Google says don’t disable your site, even during temporary closure

Businesses are continuing to feel the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, with some forced to temporarily shut down. To help business owners preserve their visibility in Google search, Google has published recommendations on how to properly limit your site’s functionality if you need to pause operations. Avoid disabling your whole site. Disabling your site, even for just a few days, can...
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Google My Business removes features due to Coronavirus

Google is temporarily removing some features from Google My Business as a result of limitations caused by the COVID-19 situation. “During the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, we are taking steps to protect the health of our team members and reduce the need for people to come into our offices. As a result, there may be some temporary limitations and delays in support as we prioritize critical...
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Google My Business advises businesses affected by Coronavirus to update their listings

Google is asking businesses to update its Google My Business listings if the business is affected by COVID-19. Google posted a new help document describing that businesses can update their business hours, phone numbers, business descriptions and/or use Google Posts to share more information. Google’s help document. Google placed a notice at the top of the Google My Business support pages...
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Google linking to competitive third-party services in local search

Over the weekend, when people in Europe conduct a local search, Google will now direct them to find results on relevant third-party websites. Third parties can include Yell, TripAdvisor, Thomson Local, and others. There has been no official statement from Google regarding this change, but it’s believed to be a response to the €1.49 billion fine imposed by European courts for antitrust...
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How to write unique and useful articles for your website

Successful writers have one thing in common and that is being able to write persuasive and highly engaging content on a regular basis over time. Every writer or blogger has their own style, though there are some basic pointers for writing unique and useful content that might be worth considering. Below are some principles for writing highly engaging and unique contents: Note that to gain good...
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Reminder: Google is changing the way websites work when viewed in Chrome from February 4th, 2020

Google Chrome is changing the way websites and cookies work by default. This is a courtesy reminder that web sites you use, if run in Chrome by you or your visitors, may not work as expected once Chrome 80 is released on February 4th, 2020. Prior to February 4th 2020, you should test to confirm if any updates are required to allow the continued normal operation of your website or web app.
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Urgent: Your website, and those you use, may not work in Chrome from February 4th, 2020

Chrome is changing the way websites and cookies work by default. In preparation for this change, we have updated our website analytics and our Midas Connector WordPress plugin. This is a courtesy notification that web sites you use, if run in Chrome, may not work as expected once Chrome 80 is released on February 4th, 2020. Prior to February 4th 2020, you should test to confirm if any updates are...
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Google is killing off Chrome apps, which nobody really used anyway

Today, Google shared an updated timeline for when Chrome apps will stop working on all platforms. June 2022 is when they’ll be gone for good, but it depends on which platform you’re on (via 9to5Google). Previously, we knew that Chrome apps someday wouldn’t work on Windows, macOS, and Linux, but today, Google revealed that Chrome apps will eventually stop working on Chrome OS, too. A Chrome...
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Google Chrome to receive a major update this week and here’s what’s new

Google will release Chrome version 79 this week. The firm’s Chrome Platform Status page says the update will start rolling out to all users on December 10. Chrome 79 has been in beta since the tail end of October, so we already have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Chrome is notorious for gorging away at your computer’s memory, CPU and battery life. Well it looks as though Google is...
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Google Site Kit integrates Google tools into your WordPress dashboard

Google Site Kit is an official plugin from Google that helps you integrate data and features from multiple Google tools into your WordPress dashboard. Google Site Kit was in closed beta for a long time. But as of November 2019, it’s now publicly available to all WordPress users and listed for free at WordPress.org. What is Google Site Kit for WordPress? Google Site Kit helps you connect your...
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