Google updates chrome
So, Google just updated its Page Speed Insights tool – the tool webmasters can use to analyze and grade their websites performance. According to Google, the old tool provided suggestions without context on how the website/pages performed in real world, making it difficult for webmasters to figure out when and what to implement based on the suggestions. This time around, the new PageSpeed Insights tool will use data from the Chrome User Experience Report, which will make sure that the analysis is more in tune with real world data. Three speed categories Fast, Average, or Slow.FCP) and DOM Content Loaded (DCL).Tutorial: How To Reduce Page Load Time Under 1 Second Good, Medium, or Low performance. Page Load Distribution Round Tripsrender-blocking resources. It can indicate if the page might be faster if the developer modifies the appearance and functionality of the page.Tutorial: How To Score a Perfect 100/100 on Google Page Speed Insights Optimization Suggestions is a list … [Read more...] about Google Updates Page Speed Insights Tool!
This week, Google is updating its Chrome browser for Android with the first browser support for Web VR — a capability that could dramatically affect the use and development of VR content. Previously, if a user wanted to view VR content in a stereo headset viewer like Google’s Daydream View, you had to download one of a number of VR apps. Like the company’s Cardboard viewer, Daydream View works with a smartphone as the display and processing unit. This newest Chrome is the stable release; a beta version of Chrome with WebVR support was announced in December. In this WebVR-supporting Chrome browser, the user can simply click a button and then see the material as VR in the viewer. WebVR supports Daydream’s accelerator for tracking head movements, and its remote control. Or users can view non-stereo VR content through Chrome on a desktop or laptop and navigate it with their finger or a mouse. No separate app to download, no multitude of apps that developers need to … [Read more...] about Google releases Chrome version with the first browser support for WebVR
Google, the company that has been fighting against paid links and “thin” content, seems to be behind a campaign that’s generating both on behalf of its Chrome browser. File this under “what were they thinking.” “This Post Sponsored By Google” Aaron Wall wrote about the campaign today at SEO Book, spotting how a search for “This post is sponsored by Google” brings back over 400 pages written apparently as part of a Google marketing campaign: We’re checking with Google for confirmation that the company is behind the campaign, but expect a response to be delayed, as Google’s PR department, like much of Google, is off today. But it certainly appears to be Google-backed. Google Buys Links The campaign is odd in two major ways. For one, it potentially violates Google’s guidelines against paid links. The head of Google’s web spam team, Matt Cutts, has been quite vocal that sponsored posts shouldn’t be a way … [Read more...] about Google’s Jaw-Dropping Sponsored Post Campaign For Chrome
In this article, you’ll learn how Google is surfacing deep app content and how SEOs can prepare iOS and Android deep app screens for Google’s index. Google is making significant moves to close the gap between app and Web content to make mobile interaction more seamless, and that theme will reappear throughout the analysis. This is the second installment in a three-part series about app indexing strategies and deep linking opportunities. The first article focused on Apple’s new Search API for iOS 9, which encourages and incentivizes an app-centric mobile experience. Today’s column, co-authored with Cindy Krum, will focus on how Google indexes deep app screens and what marketers can do to promote their app content in Google search. Google’s app indexing strategies differ significantly from Apple’s, and it’s important for marketers to understand the distinctions. The third article in this series will focus on future app indexing challenges we will … [Read more...] about Google Search + Deep Linking