• Weekly Infographic: SEO Checklist for WordPress Websites!
    [July 30, 2015] WordPress is a content management platform that today powers more than 60 million websites. Setting SEO trends with mobile-responsive themes, it is a responsive platform that offers seamless user experience and promotes social interactions. Here is a useful infographic by .ME on SEO checklist for WordPress powered websites.
  • Google Container Engine Beta Is Now Available
    [June 26, 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.
  • Android Developers Get Some Help For Their Monetization Needs
    [June 2, 2015] Google made a plethora of announcements at Google I/O on Thursday. These include a bunch of new things to help mobile app developers better measure, promote and monetize their apps. Let’s run through these.
  • Developers Can Bring Pins To Life With New Pinterest Dev Tools
    [May 11, 2015] Pinterest just announced the launch of the Developers Platform, a suite of APIs for building apps and integrations that “bring pins to life,” as the company puts it. “This is the first time we’re opening up API access for the development of consumer apps,” a spokesperson for Pinterest told WebProNews in an email. “We’re starting […]
  • No New Panda or Penguin Updates Since 2014
    [April 13, 2015] There have been no confirmed updates or data refreshes for both the Panda and Penguin algorithms since 2014. Yesterday in a Google Hangout, it was addressed that the algorithms are not updating regularly, and that someone at Google has to push them out manually.
  • Google’s Mobile Friendly Algorithm Will Be Bigger Than Panda Or Penguin!
    [March 20, 2015] Google’s Zineb Ait Bahajji, Webmaster Trends Analyst, said at SMX Munich that themobile friendly algorithm, that is catching everyone’s attention, will have a much bigger effect than that of Panda or Penguin.
  • Links Still Matter. Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Otherwise.
    [February 25, 2015] There is a common misconception that links don’t matter in today’s algorithms. And while that may be true of one of the not-so-major search engines, it certainly isn’t true of the big two where links still matter: Google and Bing.
  • Technical Mobile Best Practices for SEO and Usability
    [January 26, 2015] Digital marketing consultants view analytics data from many websites in various industries. It is rare that we don’t see at least 30% of all traffic coming from mobile devices, and usually it’s closer to 50%. Some Marketing Directors have realized the opportunity of improving conversion rates for half of their visitors with easy wins like customized mobile messaging.
  • Facebook Reveals Crash Reporting and Local Datastore for iOS Parse
    [December 10, 2014] Facebook announced Crash Reporting and Local Datastore for iOS for Parse. The former lets you register, track, and resolve crashes in your apps.
  • Facebook Parse Announces Crash Reporting and Local Datastore for iOS
    [December 10, 2014] Facebook announced Crash Reporting and Local Datastore for iOS for Parse. The former lets you register, track, and resolve crashes in your apps.
  • Firefox Developer Edition Is Now Available
    [November 11, 2014] Earlier this month, Mozilla teased an upcoming version of Firefox specifically for developers. It’s now released Firefox Developer Edition.
  • New Mobile App Analytics Comes To Adobe Suite
    [October 20, 2014] Adobe announced a new mobile app analytics offering called Adobe Analytics – Mobile Apps, which is obviously aimed at helping marketers and developers measure the effectiveness of apps, and get a better idea of how people are using them on different devices.
  • New Mobile App Analytics Coming To Adobe Suite
    [October 13, 2014] Adobe announced a new mobile app analytics offering called Adobe Analytics – Mobile Apps, which is obviously aimed at helping marketers and developers measure the effectiveness of apps, and get a better idea of how people are using them on different devices.
  • Audience Features For Apps Comes To Google Analytics
    [September 22, 2014] Google announced that its Audience Demographics and Interests Reporting and Remarketing features are now available for apps in Google Analytics. The Audience Demographics and Interests Reporting feature will enable developers to see how different user segments engage and monetize.
  • Apple Provides Transparency For Reasons Behind App Rejections
    [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 […]
  • Moving to HTTPS for Better Search Engine Rankings
    [August 13, 2014] Due to Google’s recent official announcement that an https site is a search engine ranking factor, I’ve decided to move my site, BillHartzer.com, to https from http. Currently, I do not accept any sort of payment for the content that I write here on my site, so that’s not the reason I’m moving the site […]
  • Amazon Sees Large Amount of Developer Interest With Fire Phone Release
    [July 28, 2014] Amazon’s new Fire phone will see its release on Friday, and the company is taking the opportunity to talk about the developer “excitement” related to the platform and features that are unique to the device.
  • Bing Knowledge Widget Can Now Be Integrated Directly Onto Websites
    [July 3, 2014] Bing announced, it has added Bing Knowledge Widget feature directly into Bing Webmaster Tools. Also, a new type called “Interactive only” has been added which will only work when a user highlights content on the page. The Knowledge Widget is a JavaScript-based widget for webmasters that helps in detecting and visualizing entities on the webpage. […]
  • 8 Interesting Features With iOS 8
    [June 9, 2014] So, the day has come and gone and Apple has unveiled iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store, giving users incredible new features and developers the tools to create amazing new apps. So what’s the big deal? Well, there’s a ton to discuss about this release, however, to kick things […]
  • Twitter Tool Crashlytics Coming To Mac OS X
    [May 12, 2014] Last year, Twitter acquired Crashlytics, a reporting tool for mobile app crashes. The company has kept the service alive as promised. The co-founders said at the time that development would continue, and it has. Today, Crashlytics announced that it is expanding beyond iOS and Android apps, and into Mac apps. Apparently they’ve had a lot […]
  • 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, […]