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by Matt C.:

On Leave
I wanted to let folks know that I’m about to take a few months of leave. When I joined Google, my wife and I agreed that I would work for 4-5 years, and then she’d get to see more of me. I talked about this as recently as last month and as early as 2006. […]
Fun summer book reading suggestions?
Hey everybody, I’m looking for some fun books (mostly fiction) to read this summer. What would you recommend? One book I recently enjoyed was The Martian, a novel about an astronaut stranded on Mars who needs to figure out how to survive and get home with minimal supplies. It was a little heavy on the […]
30 day challenge for June: treadmill desk!
Okay, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Let me tell you about the 30 day challenges I’ve been doing and what I learned: - March 2014: I went back to doing no external email, and I learned this one weird, simple trick that helped. In previous “no email” challenges, I relied on sheer force […]
30 day challenge for March: no external email
In January 2014, my 30 day challenge was to limit my social media. That was a productive month. In February 2014, my 30 day challenge was to eat more slowly. I did that by counting to ten between chewing bites of my food. I tend to wolf down my food, which doesn’t give my stomach […]
The decay and fall of guest blogging for SEO
Okay, I’m calling it: if you’re using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop. Why? Because over time it’s become a more and more spammy practice, and if you’re doing a lot of guest blogging then you’re hanging out with really bad company. Back in the day, guest […]
Bluetooth garage door opener
Today I made a Bluetooth garage door opener. Now I can open my garage from my Android phone. There’s a short how-to YouTube video from Lou Prado. Lou also made a website btmate.com that has more information, and you can watch an earlier howto video as well. The project itself was pretty simple: - Acquire […]
I’m matching funds for cancer research!
I’ll keep it short: this week when you donate for cancer research, I’ll match your donation (up to a limit of $5000 total for all donations). We’ve already raised almost $8,000 dollars to help stop cancer, but I’d love to get to $10,000 or even higher. If anyone has ever wanted to take money out […]
30 day challenge update: stretching!
I like to set myself different challenges every 30 days. In October 2013, I tried to eat better and exercise more. I did alright on that, but without a specific daily goal, I had a hard time deciding how well I did. I mostly got back into the habit of exercising daily, so that was […]
What would you like to see from Webmaster Tools in 2014?
A few years ago, I asked on my blog what people would like from Google’s free webmaster tools. It’s pretty cool to re-read that post now, because we’ve delivered on a lot of peoples’ requests. At this point, our webmaster console will alert you to manual webspam actions that will directly affect your site. We’ve […]
On vacation the rest of November 2013
For the folks that don’t know, I’ve been out for a couple weeks and I’ll be on vacation the rest of November. If you’ve tried to contact me recently and haven’t heard back, that’s probably the reason. Added: if you enjoy watching our webmaster videos, you can follow @googlewmc to hear as soon as we […]
Twitter Cards: A Quick Start Guide
Twitter cards are one social media marketing tool you can't afford to ignore. By going beyond basic tweets to include videos, pictures, and other information, your business can integarate a transactional message into the conversation.
10 Social Media PR Lessons From #OITNB
With the big push in content marketing and the use of social media as a commonplace tactic for brands, rising above the noise is a challenge. With a little creativity, any brand can steal some inspiration from shows like "Orange is the New Black".
New Free Dynamic Sitelinks on Google AdWords Ads – Everything You Need to Know
Dynamic sitelinks are automatically generated and appear below your Google AdWords ad text. They cost nothing if they're clicked and provide more space on the search results. Here's everything advertisers need to know about dynamic sitelinks.
6 Tips for Writing Successful LinkedIn Articles
LinkedIn is a great platform for publishing articles, but you need to have a strategy and consider what types of content work best for the people reading articles on LinkedIn. Here's how to write articles that will succeed on LinkedIn.
Retailers Outspend Luxury Brands on Luxury Keywords in Paid Search [Report]
In the battle for luxury shoppers, top retailers in 2013 outspent top luxury brands on Google AdWords paid search ads in four of five categories: apparel, beauty and cosmetics, shoes, and watches, according to a new report from AdGooroo.
Google Has Removed 100,000 Links, Approved More Than Half of 'Right to be Forgotten' Requests
Google has removed "the majority" of "right to be forgotten" requests, a number that could exceed the 100,000 mark. It has rejected just over 30 percent of the requests it has received and approved "more than 50 percent" of the requests.
14 Top-Notch Resources to Help You Become a CRO Expert
It's becoming increasingly expensive to drive traffic to your website. The only way to maintain or improve results is to increase your conversion rate. Study up on these expert conversion rate optimization guides and tutorials to get up to speed.
How to Use Twitter Lead Gen Cards to Increase Newsletter Sign-ups
Newsletters are an amazing marketing tool, but building a large newsletter audience can be tough. You can run Twitter lead gen cards for free. Just don't promote it, and you never have to pay a dime. Here's how you do it.
How to Make AdWords Paid Search Work for You – 7 Important Steps
Want to make your AdWords PPC accounts work better for you? By using these seven routine tasks, you can be not only more effective in managing your paid search clients, but become more valuable to your clients as well.
Foursquare Upgrades App, Transitions Check-Ins to Swarm
Calling it the beginning of the ‘personalized local search’ future, Foursquare has moved all check-in functionality from Foursquare to Swarm. It has also revealed a new logo and given us a sneak peek of what the new Foursquare will look like.
SEM the Most Effective Acquisition Channel for 85% of Retailers [Survey]
A study by Shop.org and Forrester Research shows 85 percent of retailers surveyed said search marketing (including PPC and SEO) was the most effective customer acquisition tactic. The study also showed display advertising is experiencing a comeback.
5 Content Questions to Guide Your Site Redesign
There's a lot to consider when you decide to redesign your website – it must provide a good user experience, be mobile-friendly, and not lose rankings. But there are also five important content questions to consider before revamping your website.
Listing Management: The Required Foundation for Local SEO
Effective listing management trumps all other local SEO efforts. It has been and continues to be the required foundation for a successful local SEO program. Consider these four major factors when creating your listing management strategy.
Using Majestic's Topical Trust Flow to Find Online PR Opportunities
Using this powerful filter you can isolate the categories you're interested in, explore the source links to see the news coverage in editorial context, and identify specific journalists to see what type of stories they're interested in.
How to Optimize Your Content Strategy With Social Listening
If you understand what your customers are saying, what they need, and how they want to get it, you can craft the right content that meets their needs. Here's how social listening can help you optimize your content strategy.
How to Ensure Your SEO Strategy Delivers the Right Traffic
When it comes to SEO, achieving first page rankings and getting more traffic is one thing, but here's how to make sure those rankings deliver the right type of traffic to your website, traffic that will actually convert into new customers.
Ripoff Report to Revise Removal Policy: May Accept Court Orders
Ripoff Report has been notorious for its "no removal" policy, refusing to remove reports for any amount of money, pleading, or legal litigation. However, Ripoff Report is reportedly making some important changes to this iron clad rule.
Apparel PPC: Zappos Dominates the Competition
When it comes to paid search advertising in the apparel category, Zappos is king, according to a new report from AdGooroo, which examined U.S. Google AdWords data from Q2 2014 and also revealed the top 20 apparel keywords by spend.
3 New Bing Ads Geotargeting Features Now Available
Bing Ads has updated its geotargeting to give advertisers better map control and radius targeting. It also combines the ability to use radius targeting with location targeting. The updates are available in Bing Ads Editor and V9 API.
New App-Based Search Engine Startup Relcy Tries to Reset SEO
The idea behind Relcy is to index and rank the content stored within apps on your phone, giving you the ability to search content across all your apps, which the major search engines, like Google, can't access. What could it mean for SEO?