Archive for ‘Web & Technology’

Google+ Photo Album Organiser

Google+ Photo Organiser

Finally! Google+ now features a photo album organiser with a few very handy options including sorting by time, manual ordering with drag and drop, batch delete and moving photos between albums.

In the image above you’re seeing the aftermath of many of my attempts to sort photos prior to that option resulting in a few people being deleted and amazingly replaced by random existing people over and over again (note the bottom row).…

 

Guarding Personal Data in Google

Privacy

In a move that David Smith, the UK’s deputy Information Commissioner and head of data protection, said was too vague, [1] Google recently consolidated more than sixty privacy policies into one document. Since then, user privacy and how to guard personal data in things like Google search results has been a topic of much discussion.…

 

Google Unified

The Merge

The next stage in Google’s product evolution is undoubtedly unification. Google’s many projects and shatterlings spread over a decade of development in a frantic search for the next big thing are coming back home, empty handed. Now they’re merging into a single universal product, bit by bit every piece of knowledge and experience collected so far is being used and integrated into a bigger, better and faster Google.…

 

How Google Looks at Free Expression and Controversial Content

Controversy

With the recent controversy of SOPA and PIPA still fresh in the minds of internet users, many people are worried about their internet experience being censored. Fortunately, Google is dedicated to preserving free speech for users of the internet, so that they may share their creativity and opinions with other people from around the world.…

 

Shareception

‘Shareception’ – Nested chain-sharing of posts in Google+ visualised in ripples.  Coined by Mark Liederbach from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

About the Test

While testing out the new link sharing feature we decided to see how far we can push the ripple before it becomes incoherent.…

 

The Future of Linked Data

Video Rich Snippets

Google, and other search engines, use linked data in web pages to produce rich snippets in search results. However, it is not generally understood how this detailed summary information may be used in the future. Currently, several obstacles must be overcome before the full potential of rich snippets can be realised.…

 

Google+ Style Guide

A helpful guide on how to use Google+ elements professionally and in line with Google’s branding guidelines.

Announcing your personal or brand presence on Google+ is important but Google wants webmasters to stay consistent in the way they use their brand.…

 

Marketing Google+ Through SERPs

This is a story about one strange search result and how Google markets Google+ via “Thank them” link below result snippets.

serp

Today I investigated a peculiar SERP snippet in Google (pictured above) showing the following string “http://profile.yahoo.com/WQCX2OP6R3IGAZHO5MGTHAYNQQ ” from many other (more relevant) terms on the page.…

 

Safer 3rd Party Access to Google Webmaster Tools

GWT

Google has just announced a new authorisation feature for webmasters who wish to share their Google Webmaster Tools account with limited administrative privileges.

Often webmasters feel hesitant when giving access to their SEO company in fear they may change things without their knowledge.…

 

Google Webmaster Help Forum Moves to Google Products Platform

new-forum

Susan Moskwa from Google announced a move of Google Webmaster Help forum to their new Product Platform.

Google Products Platform is promising better user experience and easier discussion. Marking the best answer (which Google considers one of the top priority features) will be available on the new platform.…

 

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