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Google Analytics Real Time Data

Google analytics real time

Google Analytics allows webmasters to view real-time usage information. This is particular useful for monitoring when different pages are most popular and how people access your website (e.g. mobile, tablet or desktop). Monitoring Geographic use can give insights into who is looking at your website. It is also an excellent way to gauge engagement immediately…

The Google War Machine Marches On

This is Not a Penguin

Google has updated a part of its search engine. This will go almost totally unnoticed by around 99.999% of all Internet users. But a small number are very, very, very, very, very, very, VERY excited about it. They are SEOs. They spend all year waiting for news such as this and if excitement could be…

Google says “500. That’s an error.”

The mighty Google Plus on Wednesday 22nd October, 2014.

Gmail and Google Plus are both returning errors. After trying to log in today both failed to load pages. Users might have to soon use Twitter or Facebook! “Returning errors” is a polite way of saying that they are both borked, which is a geeky way of saying that they are buggered. While this is not…

Adsense Now Allowed on Gambling, Casino, Tip and Betting Sites

A big change has just come to Google Adsense, and this may have a huge impact on advertising platforms such as Aleavendo, a gambling pay-per-click (PPC) service, which until now has looked to be a dominant PPC  advertising network for gambling sites. Here is the Google Adsense update: Start monetising your online gambling content with AdSense…

Target Surfers by Age and Gender with Adwords

I guess this is a new feature, at least, I had not noticed before. Just logged in to Google Adwords and saw a new announcement: “New! Reach people based on their age and gender Reach customers based on their age and gender as they browse sites on the Display Network. To get started, go to…

Google Penguin Receives A Cold Reception

Last year, on 11th April 2011, my main site (certainly not this one!) was mercilessly ripped to shreds by the now infamous Google Panda update. I lost over half my traffic and three-quarters of my revenue overnight. I was so desperate I started doing jobs for other people. But, I made a full recovery about…

Google Blog Posts from the Last 6 Years

[toc] I have blogged about Google a lot since firing up the Webo blog in 2006. I have decided to compile the blog posts here in one handy and easy to read page. I may add an index to the top of this page if I can find that WordPress plugin again. These posts are…

Google Streetview in the News

[toc] When Google Streetview was launched it caused all sorts of controversy. I took a good long look at it and found a few amusing things myself. Here is what I found. Google Proves that Sunglasses and a Moustache is a Good Disguise Apr 6, 2009 I just walked along Santa Monica Pier, which is impressive…

Google Analytics Developments and Issues

[toc] This page covers Google Analytics changes and developments and it presented in reverse chronological order (latest news on top!). Google Analytics Accounts are Being Updated Nov 21, 2011  Please note – this blog post serves to vent my frustration mostly. It is a rant. If you have been using Google Analytics for a few years then…

New Google Homepage Design – Planning for a New Google?

Google have updated their homepage with new drop-down and fly-out menus. Gmail continues to look more like Google+ and even Blogger has had a makeover. The less said about Google Analytics the better, but that and Adsense have also had makeovers this year. Without doubt, this has been the busiest year for Google designers. So,…

What does it take to get a job at Google?

Highlights of the Google Job Application Infographic Google receives over a million resumes each year They hire 4000 – 6000 people each year Every resume / CV is screened Recruiters conduct initial telephone interviews if you pass …. On site interview with 4-5 people over 45 minutes Then Google managers discuss everything about you Google…

Google Flight Search is Launched

A while back I blogged about Google buying ITA Software. In fact, it was only in April 2011, but seems much longer ago for some reason. Anyway, today Google have given us a first look at the new product that they have put together using the ITA Software that they acquired earlier this year. If…

Huge Site Links on Google

Just heard from Pierre Far, Googler that hangs out on Google+, that the all new sitelinks have been rolled out. I just Googled “Webologist” and sure enough, there is now a page full of site links. Fantastic. This means that now when people search for a brand they are far more likely to see only…