Google is a leading online service provider, and a leading competitor in many online markets. Most of their revenue currently comes from advertising, however they have their hands in many different industries, products and services.
Google has been pushing a new way of organization information on the web. In an attempt to parse out more detailed information from the wide variety of stuff on the internet, they have been encouraging the use of “Rich Snippets” – and are specifically recommending microdata formats for data.
Why do rich snippets matter to Google? (more…)
Fragmentation, in our context, is when an application splits into many different versions or branches.
As an example, Google’s Android is constantly accused if being heavily fragmented, which detracts from the user experience. Android, and many different versions of it, are installed on literally hundreds of different devices. The large number of variations does present problems for development, carrier software releases, Android developers, and to a small extent end-users. (more…)
Since the introduction of the Android OS by Google, there has been tons of hoopla about what Android is, what Android does, and what sets it apart. These aspects of Android have been manipulated and misconstrued by the media, and subsequently by the public, resulting in a poor understanding of what Android is. (more…)
Some people ask “How do I use PHP and MySQL to create a mobile app?”.
You might be asking this because you are a programmer who wants to streamline their apps as much as possible and put some of the workload on your server. Maybe you are new to programming and want to use your newly honed PHP/MySQL skills. Or may you are a business manager who doesn’t want your programmers to waste a bunch of time learning new languages. (more…)
“Mobile standards” cropped up several years ago, but even today there is a struggle to gain following. There is a vague overall definition, as various different pieces of web development have taken different approaches.
First of all, your HTML web standards remain the same, although you can find a variety of extra possible settings (Google Search: Mobile Doctype). You can leave your website in it’s current HTML form and allow the mobile browser to resize it accordingly, or you can “detect” when a mobile user is accessing a page, and server up a custom mobile-friendly page. Even if you choose the simple approach and just let the mobile browser work it’s magic, you will probably need to make some minor adjustments anyway too your website’s layout, font sizes and a few more things. (more…)
Answer: We currently do not know of a way to do this. You may be asking this for a few different reasons, but whatever the reason, the answer is always “it’s not important”, so just don’t worry about it.
- If you are worried about accidentally making false impressions, don’t worry – Google AdSense is very good at tracking you and not actually giving you credit for those impressions.
- If you are trying to get valuable statistics without yourself or your staff’s traffic interfering with those reports, whether it be # of impressions through AdSense or more detailed statistics within Analytics, we recommend not to worry about it. If you are getting so little traffic that your own traffic actually affects your statistics, then you just need more traffic. Try some SEO.
- The crappiest reason is if you are trying to make false impressions for the purpose of profit, stop being dumb! Not only will Google identify you and ban you immediately, but you’ll probably be blacklisted from Google forever.
Remember, there is a reason Google does things the way it does, and it usually makes sense, so don’t question it. Labels in GMail may be an exception to that rule.
ICANN has announced what has been discussed, proposed, rumored and knocked down for years – an official digital “Red Light District” for the internet.
A couple of months ago, ICANN introduced the .xxx domain extension – targeted towards Adult content. The idea has been met with resistance, confusion and the usual ICANN criticisms. Even if it really does get off the ground, it will take years to have an effect. Supposedly it’s already LIVE, but we aren’t sure if that’s true since we can’t get any to any sites. We think by “LIVE” they mean they are taking reservations and will turn it on and open it up to the public for registrations and access, just as soon as network infrastructure and registrars are prepared. (more…)
Don’t just hope Google indexes your site. Adding a new domain to Google Webmaster Tools is easy, and setting up a Sitemap is not only beneficial, but necessary. Understanding how the Google search works is greatly valuable to increasing your traffic. Improving the quality of your site, ensuring your Sitemap is working, and content building are key. Trying to get around Google – aka. "black-hat seo" is bad, it might get your site dropped completely from Google, and will probably result in reduced traffic since your taking attention away from the things that really matter. (more…)