Google

Is Ranking First on Google All That Matters?

Is Ranking First on Google All That Matters?

Let’s face it, when it comes to online marketing and improving search results, there’s one Holy Grail for businesses and marketers: Ranking #1 on a Google Search. Achieving that first organic result is what everyone hopes and dreams and works for. It’s the pinnacle of success, particularly for the SEO consultant. And there’s little doubt that higher and higher search results are better for a website and business.

But is ranking first on Google all that matters?

Display Your Google+ Posts as Ads Throughout Google

Display Your Google+ Posts as Ads Throughout Google

Brands who are actively using their Google+ Pages will be able to use their status updates to generate display ads which will be displayed across the Google network. Ads are interactive, and can include HOAs.

The Return of the PageRank

The Return of the PageRank

Well, we should probably know better. When it was suggested back in May by Google that we would not see any more updates to pageRank this year, and that the metric would likely be phased out completely, we should have known better. We should have realized that either the metric would be kept, or it would be replaced with something even better.

The Next City for Google Fiber

The Next City for Google Fiber

Everyone has heard of the search engine Google. And most everyone (besides Microsoft Bing employees) uses it regularly.

Since their start just 15 years ago, the California-based company has expanded their list of services. It now offers most everything – books, maps, glasses, smart TV, an operating system, tablet – just to name a handful. If you have the money or the Internet service, you can access almost all of their services.

Naming the Nameless: Google’s Quest to Deal in Real Names

Naming the Nameless: Google’s Quest to Deal in Real Names

Anonymity has always been a staple of the internet. But Google would like to change that. In October it was announced that in order to use Google+, Google’s social media platform, you have to use your own real name. Not a pseudonym (though this policy may change). This has been a point of contention with Google users for over 2 years.

But then Google said this month that you need to use your Google+ account (the one with your real name attached) to comment on YouTube comments. Essentially, your name will be attached to every comment you make.

Gmail Enhances Attachments, Connects Google Plus

Gmail Enhances Attachments, Connects Google Plus

Gmail continues to get better. Today's update brings some very interesting improvements to attachments, as well as how Gmail handles links to both Google+ and Google Drive. We'll review the details of the update and enhancements, and we'll also touch on why businesses should consider Gmail for their email client.

Why Chromecast Wins

Why Chromecast Wins

Google announced today a new product that rivals Apple TV, Roku and others. Chromecast is a device that connects your computer with your HD TV, allowing you to stream content, much like these other devices.

Like AirPlay, you will be able to click a button to send whatever you're viewing to your TV. The Chromecast device, which costs just $35, plugs into your TV's HDMI port and connects your TV to your WiFi.

Chrome for iOS to play nicer with other Google Apps

Chrome for iOS to play nicer with other Google Apps

Google has released an update to Chrome for iOS which dramatically improves how it interacts with other Google apps which you may have installed on the same device.

First, if you've logged into Google from within Chrome, you'll be able to log into the other apps with a single click.

The Power of the +Plus

The Power of the +Plus

The following is the text of my presentation for local businesses,
The Power of the +Plus.

My Server Blocked Google

My Server Blocked Google

On Monday, July 1, I wrote an article that received a significant amount of attention, "How Not to Use Google+." Thousands of people were interested in that article, and many of them chose to share it to their own Google+ profile using the Google+ +1 sharing buttons on the post.

Pages