• New Site Launch Tip: Go Mobile!
    [November 24, 2015] I was recently asked to provide an answer to a question about what SEOs should focus on in 2016. My response was: Mobile Mobile Mobile (Not necessarily in that order.) Mobile is big and it’s only getting bigger. While I don’t think mobile devices will ever fully replace desktop (or laptop) computers, there is already a […]
  • Avoid Performance-Killing Website Architecture Issues With This Checklist
    [October 23, 2015] The backend architecture of your site can make or break your website’s performance in the search engines. Site architecture can account for about 30% of a successful SEO campaign and easily account for 100% of a website’s lack of performance.
  • On The Youtube Series “Coffee with a Googler”, App Indexing Was The Topic Of Discussion
    [September 18, 2015] The Google Developers YouTube channel has a series called “Coffee with a Googler,” in which various Googlers share insights into various dev topics in a casual interview setting. The latest one focuses on what is one of Google’s newest mobile ranking signals – App Indexing.
  • Ways To Make Your Site Search Friendly
    [August 11, 2015] Website architecture has been a focus for SEOs for a long time now, but over the past few years, it’s become even more important. That’s because architecture is the foundation of the entire website. It affects both how visitors interact with your site and whether or not search engines are properly able to analyze your […]
  • Try The New Google Container Engine Beta
    [July 10, 2015] Google announced the beta release of Google Container Engine and the general availability of Google Container Registry. Container Engine enables you to run Docker containers on Google Cloud Platform, powered by Kubernetes. Container Engine schedules containers based on the needs you’ve declared on a cluster of virtual machines.
  • Don’t Miss Any Information From The Google I/O 2015 Keynote
    [June 5, 2015] Google made a ton of announcements at its annual Google I/O conference on Thursday. It did stream the keynote live, but in case you didn’t get a chance to tune in, but still wish to see it in its entirety, it’s now available on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.
  • More Android Apps To Receive ‘OK Google’ Feature
    [May 5, 2015] Google is giving developers a new way to let Android users interact with their apps with voice commands. The company announced the launch of its first set of partners for custom voice actions, as well as plans to expand it more broadly.
  • How To Setup Google Chrome To Emulate Mobile Use
    [April 7, 2015] Lately, most of the search world’s attention has been on Google’s imminent mobile update. There have been numerous blog posts on what to do and how to make sure your website is mobile-friendly.
  • 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.