for live blog content. Live blogs are defined as web pages that are updated in real time during the course of a live event such as a sporting event. Publishers will essentially...

Google's AJAX Crawling Scheme Deprecated

Google is no longer recommending its proposal to make AJAX pages crawlable. Previous to 2009, Google was simply unable to render and understand pages that use JavaScript to present content to users - essentially, pages that were created...

Why Did Google Change its URL Structure?

Where Google goes, so should the Web. It appears that the search engine has changed the URL structure for queries conducted at Google.com. So what does that mean to Web professionals? The URL for search results has typically or traditioanlly...

The Mobile Web, Accelerated

Admit it; the mobile experience can be pretty awful. It's still not uncommon for publishers pages to take too long to load and when they do, interacting and truly experiencing the site can be difficult for consumers. That's...

The Last Day of Flash

Google announced in June 2015 that its Chrome Browser would soon be able to pause content that was not "central" or essential to the Web page - and that day has come. Starting tomorrow (September 1, 2015), a Chrome update...

Full-Screen In-App Ads Get a Google Makeover

Google announced a new design for its interstitial in-app ad formats (also known as full-screen ads) for the AdMob network and the DoubleClick Ad Exchange. The new app install interstitial (seen below on the right, with the old version...

Nearby API from Google in Focus

As "mobile" infiltrates every aspect of the modern digital experience, it's important that developers find ways to foster an environment where sharing and communicating can be done effortlessly with those close by and...

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New Search Analytics API a Digital Blessing for SEO

The Search Analytics feature within Google's Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) has been well received by 'Net professionals - particularly those involved with search engine optimization. Google's Search Analytics...

Google Warns Googlebot Can't Acces CSS & JS

Google sent out notifications through Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) last week notifying websites about blocking CSS and JavaScript assets. The warning indicated that blocking those assets can lead to "suboptimal rankings"...

The End of Open Google with Autocomplete API Restrictions

In the interest of maintaining the integrity of autocomplete as part of its Search product, Google announced that it will be restricting unauthorized access to the unpublished autocomplete API starting Aug. 10, 2015. Google said it...

Everyone Hates Mobile Interstitials

We’ve all ran across it and one point in time. Upon visiting a mobile website, an interstitial disrupts your experience by encouraging you to download the site’s native mobile app. Some apps can provide richer user experiences...

Google's Safe Browsing Filter Emphasizing UwS Detection

Google users will soon see more alerts that sites have been compromised or are using unsafe practices that could cause harm (malware, ad injectors, etc.) thanks to some recent changes to its Safe Browsing filter. The company first...

Mobilegeddon: 7 Things to Check When Making Your Site Mobile-Friendly

By Maria Shinkevich, MGID Somewhere deep within the halls of a sprawling Mountain View Googleplex corporate campus, some buttons were pressed and with a single motion, the algorithm changed. Legions of online publishers watched as...

Google Shuts Down PageSpeed

Google has pulled the plug on its PageSpeed Service. The service was launched 4.5 years ago to help optimize websites for faster delivery. Google notes that users leveraging the service must change their DNS before August 3rd, 2015...

Chrome Autofill Is Your CRO Spirit Animal

Forms are essential for completing transactions - be they for merchants or publishers and there is an abundance of them on the Web. Regardless of the progress made in practices such as conversion rate optimization (CRO), completing...

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