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Jenna Mills
Family History Blogger | Die Cut Crafter | Social Media Marketing Explorer | VP National Accounts & Ops | @seekingsurnames
Family History Blogger | Die Cut Crafter | Social Media Marketing Explorer | VP National Accounts & Ops | @seekingsurnames

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German / Prussia / Pommern Genealogy Research
Vital Records from Pommern, Petersen Researching Preußen, Pommern, Ancestors - Germany The hardest part of researching Pomeranian ancestors is
finding the records, then of course it’s off to deciphering the script.  So hopefully you paid attention in your G...

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I was just trying to tidy up!! :) 

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This is exciting!
Insights for everyone

It’s always great to see a positive response to something you’ve posted. But sometimes you want to see what’s happening overall — the big picture.

To help you see how you’re doing, we’re introducing a new profile insights panel in Google+, available whether you post as a person or a page. It’s a private dashboard where you can see the engagement on all your posts, and on reshares of your posts, as well as follows on your profile and Collections.

To find your dashboard, visit your profile on the web version of Google+ ( and open the three dots menu at the top.

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4 Ways To Celebrate Family History Month Online
October is Family History Month in the US   Family History has its very own month, how will you celebrate? A family reunion? Visiting an ancestral location? Sharing old photographs with your family? How about listening to stories of your renegade or outlaw ...

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Good update for Trello users.

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Excellent overview. I hadn't realized I could export my analytics out to a spreadsheet!

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This is a welcome update.
Google will launch a search algorithm penalty to demote mobile pages with "intrusive" interstitials

Pages that show intrusive interstitials (examples below) provide a poorer experience to users than pages where content is immediately accessible.

That's problematic on mobile devices with smaller screens.

Thus after January 10, 2017, such "may not rank as highly."

Examples of interstitials that make content less accessible:

☕ Showing a popup that covers the main content, either immediately after the user navigates to a page from the search results, or while they are looking through the page.

Hmmm.... Sumome and similar optin forms come to mind...

☕ Displaying a standalone interstitial that the user has to dismiss before accessing the main content.

☕ Using a layout where the above-the-fold portion of the page appears similar to a standalone interstitial, but the original content has been inlined underneath the fold.

Not all interstitials are bad though.

Examples of interstitials that would not be affected by the new signal, if used responsibly:

☕ Interstitials that appear to be in response to a legal obligation, such as for cookie usage or for age verification.

☕ Login dialogs on sites where content is not publicly indexable. For example, this would include private content such as email or unindexable content that is behind a paywall.

☕ Banners that use a reasonable amount of screen space and are easily dismissible. For example, the app install banners provided by Safari and Chrome are examples of banners that use a reasonable amount of screen space.

I am sure this ranking update will make most users happy.

Google announcement:

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Use every resource to the fullest.
City and county directories have so much for our #genealogy  , however, they have so much more than names. Here are 3 sections of a directory that you might be missing.
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