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
It used to be that App Indexing would only surface app content for users who already had your app installed. Recently, however, Google took a huge stride forward by making it available for apps that a user doesn’t already have installed. This will, perhaps almost overnight, make Google web search an effective means to discover apps. … [Read more...] about For Google, Apps Are First-Class Citizens, So Take Advantage!
While Gundotra did not expand on the types of Pseudonyms that will be allowed (nicknames vs. handles) he made it clear that users won’t have full range as to what they can call themselves. Gundotra explained that Google implemented the ‘real-name’ rule for multiple reasons, one of which was atmosphere. He stated “if you are a woman and you post a photo and captain crunch or dog fart comments on it, it changes the atmosphere of the product.” Gundotra went on to say that Google+ was about connecting with people that you know. So “other forms of identity” are coming, but will likely have some layers of quality control. … [Read more...] about Google+ To Allow Pseudonyms & Will Support Google Apps Accounts