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 rolls out B.E.R.T Update – What does this mean for your website?

Last week Google began rolling out it’s biggest update since Rankbrain was released back in 2015. Their announcement on their Webmasters blog by vice-head of search Pandu Nayak claims that this update will affect 1 in 10 of all searches so it's pretty major news! What is B.E.R.T and how does it work? B.E.R.T stands for Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers. Sounds...
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Google Chrome announces roll-out of mixed content blocking, beginning January 2020

The Google Security Team has announced a timeline for when Chrome will begin blocking mixed content by default in order to ensure that HTTPS browsing is more secure. Mixed content refers to HTTPS pages that load resources, such as images, videos, stylesheets, and scripts, over HTTP. The gradual rollout will begin with Chrome 79, which is scheduled for release in December 2019. The browser...
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How long does it take for a website to show up in Google or Bing search results

When you launch a website, you want everyone to see it—and not just your family members, best friends, and significant other. You could be showcasing your services, selling the best product in the world, or have the coolest website design ever, but it all accounts for nothing if no one knows your website even exists. So, how do you do it? These days, when the Internet has become more ubiquitous...
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Gmail has (finally) released a much awaited Dark Mode

Yes. Gmail’s Dark Mode is finally here. Google has announced its coveted email client can now be used with the lights turned off, so you'll be able to sort through a cluttered inbox in Dark Mode – making the app easier on tired eyes. What’s more, the fresh aesthetic should also help boost battery life on smartphones with an OLED panel – perfect for anyone who checks their emails far more...
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Google’s change to the “nofollow” link attribute and what it means

This past week Google announced that after 15 years, they plan to make a change to the way they handle the nofollow attribute on links. If you’re a blogger and you’re participating in affiliate programs or doing sponsored posts, you know that the nofollow attribute allows you to safely link to external sites without losing good standing with Google. Google’s news that it is to start...
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A new look for Google Mobile Search (May 2019)

Google's goal with Search always has been to help people quickly and easily find the information that they’re looking for. Over the years, the amount and format of information available on the web have changed drastically—from the proliferation of images and video to the availability of 3D objects you can now view in AR. Google's search results page has changed too over the years, to help...
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Here’s what Google’s product ban means for Huawei users

Google has restricted Huawei's access to parts of its Android operating system, casting doubt over the future of the Chinese company's smartphones. Here is a closer look at how the decision could affect Huawei phone users. - What has Google done? The tech giant has confirmed its compliance with an executive order issued by US President Donald Trump last week, which greatly restricted the ability...
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Social media SEO trends heading into 2019

There’s been talk about social media as a ranking factor for a long time. In 2010, Google said social media was a ranking factor (that means if you're on social media, your website will generally show above similar businesses who aren't on social media - at least in 2010). In 2014, the same search engine said that social media probably isn’t a ranking factor. "Probably" being the key word...
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