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of autocomplete as part of its Search product, Google announced that it will be restricting unauthorized access to the unpublished autocomplete API starting Aug. 10, 2015.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

Create Interactive Maps with Google's New Data Layers

Google has added several new features to Data Layers in its JavaScript Maps API. The new features will enable developers to allow their users to input and edit geographic data and get the updated data in GeoJSON format. Google provided...

Google Begins Encoding YouTube Videos in VP9

Google announced it has begun encoding YouTube videos in VP9, the open-source codec that offers HD and even 4K quality with lower bandwidth usage. While VP9 uses the same basic blueprint as other codecs, there are several improvements...

Google Places API Offering Greater Local Context

Google launched its Places API for Android and opened a beta program for it on iOS last week and it is aiming to bring some practical, local context on what's around users. While the Places API web service and JavaScript library...

Humans In Control at the Google Play Store

It's well known among application developers that it is easier to get approved in Google Play than Apple's App Store, but that's changing. In an effort to exercise greater control over what's available in the Play store...

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