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it’s a bit of a mystery why Google isn’t penalizing (or doesn’t appear to be penalizing) ads that aren’t app interstitials

Sigh, reading articles that are intended to be critical are often painful when the author doesn't follow a product or company closely enough.
From January 2012:
In a blog post dated Sep 1, Google decided to further refine mobile friendliness by announcing that app-install ads that cover a "substantial" amount of content a link promises to deliver will be penalized.
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It took 40 years for Scott Weaver to make the Rolling Through the Bay tooth pick sculpture
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you're such one of a kind superb artist of your own kind... Fantastic, great and fabulous creation...
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Tune into the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance live here at 1:00 PST today (about 20 minutes from now) 
So far the preview is brilliant on my TV streaming via Chromecast
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If you work at Google this might brighten your day:

I wasn't sure how I could send a letter to you guys, so I posted here. You guys have made wonders around the world in new innovations all year round and I am grateful. Thank you so much for having amazing ideas that betters the lives of everyone. I went to my brother's out in Kansas City and tried Google Fiber and it was mind blowing that something could have been so fast and so cheap! You have made life so much easier for people and so much more efficient in what we do. Whether it's searching for jobs, finding places to eat in somewhere you have no clue where to go and even adding useful reviews to find the best place. Personally, "Okay Google" on your search engine is my absolute favorite product and it makes me wonder how much time I have saved in my life to where I can enjoy more of the small things (along with Google's help.) I am very glad that I get to live in the time where I can have a GPS, Google Drive, and so many other things that make life so much more enjoyable and faster. In short, everything you have done has started in the blink of an eye, but will last forever.

Thank you so much for all of your effort and making life more beautiful than anyone could imagine

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Surfing in Munich's English Garden c/o Auto Awesome

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"Best day so far" says my 8 year old after visiting the aviation exhibit at the Deutsches Museum this morning.

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Very tastefully done up BMW X6 with the ever so subtle "Well Endowed" printed on the hood. Bravo! I'm sure this color will be a hit with the more timeless minded consumer. Or perhaps an ultra rare collectors car sometime in the future. Must be a thrill driving this thing and watching the heads turn.

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Munich residents would point out that the car comes from Nuremberg...
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So this is what early Tesla X Signature model buyers get to contemplate.
FWIW: the price is very similar to a fully loaded Model S but includes the falcon rear doors of course and a third row of seats among other things. 

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that's one sexy suv
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IF I ever wanted to own a junk removal business, I'd want this name
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Let's play How many English beers can you find on a grocery store shelf in London? Judging from the selection, looks like imports are rather trendy in Westminster.

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"lunch in Covent Garden"

Not being mean, but that's your problem right there... would you want foreigners to summarize Californian culture and cuisine based on Pier 39? ;) Places in Covent Garden just aren't representative of most of the rest of the UK. 

On a more pragmatic note - if you don't have plans for tomorrow morning, highly recommend Columbia Road Flower Market - really unique and a slice of London you won't find in W1. Get there early (ideally not much later than 9), wander the market, then find a nice cafe to sit in the sun and people watch, while the kids listen to buskers. Don't take the tube take the 55 bus from Oxford Street and get off at the Queensbridge Road stop, or get a taxi.
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Surfing...Munich style
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Interview with a Google Spam Fighter

Onpage optimization is a frequently underestimated field that requires technical diligence and consistency across pages and sits directly on the design concept of a website. A decent onpage optimization contributes to high usability and user satisfaction as well as traffic quality and is therefore central to every business’ online presence.

Creating a website that works well for users and search engines can be very challenging. This type of work is not going away and will remain critical in the future. In particular for larger sites, understanding crawling and indexing is crucial for making content quickly findable in search and beyond including Google News, Google Now, knowledge graph and structured data.

The statements by +Johannes Mehlem in his answer to the fifth question are really great to see. And I happen to agree with him 100%.

Johannes Mehlem from Google's Search Quality team reveals to us what it takes to fight spam on a daily basis and shares practical advice for SEO savvy webmasters!
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Husband, father of two boys, college sports fan (UCLA), amateur historian and photographer, search marketer, not necessarily in that order. 

I was an early convert to digital my first camera being the 2 MP Olympus C2000 with whopping 4 & 8 MB SmartMedia memory cards. The batteries would last no more than an hour or so and less with the LCD in use...oh those were the days! Mostly a Canon convert now so I can easily share lenses with my father and most of my friends. First Canon body was the 20D but now use 1D IV, new 5D III and the much smaller Fuji X100 as it can be with me at all times.

Sentimental favorite lens, the old Canon 28-70mm f/2.8 which I'll hold onto until they have something comparable with IS. Love primes but the only one I own at present is the 28mm 1.8.

I don't review often, but when I do it's usually really good or really bad. My review philosophy is set against expectations so I may provide 5 stars for both a dive burger joint as well as a fine dining establishment if both exceed expectations. Seems silly to me to give 3 stars for an amazing experience just because the place doesn't have cloth napkins.

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Want a play structure that you want to play in yourself? Barbara has you covered. Her custom play structures are amazing and sturdy enough to last a joke. They are every bit as nice in person as they are on the website and the purchasing process through installation is a breeze. They have everything from customizable template designs to full custom castles that are only limited by your imagination.
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They have so much inventory that I rarely need to look elsewhere, consistently helpful service over more than a dozen visits. Once came in with an issue with a malfunctioning toilet that I couldn't diagnose. Snapped a picture with my phone of the inner tank and from that alone they were able to determine that someone previously had installed an incorrect part. Was out the door with the correct item within minutes with issue resolved.
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The Fred Steak from Schaub's is a local institution. It's so go in fact that it surpasses the steaks at most of the local restaurants but you can only buy it here. The recipe is a secret and the copy cats aren't close. The steak is jet black and not very appealing, for me that's half the fun, shocking guests with such an unappetizing piece of meat. Any concerns they might have had disappear the moment they taste it however. Guests from out of town now request the Fred Steak when they visit because it is such a treat.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Don't expect the Four Seasons, accommodations are spartan but the location and views are amazing. This isn't a spot to stay indoors anyway, from bon-fires on the beach in the evening to surfing, kayaking and snorkeling during the day. Add tennis facilities, a 9 hole pitch & putt, a large duck pond on site and several shops and restaurants within walking distance and the place becomes a one stop shop for R&R.
Quality: Very GoodFacilities: GoodService: Very Good
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I started with the crab cakes as an appetizer with the Washimi-Hawaiian Kobe style flat iron steak as the entree. Both were great with the entree stealing the show, amazing flavor rivaling anything I've eaten in a restaurant and very near my favorite "Fred Steak" from Schaub's in Palo Alto. I don't often eat dessert but this too was very good. Honestly we underestimated the place due to the proximity to the pool area which gives it a casual atmosphere but the food was anything but.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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The food is much better than any creative effort on my part to describe it. Just trust me, the place is awesome.
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This is a review of this company's marketing tactics. When someone uses software to link spam other websites, it's not only rude but it reflects poorly on the organization as a whole. I certainly would never knowingly patronize a business that does this and as such am taking the time to notify others who feel the same way. There are repercussions to deploying shady business practices.
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