How to access Google Pixel’s “Now Playing” history?

Even though we’re annoyed that there isn’t a stock “clipboard” feature on the Pixel 2 (XL), there’s so many things that we love about the new Google phone. One of the features we didn’t need, but really dig now that we have it, is the “Now Playing” feature Continue reading “How to access Google Pixel’s “Now Playing” history?”

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The easiest way to upload ads.txt file onto your WordPress root domain

I got the message about ads.txt file, too. I didn’t really know what it meant. All I wanted to do is to is remedy it as quickly as possible. Continue reading “The easiest way to upload ads.txt file onto your WordPress root domain”

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How Google, Tesla and Facebook apply innovative technology to recovery efforts after natural disasters

The destruction to Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria has been devastating and has set the island back decades. Continue reading “How Google, Tesla and Facebook apply innovative technology to recovery efforts after natural disasters”

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How long does it take for a “noindex” to reflect on Google, other search engines?

Noindex is a way for webmasters to tell Google and other search engines not to include that particular landing page or pages in their search results. Continue reading “How long does it take for a “noindex” to reflect on Google, other search engines?”

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What does the “Chrome will show security warnings” message(s) I received mean? And how do I fix it?

In the last 24-36 hours, millions of webmasters received a message from Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools), warning them that their websites will begin showing “security warnings” if they don’t make changes to their site by October 2017. Continue reading “What does the “Chrome will show security warnings” message(s) I received mean? And how do I fix it?”

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How to disable the “Rediscover This Day” app notification from Google Photos

File under annoying app notifications: Are you getting those annoying “Rediscover This Day” notifications from Google Photos and want to quickly disable it FOREVER? Continue reading “How to disable the “Rediscover This Day” app notification from Google Photos”

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How to get rid of the weird “Vote for Trump” data in Google Analytics

Going through your Google Analytics recently, did you notice an odd message in the language reporting section? Not a weird langauge, but an actual sentence endorsing Donald Trump for president? Continue reading “How to get rid of the weird “Vote for Trump” data in Google Analytics”

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How to force Chromecast to recognize video files on your Android phone

From movies to TV shows, downloading video has never been easier or faster. Earlier today, I downloaded a 600 MB one-hour video in fewer than seven minutes… on my phone. Continue reading “How to force Chromecast to recognize video files on your Android phone”

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How to stop continuous Google Drive “uploading file” notification on Android phones

I’ve experienced a weird quirk a couple times when uploading into Google Drive on my Android. Continue reading “How to stop continuous Google Drive “uploading file” notification on Android phones”

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Should I worry when Google changes my SEO titles on search results?

Every few months or so, I get a question regarding why meta titles differs from how they’ve coded them on their landing page to what Google is displaying in their search results. Continue reading “Should I worry when Google changes my SEO titles on search results?”

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How much money can publishers earn from Google Consumer Surveys?

Consumer Surveys is an advertising product from Google in which visitors answer survey questions before they view content on a website using Consumer Surveys. Continue reading “How much money can publishers earn from Google Consumer Surveys?”

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How do I earn money from Google Consumer Surveys (and how do I get paid)?

Google Consumer Surveys is a relatively new advertising product from the search giant. The basic idea behind the Consumers Survey product is for visitors to answer survey questions before they can access the content on the website they came to see. Continue reading “How do I earn money from Google Consumer Surveys (and how do I get paid)?”

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Automatically close a Google Form after hitting response limit

I’m a part of an organization that runs a weekly event that is limited to 20 participants. Continue reading “Automatically close a Google Form after hitting response limit”

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Select and Search: Copied text on Chrome activates Google search

On my mobile phone, I recently highlighted some text in an article and a header with Google’s logo and the selected text popped up from the bottom of the screen. Continue reading “Select and Search: Copied text on Chrome activates Google search”

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Here’s what Google’s Artificial Intelligence “sees” when you put a Rorschach test in front of it

Google Images indexes and categorizes trillions of images and it’s not a group of employees sitting there day and night sorting and organizing our jpegs and PNG files. Continue reading “Here’s what Google’s Artificial Intelligence “sees” when you put a Rorschach test in front of it”

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Tompkins Square Park’s basketball courts closed for improvements and renovations

The nearest Citi Bike station to me is on East 10th and Avenue A, so I walk by the basketball courts at Tompkins Square Park all the time. Continue reading “Tompkins Square Park’s basketball courts closed for improvements and renovations”

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A driverless future with autonomous cars is closer than we think (sorry, Ford)

Times are changing in the automobile industry and it’s not looking good for Ford, Chrysler, and GM. Continue reading “A driverless future with autonomous cars is closer than we think (sorry, Ford)”

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How to avoid creating SEO doorway pages (with examples)

With a coming Google algorithm change targeting “doorway pages”, I’ve been thinking about what exactly a doorway page looks like and how one would detected by the Big G. Continue reading “How to avoid creating SEO doorway pages (with examples)”

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Phone Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S6 or the iPhone 4?

Why am I comparing a phone that is nearly 5 years old to a phone that hasn’t even been released yet? Continue reading “Phone Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S6 or the iPhone 4?”

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Image Optimization: Separate yourself from the pack with image SEO

In my experience, everyone wants SEO traffic and search engine visibility, but most companies don’t want to invest the time to do SEO correctly. Continue reading “Image Optimization: Separate yourself from the pack with image SEO”

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Samsung’s white Chromebook 2 on sale at Amazon for $239

Amazon has one of their lightning deals going on for the white Samsung Chromebook and the $239 price tag is the lowest price I’ve seen for the white version. Continue reading “Samsung’s white Chromebook 2 on sale at Amazon for $239”

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Google Docs: How to automatically sort form responses so new entries are always at top

I have a Google Form that is set up to receive responses indefinitely, but the problem is retrieving any new response can be annoying because one has scroll all the way down to the bottom Continue reading “Google Docs: How to automatically sort form responses so new entries are always at top”

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