Google has released a chrome extension that brings the voice-activated “Ok Google” command to the browser. When installed, it allows those on the desktop to speak their commands to the browser using the “OK Google” hotword.
The extension also supports reminders, so you can say “Ok Google, set a timer for 30 minutes.” Once installed, you’ll have to give Chrome permission to access your computer’s microphone. Then, a “Say OK Google” notice will appear in the Google.com search bar. When it recognizes your voice, a red microphone will appear and Google will type what you say before giving you an answer. The extension is explicitly labeled as a beta, but it seems to work well.
Matt Cutts posted a video explaining why Google no longer has that 100 links per page webmaster guideline.
Cutts says “It used to be the case that Google bot and our indexing system would truncate at 100 or 101K, and anything beyond that wouldn’t get indexed, and what we did, was we said, ‘Okay, if the page is 101K, 100K, then, you know, it’s reasonable to expect roughly one link per kilobyte, and therefore, something like 100 links on a page.’ So that was in our technical guidelines, and we said, you know, ‘This is what we recommend,’ and a lot of people assumed that if they had 102 links or something like that then we would view it as spam, and take action, but that was just kind of a rough guideline”
Matt Cutts, head of Google’s search spam team has put a new video discussing about Disavow Links tool. Should webmasters use the disavow tool, even if it is believed that no penalty has been applied?
Cutts said “the main purpose of the tools is for when you have done some “bad SEO” yourself or someone has on your behalf.”
Google launched a new feature for Gmail users today that lets them save email attachments directly in their drive account without ever leaving Gmail.
Now you’ll be able to click a new drive icon next to attachments and select a folder to save right within Gmail. This new feature is more convenient for Drive users, saving an attachment to drive make it easier for Google to keep you within the Gmail browser window and sell more drive storage.
Google has officially announced the launch of Google helpouts after several months, it’s a new offering that people and businesses can use to make money via live social video.
Google said on its blog that its goal with Helpouts is simply to “Help people help each other.” Helpouts can open a new brand new revenue stream for the Mountain View, Calif.-based search company.
Five ways Google can make money of its new Helpout service.