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This one is epic. Gives you a fever just watching it!

And actually watch it. The acting is funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5tNq1_0EEE
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+Ammon Johns Yes. I always look up the singers and the band because they're all so darn good. Great way to find new interesting things to listen to.

Find the ones with Miche Braden. Her voice is awesome.
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Blocked resources report in Webmaster Tools

If Googlebot can't crawl your CSS and JS, then we can't render the page properly, and we can't tell if it's mobile-optimized or not. I've been known to call removing disallow directives for critical JS and CSS page resources as the cheapest SEO you can do, and now we even have a Webmaster Tools report to help you implement and prioritize the changes!

And don't forget to check all site variants (HTTP/HTTPS www/non-www) to make sure nothing unexpected is lurking.

More 1: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2015/03/unblocking-resources-with-webmaster.html

2: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6153277
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Thanks. I really don't like the site variant thing in Google Webmaster Tools. Can you please tell a reason why they can't be merged? We could show all variants within a single site instead of creating new site for all variants.
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JSON-LD and Web Components for easier web development

For the past few months, a bunch of us (especially fellow conspirators  +Ewa Gasperowicz and +Mano Marks) have been figuring out how two very useful technologies, JSON-LD and Web Components, can work together to simplify front-end web development in a way that works nicely with existing backends. Yes it's that cool and promising.

It's all in this blog post, which has links to more detailed docs and code examples:

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2015/03/easier-website-development-with-web.html

And if you've never heard of Web Components or need to brush up on this nascent technology (and if you work on anything web related, this is a friendly heads-up about the future of web development ;) ), start with this Google I/O 2013 talk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqULJBBEVQE

Now, fellow geeks, let's, um, geek out together.
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+Pierre Far, did you forget? I'm an SEO, we don't test. We just wait until someone else does it and just nod in unison o.O
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This should not be funny. It hurts just reading it.
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+John Mueller ROFL, I almost spit out my coffee when I read your comment.

btw, I also hate when I'm forced to go to page-2 to see the rest of the list. Plz just let me scroll.
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Dear webmasters,

If you launch a new site, a brand new refresh, something awesome, something to be proud of and tell your family and friends about, something that may win you a design award, something in which you've put a lot effort, please also don't forget to remove the noindex directives when you go live.

Just sayin'.
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maybe they don't consider GoogleBot to be a friend?
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I feel I'm missing something big in current pop culture. Who's Zayn and why is he(?) going in the wrong direction?
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I think I'm OK not recording videos about other people's travels :)
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"OK Google"
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"What does the fox say?"
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"Among online radio listeners, the proportion who tune in on their smartphone increased from 66% in 2014 to 73% in 2015, while desktop listeners declined from 64% to 61% over the same period"

Also, this gem got me thinking as a parent and someone thinking about the future:

"...with 71% of Americans over the age of 12 now owning a smartphone, up from 61% in the 2014 survey"

Will we ever have the majority of 10 year-olds owning a smartphone? 8 year-olds? 5? Fascinating topic to think about!

Back to the present, citation: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/245366/half-of-americans-listen-to-internet-radio.html
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Once the UK roll out a national 4G network then I might consider it.
Virgin Trains are pretty good for internet radio.
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Remember this coming up in 40 minutes! Hope to see many of you soon!
 
This is a Hangout on Air for small businesses to ask questions about running a website for their businesses, Google Search, and Google Webmaster Tools. 

#MobileMadness
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Thank you +Pierre Far :-)
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On Tuesday next week at 10am UK time, +Zineb Ait Bahajji and I will be hosting a hangout specifically aimed for helping small businesses with their websites. 

It really is for SMBs. Pro webmasters and SEOs will find it a bit too basic :)
 
A Hangout on Air for small businesses to ask about running a website for their websites. Google Search, and Google Webmaster Tools.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Google Webmasters. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Open Office Hours for Small Businesses
Tue, March 10, 6:00 AM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

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Having your site get hacked is a stressful experience. We just published a couple of case studies of sites that cleaned up after a hack. Definitely worth a read.
 
Has your site ever been hacked?  Ever wonder what a hack looks like?

My team just published two case studies on how web sites managed to cleaned up after getting hacked by spammers.  There's some interesting detail here, definitely worth a read.

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2015/02/case-studies-fixing-hacked-sites.html
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Sadly dealt with this a lot last year. You know what happens when your stack is a forked version of WP where the former engineering team hacked the core for their own custom plugins?

You end up with a lot of disgruntled ex-employees who have installed multiple reverse bind shells and constantly attack the sites between 8 AM - 5 PM M-F for 3 months and take breaks at lunch and in the afternoon.

Our solution, after the 3 day of attacks and restoring everything from backup, we lengthened the TTL of the CDN cache. Once we detected the hacks starting, we took the sites down and left the clean static version of the site for the users. Then we identified and patched the exploits and waited for the next attack.

I like to think of it as QA by InfoSec. O.o
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What do I do at Google? I help webmasters build better websites, so you'll see me talking to webmasters on our and other forums, writing blog posts, saying things like "I'll ask internally" and the like.

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