The Google Glass project is generating a significant amount of buzz. Really, it is scary how amped up people are about the product. But, why shouldn’t they be? It is a whole new technology. If you don’t know, Google Glass is the name of a new technology Google is developing that basically allows you to view things you would normally see on a smart phone through a pair of glasses, as well as do much more. In this blog post we make some predictions for the future of Google Glass. 1. The Small Screen Will Force Those To Adapt To Space Constraints The Google Glasses will, of course, have a smaller screen than a PC. But the glasses will also have a smaller screen than any smart phone on the market. The viewing area is minimal, and it only resides on the right hand side. Because of this, everything that is rendered for Google Glass will be incredibly small. This will create a whole new medium for Web viewing and usability. Google and third-party interests will need to explore … [Read more...] about 10 Predictions for the Future of Google Glass
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Among the things you might never have expected to hear: Google’s Sergey Brin helping Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg try on a pair of Google Glass glasses. That happened yesterday, as Zuckerberg expressed that he couldn’t wait to get a pair of his own. The surprising encounter happened thanks to the recent Life Sciences Breakthrough prize. The project was founded by Art Levinson, Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan and Yuri Milner to recognize excellence to those that target cures for intractable disease and extending human life. Yes, you saw that correctly, the Facebook founder and a Google co-founder working to support a cause as one. According to Forbes, Mark Zuckerberg and Sergey Brin met in the back corner of a UCSF auditorium to chat informally about the Google Glass project. After the interviews, Brin participated in an impromptu sharing of his glasses with Zuckerberg. Brin even helped fit the glasses on … [Read more...] about Whos More Excited Than Google About Glass? Facebook.
Any of you who have read any of my posts over the years know I’m a contrarian link builder. I don’t like general directories, I’ve never believed in mass article syndication, I don’t buy links, I don’t like reciprocity for the sake of reciprocity, and I despise press releases purely for the sake of link building, and paid blog reviews are just lies. The reason I’m not a fan of these generic techniques is because they end up seducing you into believing they will work, because they can actually improve your rank, if your rank was awful to begin with. But at a certain point, the limited value of these approaches becomes apparent; you hit the wall, or the ceiling, since upwards seems to be where everyone wants to go. Here’s a classic example. It’s a combination of the several requests I receive from people every month. Site owner John Q. Public has had a website for a few years. He sells things from his site. Nice things. Things you’d … [Read more...] about Link Building’s Glass Ceiling
Google has been moving lots of goal posts for us all recently and the “Hreflang” tag is a case in point. A succession of Google speakers has presented the latest “Hreflang” thinking at International Search Summits @SMX throughout 2012. On each occasion, the presentation and explanation was different from the one before. The bad news is that keeping up with the changes has been tough, but the good news is that Google has actually been listening to the multinational market place for once! But Don’t Canonicals & Hreflang Tags Belong Together? Susan Moskwa presented first when Google was recommending the use of Hreflang tags and canonicals together. By the time the SMX in Munich came around, Johannes Müller from Google Zürich was explaining the Hreflang tag all on its lonesome — no mention of canonicals until the question was asked. Then the answer was, “We’ve seen that webmasters have difficulty in using canonicals and Hreflang … [Read more...] about The Latest On Google’s Hreflang Tag & Other Learnings From International Search Summit @SMX Advanced
When you’re working on an SEO campaign within a particularly competitive niche, it can sometimes feel that for every step forward you take, your competitors are taking an extra two. This is particularly relevant when you come into a niche where there have been a select number of really powerful domains that have dominated the first page of Google for the majority of keywords you’re targeting for several years. This isn’t unusual at all. It’s particularly relevant within the blogging world where you will often see the same few blogs appearing for a number of search terms related to what they cover. Let’s take the SEO niche as an example. Just run a search for any of the following keywords: link building on page optimisation local SEO After glancing over the first page of Google, you’ll start to see a few familiar faces appearing regularly. Moz, Search Engine Land, Search Engine Journal and Search Engine Watch will frequently be popping up on the … [Read more...] about Breaking The Glass Ceiling Of Search Through Acquisition