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    #115: User-Focused IT at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with CIO John B. Owens

    Government IT, federal government IT is big and it’s bad. I don’t mean bad as in bad, it’s like bad as in bad-ass stuff especially when you have a CIO who’s focused on Dev-ops and connecting with users and the business. I am Michael Krigsman, episode 115 of CXO-Talk with my glorious and fabulous co-host, Vala Afshar. I think you should save the big announcement and your scream describing our extraordinary CIO’s who’s with us, John Owens, the CIO of the US Patent and Trademark Office. How are you John? Very good thank you. Thank you both. John Owen, CIO of the US Patent and Trademark Office. How are you…

  • Why use AMP for your website
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    Why use AMP for your website

    – So we’re still here with Tim at Prismic Studio. In the first video we talked about why Next is a viable solution if your like– for doing websites and evolving your website, as well – Right. – And then, we talked about like, this video we’ll talk more about the AMP. – Yup. – Rendering, and how is it interesting. Well, first maybe, can you give us an introduction on what AMP is? – Right. So, AMP is a standard that was started by Google, and is basically, a standard to build fast webpages. And the way it does that is, it’s an extension on HTML basically, with web-components,…

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    DON’T Buy The iPhone X

    It’s time to make… …a very highly anticipated video. I’ve been compiling some ideas. I’ve been doing my job. Because a little while back, I made a video called: Switching to the iPhone 10 And you probably noticed that in front of me, there’s an iPhone X right here. When a new smartphone comes in here, I don’t always switch over to it exclusively. I don’t always put my SIM card into that device. But you see this device here, this is a flagship, this gets a lot of attention. The notch, the lack of the home button, the lack of the fingerprint scanner. So because of that, I had…

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    Best of Creed – The Office US

    There’s my girl Noticed you handing out some shekels. How would one get on that train? That was perdium from Philidelphia Ugh, that town smells like cheese steaks That town is full of history! Andrea’s the, uh, office bitch you’ll get used to her hmMMm creed I’m not offended by homosexuality In the 60s I made love to many many women often outdoors *eyebrow raise* in the mud and the rain and it’s possible a man slipped in would be no way of knowing. So, strike scream and run Alright, let’s try it. *Strikes, screams, and runs* Hey did one of you tell Stanley that I had asthma? Because I…

  • Why does a new page’s ranking change over time?
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    Why does a new page’s ranking change over time?

    Today’s question comes from Sandeep in India. Sandeep asks, when we create a new landing page with quality content, Google ranks that page on the top 30 to 50 results for targeted keywords. Then why does the rank get decreased for the next two or three weeks? If the pages didn’t have the required quality, then why did it get ranked in the first week? That’s a fun question because it opens up how writing a search engine is kind of a complex task. You’re basically trying to make sure that you return the best quality result, but you also have to do that with limited information. For example, in…

  • Google Boasts Stronger ROI From AMP – Ignite Friday
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    Google Boasts Stronger ROI From AMP – Ignite Friday

    ok everybody time for the digital marketing news this week I am not at the office I am actually about to catch a flight to San Francisco I’m speaking at an event so I’m doing this quickly from home and let’s dive into it just a ton of stuff going on you got to watch this whole thing because towards the end it gets pretty interesting with these updates so first thing is Google’s bragging about the ROI from amp and specifically from amp ads and amp landing pages so if you aren’t familiar you can now run amp accelerated mobile page and those can be in amp in this…

  • How can new pages get indexed quickly?
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    How can new pages get indexed quickly?

    >>CUTTS: Vladgidea from Romania asked, “How much time is Google taking to index a new webpage, and how can we accelerate the process besides using Google Webmaster Tools?” Well, the simplest answer is to get more links. We can index a page within seconds, certainly within minutes, if we find, for example, you know, CNN is linking, we’ll crawl that very, very quickly. So we can find a new content quite quickly, you know. If you got a blog or something like that, we’ll come back pretty often and check for it. But the best way is to make sure that you have enough links that we think that you…

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    Google I/O 2009 – Programming With and For Google Wave

    Osinga: Hello, everyone. Hi. [laughs] Um…whoa. This is a little loud. Welcome to the API talk, the talk where we explain how you can program for and with Wave, how you can build applications that interact with Wave. Before I get started, I’d like to remind you that you can put feedback on this presentation on www.haveasec.com/io. And we’d really appreciate that if you do that. So, um… yeah, let’s get started. There we go. So yeah. As I cannot stress enough, this is a developer preview. We’ll start giving out accounts on wavesandbox.com, um… anywhere from now and next week or so. You’re all invited to explore Google Docs…

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    English Google Webmaster Central “mobile” office-hours hangout

    JOHN MUELLER: OK, welcome everyone to today’s Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout. My name is John Mueller. I am a webmaster transanalyst here at Google in Switzerland and part of what I do is talk with webmasters like you and make sure that your question are answered and that your feedback goes back to the engineers and the feedback from the engineers comes out to you as well. So before we head off with the Q&A with the questions that were submitted, do any of you want to ask a first question? No? No need to be shy. AUDIENCE: I do. But I know the answer already. I’ll ask.…

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    What Website Platform is Best for SEO?

    Hello, this is John Locke from Lockedown Design. Today I want to talk with you for just a minute about what platform you should develop your site on for SEO. There are a lot of options out there and especially in the world of manufacturing and small business that I see people taking. There are a couple options that I’m not a fan of at all and I’ll get into why. The first one is GoDaddy Website Builder. I’m not a fan of this option at all for a couple of reasons. Generally speaking, these sites are not as attractive as some of the higher end sites that are out…