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Fun With Google

Media creators have a long history of hiding little treasures in their creations for people to find called Easter eggs. This is especially true of computer folks. Check out Wiki’s article on Easter eggs here. Google developers are no exception to the rule. Over the years I’ve documented a few […]

change your google analytics settings to https

Change Analytics and Search Console to HTTPS

If you’re moving your site to https to avoid Google’s unsecure site warning, you’ll need to change your Google Analytics to https as well. Making the switch is easy. Log in to your Analytics account, click the gear or “Admin” in the bottom left of your screen and under “Administration” […]

Google AdWords Automated Ad Creation

Google Will Soon Write Ads for You

I just got an email informing me of a new AdWords feature coming out in beta. Beginning at the end of September, Google will begin automatically creating and enabling ads in my AdWords account. I’ll get a notification and an email about the new ads and if I don’t do […]

Chrome to Warn About Non-https

Google has been sending emails warning webmasters of an upcoming change to their Chrome browser. Starting in October, Chrome 62 will display a warning to users informing them that a site is not secure if the site collects information from users without using a secure certificate. This change would probably […]

Want to use a phone number? You better pay!

  Sometimes Google is really frustrating. They slowly twist and turn things into their favor and if something could make them money, they force you to use it. Today I was reminded of one of their “features” – phone number extensions in AdWords. You select an option on your ad to […]

Google Moving to a Mobile-First Index

They’ve been saying it for a while now; “Mobile will surpass desktop as the most frequently used device” and it’s coming true. Well, for some it is. Google has this notorious habit of pushing things on everyone even when it doesn’t really apply. As you can see from my post […]

The Importance of AMP

Does the AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) standard really do anything, or is it just another carrot dangled in front of our noses by Google?

Google Does Not Want You to Leave

Google does a fantastic job of blurring the lines between what’s good for them and what’s good for the users. They’re now offering their own little app to test internet speed. It’s not as good as speedtest.net, but who cares about that anyway??

Dealing with RankBrain and Zombie Traffic

RANKBRAAIIIIIINNNNSSS!!!! Google’s RankBrain can send the zombie horde to your website. What is RankBrian? What is zombie traffic? What can you do about it? My post helps you defend against the zombie apocalypse.

Does Google Allow Paid EXCLUSION??

Does a small city in the Kansas City metro area have enough clout with Google to have themselves excluded from geo-targeted ads? It sure looks like it.