Annoying pop-ups will hurt mobile sites
Annoying pop-ups will hurt mobile sites

Annoying pop-ups will hurt mobile sites in search results come January, Google announced August 23. If you or your webmaster are among those who insist on programming pop-ups into your mobile site which block the real content or pop-ups which users have to dismiss (X-out) before getting to your real content or which trick users […]

All search is local and mobile
All search is local and mobile

To paraphrase Tip O’Neill, all search is local and mobile. Well nearly all of it, according to search and advertising giant Google. That’s why Google is moving to cash in with seriously updated Adwords and, even more importantly, new advertising on Google Maps. This is potentially a very big deal for businesses and, even, organizations […]

Nutritional nature of digital marketing
Nutritional nature of digital marketing

We’ve grown more focused as a society on healthy living and the online world reflects this, too, in the rising nutritional nature of digital marketing. Exercise, athletics, wellness are very much central to today’s lifestyles and it stands to reason an increased interest and emphasis on healthy, natural and whole food is a major part […]

Around the world on your phone – Google
Around the world on your phone – Google

And just in time for spring break Google is trying to make it easier to go around the world on your phone. Well, plan your around the world tour, anyway, with its new Destinations feature. Seriously. just search on your smartphone for a spot on the globe – voice or typing – ¬†and add the […]

Be forgotten on Google but remembered on Project Fi
Be forgotten on Google but remembered on Project Fi

In two swift moves over recent days, Internet users have discovered they can be forgotten on Google but remembered on Project Fi. The search and advertising giant decided late last week to extend its European Union-demanded “right to be forgotten” on Google searches to everyone across the globe. And only days later the company announced […]

Zika has a new foe: Google
Zika has a new foe: Google

Zika has a new foe: Google The search and advertising giant – now the world’s most valuable company – is turning its attention to the Zika virus outbreak by helping UNICEF map the virus spread so it and other world healthcare organizations can better anticipate future hot points and with that knowledge better meet the […]

Unpacking Google Search
Unpacking Google Search

Google graced us this week by drawing back the curtains a little into its almost mystical formulae for website visibility which helps us when unpacking Google Search. And yea, sure, it’s a nerdfest but it’s important to us nerds who want to achieve the most visibility for our clients’ online efforts and help them build […]

Google continues a little web cleanup
Google continues a little web cleanup

Google continues a little web clean up, issuing a pretty stern warning Sept. 18 to black-hat operators it will remove sites from search results if they try to cheat with various unscrupulous methods. “For example, a webmaster who received a (search results penalty) based on an unnatural link to another site may nofollow the link, […]

Tweets showing up in Google search results
Tweets showing up in Google search results

As your business or organization ponders a foray into Twitter, here’s another reason: tweets showing up in Google search results. Although Google started displaying tweets in search results back in May, following a February agreement between the two tech giants, those search results came up only in searches from mobile devices but Google announced August […]

Make GooglePlus work for you
Make GooglePlus work for you

Denigrations aside – most of which are unwarranted – a lot can be achieved with Google+ but to get there you have to make GooglePlus work for you. And that means engaging on it. GooglePlus is quite simply an essential element to any online effort, these days. Any business, but especially a small business working […]