The world has become married to Google. Everyone uses Google Search on a daily basis. Web sites everywhere live and die by Google's hand. I'm wondering -- if I had the kind of money Google has, and I was designing a search engine, wouldn't I make the actual target of the search query turn up on the FIRST PAGE? I certainly would. Any good designer would -- at least you think they would. If you go to a restaurant and order the $35 Steak, wouldn't you expect to get steak? Google seems to disagree May 31, 2016
Last edition of our Web Update carried some Mobilegeddon news and views, so we're not going to go back there this time. There are plenty of issues in the world of the web to more than fill this edition. Have fun and let us know if there's something we should share . . .
- The Often Overlooked Side of the Digital Publishing World: Optimization
- Need a New Website or Logo? Design Trends for 2015. (Infographic)
- Are keywords relevant to SEO in 2015?
- 5 Pieces Of Content: 25 Link Ideas
- 3 components of smart metrics
Do you remember when Google came out with Penguin, how they would penalize any site with 'false' links? Then all this talk about mobilegeddon, and how Google has become the internet police and the ministry of information -- all about 'honesty' on the web. Google's "honesty" took a big hit when I wanted to contact a Tupperware sales representative in my own town. But, the search results were the last thing I expected -- and certainly the last thing I wanted. April 28, 2015
Well the Web jungle drums have been pounding and pounding on just about anyone who will listen with news of Mobilegeddon. The drop-dead date came and went but the world didn't end. Google is doing their best to keep a straight face, but there are a lot of whiners and moaners out there. Either fix it or stop moaning.
I did my own survey last night, and I'm continuing to check out various web sites and I'm finding some, like Adobe and Behance fail miserably, when others like Mashable actually do work. The sad news is when they work, they suck. Take a beautiful site, pump it through Google's blackmail grinder and the mobile version comes out sucking. LOL. April 23, 2015
#321: Google smites millions of the unwashed, unmobile at Mobilegeddon! REPENT or ye shall surely perish!
I've been getting email from web designers and ISPs from India to Indianapolis, like late night TV evangelists with bad hairdos, counting down to what they are calling the Mobilegeddon. The call to arms is rolling out : judgment day is tomorrow, April 21. It's so compelling -- blogs are humming, web masters are panicking and there's even a hashtag #mobilegeddon. I just had to do some research and find out why the whole web world is once again bowing down to the latest scriptures of Google. April 20, 2015
60-Seconds #320 : Should history be erased? Should we let Google erase our memories if they're out of date?
Back in September I was following the story about the guy in Europe who wanted to "be forgotten" by Google. It's really unbelievable to me that intelligent people would come up with something like this. Of course, there are some real kooks in this world after all. Then an article by Corinne Iozzio in Popular Science brought the issue to broad daylight. You can manipulate and even erase history just by exploiting Google! March 6, 2015
This closes out our year of web design tips, resources, leads and references. It's been a huge year and 2015 promises to be even bigger in terms of change. Get ready for a lot of disappointments and changes that may not be to your liking!
 How to Construct a Content Machine (Even If You're Not a Natural-Born Writer)
 Is Minimalist Web Design Poised to Rule the Online Future?
 Community Trolls: Types, Motivations, and Solutions
 The importance of app verticals for media companies
 Transition Tips from Listserv to Online Community
 How Consumers Feel About Sponsored Content
 How to Write a Great Business Blog Post
 What kind of blogger are you?
.... and the continuing online world November 25, 2014
This edition of DTG's Web Design Update helps close out the year with some sage advice, and a look at some new developments in the web designer's world! Follow along :
 The First Look at How Google's Self-Driving Car Handles City Streets
 Google Action Against Pregnancy Center Ads Stirs Confusion
 9 Simple Tips for Making Your Website Disability-Friendly
 7 Tips to Ensure Your SEO Strategy Supports Your Brand
 In Google Authorship, the 'Who' Overtakes the 'Where'
 The art and science of great website color selection
 Five SEO Steps to Take Before Redesigning Your Site
.... and the continuing online world November 18, 2014
Ever since the bottom dropped out of the Google AdSense revenue I've searched and puzzled for an answer without success. Then I began getting Link-Removal requests from sites I had vetted long ago. Then one day Chuck Green, owner of the Jumpola web site asked a question on Facebook. The comments to that question inspired me to share my experiences with Amazon affiliates, Google, Panda, Penguin, SEO, searches, link removal requests, and the cybercrime industry. July 26, 2014
Web Design: New Tlds, domain Landrush, Conversion Rates, WhatsApp, Teen Usage Stats, Google Encrypt, Bloggers Block and more
Spring comes, and we all get lazy! But this is no time to let up on your learning or web design . . . follow along this issue of Web Update :
[*] New Internet Domain Extensions: Don't Get Blinded by the Sunrise or Run Over by the Landrush
[*] Study: Search Campaigns Earn Double Conversion & Revenue Rates When Integrated With Social
[*] WhatsApp by the Numbers: Where It's Popular; Teen Usage Stats
[*] Take these steps toward an effective landing page
[*] Google May Push Sites to Use Encryption
[*] 26 Tips for Overcoming Bloggers Block
[*] The Year of the Social SMB
.... and the continuing online world May 14, 2014
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