• A Survivor’s Guide For the Google Penguin Update
    [March 17, 2015] Getting penalized by Penguin is one of the most frustrating experiences a webmaster may face. Most have no idea why they are facing the ire of Penguin and what needs to be done to escape and gain resurgence in rankings.
  • WordPress Plugins You Should Be Using
    [February 10, 2015] Every now and again, I’ll get asked what plugin or solution I’m using on this blog to achieve a certain effect or result. Because I use self-hosted WordPress to power this blog, it means there’s a crazy amount of add-ons, plugins and other optimization and performance solutions for bloggers to choose from. While that choice […]
  • Linux Will Run in a Window On The Chromebook
    [January 5, 2015] Google “Happiness Evangelist” François Beaufort announced on Google+ that a Google intern added support to run Crouton (Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment) in a Chrome OS Window. This means people can run the Linux distributions of their choice on Chrome OS Devices in a window without having to jump between virtual terminals, which was the […]
  • 500,000 Apps Created by Facebook Parse
    [December 4, 2014] Facebook just provided some growth stats for Parse, the cloud application platform it acquired last year. According to the company, 500,000 apps have been created with Parse and hundreds of thousands of Parse developers are located outside the U.S.
  • Twitter Shows Off Fabric Dev Kits at First Flight Conference
    [October 28, 2014] As expected, Twitter announced a new mobile platform for app developers called Fabric at its first-ever Flight conference. The company says it will make it easier for developers to build apps.
  • SEO for Web Developers
    [October 6, 2014] On September 26th, I presented at the Little Rock Tech Fest, held in Little Rock, Arkansas. The topic was SEO for Web Developers or simply SEO for Developers. The site UserGroup.TV was there, and recorded just about all of the presentations and put them online. If you weren’t at the conference, or were unable to […]
  • Apple Explains Why It Rejects Certain Apps
    [September 8, 2014] Apple is now providing the most transparency it ever has when it comes to informing developers why it rejects their apps. While it could certainly be a great deal more transparent, the company has a new webpage up for “Common App Rejections,” which not only describes common reasons for rejection, but lists the top ten […]
  • Google not Ready for a Penguin Update Release Says John Mueller!
    [August 15, 2014] In a recent Webmaster Central hangout on Google Plus, John Mueller was asked whether the Google Penguin update could be pushed into the search results to allow the affected ones to see whether they have recovered even a bit. Mueller answered that the update is not ready to be rolled out yet.
  • Crashlytics Receives New ‘Answers’ Feature
    [July 22, 2014] Twitter’s Crashlytics announced a new project called Answers by Crashlytics, described as “mobile analytics you don’t need to analyze”. Twitter acquired Crashlytics early last year. This past May, it launched a beta testing tool, which it says can be used along with Answers to comprise a “lightweight” swuite of products to help developers build and […]
  • Google Android Wear, Take a Closer Look
    [June 24, 2014] Earlier this year, Google unveiled Android Wear, its new smartwatch platform. They have a developer preview available, and a new video introduction to that developers may be interested in checking out.
  • Apple Releases iOS 8 SDK With Over 4,000 New APIs
    [June 6, 2014] Apple released its iOS 8 SDK, the biggest developer release ever with more than 4,000 new APIs, giving developers the ability to create amazing new apps like never before. iOS 8 allows developers to further customize the user experience with major extensibility features like Notification Center widgets and third-party keyboards; and introduces robust frameworks such […]
  • Facebook Focusing On Three Main Factors – Building, Growing, and Monetizing
    [May 6, 2014] Every so often, Facebook hosts its f8, a conference in San Francisco aimed at developers, media, and partners. This year, in front of an audience of 2,500+, Facebook introduced its vision for the next year and beyond. With Mark Zuckerberg kicking things off, Facebook introduced a dozen or so new products organized into three including […]
  • Matt Cutts Throws Light on How Google Treats 404 and 410 Error Status Codes!
    [April 17, 2014] In the recent Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts, Google’s Head of Search Spam, explains the difference in how Google treats 404 and 410 error status codes. The question posed was: “Does Google do anything different when encountering a 404 versus a 410?” Matt answered that both 404 and 410 are request errors and imply that […]
  • Google Assures that There is No Threat if Your Website Gets Placed in the Disavow List
    [March 20, 2014] Now if someone threatens you with adding your site to their disavow list you don't have to worry about your site getting tagged as "spammy". Google has confirmed that having URLS from your website submitted in the disavow file of any backlinks removal company will not have any adverse affect on the page rank of […]
  • Google Recommends Embedding EXIF data in Images to Make Them Search-Friendly!
    [February 26, 2014] So the next time you take a picture, you can consider embedding shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO number, white balance, resolution and other EXIF annotations in your image. Matt Cutts, Google's head of Search Spam, says that the search engine reserves the right to use this information as a potential ranking factor.
  • Cleaner, More Reliable App Insights Live For Facebook App Developers
    [January 27, 2014] For the past few years, Facebook app developers have relied on App Insights to learn how consumers use their app. While it’s certainly already a good tool, Facebook thinks it can improve it to make it even better for developers.
  • Disallow Search Engines in Robots.txt File? No Worries on Google
    [January 6, 2014] Here’s a first. Well, actually I’m not surprised when it comes to Google, but this is the first time I have seen a website disallow the search engines from indexing their website. But the website still ranks number one in Google for their primary keyword phrase.
  • Google Developers Show You How To Upgrade To Universal Analytics
    [December 9, 2013] Earlier this year, Google launched universal analytics for everyone. At the time, it said the new tools would help businesses “measure how people actually become and remain loyal customers.” That’s great and all, but you may have found that universal analytics isn’t that easy to implement.
  • A/B Testing And Analytics Now Available To Amazon Mobile App Developers
    [November 7, 2013] Despite building Fire OS on top of Android, Amazon wants developers to choose its platform over Android or iOS when building apps. Over the last year, it’s become easier to recommend the platform as Amazon has leveraged the power of AWS to offer a number of services to developers that are typically hard to implement […]
  • Features For The Blind Added To Internet Explorer 11
    [October 14, 2013] The blind and visually impaired are criminally overlooked as technology progresses. There’s been a few improvements to how computers behave to help those with visual impairments, but you could easily argue that not enough is being done to improve accessibility. Microsoft must feel the same way as it’s adding a number of improvements to its […]
  • What To Do If Your Website Is Hit By Panda
    [September 16, 2013] In an answer to the question "what should a site owner do if they think they might be affected by Panda?” Google Head of Spam Search, Matt Cutts has posted a video.
  • Adding Facebook Login To Your Apps Can Increase Conversion Rates
    [August 26, 2013] Facebook Login is an easy way for developers to integrate an immediately recognizable login feature into their apps or Web site. The social network revamped how it handles Facebook Login back in April, and now more apps than ever are using the feature.
  • LinkedIn Company Page APIs Now Open To Developers
    [August 8, 2013] LinkedIn just announced that it’s opening up its company page APIs. This means developers can enable marketers to publish content to LinkedIn Company Pages, monitor conversations in real time and get analytics from the pages.
  • Can a Non-optimized Site Outrank Yours That is Optimized?
    [July 15, 2013] If you need to know anything about SEO (search engine optimisation) there’s only one person to ask, Matt Cutts of Google.
  • Google Wants you to Improve Site’s Ranking with Quality Content and Not Just Links!
    [June 25, 2013] Creating quality backlinks to get the website on the top of Google SERPs is one of the golden rules that webmasters have been following for years. With Google penalizing the sites with poor quality backlinks, link building has become a lot trickier. And the result is, webmasters shifting their focus from link building to quality […]