• 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, […]
  • 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.