My whole world is on Google these days... I use Google Apps at both our agency and my e-commerce company, and my personal email is Gmail. Almost every app or service I used on my iPhone - Evernote, Twitter, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Instagram, Facebook, Pandora, Skype, Google Drive, Mint, Nest... they're all available. I only found ONE app that I used regularly just isn't made for Android (GTD app OmniFocus - just switched to Wunderlist).
I've been on Android now for a little over a month and love it. Huge, high-resolution screen, removable battery (I have one spare), and customizable to your hearts content. :)
(If you’re curious -- in our tests, removing authorship generally does not seem to reduce traffic to sites. Nor does it increase clicks on ads. We make these kinds of changes to improve our users’ experience.)
On a personal note, it's been fun and interesting travelling the road of authorship with all of you. There have been weird quirks, bugs, some spam to fight, but the most rewarding thing has been (and will continue to be) interacting with webmasters themselves. We realize authorship wasn't always easy to implement, and we greatly appreciate the effort you put into continually improving your sites for your users. Thank you!
Going forward, we're strongly committed to continuing and expanding our support of structured markup (such as schema.org). This markup helps all search engines better understand the content and context of pages on the web, and we'll continue to use it to show rich snippets in search results.
It’s also worth mentioning that Search users will still see Google+ posts from friends and pages when they’re relevant to the query — both in the main results, and on the right-hand side. Today’s authorship change doesn’t impact these social features.
As always, we’ll keep expanding and improving the set of free tools we provide to make it easier for you to optimize your sites. Thank you again, and please keep the feedback coming.
- EleyMedia, LLCE-Commerce & Online Marketing Speaker and Author, 2010 - present
- 2BigFeet.comFounder & CEO, 1999 - present
- Kelsey Advertising & DesignInteractive Director, 2006 - 2014
- SitePointEditor, SitePoint Tribune, 2009 - 2012
- SitePointAuthor, Online Marketing Inside Out, 2009 - 2009
Brandon Eley an e-commerce veteran with over 15 years of experience. He is the founder of large shoe retailer 2BigFeet.com, author of Online Marketing Inside Out, and author, blogger and speaker on e-commerce and online marketing. For more information on writing or speaking opportunities, visit the Speaking page or contact Brandon directly. For consulting requests, see the E-Commerce Consulting page.
- LaGrange CollegeBusiness Administration
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