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They're ramping up Cloud here in Switzerland too. I think there might still be some bugs, it was leaking today. 
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Does Google employ a special April Fools team? It seems there's been quite a bit of work put into all the jokes.
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Es ist wichtig sich nicht in Details zu verlieren und den Überblick zu behalten. Optimieren Sie ihre Website nicht nur für #mobile
Mehr dazu hier: http://goo.gl/Yr5SDr
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This is a neat idea, though my skills probably aren't good enough to get proper sentences out of it. I do love the sight of a fun history API implementation though.
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もうキーはいらない。手を使わなくても文字が入力できる画期的なデバイス、Google 日本語入力ピロピロバージョンをご紹介します。
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Die Sonne geht im Osten auf. ;-)
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St. Petersburg blogger Marat Burkhard spent two months working at Internet Research in the department tasked with clogging the forums on Russia's municipal websites with pro-Kremlin comments. In the following interview, he describes a typical day and the type of assignments he encountered.

While it's possible that this is a trolling post about trolls posting ... it's interesting to read about this.

http://www.rferl.mobi/a/russia-trolls-headquarters-media-internet-insider-account/26904157.html
http://www.rferl.mobi/a/how-to-guide-russian-trolling-trolls/26919999.html
More and more, posts and commentaries on the Internet in Russia and even abroad are generated by professional trolls, many of whom receive a higher-than-average salary for perpetuating a pro-Kremli...
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Keywords, tags, 200 word minimum... sounds like Vlad's troll factory's been taking some SEO classes. I think I've seen some of them in the Hangouts. ;)

Funny that you can get fired for laughing. I would've imagined trolls sitting their cackling with glee.
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This webmaster roffice-hours hangout is taking place in 1.5 hours. Still time to think about your mobile-friendly-update (or other webmaster/websearch) questions, and to get them submitted :).

If you've been wanting to join these in person and haven't been able to make it, please leave a comment in the event listing and I'll invite you a few minutes in advance. 
 
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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"Roffice" hours were too early for me today, glad these are always available afterwards.
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Good advice!
 
I am updating my Google webmaster guidelines explanations. Here is the first one. This guideline states...

"Think about what makes your website unique, valuable, or engaging. Make sure your website stands out from others in your field."

What I have always got from this guideline is that if you want to rank higher you should probably work on your website more. That may sound simple and obvious, but think about it. Do you you spend more time on the content of your pages than you do SEO stuff or reading seo articles?
If you want your website to do better then do something to improve your website. Another way I have put it in the past is...
"Work on your voice, not every one elses ears"
This article lists things you can do to your pages that will make them better.
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Ever feel that you've been ahead of the curve? 
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Haha. Love this.
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Finally, thanks to +Matt Cutts, SEO the way it was always meant to be. Get in line now. Go ahead. Enjoy. Eat hardy! We wouldn't want you to ... lose weight.
I've been working really hard with some friends on a project to handle SEO automatically. Now we're ready to take the wraps off it over at seo.ninja. One of the ideas that helped the World Wide Web...
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Actually, today is a great time for a penguin/panda release ;)
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Thanks for this great summary, +Ana Hoffman!

Here's to many more mobile-friendly sites :-). 
 
Google's mobile friendly algorithm as a search ranking factor: what you need to know

♨  April 21 is the deadline Google set for the webmasters to get mobile ready. http://tgcafe.it/1LQ0Zbe

"Take out your phone, look up your web site. See if there is a gray mobile friendly label in your description snippet. If it is in the search results, if you see it, that means that Google understands that your site is mobile friendly and if you don’t see it then we don’t see that your site is mobile friendly or your is not mobile friendly." http://tgcafe.it/1HFy3l1

♨  Google's mobile friendly ranking algorithm will "take a few days to roll out, like maybe a week or so." http://tgcafe.it/1NgvLL2

♨  The mobile friendly ranking algorithm will affect mobile searches in ALL languages worldwide and 'will have a significant impact in our search results.' according to Google http://tgcafe.it/1ARdm3P

♨  It'll have a bigger impact on the search results than Penguin and Panda did. http://tgcafe.it/1FGOBvD  

♨  It is a yes or no algorithm (either you are mobile friendly or not) - no 'degrees' of mobile friendliness. http://tgcafe.it/1Cqpwmc

♨  The mobile friendly ranking algorithm will not have any impact on the desktop search whatsoever. http://tgcafe.it/1NgvLL2

♨  Responsive design works well, but it's not the only way to be mobile friendly. http://tgcafe.it/1MvxRGC

♨  Your site must unblock CSS & javascript to pass mobile friendly test. http://tgcafe.it/1MvxRGC

♨   All pages must be mobile friendly for your site to be considered mobile friendly. http://tgcafe.it/1MvxRGC

Clarification of the last point from +Mark Traphagen: The 'mobile friendly' designation is site wide. The ranking boost or demotion will be page by page. 

Does your site pass the Mobile-Friendly Test?

Take it here: http://goo.gl/YPb80C

Mobile Friendly algorithm RESOURCES:

Google's 4-part live series: Basics of a mobile website for SMBs
→ 1. http://goo.gl/qpDvR7
→ 2. http://goo.gl/dWHqQq
→ 3. http://goo.gl/tQYS7w
→ 4. http://goo.gl/6y7Twi

Google's Q&A session for mobile-friendly ranking change
http://goo.gl/VB9qPT

Special thanks to +Barry Schwartz +Jennifer Slegg for keeping up with the changes!

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I am planning on keeping this post continuously updated as mobile friendly algorithm news/notes/clarifications come out. 

If you have anything to add, let me know in comments.

I am also planning on offering Traffic Generation Café Wordpress theme, which is completely mobile responsive (among other great features), for sale in the near future.

So if your site runs on Wordpress and you need an easy solution to your site mobile unfriendliness, this might be it.

Stay tuned!

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+John Mueller What about Google finance?!
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I'm glad this is settled once and for all.
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g-pej?
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Heute Mittag geht's weiter mit dem naechsten deutschen Webmaster-Sprechstunden-Hangout! 

Es gibt schon einige Fragen zum Mobile-Friendly-Update vom 21. April, wenn es noch etwas gibt, was dabei unklar ist - oder womit wir helfen koennen, schaut doch kurz vorbei!
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Donnerstag Mittag gibt's hier wieder ein Google Webmaster Central Hangout auf Deutsch

Thema: Fragen koennt ihr hier auf der Event-Seite erfassen. Ich bin offen fuer alles Google/Webmaster-bezogene, z.B. Google’s Crawling & Indexing, Duplicate Content, Sitemaps, Webmaster Tools, Mehrsprachige & internationale Websites, usw. 

Wo: Hier auf Google+. Mehr ueber Hangouts findet ihr unter https://sites.google.com/site/webmasterhelpforum/en/office-hours  -- eine Webcam ist praktisch, aber nicht notwendig. 
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