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Now that's a great team to join!
 
We're looking to hire another WTA for our team! If you have technical experience & knowledge around websites & SEO, if you're passionate about protecting, supporting, and advancing the web, and if you love talking with awesome folks world-wide & within Google about all of this, please send me a note.
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Perception of exclusive content drives digital subscription

Interesting data, especially for publishers reacting to ad blocking: 

http://www.pubexec.com/post/report-finds-digital-news-subscriptions-driven-customer-perception-exclusive-content/
The key to driving more digital subscriptions is identifying and communicating your exclusive content to create a powerful value proposition for consumers.
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Looking through the new GA User Explorer and found this insightful gem. That's the full stream of this user.
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Young adults/millennials are not quite who you think they are

This is a summary of new research about how millennials use the web. Unsurprisingly, they found the group behaves differently from other groups. VERY surprisingly to me, there isn't much difference internationally within this group.

The point that jumped out to me was how millennials "_see usability issues as the fault of the site, and will sometimes criticize the organization that the site represents_" This hits too close to home because dammit I do that! I'm going to blame my demographics and profession :)

There is plenty more: 
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/young-adults-ux/
Millennials exhibit unique behaviors and approaches to interfaces. They’re confident and error prone, and have high expectations of websites.
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Hits all my parameters , so the report seems to be legit in terms of gathering accurate info.
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I may actually start tolerating this song a bit now....
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I left a comment on Ilya's original post about making this even more useful website admins. Comments there please.
 
Styling broken images: bit.ly/1Udyhtw - handy tips. Seems like a useful pattern for dealing with offline / poor connectivity cases.
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Googlebot is requesting iOS 9.3 app association files required for Universal Links and Shared Web Credentials.

Screenshot is from Search Console, in the URL crawl errors report for Desktop (!) Googlebot. I checked many of my clients' SC reports and this is the only site that has these requests. Amusingly, this site definitely has never had any apps associated with it.

It's a very new thing: iOS 9.3 was released in March, and the Apple technical help docs about these URLs was created 31st of March 2016:

https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/qa/qa1919/_index.html
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All working as intended, +Barry Schwartz.
We might check sites from time to time to see if anyone might have implemented Apple's Universal Links and added an iOS app association.
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More interesting (and sometimes worrying) data from Adblock Analytics:
One of the most surprising insights that's coming out of the Adblock Analytics beta program is that visitors of some sites block analytics tracking at significant rates, while visitors of other sites block analytics at negligible rates. The problem with analytics blocking affects a much larger ...
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Fixed. Sorry. 

Typical: work hard, site break.
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WTF is this math Google Search Console? The API isn't better - it gives different numbers.
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seems to be an estimate, it'd be great to know the standard deviation and variance
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Anyone who cares about search rankings, SEO, and what quality means in SERPs, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJPu4vHETXw
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In case you're not following along on Twitter: Googlebot sends an "Accept-Language: en" header, meaning it specifies, by default, it accepts English-language webpages. This is inconsistent with the documentation and I think it's new default behavior. It's certainly different than when I last checked when I was involved in this part of Google Search.

Relevant doc: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6144055?hl=en

It also sets a From header specifying Googlebot's email address. Don't worry, the address bounces :)
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I'm the founder of Deliberate Digital.

Before that, I was a: 
  • Product manager at Google for an upcoming ads product
  • Webmaster Trends Analyst part of Google search engineering
  • Founder of several online services (some of which I sold)
  • Technology and innovation consultant
  • Investment banking analyst
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PhD in bacterial genetics.
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