President Jimmy Carter gave the welcoming remarks for Google Atlanta’s Open House Thursday. President Carter stated that his life has been transformed by Google, and that it would be hard to find many people in the developed world for whom that statement isn’t true. He gave a specific example of researching the Revolutionary War for one of the books he authored – his old habit of checking out 50 books at a time from the library has now been replaced by Google and he no longer knows the librarians’ names. President Carter noted that Google has brought together and benefited the whole world in a real – not theoretical — way. A longtime friend of Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Carter said he’s filled with admiration for the organization and is proud to call himself a Googler. Google’s Atlanta staff of over 50 people recently moved into an office of 125,000 square feet in the heart of the Midtown business district. Most of the … [Read more...] about President Jimmy Carter Speaks at Google’s Atlanta Office
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I’m at the Google I/O conference, where it is being opened by Google CEO Eric Schmidt. He’s welcoming the audience and saying it’s great to be in front of programmers and saying, “it’s time. it’s time for us to take advantage of the amazing opportunity before us … it has been 20 years trying to build a programming model that’s the right one.” Internet programming is the right way. Have the network, the programmers to build the right types of opportunities out there. Expects Android to have a strong year, thousands of apps and lots of hardware partners who are innovating to take phones that do much more. It’s time, he says, because there’s the power to do things simply, to make them work. There’s a new model of programming, where you can pick the best code around and mash it together. “We can take the collective intelligence of the internet … and do amazing things.” My message to you is that this … [Read more...] about Live Blogging The Google I/O Keynote
It’s Google I/O, Google’s annual developers conference. The morning keynote gets underway at 9AM Pacific. Let’s see what surprises Google has in store for today. My liveblogging begins, below. For those at home, you can also watch along live — I/O sessions are being broadcast here on YouTube. Due to traffic, I arrived 15 minutes late to the keynote, so also check-out these other live blogging reports : Also see Google’s official blog post about today’s keynote here (it has lots of links to more info about what’s live blogged below) and round-up coverage from Techmeme here. Jim Lanzone is up, talking about Clicker.TV, guide to TV that on the web, the “TV Guide of the web”. Uses HTML 5 (Google’s big on anything HTML 5). He’s demoing how you can find content all over the web. I liked Clicker already, not quite sure how Clicker.TV is different, mainly I think that it’s all HTML 5. OK, now Sundar Pichai from Google is … [Read more...] about Live Blogging Google I/O: Day 1 Keynote
Enterprise SEO ain’t like the others. As I’ve said before, simply saying “I’m an enterprise SEO!!!” doesn’t make you one. You need different tools, and different skills, and a whole different level of diplomatic kung-fu. I lack diplomatic-fu. And skills are always open to debate. But the tools are forever. This is a very incomplete list of the tools you probably want to look at if you’re responsible for SEO in an organization so big you get lost finding the restroom. No favorites—if it’s on this list it’ll do the job nicely: Rank Tracking For the record, I do not support rank tracking as a success metric. But it’s a fantastic diagnostic tool, so you gotta do it. My favorite tools are: Advanced Web Ranking. Great since day 1. AWR is especially useful if you’re focused on a small set of sites, but want to drill really, really deep into the data. It comes in desktop and server flavors, lets you tune it down to the … [Read more...] about What Is In Your Enterprise SEO Toolkit?
In the aftermath of Google’s Penguin 2.0 update, more attention is being paid to sites’ link profiles. Whether your objective is a complete link audit and rebuild or simply removing a questionable link from your site’s history, the good news is that there are several ways to do it. If requests to webmasters go unanswered, Google’s Disavow Tool lets you report links you’d rather that the search engine ignore. But as with any new tool, it’s surrounded by a number of concerns and even what I’d call myths. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of Google Disavow and avoid critical missteps that could hurt your site’s rankings in the long-run. What is Google Disavow? The Disavow tool was rolled out last year. Its purpose is simple: If there are some unsavory websites in your link profile, Google Disavow can help you clean them up. The tool lets you submit a list of those sites from bad neighborhoods for Google’s … [Read more...] about Google’s Disavow Tool: What You Need to Know, and 4 Common Myths