• Google says it has now tracked 4 billion store visits from ads

    Google has been ramping its efforts to tie clicks on ads to store traffic. On Wednesday, the search giant said it has now captured over four million store visits after users have clicked on an ad, up from one billion a little less than a year ago, and is set to rapidly expand that number. In September, Google extended the now two-year old store visits measurement program to ...

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  • Drumroll please! The nominees for the Google Play Awards are...

    The Google Play Awards are back! Today we’re announcing the 2017 nominees for outstanding app or game across 12 categories, including Best VR and AR Experiences, Best TV Experience, Best App for Kids, and Best Game. The winners of each category will be announced at Google I/O in May. Nominees were selected by a set of specific criteria, including high star rating, technical ...

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  • Why Google’s SEO advice is NOT (always) in your best interest

    … in a fiercely competitive field. It definitely won’t do digital publishers any good to try to fight the search giant, but — whether you’re hiring an SEO or improving your strategy in general — remember to keep Google’s advice in context. Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Search Engine Land. Staff…

    Nate Dame/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 29 readers -
  • Google Earth’s incredible 3D imagery, explained

    Google Earth is an amazing tool that lets ordinary humans—sans wings or jetpack—zoom around the world. And, as you might know if you’ve checked out the new Google Earth, the 3D imagery looks insane. (As in, mind-blowingly realistic insane.) Grand Canyon Hong Kong Rome Tokyo But how does it get that way? I talked with a couple people from th ...

    The Official Google Blog- 28 readers -
  • Google Earth’s incredible 3D imagery, explained

    Google Earth is an amazing tool that lets ordinary humans—sans wings or jetpack—zoom around the world. And, as you might know if you’ve checked out the new Google Earth, the 3D imagery looks insane. (As in, mind-blowingly realistic insane.) Grand Canyon Hong Kong Rome Tokyo But how does it get that way? I talked with a couple people from th ...

    The Official Google Blog- 28 readers -