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Specifically for SMBs & SMEs, we're doing a Hangout on Air for Google search & Webmaster Tools questions. This is taking place next week.

Make sure to pass it on to any SMB/SME that you interact with (or join yourself, if you're a SMB/SME)! If they want to join in live, have them drop a comment in the event entry.
 
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PHP-Entwickler gesucht, Schwerpunkt Symfony.

Bitte weitersagen: Für ein befreundetes Start-Up in Hamburg suche ich Entwickler per sofort.

Status Quo: Die Gründer haben von einer externen Agentur eine PHP/Symfony-Applikation entwickeln lassen. Das Geschäft läuft gut, das Konzept hat sich bewiesen. Und jetzt will man folgerichtig eigene Entwickler einstellen. Diese sollen den vorhandenen Code übernehmen und weiter entwickeln.

Es kommen hier aus Techniker- und Angestelltensicht mehrere wünschenswerte Vorteile zusammen:

- funktionierende, solide technische Basis (ich habe den Code gesehen und nicht geflucht)
- moderne Technologien, kein Legacy-Mist
- Code-Übernahme ohne Clinch mit den Alt-Entwicklern
- trotzdem grüne Wiese, weil eigene Entwicklerabteilung erst im Aufbau
- Produktmanager ist vorhanden
- Start-Up, aber bewiesenes Geschäftsmodell
- Standort Hamburg

/cc +Kristian Köhntopp
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Our own +Matias Duarte is answering all your design (and life!) questions over on Designer News: http://goo.gl/dw3bmM   #AskMatiasAnything

(comments disabled because, well, ask your questions over at DN!)
I’ve worked on the design of a bunch of operating systems over the years (some of which people actually liked) including Android, Palm WebOS, Helio...
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Isn't this how we solve all problems today? Thanks #google !!!!
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Wondering if that site update (layout, performance, etc) resulted in a statistically significant outcome? You definitely want to check out this companion tool for Google Analytics...
This article walks you through GA Effect, a web application that helps you identify whether events happening on your Google Analytics data are statistically significant or just pure chance; in other words, it separates signal from noise. In this article you will learn how to use GA Effect and interpret the results.
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Hi Richard, the data is only kept in the app RAM so is gone when the browser is closed. Of course you don't need to take my word for it, but you know where to find me if it ever turns out different. I should perhaps put a disclaimer on there.

But also check out the companion post on how to build the app, then you could host similar yourself :)

It's a worthwhile worry though, apps could theoretically write the data to their own database once they have access. It's even more pertinent these days when you can add user access via the GA Apis, worth reading the permissions screen closely. 
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We already mentioned several common mistakes to avoid when building your #mobilefriendly site. Learn more about each one here→http://goo.gl/nSGdbl

Deliver a seamless user experience to your mobile visitors by avoiding these mistakes!

#MobileMadness
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I wish will be 21st april tomorrow hehe
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TSA's Instagram page: not your typical travel-blog. 

How do people come up with the idea to try to bring some of these things on a plane? o_O
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yeah like why would that pregnant woman dare bring her adorable pregnant belly on that plane?!

Or, you know, batman brass knuckles. 
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Apps + seach being awesome together.
 
Are you interested in ways to grow your user base and keep them engaged? Google Search for Developers is a free platform to help increase user engagement. Partners like Yelp, Foursquare, Scribd, TED, Flipboard, Etsy, The Guardian, and YP are already seeing success. Read more in their case studies here: https://g.co/AppIndexingStudies.

#appindexing  
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+John Mueller​​ I already have an active app. I GWT you can at least see submitted app pages and indexed app pages. But I would like how much traffic goes to mobile page vs android app.
Maybe its already doable if I add analytics in my app?
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Unreal Engine was previously $120/year + 5% of royalties, now it's free + 5%.... now if only I had lots of free time to write some games :-). I hope this encourages more people to create cool & unexpected stuff!
Unreal Engine 4 is a suite of integrated tools for game developers to design and build games, simulations, and visualizations.
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Yuppers!!
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Thanks, +Joshua Berg, for compiling direct links to questions in the hangout!
 
On Mobile-friendly Becoming a Search Ranking Factor on 4/21 - Q&A Hangout With Google's John Mueller

This morning's meeting with John Mueller has a trove of answers & recommendations regarding Google's big announcement that (goo.gl/evUTPX), Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal, meaning more #mobilefriendly  sites in search results.


So here I've time stamped the Q&A's on this topic:
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0:25   John announces mobile-friendliness is becoming a ranking factor.

0:55   Mobile-friendly by Default a presentation
          by John Mueller, Google Feb 27, 2015

9:22   If a site is not mobfr (my mobile-friendly abbr.) what are Google's suggestions.

10:50   Is mobfr ranking going to start immediately on announced date, or will it be a rollout over a period of time?

11:59   When you rollout the update, are nonmobile-friendly sites going to drop down, or will we still see these ranking in higher positions?

31:25   John's giggle that's fun to click replays. :D


Here I managed to squeeze in a few minutes for my own questions on the mobfr ranking changes (Yes, please excuse my cold. LOL.) :


44:40   Will mobile search results now become significantly different from regular search, or will this change affect all platforms?

45:24   Was there significant restructuring needed to separate mobile search results rankings from desktop search?

46:18  Will mobile search specifically be looking just to surface mobfr content, or will it also be looking to demote non-mobfr?

47:32   Are the factors listed in our WMT going to be the specific factors affecting our ranking, or is that just as a notification, something that operates entirely separately?

48:44   So it would be safe to assume the WMT data that we're seeing, is the content that is being used for that ranking?

49:33   Of the specific WMT ranking factors, which would you say are most important that they will more strongly affect these changes?

50:54   Will users reaction within mobile be playing strong on results?


51:50   from Mihai, is the affect mobile ranking factors give to mobfr websites simply black & white, or is it degrees, like depending on scores?

53:20   Would it be a problem if interstitials show up a minute, or so later, or do these have to be shown immediately?

56:53   On behalf of another user, I ask a question regarding an interesting search result [allegedly] seen on mobile, where certain mobile results are preceeded by a red Slow label. Here is that image  goo.gl/gjGeP4   which appears to show Google experimenting with labeling slow loading results with a bold red tag.


#MobileFriendly   #GoogleSearch   #ResponsiveWebDesign  
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+John Mueller Will the Mobile Friendly ranking factor be lightweight and barely detectable in the beginning with the option to make it stronger over time -- much like the HTTPS ranking factor, or will it be online and full throttle from day one?
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Google have reverted the Blogger Content Policy to their original that allows adult content, including images and videos. I'm sharing this publicly to thank Google for realising that human sexuality is normal and should not be censored.

Adult Content: We do allow adult content on Blogger, including images or videos that contain nudity or sexual activity. If your blog contains adult content, please mark it as 'adult' in your Blogger settings. We may also mark blogs with adult content where the owners have not. All blogs marked as 'adult' will be placed behind an 'adult content' warning interstitial. If your blog has a warning interstitial, please do not attempt to circumvent or disable the interstitial - it is for everyone’s protection.

There are some exceptions to our adult content policy:

Do not use Blogger as a way to make money on adult content. For example, don't create blogs that contain ads for or links to commercial porn sites.We do not allow illegal sexual content, including image, video or textual content that depicts or encourages rape, incest, bestiality, or necrophilia.Do not post or distribute private nude or sexually explicit images or videos without the subject’s consent. If someone has posted a private nude or sexually explicit image or video of you, please report it to us here.

Thank you to +Isaac Clerencia​​ for notifying me.
Blogger Content Policy. Blogger is a free service for communication, self-expression and freedom of speech. We believe Blogger increases the availability of information, encourages healthy debate, and makes possible new connections between people. It is our belief that censoring this content is ...
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The main take away that I had from this revised policy is that blogger users are not supposed to make money from adult sites.  Fair enough - but Google's own search results OF COURSE link to these sites.  So, it sounds just a bit like the content is not the issue but who is linking to it.
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The next office-hours hangout is lined up in a few hours. If you'd like to join us live, make sure to leave a comment on the events page! Today we'll be discussing how to set up a Minecraft server ... oh wait, wrong one, the recent changes in ranking factors that we announced, as well as lots of your questions. See you there, maybe? Have a great Friday in any case!
 
Join us for a Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout :)

Add your questions to this event page, this session is open to anything webmaster related like crawling, indexing, mobile sites, internationalization, duplicate content, Sitemaps, Webmaster Tools, pagination, duplicate content, multi-lingual/multi-regional sites, etc. 

This is a Hangout on Air on Google+. It works best with a webcam + headset. You can find out more about Hangouts and how to participate at https://sites.google.com/site/webmasterhelpforum/en/office-hours 

Feel free to drop by - we welcome webmasters of all levels! If you would like to join this hangout live & in person, and haven't been able to get in recently, please leave a note here and we'll try to invite you a few minutes before we start.
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Ok we'll put off the Password and will try, thanks +John Mueller 
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