February 2012 - 8-digital

How to delete your Google Browsing History before they control you forever

Google’s new privacy policy means all of the data collected about you, including sites visited, search queries, age, gender and location will be gathered and assigned to your online identity represented by your Google accounts. After the policy takes effect you will not be allowed to opt out without deserting Google altogether. Before the policy
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Mobile search is changing shopping, forever

Whether people are trying to find or call a retailer, compare prices in a store, or visit a website or app directly from their smartphones, search and search advertising will be the tools that shape a new shopping experience, enabling us to connect with businesses, research and buy products on or offline, all via a
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Mobile: Over 366 million Tablets by 2016

From mobile devices to iPads and tablets, users are visiting your site from an increasing array of devices and browsers. Is your website ready? The tablet market is predicted to reach over 366 million units by 2016. Android is expected to have the overall market share, with Apple continuing to lead the share by vendor.
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Google Recommends New Video Markup Code

Google announced on the Google Webmaster Central blog that they are now adding support for schema.org. Schema.org is the “recommended way to describe videos on the web and they are doing this in combination with Microsoft Bing and Yahoo Search. The technical details on video markup can be found on schema.org and Google has also created a special page
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Less Than 10% of The Internet Is Ready For Mobile

Mobile’s overall share of Web traffic has increased to about 10% in 2012 (source= StatCounter) When a user does click on your site in the search results, over half of these potential customers would not recommend a business with a bad mobile site, additionally, 40% would then visit a competitor site after a bad mobile
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It’s official! 62% Of Valentine’s Day Restaurant Searches Were Mobile

Google reported that a massive 62 percent of total searches on Valentine’s Day occurred on smart phones or mobile devices such as tablets/iPads. Flower-related terms also grew 227 % during the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. Mobile clicks to get directions increased 514% over the same period as people were searching for a nearby
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Google Clarifies: Paid Ads Do Not Help SEO and SEO is Not Spam!

Investing in Adwords will help you to perform well in the natural search results? SEO is spam and it’s a bug Google is trying to fix. Two very worrying statements from a new Google employee. Google confirms he’s a new Google employee — or Noogler — as new employees are known. Google didn’t explain what
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Google About to Launch Cloud Storage Services

Google is very close to launching a cloud-storage service that will rival cloud-storage provider Dropbox. Like Dropbox, Google’s storage service, called Drive, is a response to the growth of Internet-connected mobile devices like smartphones and tablets and the rise of “cloud computing,” or storing files online so that they can be retrieved from multiple devices
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