• Matt Cutts Explains How Algorithm Changes Are Tested For Google Search
    [April 21, 2014] There is a lot that goes on in the Google office, before the search engine giant gives the thumbs up to a particular algorithmic change. In the recent Webmaster Help video, Google’s head of Search Spam, Matt Cutts talks about how Google analyzes the quality of an algorithm change before deciding whether or not to […]
  • Want to Upload a New Disavow File? Follow Matt Cutts’ SEO Tip!
    [March 31, 2014] Don’t delete your old disavow file if you upload a new one because it “confuses folks”. Google’s Head of Search Spam, Matt Cutts announced on Twitter early Tuesday morning that you do not need to remove your old disavow links file before uploading a new one. This means that the next time you are going […]
  • Matt Cutts on How to Remove Your Unnatural Link Penalty!
    [March 10, 2014] It is not very often that you get a one-on-one advice from Matt Cutts, Google's Head of Search Spam, as a response to a tweet? How frequently does Google listen to your problem and gives you a bonus by getting it solved within minutes? Hard to believe that a single tweet can be so powerful. […]
  • Time to Code Canada! The Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) Hackathon #GCA4
    [February 3, 2014] The Canadian Open Data Experience – CODE – is a 48 hour nationwide hackathon where innovators compete to build the best open data apps! — Taking a completely new approach to the creation of teams for this first national open data hackathon, CODE participants can create a team online and in a second step select […]
  • Geek Reading January 9, 2014
    [January 13, 2014] I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques. You will note that some of the formatting has changed, […]
  • Google Link Penalty Reconsideration Request
    [December 17, 2013] As you know, I have helped numerous businesses and site owners respond to Google’s manual link penalties. And get those manual link penalties removed or revoked by Google. Every site is unique, every website has different links pointing to them, and some have more bad links than others. And not all sites have received manual […]
  • Google Play Update Highlights Tablet Apps
    [November 25, 2013] Google announced that it is rolling out changes to Google Play, in which it will better differentiate between apps that are designed for tablets and apps that are designed for phones.
  • Windows Phone Finally Gets Instagram
    [October 28, 2013] Yes indeed, Nokia smartphones, which have long been touted as having perhaps THE best cameras in any mobile device, will finally be getting Instagram {insert loud applause here…} The Nokia blogosphere is going wild (well, not really) and this is some of the hottest news to come out of Nokia World event this week which […]
  • Should You Validate Your Website Code?
    [September 30, 2013] Most of the developers often wonder if Googlebot cares about valid HTML? The question was answered by Google's Head of Search Spam, Matt Cutts in his recent Webmaster video.
  • Facebook iOS Developers Encouraged To Upgrade To iOS 7 SDK
    [September 4, 2013] Current rumors suggest that the iPhone 5S and iOS 7 are only a month away. As such, Facebook is prepping its SDK for the eventual release of the newest version of iOS and wants its developers to be ready as well.
  • Google Introduces Guidelines & PageSpeed Insights Tool to Improve Site Load Time in Smartphones!
    [August 12, 2013] Google has released new guidelines and an updated PageSpeed Insights tool that will improve the rendering performance of mobile pages. Most of the users find it more convenient to perform data/information search on their smartphones. However, an average mobile page takes more than 7 seconds to load. The recent release will help webmasters in optimizing […]
  • Google Confirms the Roll-out of a More Finely Targeted Panda Update!
    [July 22, 2013] Google had already given a hint about Panda algorithms being pushed out every month over a period of ten days. Matt Cutts also said that there is already a delay in pushing out the monthly Panda refresh because Google wanted to release updates that will soften the algorithm a bit.
  • Fix Bad Site Links With Google Webmaster Tools
    [July 8, 2013] Happy to help out. If you have a Web site, I have to say that it’s a smart idea to check Google’s Webmaster Tools service at least monthly to see what’s going on. Of course, having said that, I also find it confusing. It’s an engineering dashboard and requires study and exploration, though at least […]
  • Google Is Giving More Flexibility To Webmasters With Improvements In Sitelinks
    [June 24, 2013] Detailed and precise ads can help people in making more informed decisions. Website owners provide sitelinks to help people go deeper into the website and find information faster.
  • 30 Popular WordPress Plugins You Should Try
    [June 3, 2013] At flyte we’re all about the WordPress. That’s why we were so happy to find this well-made infographic on the most popular WordPress plugins out there.
  • Information You Need To Know About Google Play Game Services
    [May 16, 2013] During today’s Google I/O keynote, the company announced Google Play game services – a series of APIs that help developers add more features and value to their Android and iOS games.
  • Before Writing Code or Launching Your Website, Do This
    [April 22, 2013] I found a series of articles that I wrote more than 10 years ago. But, amazingly enough, all of this information is still valid and true. It’s a great primer on what you should, and should not do before launching any website, especially an e-commerce website.
  • Gold Support Customers For Cloud Platform Now Have Compute Engine Available
    [April 8, 2013] Google announced that Computer Engine is now available to Google CLoud Platform’s Gold Support customers. Product manager Navneet Joneja writes on the Google Enterprise Blog:
  • Interactive Chrome DevTools Training Course Introduced By Google
    [March 25, 2013] Developing Web apps can be made easier by using Chrome DevTools, but not everybody knows how to use them. To remedy that, Google is now offering a free interactive course on how to get the most out of the development toolset.
  • Developers Have Until March 28 To Submit Their Game For Ouya’s Launch
    [March 11, 2013] Ouya, the little game console that could, is about to be shipped out to all the early adopters that supported the console during its Kickstarter phase. To make sure it has plenty of games before it gets into the hands of gamers, developers are now free to start uploading their creations to Ouya.
  • Facebook’s App Insights Get Search Results Tab
    [February 25, 2013] Over the past few months, Facebook has added a number of metrics to App Insights. It’s invaluable data that allows developers to analyze where traffic is coming from, and where they can capitalize on said traffic. Now Facebook is adding a new metric that may prove very important as Graph Search gets into the hands […]
  • Google Drive SDK OAuth Changed Discussed By Google
    [February 4, 2013] Google recently added some new options for how OAuth requests are initiated for Google drive Apps. Google has posted a video discussing the changes, and sharing some tips and tricks.
  • Google’s Custom Search Engine Gets Redesigned
    [January 21, 2013] Google has launched a new layout for Google CSE (Custom Search Engine), which displays results in an overlay, over top of any content on the page.
  • Getting Started With AdMob On Android
    [January 3, 2013] Google has put out a presentation about getting started on Android with AdMob on its Developers YouTube channel. If you want to monetize your business using Google’s mobile platform, it might be worth a half hour of your time.
  • Crash Reports Now Being Offered To Amazon Developers
    [December 10, 2012] Amazon announced that it was providing free A/B testing to developers who made apps for its platform, but the goodies aren't stopping there. Now developers will have access to crash reports as well.