Feb 042013

Google Webmaster Crawl Stats

It is fairly common knowledge that server performance helps with the SEO viability of a website. This is never more evident than when you upgrade server hardware to a better server.  You can see the effects almost instantly in Google Webmaster Tools.  The stats will show that your pages are being crawled more because it’s taking less time. Continue reading »

Nov 152012

Google is up to some new tricks with the recent release of The Niantic Project. Now what is the Niantic Project? That’s the real question. The popular and most logical theory right now is that it is an ARG (Alternate Reality Game).

Recently the Niantic Project website went live. On the surface it appears to be a conspiracy theorist trying to track down some mysterious project. However, a simple look at the footer of the page will reveal Google’s copyright statement and privacy policy link. Then on the side of the page there is a convenient “Request App Invite” form. Continue reading »

Sep 272011

With the addition of a new player, Google Plus, into the social media space you may be wondering what sets it apart from Facebook behemoth.  After spending several months using Google Plus I can say that there is a strong list of features that set it apart from Facebook.  Everyone looks for something different so I’ve tried to focus on features from a more technical standpoint.One of the things that sets Google+ apart from Facebook is something that most articles don’t really focus on and that’s photos.  With Picasa running the back-end for photos in Google Plus it gives you greater control and flexibility than that of what Facebook offers. Continue reading »

Apr 012011

Another year has come and gone and we are once again at that time of the year where various websites will try and trick or fool you.

I am of course talking about the tradition of April Fools celebrated by many websites across the internet and showcased here in my unofficial and incomplete list of April’s Fools sites 2011. Continue reading »

Mar 102011

On Wednesday March 2nd, 2011 Google released new public profiles for existing Google users. Besides a new URL there are a lot of new sleek differences that make Google’s User Profiles much different than they were before.

Now for those of you who are saying “Wait, Google User’s have public profiles?”, they do, only if you’ve created one already. If you created one previously your profile was located at www.google.com/profiles/{username]. Previously profiles were very simple, with some pictures and then three tabs. On the first tab you listed a name of places where you’ve lived, went to school and then worked. Aside from that you could add some contact information and then some links. Continue reading »