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This is awesome. The Shreddies example is priceless!

http://www.ted.com/talks/rory_sutherland_life_lessons_from_an_ad_man?language=en
Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a change in perceived value can be just as satisfying as what we consider “real” value — and his conclusion has interesting consequences for how we look at life.
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OMG combo pack! I don't know whether to laugh or cry...
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Is everything we eat associated with cancer?

Turns out the answer is... depends how you do the study, and you'll read too much into your weak data, and the press will overhype it.

Or as the academic put it... Associations with cancer risk or benefits have been claimed for most food ingredients. Many single studies highlight implausibly large effects, even though evidence is weak. Effect sizes shrink in meta-analyses.

Here: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/97/1/127.long

And if you want a cheeky website about the topic: http://kill-or-cure.herokuapp.com
 Next Section Abstract Background: Nutritional epidemiology is a highly prolific field. Debates on associations of nutrients with disease risk are common in the literature and attract attention in public media. Objective: We aimed to examine the conclusions, statistical significance, and reproducibility in the literature on associations between specific foods and cancer risk. Design: We selected 50 common ingredients from random recipes in a co...
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希望google可以幫我維修管理
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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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"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. 

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Thank you +Pierre Far :-)
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Well if you put it that way.... 

From the Mission in SF last weekend.
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Mmmmm...bacon.
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An update on Pierre

Starting next week, I'll be switching jobs at Google. Full details:

https://www.pierrefar.com/blog/wta-pm

And while you're here: thank you all, dear follower and commentators, for the wonderful past few years!
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Nope, but it's a very cool project!
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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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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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the same problem is here " And what about external resources we have no control of? "  as i use some ads like ' zedo ' when i place it on my website it will as blocked resource on my webmaster account ....how to solve this problem ... please help me  .... the cause it reduce my indexing continuously ....
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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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