John Mueller posted on Google+ that they are testing this new method and wrote "We're currently testing collecting questions for the webmaster office-hours on YouTube directly. To add your questions for the next couple office-hours, come join us on the community page at https://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleWebmasterHelp/community … [Read more...] about New Way To Submit Questions For Google Webmaster Office Hours Hangouts
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David Iwanow also makes a strong point about the user experience. Users don’t always know the capabilities of the apps they already have installed. This can lead to their visiting the Google Play store, where they often have trouble discerning which app will address their need. App indexing can cut several steps out of this process, particularly if the user already has an appropriate app installed on his or her phone, as that app will get surfaced in the search results. … [Read more...] about Advanced Google App Deep Linking
Why Do It? Why was it Google confirmed the news of this to the WSJ, rather than Facebook. It’s not like there was any special agreement that needed to be put in place. As it turns out, Google told us it was part of a general discussion about how companies are making use of app indexing. … [Read more...] about Facebook Now Using Google App Indexing To Drive Visitors From Search Into Its App
In Android, this is done by providing what are called “intents” to the AndroidManifest.xml file, a configuration file for every Android app. You’ll want to make sure these match what you’ve done on the web exactly, so make sure your Android development team and your web team work together closely! … [Read more...] about For Google, Apps Are First-Class Citizens, So Take Advantage!
It appears that Google is listening to feedback on their new social networking site and acting accordingly. Google+ had a bit of a rocky launch with issues around brand accounts, and a total lack of Google Apps support. Even a Google Engineer recently called the service a “knee-jerk” response to Facebook. During the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco yesterday, Google co-founder Sergey Brin and SVP Of Social Business Vic Gundotra talked about the changes coming to Google+. Two of the biggest announcements were support for Google Apps and a change in the “real-name” policy. … [Read more...] about Google+ To Allow Pseudonyms & Will Support Google Apps Accounts